Monday, October 11, 2010


I've officially lost my mind. I'm on day 3 of the girls being sick, day 8 of being by myself with them (Shaun wasn't able to come home this weekend), and about 1 day away from insanity.

I woke up Saturday morning to find that Julianne was not feeling well. She had a fever and a runny nose. Claire has had a runny nose since early last week but I thought it was because she was getting a tooth (she is not). Instead of heading to Little Gym and out to run errands, we stayed home to rest and not spread our germs. That was actually nice. For a day or so. Now...not so much. I had things I needed. I mean for crying out loud, I'm almost out of diet coke! If you know me, you know that would be a tragedy.

I haven't showered since Saturday night. It is now Monday night. Gross. After I put the girls in bed this evening I thought about taking a shower and then I thought...I'm to tired to take a shower. Does that even make sense? Not really. But I just went into my room and put on my Fiesta Bowl 2007 t-shirt and some sweat pants and sprayed some body spray on so I wouldn't stink up the joint. I'll shower in the morning, I promise. Good thing Shaun isn't home although if he was home I would probably have time to shower.

My weekend was spent nursing two little girls with colds. Claire was still pretty chipper. Julianne on the other hand was very upset and telling me that "my nose hurts" (which was the result of her nose running so much and her not being able to blow it out). I suctioned it once which led her to cry so hard that she vomited. FAIL. What is it about those nose suckers that kids hate so much? I did it to Claire too and she cried like I've never heard her cry before. I might as well throw those things out because I won't be using them anymore.

Julianne spent the rest of the weekend thinking of other things that hurt. Just so you know, her "belly button hurts", her "hair hurts", her "eye hurts", her "feet hurt", and her "finger hurts". None of those things really hurt but she likes me to kiss whatever hurts. I just think she enjoys me kissing her feet, literally. She now likes to say "I feel warm" because when I got her up Saturday morning I said "you feel warm" when I got her up and was concerned she had a fever. The kid doesn't miss anything I tell you.

I thought things were looking up this morning because Julianne was better today. Then, after Claire woke up from her morning nap she cried almost the entire afternoon (which is very rare for her). The girl never cries. I felt so bad for her. I paged Shaun to have him call in a prescription for Claire because she was tugging at her ears a bit so I suspect an ear infection. I had to take both girls out and go to Target to pick up the medicine. I did brush my teeth before going and put on a bra (you're welcome Target patrons) but had NO make-up on and un-brushed ponytail hair. I'm so glad I didn't see anyone I knew. The good news is I got diet coke. I promptly mixed it with some Bacardi after I put the girls to bed. :)

But please don't think I didn't accomplish anything the last couple of days. I taught my adorable baby how to wave. See?

So, here's to hoping that tomorrow will be better. I can't stand seeing my girls not feeling well. And I don't think anyone can stand another day of me not showering.


Talia said...

aw, that's rough. I'm so sorry your girls are sick, and I'm especially sorry that you're having to deal with it ALL by yourself!!
I seriously don't know how you do it... I can't imagine my husband being gone so much. You're amazing. Hang in there! I'll be praying everything is bright and sunshiny again soon! :)
and praise the Lord for diet coke and bacardi. amen.

Unknown said...

I hope things are going better today and the girls are feeling better. So glad you were able to get Diet Coke, for me it's a must too! Love the Diet Coke and Bacardi...I hope you slept well. :)

Paging Doctor Mommy said...

I don't envy you at all! I do hope that the girls are doing better today and that you have been able to get some rest... and a shower!!

Michelle @Flying Giggles said...

Hang in there mama! When it rains, it pours and it tends to happen with daddy isn't around!

Sally said...

Ugh. I can't imagine. I wish we lived closer, I would DEF bring you Diet Coke. =) Hope those girlies are feeling better and that the rest of the week goes by quickly.

Mimi said...

Couldn't help but laugh as I read your blog. I know it's not funny to you right now, but your girls are gonna look back on this in a few years and laugh at their incredible mommy!!

andiscandis said...

J only wanted you to kiss her feet while she was sick. H told me to stand in front of the potty while she pooped and hold her magazine and turn the pages for her. For real. She got a dose of Benadryl after that.

I'll be so glad when cold season is over (in like 8 months)!