While our trip has gone well… it has not been without its unfortunate events.
One of those being this….
Thankfully this flat happened after arriving at my friend Shannon’s. We had no clue it was even flat, until outside with the kids – and her neighbor noticed it. We were thankful for the timing. Travis was able to pump it up with our emergency pump and then head to SAMS. Where we had purchased the tires. They fixed it free of charge.
Another thing we have faced is Owen being slightly uneasy about sleeping in other houses. He has never traveled well in regards to this… but this trip for some reason he has been extra clingy at night.
Every single night I would have to lay down with him to get him to sleep. Which was fine… just time consuming. Instead of staying up late playing games with friends or family – I would be in bed waiting for him to fall asleep. Resulting in myself falling asleep too 95% of the time :).
I don’t really consider it bad though. Owen’s time as the baby is quickly coming to an end. I don’t mind it.
& of course no trip is complete without sick kids. Our two oldest seemed to have runny noses for some time – even before we came. It just got worse. Now I’m battling a stuffy nose as well as Owen. Although mine feels more like allergies than anything. Thankfully it has not affected the boys much at all.
Until last night.
Caleb came into our bedroom at my moms at 1am – and broke the news to us that Taite threw up. My immediate reaction to throw up is “a stomach bug…” – but this we weren’t so sure at the moment. Taite is hacking up a lot of flem… A very raspy cough – that we think is irritating his throat. He had no fever throughout this or prior. He threw up twice last night. The 1st time we didn’t witness obviously but Taite told us he was hiccuping or something when it happened and then the time we saw it happen, he coughed and then bleh it was let loose.
Taite all day seemed totally fine… That photo above was taken at like 5pm yesterday.
Can I just say one thing I have not grown use to as a mother, is dealing with throw up and poop.
I can handle a contained poopie diaper… but anything beyond that, is so hard for me.
Throw up is even worse.
& the constant thought of that spreading through an entire house hold, seriously almost paralyzes me in fear. I think about it for days waiting it out. Which is why at 2:11am I was up just waiting to see if it “happens” again…
Taite zonked out after that 2nd episode and this morning seems totally fine.
I do believe it was associated to his coughing. Now lets hope the other two don’t have the same thing happen… since both sound pretty raspy this morning as well. The last thing I want is to shovel up puke in our mini van on a 5 hour trip back to GA.