Thursday, July 31, 2008

you're at the end of yourself...and then your husband gets sick...

I thought that the worst was over. After two days of Hailey being sick...out of both ends if you will, she managed to keep down some water and crackers last night and we got her tucked in bed. A good night's sleep was definitely on the horizon...or was it?

Todd heads to bed first, as usual, and by the time I come in our room he's rubbing his stomach and groaning. After several bouts of "shootie bootie", as we call it in our house, he began "being sick" the bathtub. Poor guy felt so gross he couldn't think straight enough to aim for the toilet.

Let me just give myself some props and say that true love is cleaning up after your husband who just got sick in the bathtub!

It was a long night filled with interrupted sleep for me and none for Todd. Thank goodness for Hailey's magic pills!! They worked like a least for one "end".

We're just PRAYING that this sickness skips over me...I don't think Todd is excited about returning my clean-up favor. Frequent hand washing, lots of fluids and light eating today will hopefully do the trick for me.

If not, I may be sharing "When you get past the end of yourself, and THEN it gets even worse...TMI, part 3" with you tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

those moments that take you to the end of yourself...

Last night began like any other night...until a little after 11 Hailey woke up crying. Normally I wouldn't go in her room but just let her fuss herself back to sleep, but something told me this was different. Mother's intuition, I guess. I went in, picked her up, and smelled the barf immediately. Poor baby was covered in it. I yelled for Todd to start filling the bath tub and started getting her cleaned up. In his discombobulation, he started filling the tub with cold water. Sleepy Todd. :)

She seemed okay for a few minutes, but then for the next two 1/2 hours she got sick about every 5 to 10 minutes! She even got to the point of those awful "dry heaves" that make you choke and have a hard time breathing. Finally when the stomach acid that was the color of a yellow highlighter started coming up, we prayerfully decided to take her in.

Thankfully the ER was relatively quiet...except for the man on the other side of the curtain from us who was snoring like I've NEVER HEARD BEFORE! Poor Hailey was so tired that she slept through it anyway...until, of course, she woke up heaving. The doctor came in and gave her a MAGIC pill that stopped the sickness immediately and she fell right to sleep in my arms. This was one of those moments that melts your heart as you feel so relieved that your child finally is out of their misery!

When she woke up the nurse gave her some juice and she was finally her normal self. She was smiling, laughing, and saying "juice" and "thank you" to all the nurses and doctors.

By 3:30ish we were back home and in our beds. Now hopefully we can have a restful day because mommy and daddy are SPENT! :)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

hailey's week with the grandparents...

Todd and I both just got back from an AMAZING week at Wildhorse Canyon...and God is good! Not only did He do an amazing work in the kids that came with us, He blessed both sets of grandparents with loads of fun with Hailey and healed the ache we both felt without her around for a week. :) I have to say, the absence of the poopy diapers made things a little easier...

Todd and I would like to say the biggest
to our parents for letting your lives stop for the week so you could take care of our little girl.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Fun-Filled Weekend...

My mommy let me spend the ENTIRE weekend with my Grandma and Grandpa Yost! I had such a blast with them. We swam, ran through the sprinkler, and played all day long.
Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!!
We'll have to do it again sometime... :)

(This last part is really from my mom and dad...they loved having the weekend to themselves!!)

Friday, July 11, 2008

The World's Cutest Piggy-Tails...

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

ABC's about Jessica...

A- Attached or single: Attached to Todd
B- Best friend: Jesus!
C- Cake or pie: Cake!!! The more frosting the better... :)
D-Day of the Week: Wednesday... (So You Think You Can Dance is on)
E- Essential item: Flip flops - I second that!! Didn't even have to change this one.
F- Favorite color: Green - you should see my house. :)
G-Gummi bears or worms: Worms
H- Hometown: Federal Way
I-Indulgences: Chocolate covered pretzels and my newest one is rocky road ice cream. so good and so bad!!
J- January or July: July - Wildhorse Canyon, baby!
K- Kids: Hailey Lynn, 1 1/2 (but starting the "terrible twos" early - she threw herself on the floor three times this morning. lovely.)
M- Marriage date: March 8, 2003...5 years and counting!
N- Number of siblings: 2 sisters - Christy (two years younger) and Alicia (5 years younger).
O-Oranges or apples: apples!
P- Phobia or fears: that I'm not good enough as a mother...
Q- 'bout a song lyric? "You give and take away, you give and take heart will choose to say, Lord blessed be your name."
R- Reason to smile: there are endless reasons, but one is the sweet girl that is playing "peek" with mommy right now. :)
S- Season: Summer
T- Tag three: Hmmm...whoever has time...
U- Unknown fact about me: I'm so uninteresting, but I can touch my nose with my tongue.
V- Vegetarian or oppressor to animals: oppressor to animals! God made 'em so we could eat 'em.
W- Worst habit: twirling my hair...and yes, I was just doing it while thinking about a bad habit. :)
X- Xray or ultrasound: Ultrasound!
Y- Your favorite food: Pizza and Tacos...we may not look much alike, but Christy and I are related FOR SURE! :)
Z- Zodiac sign: Pices. I don't know why I know that.

P.S. Why is there no L??