1) A Nasty Stomach Bug
(POSSIBLY TMI WARNING): Holy moly, we got ROCKED by a stomach bug last week and it was not pretty. My brother and sister in law were over with their kiddos to play games on Saturday night and ended up being up all that night throwing up. We hoped we would be in the clear, but Caleb started throwing up all of Monday, by Wednesday night I was knocked out, and by Thursday night it had gotten to Jordan too.
It’s been several years since I’ve experienced anything like that but doing it with a kiddo was a million times harder. I was pretty much done getting sick by the morning (minus when I tried to nurse Caleb when he woke up at 5:30 AM and ended up throwing up while nursing…so that was fun), but I felt SO nauseous, weak, and achy all day. Even so, I had to take Caleb to the pediatrician for all his sicknesses because life as a mama goes on. When the doctor tried to look in his throat, my still-recovering kiddo gagged and threw up all over himself and his very nauseous mama. It was all I could do to then not do the same thing myself and that disgusting, smelly drive home was one of the low points of my parenting experiences so far.