Tuesday, October 28, 2008

After a Day of the Vomit Virus

These are blurry because they were basically taken in the dark. I'm lying on the floor in Lily's room and everyone is finally sleeping. Although Cocoa peeked when the flash went off. Phew, we made it. Poor Lily. After the second barfing this morning within an hour, we called the triage nurse at her clinic (which wasn't open yet) and she said Lily had the "vomit virus" that is going around. Ew.

I think I might have had that a few days ago, only I never actually vomited, just felt on the verge of it all day. Had to walk to Walgreen's with Lily in the stroller (about 3 blocks) to pick up some presciption anti-nausea meds. But enough about me.

My poor baby threw up about 6 times, I think. I lost count after we had to change her outfit for the 3rd time. All we could do was try to keep her hydrated, which meant giving her a few teaspoons of Pedialyte (baby Gatorade) every 5 minutes. For 4 hours, then if she had stopped vomiting, we could double the amount of liquid we gave her. But we couldn't give her anything else to eat or drink. It was heartbreaking watching her throw up and cry in bewilderment. We decided John would stay home, because we weren't sure how labor intensive this would be. It was not as bad as it could have been (said like a true Midwesterner). She did stop throwing up after noon. Took a long nap (I napped with her) without any barfing and then we started giving her more liquid and she kept it down. At about 7 in the evening we gave her some crackers and she was so happy! Every time one of us ate something today, she cried because she wanted some and we couldn't give it to her. So it was great to finally have her own crackers again. And she kept them down, no more barfing.

We don't know if she gets milk tomorrow morning or not, or if I should take her to her ECFE class. We're just glad to get through the day. We'll call the nurse in the morning to figure out what's next.

Notice how she's wearing the same jammies she wore this morning. Only because we had to do a load of vomity laundry.

It All Started With an Innocent TP-ing

This morning: 7 a.m. Miss Lily decides the hall needs some new decor. She looks a bit wan. Should have been a clue...She threw up a few minutes later. That was the first one.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Playing on the Deck at Jack and Mary's

Here's cousin Amanda walking Lily up the stairs, while cousin Emily messes up her Dad's hair. Then of course we have the "walk towards me now" picture, and the camera wouldn't go off fast enough! And then the cutie walking around after stealing some of Daddy's pizza.

I Eat It

Lily actually picked two apples by herself. Then she tried to eat one. She doesn't have quite the tooth power to do that yet, although she can eat bites after we cut it up. But I thought, how great, she got to go to an apple orchard this young and this was my FIRST time ever. I guess it's a midwestern thing. Next year I'm hoping we get to go pick blueberries with her. She would love that, and make a big mess.

Goin' On A Hay Ride

Actually, it was a hayless ride, which was good for me because I'm allergic to hay. So the top pic is us in the wagon, about to be pulled by two big draft horses into the apple orchard. The bottom pic is the fab tire swing they had at the orchard. Lily loved swinging in it with Daddy.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Mom 'n' Lily in the Hammock Chillin'

This is at Jack and Mary's the weekend we stayed there for Jack's 70th birthday party. It was great weather, and although I had a headache (the patch on my forehead is a cooling gel) I still had a great time, and so did Lily. They are right on the lake and it's just beautiful there.

Hey, Look, I'm the Dog. I'm Chewing This Ball.

Of course I know how to use a spoon.

I Can Suck My Own Toe!

And man is it funny!

Thrift Store Cuteness

Okay, so the coat is a little big. But so cute! And the hat is just fairy-tale princess cute. We got these at the thrift store Savers in Eau Claire, WI when I spent my birthday weekend at Mary and Jack's. It was a great way to celebrate, cuz I love thrift stores. We found clothes, books, toys, and even a new Halloween costume for Lily.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


After lunch, I kind of let Lily loose to see what she wanted to explore. There's a lot of open space on the second floor of the Children's Museum, and big windows, so first she had to climb up on the window ledge and look out. In the top shot you can see in the background the church down the block where Mike and Sue got married.
She carried her bear around a lot this trip, which was very cute. And yes, she climbed up all those stairs, and was very proud of herself.

Fun Mirror!


Here's Lily playing in a new exhibit at the Children's Museum, all about balls. It was pretty fun, especially the part just for toddlers. She hasn't really figured out how to throw yet, but she likes picking up the balls and moving them around.


Lily finds the perfect toy at her ECFE class: a big stuffed doggie. She's doing well in the class playing with the other kids, but is sometimes clingy and has to come climb on me while the mommies are having their discussion time. But I see her picking up things from watching the other kids, like how to ride the little push cars and scootching down the stairs on her butt. We didn't get to go this week because we were both sick with colds and so I didn't want to spread our cooties. I really missed it.