The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Monday, February 09, 2009

Not Me Monday

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This was NOT my night last night:
Bed at 11:40 (the thought actually ran through my head, "I better quit reading and go to sleep, what if someone wakes up sick." Bad omen?
1:20 Meg throws up all over her face????? and has to be bathed, hair washed, bed stripped, new jammies, etc. Then she had to come to bed with us because ALL her sheets were NOT dirty.
Meg does not sleep if she is not in her crib.... toss and turn until....
3:01 Connor gets in our bed with an earache. Connor's ear is excruciating, he cries and tosses and turns with it until 5 AM. Meg is also awake this entire time.
4:45 AM, I finally scold Meg to the point where she lays down and gets still and I don't know at what point she fell asleep but I don't hear from her again.
5AM Connor wants to get up. I turn on cartoons for him and go to sleep (finally)
7AM morning routine begins... total hours of sleep, 4. (2 from 11 to 1 and 2 from 5 to 7.)

I did NOT think at about 3:45 AM, "At least now I have my "Not Me Monday" post."

I did NOT consider just turning on the light and the TV and letting them watch toons all night while I finished Breaking Dawn.

I am not drinking 2X my normal amount of coffee this morning in the hopes that I will not fall asleep on the 45 minute drive to our pediatrician's office.

My kids are not having popsicles for breakfast (not the school aged ones, just the pre-schoolers.)

I will not be napping this afternoon and possibly ordering pizza for dinner.... again!

I am not sitting here at 8 AM with my Not Me post ready while I watch more toons with two sick kids and continually hitting the refresh button on MckMama's blog. Even though I'm ready early this week, I'll probably still be about 200th on the list.... woe is me!

I was not partially worried about what all the sheet changes would do to my perfectly under control laundry. :(

And now that I am coming out of my fog, I do not have the sweetest sick child on the planet. She did not smile and laugh through her puked on state, even as she was crying.

And this is not the first time our little angel has run a fever. Seven months home and not so much as a cold, that's got to be some sort of record, even for children of germ-a-phobes, which, by the way, I am not!


Settle Family said...

The thought of midnight run of sick kids often inspires me to hurry into bed! It must be a mommy thing or in my case someone who really loves her sleep!
Hope everyone feels better!

emily said...

Oh, no! What a rough night..nothing is worse than the tummy bug! I hope your crew all feels better soon. And, I hope you got a chance to finish Breaking Dawn! I'm a major Twilight-aholic! Great Not Me Monday!

Alicia said...

Great Not Me's! It sounds like you had a rough night! I hope the kids get to feeling better and you get some rest!

Angela said...

You so deserve a night so let's hope he gives them meds to make them take really long naps today! I so did NOT just say that! I didn't refresh and pray for MckMama's not me post either. Then I did not get excited when I saw she had finally posted 8 minutes prior so I rush over thinking maybe I am in the top 20.....NOT.....81 I think! So all of us freaks must be refreshing at lightning speed! NOT us! Love your not me's!

Meredith said...

Oh my word!! That is definitely NOT a fun night! Poor babies. Praying they feel better soon and that God will carry you through the day!

Enjoy that coffee... Yum!

Lindsay said...

"I did NOT think at about 3:45 AM, "At least now I have my "Not Me Monday" post."

... that's when you know blogging has reached addiction levels :)

Beth said...

We had the same type of night - except lots of coughing and boogers - uugh! Of course DH is away on a 4 day flight - double ugggh! Hoping your little ones feel better soon and I am sure we will both be in bed extra early tonight.

nurseheather said...

great 'not me' post. i can relate to your night. a few weeks back my youngest woke me up in the middle of the night crying. i rushed into her room to which she promptly handed me a handful of vomit that she had been saving. thanks honey. hope your day gets better - but that is what caffiene is for right?

Jane Anne said...

That's a terrible Not Me! Post...I mean, what I mean is: How Terrible! I am so sorry about your night. I did crack up when you thought about your Not Me! post in the middle of everything. I would never do that. I hope everyone feels better fast!

My latest post: Not Me! Monday

All Things Family said...

Cute not me's! I hit refresh all morning long too...and then mentally curse to myself when my sons nap hits every week at the same time that the Not Me's get posted! I used to be in the top 10!

Have a good week!

NateAndJakesMom said...

I love that you thought about the Not Me post after all that chaos.

Becky and Keith said...

You poor thing! You always need to remember to knock on wood when you think/say those things otherwise it WILL happen! :-) Hope everyone is feeling much better today and that you got some much needed sleep!!

Antoine & Lori said...

Poor babies! But I think we beat your record with Simone -- home 2.5 years before she was sick. She made up for it, though, by throwing up on a priest and her favorite suede pom-pom boots. She was markedly more upset about the boots. Hope everyone feels better! Lori

Bethany said...

You are seriously killing me! I am SO glad that you left a comment on my blog. I've been reading your blog posts for about an hour now and just cracking up!! Seriously, the battery in my laptop is at 14% left... :) I hope your little ones feel better soon. I can't imagine having more than one sick! You know, Caroline was home for a long time as well before getting sick. We must be lucky!

Bethany said...

BTW...we have LOTS in common...I also love Not Me Mondays, though I am not clever enough to make it sound funny, nor am I able to remember the funny things that did happen! :)