Sunny is sick with the stomach flu. When you’re little and under 3 feet tall they give it this really fancy name viral gastroenteritis.
Basically it means that you sleep a lot, scream during the times that you are awake, and ask for your Mama a 15,678,294,750 million times a day. Possibly the worst outcome of such a terrible illness is that you are not allowed to have your Milk- around here we call Milk “milka milka”- and Sunny wants some! Many of you may recall I stopped breast feeding Sunshine around 8.5 months, then reserved my pumped milk for times when she was feeling “under the weather”. But then it seemed weird to have a one year old and some pumped mama milk in the freezer, so on her first birthday I forcibly offered her Mama’s Milk- to welcome her into toddler-hood. (That seriously happened, did I just grow weirder in your eyes?) She drank it and loved it and now it’s all gone.
In any case I’m out of Mama Milk and now the poor baby isn’t allowed cows milk, because she throws it up in these disgusting and stinky chunks. Too much information? Whatever, I feel like we’re all close friends and should be able to discuss vomit together 🙂
I’m praying that this bug is over and done with very very soon. I am told that as she starts preschool and the like she will be sick often, bringing home all sorts of terrible “bugs” with fancy names. This has got me seriously considering home schooling… So anyone with any advice on how to help my Sunshine cope with her very sick tummy, feel free to leave a comment below.
Speaking of comments, I got a comment the other day requesting more information on the YMCA that Sunny and I frequent, with the free daycare. We go to the Armory Y in Park Slope, but my guess is that plenty of YMCA’s offer similar babysitting and classes for your little one. If you can afford an hour per day into your schedule with work and a little one, I highly suggest it for your own sanity and health!
Last, but never ever least, a good friend called today with news that she is expecting! This is the third call of such a nature in 3 weeks! Congrats to all of you who are expecting new additions to your growing families. In am so excited to meet these little people. I can tell that Sunny is excited too because whenever I say the last names of our expecting friends I say “Now give me a high five” and she says “Five” ( which sounds more like “iiiive” ) and then we slap hands like we’re so bad-ass.