Icky, Icky, we’re all sicky

Icky, Icky, we’re all sicky

NaBloPoMo – Day 4

Sorry for the scarce posting this weekend, but we are all sick with a stomach virus. Julian came down with it Thursday night (I can’t count the number of shirts I went through that night from being puked on again and again and again), and by Saturday night Jody, Ava and I all had it as well. It was a rough night and day, but the good news is we all got a nice nap in today, which was desperately needed. I’m hoping we’re over the worst of it now and that Julian doesn’t get it again. (C’mon, mama’s milk – do your thing!)

This virus seems to be particularly contagious (most of the kids at Ava’s preschool, as well as some of their siblings and parents, have had it). My sister has also caught it from being around us for a couple hours on Halloween. And it seems to be worse on adults than it is on kids. Which is good news if you are a kid or the parent of a kid, but also bad news if you are the parent of a kid and you come down with it yourself. The puking phase lasted about 6-8 hours for both Ava and Julian, but it went longer than that for me and was also accompanied by chills, sweats, body aches, delusions, and other fun stuff. Thankfully Jody is slightly better off than me (he always weathers these illnesses better than me) and was able to go up to Vitamin Cottage a bit ago to pick up some more Recharge, chicken broth and soup, and crackers. I’m off to attempt eating some soup now.

Here’s hoping for a puke-free night tonight. And I hope you and yours are staying well this weekend.

P.S. If you are already feeling queasy, it’s not a good idea to do a google image search for vomit. Trust me (and be thankful I didn’t share them with you).


  1. It is so hard to be a mommy when you are sick, because there is no sick leave from mommy duty. Get as much rest as you can. I hope you feel better soon.

  2. I’m sorry you have all been sick. We’ve been through it here as well. Kate had it a week ago Sunday (when she was up in the mountains with Matt) and Jack got it on Thursday night (while I was gone in Texas with Kate). I got pretty lucky to avoid all the puke, didn’t I? I’ve had a few moments of passing nausea, and I hope that is all I get. Hope everyone is on the mend!

  3. I hope this passes quiclky and that you have a good night of sleep tonight! Stomach flu is the absolute worst.

  4. Aw, I’m sorry you’ve all been sick! Caring for sick kiddos when you’re sick yourself is so hard. Sending get well vibes!

  5. Sorry you guys are under the weather- having had so much sickness ourselves this summer and fall, I know how rough it is, and hope everyone gets to feeling better fast! :-)

  6. I’m going to trust you on that image search thing ;) Hope you’re feeling better soon.

  7. Oh, I am so sorry. I hope you all feel much better, very soon.

    Did you really google pictures of vomit? That is so funny…

  8. It’s awful when everyone in the house is sick!Hope you feel better soon!

  9. Hopefully you are already feeling better!

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