Monday, October 25, 2010

Why I Have Vomit in My Hair at Work

After writing that my baby can't roll to save her life, I went home and she was a rolling machine.  I was changing her diaper on our expensive rug (Not really expensive, but a step above Target) downstairs and she kept rolling over.  I was shocked and she did it three times while staring at me.  It took me a few seconds to realize that she was waiting for her applause.  So I gave her a big whoop and then she peed all over the rug.  I was very excited and watched her scooch around in a circle.  The big pumpkin head can lift herself up and roll!

The rolling came with the one small issue that she can't roll from her tummy to her back and she hates being on her tummy so she is crying with her arms and legs flying in the air.  It was great until it came time for her to go to bed as she is a side sleeper who kept falling on her tummy and crying.  Saturday, she woke up cranky from being sick and she had a tooth!! Rolling and a tooth! All weekend, she was starving and so I started her on two meals a day and here is where the madness begins.  I don't know if she was starving or just really likes rice cereal, prunes and pears or she has a stomach bug.

Saturday morning she woke with horrible poo everywhere which I attributed to the prunes.  But then Sunday night, we heard a horrible retching sound and she was choking on her own vomit.  She was on her tummy and couldn't clear her airway and she was covered in vomit.  It happened twice and I wanted to cry.  I called the doctor and he said it was unlikely that any serious harm could happen to her.  I feel like every time I call the doctor for anything they recommend saline drops and a bulb syringe.  Poor thing! Anyway I picked her up in the middle of the night and she grabbed my hair with her pear flavored vomit and I was so tired that I gave a quick splash of water and went back to sleep.  I rolled over this am and was too tired to do anything so I threw on clothes and dashed to work.  So here I sit with dried pear vomit in my hair.