It's been a week since I posted last, and I have good reason for that.
The whole fam got sick.
Yep, that nasty flu bug that's going around hit us and it was no bueno.
But little Miss Carly got it the worst :(
In fact, she got it first, then passed it to Lidia, then me, then Papa.
But Miss Carly was the only one that ended up in the hospital.
Yes, I said hospital :( :(
Here's the rundown of our week and how the baby of the family ended up with an overnight stay at the hospital.
It was a normal night at our house except one thing. We decided that night would be the first night without Carly having a bottle at bedtime. Yes, I know she is 17 months and still has a bottle for milk at bedtime. So yes, it was totally time to get rid of it. So I put her down in her crib at bedtime with a brand spankin new sippy cup I picked out that day especially for her and I left. I went downstairs because I knew there would be fireworks coming from her room. About 15 minutes later, I came upstairs and she was still crying. I went in to rub her back or cuddle her before laying her back down and when I walked in, I instantly smelled it.
I actually laughed to myself about how smart this kiddo was.
Throwing up to get a bottle?
Good one kiddo, Good one.
So I picked her up, cleaned her up, got her settled back down and started rocking her.
She was actually cuddling with me? This kiddo never cuddles, she's always on the go.
Then it happened again.
All. over. me.
...and my bed...
....and the baby.
At that point, I started putting two and two together.
Baby cuddling, baby throwing up, baby running a fever?
Yes, actually she felt hot.
And at that point, I felt awful.
We "woke up" (remember we didn't really sleep) the next morning and I stayed home from work with the sicky and Lidia.
Carly continued to throw up, have a fever, hadn't had a wet diaper in a long time, slept most of the day and just didn't seem to be getting any better.
She woke up the next day and was a whole new baby!
She was back to her crazy self and I was so happy!
Oh, and in the middle of the night (in between being woken up and poked and proded every 2 hours by the nurses) she wet the bed! It's crazy to be excited about that, but after not going to the bathroom for several days, and then the nurses had to change her bedding because of all the pee... I did a little happy dance!! So then the doctor came in and told us the "plan" for the day was to get her to keep going to the bathroom on her own, (they unhooked the IV in the afternoon so she had to make urine without being pumped with fluids) she had to eat and drink on her own, and then we could probably go home that night! So we passed the time by playing with toys, looking out the window, building forts out of her crib, and hanging with Lulu.
Then Lidia and Papa came to visit us!
Lidia came up for a bit in the morning and then got spoiled by her Aunt Bubba and got to go to the Beauty and the Beast movie. She came back that afternoon after the movie and then played with us some more. The girls played in Carly's crib, colored, fought over toys, and then roamed the halls laughing and screaming. We knew it was time to go home because we knew Carly had to be feeling better!
We finally got released between 7 and 8 pm on Friday night and were so excited to go home!
We spent the rest of the weekend not doing much except recovering, catching up on sleep, and watching our football teams lose! :(