Life with Sick Lyla

Laundry in the morning. I washed the new clothes we got from Costco!


 
Made breakfast while she fell asleep in the ergo.


 
Got Everett dressed while Lyla still napped.


 
She woke up and played at the window.


 
I had a snack.


 
Then we went outside.


 
Here are some of Allan’s pumpkins.


 
And unfortunately the corn died during an early freeze we had.

 
Everett loved looking at the veggies Allan and the other kids pulled.

 
Here he is happily showing off his playdoh. This kid LOVES playdoh!

 
There were some spiders and ladybugs on some of the vegetables!


 
The people who worked hard that day!

 
Poor Everett begs me to hold him all the time and I’m almost always holding Lyla instead. Since I was wearing her I could pick him up and he was really happy about that!


 
I’d noticed that Lyla was warm all day and took her temperature with a new thermometer since the kids broke my old one.

 
I tried it on myself first and she was happy when I did it on her next 🙂


 
With her slightly sick I didn’t want to go to the store but we were ouuuuut of food and needed to. Everett was extremely excited to go to WalMart for some reason! 🙂


 
That night I was up late with Lyla who was really cranky. I snapped these pictures before finally heading to bed.


 
It wasn’t long before I woke up… Lyla tossed and turned and cried and cried. I finally got up to just walk with her and rock her. She was burning up so I took her temperature again. It was 103. I don’t usually give my babies tylenol or motrin for fevers because I am a believer in letting fevers run their course but she was not sleeping at all and I knew that she’d get better faster if she could sleep more so I attempted to give her baby tylenol. Problem is Lyla throws up everything (even many foods!), when she gags on new tastes and sure enough- one drop of tylenol hit her tongue and she immediately projectile vomited!! Oh but it didn’t stop there! I had set off her barf alarm and she threw up twice more! She throws up so so so much when she doesn’t like a taste! I’d JUST nursed her for like five hours straight too so she was full of milk and there was a whooooole lot of vomit. Luckily it was mostly milk so it wasn’t really gross but unluckily it got all over her and me and the bed which meant baths for her and me and an entire load of bedding laundry!!
 
The GOOD news is her nighttime bath cooled her down significantly and she was able to sleep much better. So from 3am until 7am or so she slept decently well. She tossed and turned and I didn’t sleep much but she didn’t cry much and she got some good sleep.



 
Here’s a problem I ran into. I bought two new thermometers and they each give me totally different temperatures each time! The one below seems to be closest since it matches our regular body temperatures when we’re not sick so I use that to go by.

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