Friday, December 17, 2010

Sick Kids

I had !Exciting Plans ! for this weekend, some involving non-refundable tickets. 

Then last night my son threw up at the gym.  And then my daughter woke me up at 1:30 in the morning, also throwing up.

At the risk of oversharing (too late ;)), it just reminds me of two things.

First, that my father in law's description about parenthood doesn't appear to change as one's children get older. 

And second, how grateful I am that I am no longer in the first three months of my twins' lives.  The first three months were really, really hard.  And particularly because of this very phenomonon, except that it would happen every night.  Every night one baby would wake up at 1:30 and the next would wake up at 2.

Now, parents with more than one child probably experienced this as well. 

But it's a bit different when both babies wake up three times (or more) each night.  People would always joke "ha ha, you won't get any sleep". 

What I didn't realize was how true that was.  

Sleep becomes so precious for parents of newborn multiples. Which is why I thought  the idea of a "night nurse" for a parent of a newborn was nuts.  This is a nurse that one pays to take the nighttime feedings.  But I can definitely see where it would be worth it. 

Fortunately, this is a rare occurrence these days.


Kathryn said...

I'm so sorry they are sick. Also sorry about your non-refundable tickets! What a bummer.

Aerin said...

The good news is, my husband was able to hang out with the kids, so the tickets didn't go to waste..but it could have gone so much differently.

Freckle Face Girl said...

Sorry to hear it.

Sleeping through the night on a regular basis exists? I had that for a little while, but then I forgot what that is like. Seems like Jordan has something every night like needing help to go to the bathroom, allergies/sick, or having a nightmare. Can't wait to try that again... ;)

Thanks for the Christmas card. Cute kids!

Aerin said...

And then yesterday I got what my son had - I have not been that sick in quite some time. Fortunately, I'm feeling better today. Hope Jordan starts sleeping through the night again soon.