Sunday, June 8, 2008

Musical Beds, Throwing Up and Sleep Deprivation...

Saturday, I started out the night sleeping in the guest bed (futon) in the spare room with Storytellin' Boy. He has a fever and has thrown up four times since about 9:00 pm. 

As I'm working with the little sick boy, I hear the baby crying. She is just getting over the "throw ups" herself and was sick the previous two nights. She is now sleeping in a pack-n-play right next to our king size bed. A few days ago, one of the doors on her crib failed and fell completely off.  She is the fourth one to use the crib, and I think it just wore out from all the years of use. 

Anyway, I wait because my husband is in the bed right next to the little port-a-crib. The baby continues to cry. Storytellin' Boy is settled for a minute, so I go and check on the baby. My husband is snoring inches away and is not bothered by the crying baby, or the throwing up going on in the next room.  I pat the baby back to sleep.

I go back to bed with Storytellin' Boy. I fall into a deep, exhausted sleep. I wake up startled and hear a gagging sound. Brown-eyed Gal has just thrown up red Hawaiian punch all over her bed. My husband actually wakes up and helps me clean up the mess. I move Brown-eyed Gal into the futon bed with her sick brother. I load the bed up with towels and bowls. I make a bed on the floor with a sleeping bag near both of them.    

I have been up six times now since I first went to bed. I'm sure it's the middle of the night, maybe 2:00 am. I look at the clock before hitting the comfortable bed bag on the floor. It's only 11:53 pm. I hear the baby crying again. Pat, pat, pat and she's back to sleep. 

I'm feeling a little queasy. Something tells me, it's going to be a long night...  

5 comments:

Genny said...

Oh, I hope you're feeling better! Those nights are no fun.

Lisa Snell said...

My poor widdle sissy. Hope everyone is better soon.

Love, lisa

From Dawn Till Rusk said...

Ah the joys of motherhood!
One day you will look back on this time fondly. You will, honestly you will . . .

We are THAT Family said...

How Awful! One is bad, two is terrible, but all three sick? Bless your heart. I hope things are a little better today!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Yeurgh! Poor Mama! Glad to hear you're all on the mend now though.