Monday, May 11, 2009

A True Mother's Day

May 10, 2009 is a Mother's Day that will live in infamy at our house I believe. It will be hard to top at least.

The day began in the the middle of the night with Riley waking every two hours (instead of every 4 or 5) and she was inconsolable unless I fed her. We woke up on Sunday morning feeling pretty bad after a long night for everyone in the house. On our way to church Corinne peed her pants and soaked her dress, tights, panties and car seat which required a rush clean-up effort at church as we were trying to get Riley ready for baby dedication that morning. Baby dedication went off without a hitch thank goodness!

We tried to go to PF Chang's for lunch (a special request by me) but when they had a hour and a half wait we decided to go to Doc Green's instead. I got a horrific stomach ache that lasted from about 1:30 to 5:30 due to something I one else got sick.

The evening was good. I got a sweet card from Corinne for Mother's Day, and the Haines came over for a visit.

At 10:30 Riley woke for her last feeding of the day and vomited all over me 4 different times between then and 11:15. As I closed my eyes and got grossed out each time Brad asks the obvious question, "Why don't you turn her around so it doesn't get on you?" In a moment of true motherhood I heard myself say, "it's easier to clean myself up than to have to clean the carpet."

So...after a good shower we fell into bed and laughed it off. I can hear Alanis Morisett singing in my head, "isn't it ironic, don't you think?"

Brad offered to try mother's day again next week hoping for a more relaxing day and I'm up to trying. I'm actually getting excited about it...which is dangerous considering how the last one went! :)

1 comment:

  1. I'll admit I'm laughing (because of your hilarious way of recounting the events of your day!) even as I'm feeling so bad for you! I can sympathize ... it seems that it's always those special days which we have such high hopes for when everything hits. I hope you're having a much better week, and that Mother's Day Round 2 goes much, much better for you! :)