Thursday, May 29, 2008

So Much For Mother's Intuition

(Could also be titled "And This Is Where My campaign For Mom Of The Year Comes To A Screeching Halt")

So, I said my baby was NOT sick - after all, she was running around the house like a banchi yesterday all day long (and by the way, what is a banchi? Oh, but I digress ...). Then, about 5 PM the running stopped. And it stopped abruptly, I might add! Sophie woke up from her nap and I was changing her diaper and taking care of her with all intentions of putting the girls in the tub afterward. H was behind the couch playing and all of a sudden it got real quiet. I went back there to check her and this is what I found:

And, of course, being the quality parent that I am I immediately (after verifying that she was, indeed, breathing and had a pulse) ran for the camera. Oh yeah, sign me up for that Mother Of The Year thing. I'm a shoe in!

Now, I believe I have mentioned - back in the days of the plague we endured in February - that Hattie ONLY naps when she is sick. Even with this nap, I can still count on one hand the times that she has napped in the last two years. She woke up with a fever. I had a meeting at church so Daddy took good care of her while I was gone. They watched the Tigger movie - TWICE and drank lots of juice and had lots of cuddle time. She would not eat dinner though, so when I got home around 9:30ish and she was still up I gave her some Tylenol with a cookie chaser, and put her to bed. Where she slept until 9:45 this morning. Still running a slight fever this morning, so more Tylenol - with a Skittle chaser - and more juice.

She refused to eat breakfast - maybe she's holding out for the cookie.

I don't know about you, but this mama don't like no sick babies. So, needless to say, I am not having fun and I am worried about my girl. And then there is Sophie. She was sick on Monday (well, started late Sunday), but is fine and dandy now. She is such a bouncer backer... OK, I might be stretchin' it a bit on that label, but ya know what I mean. She's a trooper that girl.

I have a few other things that I have been savin' up for a post, but now I need to cuddle a sick big girl and play with a well baby girl and love on em both and cherish every single moment. Even the "NOOOOOOOOO CARS! Want Tigger!" crying fit moments that come when a parent makes an apparantly WRONG choice of entertainment for a sick child.

Oh yeah, it was pretty.

4 of ya left some love:

Fran said...

Oh noooo! We aren't supposed to be sick, get sick, or think of being sick during the Summer! I hope she is better very soon and that is the end of that!

And, we would have all grabbed our camera so don't fret! :)


Kelli said...

If you checked for a pulse before grabbing the camera you are still in the running for Mommy-of-the-year in my world.

I'm surprised Hattie likes the Tigger movie. It's And she's not the slowest girl. Maybe she likes it because its relaxing (to the point of comatose).

JoLynn Braley said...

Just adorable pics, and I love your sense of humor towards parenting. I don't have kids and I could imagine that I could use some humor if I did. :)

I hope they both get better soon and that no one else gets sick!

Milk Mama said...

LOL I check Anna's breathing still lol... :D Those were great photos!