Monday, March 26, 2012

A Case of the Sickies

We had a pretty low key weekend which was nice and much needed. Robert had to work, but I don't suppose that's too newsworthy anymore.  We've got a sick little girl on our hands now though. :(  Last night about 12:15 Ellington threw up in her bed.  I have always feared this happening on a night Robert is working.  Amazingly, anytime that it's happened before (and it's happened a handful of times), Robert has always been here to help.  I say "amazingly" because he is almost never here at night.  In fact, Saturday night we were laying in bed and we realized it was the first time that we had both been in our bed in the same night in THREE weeks.  Crazy.  Anyway, I had to get to the business of cleaning up Ellington, stripping the bed, and giving her a bath.  It was all in her hair.  Sorry.  Too much information.  The hardest part of the whole ordeal was trying to get a clean sheet back on her bed.  I broke out into a sweat at that point.  Robert always does the sheet because I CANNOT do it for some reason.  Anyway, I got her settled back down and a little bit later she got sick again.  Luckily it wasn't as bad this time and it only required a new blanket and new pjs.  

Unfortunately, even though I was up most of the night and I knew I wouldn't be going to work I couldn't sleep in because I had to be up early to try to find a substitute.  I fully expected E to be completely fine when she woke up.  It's not unusual for her to get sick in the night and then have no problems the next day.  In fact, I took a shower with the full intention of spending the morning at the park.

When Ellington finally woke up at 9:00 she was running fever. :(  It was 102-103ish all morning.  So we snuggled on the couch and watched about a million cartoons.  The picture below was taken at a point in the morning when she was feeling sort of ok.

Well, she just woke up from her afternoon nap.  I hope she's feeling much better after some rest!  Even though this wasn't the day I had planned, I have enjoyed snuggling with my girl.  I am so happy that I get to be the one who gets to take care of her!

1 comment:

  1. oh, i'm sorry she is sick! sometimes it does take a bit of sickness to slow us down though. and at least you can look at the positive (that you get to be the one to care for her)...great perspective.

    hope she feels better soon!