The Wonderful Things Parents are Greeted With in the Middle of the Night

It was a week like no other. Monday night. Tuesday night. Wednesday. Three different boys. Three different days. All sick.

And not fun for mom (or dad).

There is nothing like putting a child down for bed and then having to deal with sickness in the middle of the night! And even if you, as a parent, haven’t fallen asleep yet, you have still turned off your “parent” mode and started to relax. Kids don’t know that. And their tummies certainly don’t pay attention to that when it’s time to get sick. Two of my boys’ tummies waited for just that opportune moment to release everything in them after bedtime.

I still haven’t figured out if it was good or bad that it was on back-to-back nights! Definitely crazy!

Nothing like having to strip down beds, strip down kids, wash everything, and get everyone settled for the night, once again.

On Wednesday, our third son’s tummy decided it wanted to participate. Fortunately, it was during the daytime. Of course, it was 30 minutes prior to my scheduled time to pick up my older two from school. I threw him in the empty bathtub, clothes and all. As soon as I could, I called my husband’s office to get him to get the kids and just waited for the stomach pumps to stop. (It reminded me of one night when the twins were just a few weeks old, and I was feeding them alone around midnight. I had just finished feeding Andrew, put him in his bouncer, grabbed Matthew to feed him, when Andrew emptied his entire bottle from his tummy in three stomach pumps!) Eew!

Sickness doesn’t always pay attention to your timetable, especially when it comes to kids. We all wish it would… when it’s most convenient. However, it doesn’t take note that you are scheduled to get up early for a work meeting. It doesn’t care that you had to stay up late working on a project with one of your other kids. It could care less that you ran out of laundry detergent. It just hits when it hits. It’s part of signing up for parenthood.

I just wish I’d had my peppermint essential oil at the time to be able to calm all those tummies down!

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JessBio200 The Wonderful Things Parents are Greeted With in the Middle of the NightJessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own businesses in the fitness and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE eBooklet Five Steps to Losing Those Last 10 Pounds today for simple steps to help you trim up and fit into those fashionable clothes you’ve always wanted to wear! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!

The Wonderful Things Parents are Greeted With in the Middle of the Night

6 thoughts on “The Wonderful Things Parents are Greeted With in the Middle of the Night

  1. Now Jessica, I was doing a fine job of suppressing these memories until now, lol! My boys are both teen-agers now, but man do I remember those days. Why is it always in the middle of the night? It’s funny to look back on now, but as you can attest, not so funny when you’re going through it.
    As hard as it is to believe right now though, you’ll look back on these nights with fond memories when they get older. hang in there!

    1. Ron, thanks for the encouragement! I appreciate it!! It can be tough going through it, however, the blessings I’ve been given with these kids make all the bad stuff with the good stuff worth all the greatness that comes with being blessed to be their parents. We have been through so much health stuff (and emotional) that I’m so thankful to have my faith in my Creator to lean on in the tough times, crazy nights, and restless sleep. Thanks again for your encouragement. It’s nice to know smiles and fond memories will be associated with throw up later! LOL

  2. Oh I remember those nights, that sinking feelings when a child cries in pain in the middle of the night…stripping down beds and cleaning before going back to bed again. Not an easy task to be a mom. Thank God for peppermint essential oil.

  3. oh my Jessica, you are a busy momma. So glad that you kow about the peppermont oil; it is so helpful! Would love to help you for a day if I would live nearby!! This is also a season that will go by…so awesome that your husband is able to help!! Hugs to you!!

    1. Yes, yes I am. LOL But like you said, Olga, it’s a season. We are making progress with the boys in therapy. Slowly but surely. My daughter did better in school this year than anticipated. All of these *extra* things we deal with makes a little throw up almost welcomed as normalcy, as weird as that sounds. Not fun for any of us dealing with it at the time, for sure. And glad to know I have the tools now (essential oils) to help stop it quickly. Thanks for your comment & support! I feel the encouragement even though you are miles away!!

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