Sunday, January 18, 2009

Welcome to Motherhood

So you think when a new baby enters your life you get welcomed into Motherhood, you do but here is another way I felt welcomed into Motherhood recently.  

It was midnight, after hubby and I had been out for the night, that I wake up to B crying.  I figure he woke up and maybe had an accident.  Those things upset him for reasons I still don't know.  I head to his room where he is standing close to the the door and as I step in to check to see if he is wet, I step right into a mushy puddle in front of him.  Oh boy, after 4 years of life, sweet B had never thrown up and had no idea what was happening to him.  I quickly clean up the mess, get him to the bathroom and hold his head while he proceeds to get sick again, in the toilet this time.  Then I do as my mom did, I put him to bed, get the bucket and a damp cloth out for him and tell him it will be okay and try to rest.  I crawl back in bed and 20 minutes later I hear him again.  Run to his room, help him with the bucket and settle him back down, then go back to bed.  This routine goes on for a few hours before I realize I am better off staying in his room at the end of his bed and helping him when needed until morning.  And trying to get some rest myself squeezed into a twin bed with my 4 1/2 year old.

Motherhood that night took on a whole new meaning to me.  I did count my blessing that B had never gotten that sick in his first 4 yrs and that he is at an age now that he can somewhat understand what being sick is.  I can't imagine what it would be like for a 2 or 3 yrs to be that sick but I am sure I will have a story about J long before he reaches 4 1/2.  I don't think I could be that lucky again.


Mina said...

I am sorry, Kelly! Those nights are horrible. My kids seem to all have some sensitive stomach gene or something, because they vomited ALL the time. Seriously. If they got sick it went straight to their stomachs. I often just camp sick child an I out in the family room to avoid waking everyone each time, and like you say, there is no use going to bed.

Seems like it's letting up a little and so far we've been fortunate not to be too sick this year, but #3 was home for a day after throwing up all night back in December.

Denise said...

Thanks for coming by my blog! I hope your son is feeling better.