Sunday, January 22, 2012

Go away colds!

Last night no one really slept all that well. Ben and I watched a few old LOST episodes after the kids went to sleep, and so it was after 10pm when we got to bed, only to be awoken around 12am by Vivian. Baby Tylenol for her and she was back to sleep, and so were we. Or so we thought.

Owen woke up crying at 1am. I went in and tried to calm him down. Took him to the potty, gave him some Children's Tylenol, and tucked him back in.

Less than a minute after crawling back into bed, we heard him on the monitor crying again. Ben's turn.

He ended up just staying in there with him (now that he's in a single bed there is a little room for mom or dad - you didn't think Ben would fit into the toddler bed, now did you?).

I went back to sleep. Ben and Owen weren't so lucky.

Ben came back into our room at 4:30am. Tag - I was it.

I crawled into Owen's bed and tried to get him to close his eyes until the sun came up. That didn't quite happen. I only lasted 30 minutes before giving up. We went downstairs, I put on Cars 2 and gave him juice. He said he wanted pancakes, but wouldn't eat them once I made them. Then he said his ear hurt and he wanted to watch another movie. The urgent care place didn't open until 8am, and it was only 6:45, so I put in the original Cars and he snuggled up in his beanbag chair. Within 15 minutes he was snoring away.

Vivian woke up at 7:15, so I got her up and fed her quietly while Owen and Ben slept. Owen woke up around 8 and we went over to the urgent care place. Sure enough, he has an ear infection in his right ear and she put him on a 10-day course of the pink stuff.

(I found this cool trick on Pinterest for keeping track of taking it).

I think I may have become re-infected too. We all took naps this afternoon which helped. That, and another big batch of homemade chicken noodle soup. Need to get this house healthy again! :)

1 comment:

sbruscia said...

Thanks for posting the Pinterest idea re: medicine. We on antibiotics now and this is such a helpful idea!