Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Another first...

As a new mother this past year there have been many unfortunate 'firsts' documented:

  • First time going to church with unwashed hair and unshaven legs... check
  • First time having random milk letdown in public... check check
  • First time experiencing stitches in a place where there should never ever be stitching....triple check
So as you can see Im no pansy. Ive seen the nitty gritty. Ive lived to tell the tale. 

UNTIL NOW

I profess: projectile repeated vomit spewing from the mouth of a very sick toddler, splattering on things near and far, high and low...can humble even me. It was so shocking! One minute we are there spending a little quality mother/daughter yo gabba gabba time - and the next thing I know Im holding a wet crying child with vomit running down my arms and pant legs.

Another parenting milestone reached. The beauty of it is, by the third heave we somehow made it to the kitchen sink. Just in time for her to rub her chubby hands together covered in regurgitated curdled milk and say "gucky"! Yes. Gucky indeed Brigitte. And did I mention I have a deathly head cold? It makes my mom reflexes even slower than normal. So instead of catching the puke with a blanket, bucket, or towel, I end up just extending my arms in time to get them coated. As if they could absorb anything.

3 loads of laundry down.... potentially millions to go.  Sanity. Cleanliness. Sleep. I miss you.

15 comments:

Gubler family said...

vomit is the worst! the best is when your traveling for long distances and you have to decide whether to wreck the car trying to catch it or just let it seep through the clothes and car seat which then leaves a lovely lasting aroma for the remainder of the drive. yeah, not fun.

Shawn AND Chelsey said...

Wow! I am SO not ready to do this mom thing :)

Sherry Bobbins said...

I'm so sorry I'm not there to help. I remember those days; you guys sleeping on a towel for that sudden projectile vomit in the middle of the night and a bottle filled with jello water and baby aspirin close by... those were the days - before Reyes Syndrome.

ps I would love to post on See Them Cook if only I could find my camera cord...

megan&steve said...

Oh No! A sick baby & big head cold for mommy?
Disaster indeed, but how come your arms don't absorb vomit? I love the visual of extending your arms instead of grabbing a bucket or blanket and just being coated. We have all done it, and its just gross.

Julia & Darren said...

I will always remember the first time Corbin threw up like that. IN OUR BED. Ugh. We had to sleep on the couch that night while everything washed and aired out. For some reason I thought I could catch it as well.. it didn't work out.

Amanda said...

Oh man, thats the worst! Especially if you are pregnant!! Our first vomit experience was similar to that. We were snuggling on the couch and next thing I know I am covered in puke!

Sounds like you are recovering well though!

Myca said...

Oh Christy I feel for you. You sounded so sick on the phone the other day. If bridgette gets feeling better soon send her over to my house to play so you can get some rest! Seriously...the boys would love it.

Myca said...

Sorry...totally spelled brigitte's name wrong ;)

jayna said...

Poor girls. Crazy throw-ups are no fun. Hope you guys feel better soon!

erin said...

yep you have been mom-ified.
I LOVE babies and toddlers but the minute i hear a burp i give them back because i am nervous of whats to follow that. I hate baby throw up...well any throw up for that matter. It seriously makes my stomach turn.

Mitzi said...

Yep, that's the best when you get full on vomited on. There is nothing you can really do. When Corbin blew chunks all over me I didn't even know what to do so I just stood there until he was done spewing all over me. Good times. I'm sorry to hear you guys have been sick. No fun.

Brett said...

Wow. I cannot say that I am excited for that motherhood right-of-passage. In fact, I think this post alone added one more year, to how long we are waiting to have kids.

Brett said...

Oh, and its Krystle (I'm just signed in as Brett)

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The Cannons said...

Hey you can outsource me. You know I'm always looking for a new project. I'll totally sew your baby bumpers if you get me the supplies. I bought the bumpers pre-cut at JoAnn's with a coupon for about $14.00. Then you just need the fabric. Seriously I will do it, but I'd need to start doing it now. Who knows when this baby is going to come.