3/27/06

Survival of the Fittest.....Am I Fit?!?!


My sister's bridal shower was this weekend.....and I didnt make it to the end.

If you have followed this blog, you know that I "gave up" my wedding bitterness. Well, I am trying to anyways. Long story short, I am the maid of honor for my sister's wedding in May and the shower was this weekend. We had 36 people there---yes, that is a TON of people for a shower! Grace was there in all her flower girl glory......until she wasnt there! Half way through the shower, she exploded.....from both ends! I ended up leaving the shower in the middle of gift opening to take her home. I just couldnt subject all our friends and family to Grace's crying and sickness anymore.

5 miles from home, she threw up.....all over herself, the car seat, and my car. Now, I can handle toddler runny noses and can even handle blood but I cannot handle throwing up! So here I was, all dresses up from the shower, peeling nasty clothes off my toddler while she is screaming her head off. I had pulled into a gas station to clean her up....I bet all those people filling up their cars thought I was a horrible mother because the screaming was loud and (if I am allowed to say it) a little pitiful sounding! We got home and she has been fine ever since.

So another bridal event has passed and, even though I tried my hardest not to be bitter and to enjoy myself, I didnt survive! Saturday was the longest parenting day so far. I didnt know how to make Gracie feel better, I was emotionally drained from the shower and from taking care of a sick child, and I just had a tough time with it.

No real "moral to the story" here. Just wanted to share my tough day. In the end, I guess I am "fit" because I am here to tell the story today. The hubbt came home from golfing Saturday afternoon and yesterday took over most of the parenting so that I could treat myself to a manicure (thats already chipping!!!).

6 comments:

rhonda said...

Aww, that IS a rough day. Just planning that shower was rough in itself.

Just try to put it behind you now, and hope all is better :)

Kristen said...

Oh no Jaime! I hope that she is feeling better!

kba said...

I think this puking thing is sweeping through NoVA - almost everyone I work with is out with sick babies! I'm so sorry - why do kids always manage to get sick when you can't get to them in time to help?!!? The carseat is the worst! Poor kiddo and poor mommy!

KatieJoeandGrace said...

wow, and I think it's bad right now with my 10-month old! More to come...
hope the week gets better.

Katie

Kris said...
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Kris said...

Oh, that is so awful! I'm sorry that happened!