January 27, 2009

monkey's first snow day.

It's snowing here in Baltimore! Finally! I have been longing for a snowy day here in the city all winter and, until today, nothing! Imagine my excitement when we woke up this morning to snow. I was supposed to go into the office today, and was slightly bummed that I wouldn't be able to take Monkey to the park for his first snowy day. Then, Ashley and I decided to take an official snow day and for her to stay home today. Immediately, visions of Monkey and I playing in the park in the snow flashed in my mind. I could hardly wait to put him down for his morning nap. When he woke up, I'd bundle him up in his powder blue snowsuit and we'd walk down to the park. I'd take tons of cute pictures of him in his Michelin Man snowsuit and blog about our fun day in the snow. Then, out of nowhere, it happened.

Monkey threw up. Lots of throw up. Throw up all over his exersaucer, the rug, himself, me. I was horrified. He proceeded to throw up a few more times, which is when I called Elizabeth (I usually figure that Elizabeth, having three kids, has seen it all and is an expert on most situations.) After having E confirm that it sounded like a stomach virus, that something was going around the neighborhood, and that I should call the pediatrician, I gave Dr. Bucci's office a call. Unless he was refusing fluids or running a fever, they didn't need to see him. No fever. Drinking juice and bottles. After one more call to my mother-in-law the nurse for further reassurance, we settled in to ride out the stomach bug.

I won't burden you with the gory details, suffice it to say Bennet couldn't wear clothes because he just kept throwing up on them, my clothes and hair were (still are) covered in vomit, and I changed more messy diapers than I care to recall. Poor little man. Fortunately, it all came to an abrupt halt after his afternoon nap. I am pleased to announce he seems to be sleeping peacefully tonight and appears to have turned the corner.

Yet another mommy drama dealt with and under my belt. I'm completely exhausted, and I missed out on Bennet's first snow day. Boo.

Here is a photo of our snow day, which consisted of me looking longingly out of Monkey's bedroom window at the falling snow while taking care of him.

There will be other snow days, I know. (In fact, snow's falling again outside right this very minute!) The important thing is that my sweet, little boy is on the mend and is going to be okay!

Stay tuned for those photos of him in his puffy, blue snowsuit. I'll get them sometime! (Maybe tomorrow!)


April E. :) said...

Monkey looks like his hair is growing like crazy! What a stud he is...and there will be more snow days mom! :)

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