Friday, August 29, 2014

Of Pools and Puke: A Mother's Tale

Here is a timeline of my last 12 hours:

7:00 p.m. - Lendel picks me up for the company pool party
7:30 p.m. - The gates open at the pool and we rush in to get free Costa Vida
7:45 p.m. - Our stomachs are full, and we go change into swimsuits
8:00 p.m. - We are having a blast in the water! Lendel decides to go on the water slides
8:15 p.m. - Nash is freezing cold, so I decide to take him out of the water
8:16 p.m. - Nash spits up a little, so I head to the edge of the pool
8:17 p.m. - Nash starts blowing chunks all over me and him
8:18 p.m. - I book it to the locker room, trying to hide the fact that my face is covered in vomit
8:20 p.m. - I'm still trying to get all the vomit off of Nash and myself, while chunks start to clog the drain
8:22 p.m. - Nash is naked and shivering while I try to get us both dressed
8:25 p.m. - We meet Lendel outside, who has no clue what has transpired over the last 10 minutes
8:26 p.m. - Nash starts puking again, luckily next to a garbage can
8:30 p.m. - On our way home, I'm in the back seat with Nash in case he pukes again.... he does
8:40 p.m. - Lendel has Nash by the toilet since he keeps puking
8:42 p.m. - I bathe Nash to get the puke smell off
8:45 p.m. - I follow protocol when it comes to situations like this:
                                1. Call Mom
                                2. Google "what to do if my 1 year old is vomiting"
                                3. Call aunt with young kids to verify what above sources have said
9:00 p.m. - I am at Wal-Mart, grabbing the Pedialyte popsicles, my hair still smells like vomit
9:15 p.m. - I get home and find Nash asleep in Lendel's arms
9:20 p.m. - We make a bed for Nash in our room and put him down for the night
11:00 p.m. - I finally get to take a shower to get rid of the puke smell in my hair
1:30 a.m. - Nash wakes up crying, so we give him some Pedialyte in a syringe
5:30 a.m. - I'm exhausted and delusional, and realize Nash is starving so I give him a bottle... of milk
5:35 a.m. - Nash vomits ALL over his own head and the bed we made for him
5:40 a.m. - Bath time again, this time it takes a while to get the puke out of his hair
6:00 a.m. - Make a bed for Nash on the couch, and give him a bottle of Pedialyte, he chugs it
6:05 a.m. - Nash pukes up the Pedialyte he just chugged, luckily it only gets on his shirt
7:00 a.m. - Nash has been sleeping better for the last hour than at any point in the night
7:30 a.m. - Lendel goes to Wal-Mart to buy saltines so the poor kid can eat something
8:00 a.m. - I wash a load of laundry consisting of puke-covered goodies:

  • 3 towels
  • my beach towel
  • his swimsuit
  • my swimsuit
  • 1 pillowcase
  • 1 crib sheet
  • 1 crib mattress protector
  • 1 blanket
  • 3 pairs of jammies
  • 2 washcloths
Now he is happy as can be and running around the living room causing trouble.
Oh the joys of motherhood!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Little Bit of Everything

Since I'm so bad at this, here are some Nash updates!
  1.  He can finally crawl!
  2.  His head is now measuring at a 2 (3 is average) so he's almost done!
  3.  His neck has improved soooo much since he started pulling up on things, so no more Botox!
  4.  He's been getting hurt A LOT lately. Bad Mom Moment of the Day: He fell off the changing table :( He cried for a good 5 minutes but luckily his books distracted him.
  5.  He LOVES books! I have 3 bins in his room for him to play with whatever he wants. One is books, another is soft toys, and the other is hard toys. He ALWAYS goes for the books. That could also be because they are easier to eat.....
  6. He has started throwing fits when you take something away from him. His scream is quite unbearable.
  7. He weighs more than three times as much as he did when he was born :(
  8. He fits into 12 month clothes perfectly right now (at 11 months)
  9. He will take his 1st Airplane ride in less than 3 weeks!
  10. He is falls asleep in his stroller every time we go for a walk.
  11. He LOVES the computer. Every time we have it out (like now) he comes up to it and tries to touch the keys. If he feels them, he gets this huge smile on his face and starts breathing really heavy.
  12. He sleeps from 9 or 10 at night until 7 or 8 in the morning, with at least one 2-3 hour nap in the day. #luckymomma #isleepgooooood
  13. Recently we had to take our car in to the shop so we brought everything in from the trunk. His new favorite toy is the windshield scraper. He won't put it down. What a goof....
  14. He is super curious and has started pointing at things. It's pretty cute :)
  15. He has 8 TEETH! (Good thing I stopped nursing him a while ago eh?) *shudder*
And here are some pics!
Crawling up the Stairs

He LOVES Strawberries

His cute new summer clothes from Target!

Playing with the packaging

Love my Boy :)


The Scraper

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It's the Mom Life!

Let me tell ya..... being a Mom can have some ups and downs like crazy. I'm not just talking about the big ones, but the little things that change every single day. Some of the downs I've experienced lately? Well for starters how about the huge scrape I had on my cheek from the little man getting over-excited about who knows what. Or it could be the fact that in the last month we have found a rubberband, a leaf, and one of those little stickers from an apple in our son's DIAPER. Yikes! I swear I'm going to have to put a muzzle on the kid soon if he doesn't stop shoving everything in his mouth. It's giving him some awful diapers, and it's also scary! My kid's not even old enough to make stupid decisions and I'm already worrying constantly about him. However, aside from all the worries and stresses of being a parent, there are some pretty cool things.

Like the fact that the top rack of my dishwasher now looks like this:

 And my kitchen cupboard look like this:

And this corner of my living room will NEVER match the decorations

And I now have a shelf in the bathroom that looks like this:

And my purse looks like this most of the time:

And I get to have a nursery in my house!

And we get to share meals with this cuteness :)

And look at those beautiful blue eyes

And that perfect little face

And have memories like this:

And this:

 I've come to realize that it's the small things that make motherhood so wonderful. Who cares if my house is messy? It's messy because I'm busy playing with my little boy. Who cares if I don't get to do a million crafts that I see on Pinterest? I don't get to because I'm working to support our family while my husband finishes school. I love my little family. I cherish those rare moments when Nash snuggles with me. I have learned to love this situation that we are in right now. I wouldn't have it any other way.