Monday, March 7, 2011

Sickie...?

Mommies are made for the messy stuff.

Saturday evening, shortly after bribing Samantha to eat her dinner (veggie burger & hummus) so she could have some ice cream for dessert, everything came back up.  It was completely unexpected.  And to add insult to injury, Steve and I had just ordered pizza for ourselves to eat after she went to bed (needless to say, we now have lots of leftovers).

Now this is a child who, other than having had her first two years punctuated by reflux after every meal (maybe one day I'll share a few embarrassing stories...), has only actually vomited two or three times in her nearly five years of life.   I consider us very lucky.  And because the illness came on so quickly, and passed so quickly (she was finally sleeping soundly by 11pm), we are pretty sure it was something she ate.  Which is weird, because I tasted everything myself, too.  Who knows?  I guess I have a constitution of iron.  But it wasn't pretty.  And my girl, ever the trooper, would wretch, then say after every instance, "All done."  No tears, it's just how she rolls

And in true Samantha form, she woke at her usual time of 6:30am on Sunday (oy, I really could have used another few hours sleep after spending a restless night in her bed), and began playing with her toys, asking for something to drink and acting like nothing had ever happened.  "How are you feeling this morning, Sammi?"  "Better, Mommy."  Whew!

And in true Samantha fashion, my little model, dark under-eye circles and all, was ready and willing to pose for some glamour shots after eating a breakfast of juice and toast with peanut butter.  Like nothing ever happened. 

Go figure.

Sleeping on the couch, covered in her school bed roll and lying on the old towel usually reserved for dyeing hair and taking cats to the vet.  One old hair-dye towel had to be thrown away that night, with much sadness on my part - I had used it since college and it had lovely streaks of random colors all over it.  Easier to throw it out than to figure out how to clean that mess out of it...

Ohhhh, I just looooove those dimples!!!!

18 comments:

stephanie said...

well if you have to get sick that's the way to o it!
Her pics bring tears to my eyes. That face!!!!!!!!!!

Alicia said...

well glad that was nothing serious, and that she is all done ;) lol

sorry for your towel, hehe we had throw too many things in past too due to reflux, yikes!

patsy said...

her eyes are soooo beautiful! blad she is feeling better :)

my family said...

glad she is better now

What pretty pictures of her!!

Carol N. said...

That last pic is priceless, as if she's saying, "come here Mommy so I can wrap you around my little finger....again!"

Melissa said...

Glad that the sickness left just as quickly as it showed up!

Chromosomally Enhanced said...

glad to hear Sammi is feeling better! great pix...I love the last one!! the girl has got it!! smiles

Lacey said...

I take Arina in for her 18 month check up and I'm really worried about her weight. I don't think she's gained a thing since coming home. I think she is barfing most back up. I really hope she doesn't need a nissen! I'm glad Sammi grew out of hers. Its funny how calm they seem to be when they are sick!

Amy Flege said...

awww sweet girl!! sorry she got sick! may got sick with strep throat this weekend.... dang sickies!!
love the posing of the photos!! so cute!

Erin said...

Poor kiddo! Glad it passed quickly. Love that last shot, gorgeous!

Dawn said...

Man, I wish I looked that good after a night of being sick.

Okay, who am I kidding. I wish I were that cute period. It's amazing what these kids can go through 1 minute and then look like nothing ever happened soon after.

Taylor wakes up from surgery smiling where I wake up from surgery crying because I'm a baby and I hurt.

I'm glad whatever she had was quickly gone. You took cute pictures.

my life: said...

So the last two photos...make me want to JUMP through the screen and smooch those lips OFF! :0)
Love that sweet little face xoxo

Krista said...

I can't get over your beautiful girl!

Zoey's mom said...

Oh my gosh ... the glamor shots are killing me.Seriously killing me!

Glad she made a quick rebound.Tummy issues= no fun.For anyone.

Monica said...

I'm glad she's feeling better. Darling photos! Are you going to the convention in August?

RobMonroe said...

Poor girlie - but she looks pretty happy! :)

Tracy said...

Sammie is such a dolly! Can I keep her? I LOVE the last photo!!!! Our Middle Little has issues with food coming back up...not fun, certainly not pretty! He's very matter-of-fact about the whole thing too! LOVE the photos!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

LOVE the kissie face pics!!! SO cute!