I had trouble falling asleep last night. I was tossing and turning and couldn’t get comfortable. I couldn’t turn off my mind, and I just felt on edge. And then, at about 11:30, I heard those distinct, unmistakable gagging sounds coming from Will’s room. It’s a sound that usually fills me with dread, but on this night, I was resigned to my fate. On some level, I must have been expecting it. And with a sigh, I heaved myself out of bed to deal with The Vomit.
The Vomit, by the way, was covering everything in Will’s crib, including Will himself. He seemed more confused than anything when I walked in, and he actually tried to lay back down in the puke and go back to sleep; needless to say, I put a halt to that pretty quickly (although it wouldn’t have mattered if he did lay down in it, since it was already in his hair) (and all over his face) (sorry, I know it’s gross). Anyway, I started the process of washing everything -- boy, bedding, pacifiers, Pillow Pet -- and by the time I was done with that I was too awake to sleep. I washed everything again at 3 AM (just to be sure) and put it all in the dryer at about 5:00 this morning. I didn’t really sleep all night.
Will seemed fine this morning when I woke him up. As a matter of fact, he was fine last night in the bathtub, splashing and playing as if it wasn’t midnight and he hadn’t just made a colossal smelly mess of his bed. No fever, no other symptoms. So at this point I’m chalking it up to that old stand-by, Random One-Time Child Barf, Complete With Visible Chunks Of Food That I Will Never Eat Again (This Time, Spaghetti, In Case You Were Curious).
I’m so tired today, for obvious reasons. I have a headache, which is due either to my tiredness or too much caffeine (which I’ve been using in the form of lots of coffee to try to combat my tiredness). Plus, Joe’s search for Pooh today yielded no results, so I’m also feeling kind of sad. I’m ready to curl up in bed and go to sleep. Too bad I still have six-plus hours of work and responsibilities to hurdle before I can reasonably do that.