Monthly Archives: January 2010

Surviving Stomach Death Flu

Thankfully I survived the Stomach Death Flu of 2010. I’m much, much better now thanks to finally getting some good rest. I didn’t want to get the kids sick, so I locked myself in my bedroom with Gatorade.

Mitchell and Gage had a “boys night” of root beer, pizza and staying up past Gage’s bedtime. Gage has shown interest in the planets and astrology, so Mitchell found Gage some Solar System posters for his bedroom at the dollar store. I do wonder if Mitchell and I are the only parents who get extra excited over finding toys the kids can learn from, not just tear up and throw in a toy box. But, that’s another post. So they came home and Gage learned about the different planets. Gotta love geeky dads and their ideas for a boy’s night!

Mom took Chloe Friday for me and kept her until Gage and I went to get her last night. My favorite Gage quote of the night: “That (patience) sure takes a lot of work, GG.” (when I told him he had to be patient and wait to get his paints out.

So now that I have energy, I guess we are going to spend family day cleaning house since mommy was out of pocket most of the week.

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Stomach Death Flu 2010

Mommies are pretty bad ass.  Not only do we work and raise children, we also keep the house, do the laundry, cook meals, take care of daddies…. does the list stop?  Time is a luxury we don’t have. Being sick is definitely something we don’t have time for.

Too bad too sad for this mommy.  Stomach death flu 2010 has hit and knocked me right on my bottom.  I’m going to use the term “stomach death flu” I will let you use your imagination as far as what symptoms go with “Stomach death flu”.  It ain’t pretty folks.

Monday night stomach death flu hit and stayed with me until the early hours of the morning.  I had Zofran (godsend drug btw) left from my morning sickness days and took it along with imodium and pepto and booked it on into work.  Mommy’s don’t get sick days for themselves you know.  Those are saved for the little ones.  Besides being pretty delirious, I made it through the day Tuesday.  Got home, Tuesday night… DUN DUN DUN stomach death flu came back! Worked Wednesday, Wednesday night, same story. Finally yesterday stomach death flu came in for the final punches giving me all he had.  Water was even kicking my ass.  I had to give up and head home.  I got in bed around 3pm and did not wake up until this am.

Mommies also don’t go to doctors.  We just don’t have the time. When a mommy does go to the doctor, you know it’s pretty bad.  Pretty bad happened this morning.  Have you seen Ghost Busters?   Remembers Simer? Oh yeah!  After turning into slimer this morning I decided it was time for mommy to take a sick day for herself and go to the doctor.

They cannot tell if I have a viral or bacterial infection of my stomach because I’m so dehydrated.  We are waiting until Monday to see if I am any better and going from there.

Luckily Mommies have Mommies.  My mom came and got Chloe from me this afternoon to keep this weekend so hopefully she will not get this mess from me.  The last thing a sick mommy needs is a sick baby too.


I love Science

Everyone watches their child go through the milestones, rolling over, sitting up, first steps, first words, etc, but I think many parents overlook other milestones their children reach.  This weekend Mitchell and I watched Chloe perform a science experiment.

She was eating dinner and drinking from a water bottle (daddy was, so she had to also).  This water bottle has a handle on it.  First she saw her spoon fit through the handle.  This was neat because it made a noise when it hit the table.  So then she tried her passy.  It fit, neat-o! She gets excited and claps. Time to try the bowl, nope too big.  That’s ok, the food in the bowl will fit, but it’s stick and doesn’t make it through to the other side.

But Chloe sat for a good 15 minutes trying to put objects through the water bottle handle.  She would turn the water bottle, look at it, almost like she was calculating in her mind the dimensions.

Of course with Mitchell and I both being science nerds at heart, we loved watching her focus for this long on experimenting (that didn’t involve picking food out of the floor!)