Teething + Extreme Diaper Rash + Sick Parent Home Alone = Trouble.
My dad was nice enough to drop Will off yesterday morning. When he got home I breathed a sigh of relief because Will was happy, chirping, smiling and generally in great spirits. I should’ve known that he was putting on a front for Grandpa. You see, since grandpa is such a pushover, all it takes is a smile, a coo or a cute face and Will gets whatever he wants. Which is probably why he came home with a new toy and a bright yellow balloon that my dad said Will pointed at and “just had to have.”
Needless to say after grandpa left, things changed dramatically.
After Will woke up from his nap he was just screaming for seemingly no reason. He hasn’t screamed like that in months, I thought to myself. He hasn’t screamed like that since…uh oh. That’s when I pried open his mouth and saw it. A little white dot sticking up through the gumline. Ladies and gentlemen, we have molars!
Then I went to change him and saw his whole butt was bright red. I tried to wipe gently but as soon as I hit a certain spot right under his coin purse, he went BALLISTIC. The poor guy has one spot that’s so irritated it’s slightly bleeding. He only screamed louder when I put some cream on it.
And then, as if Satan himself was keeping watch, that’s when my stomach pain decided to return. For the next several hours I tried to take care of a screaming child with searing pain ripping through my abdomen. MJ had training all the way in Medford so it took her forever to get home. In that time, the only thing that would calm Will down was standing on the couch and looking out the window. But in his zest to stand up and look out into the yard, he jerked his head around really fast and he caught me in the face. He’s got a hard head and he gave me a fat and bloody lip.
By the time MJ got home I felt and looked like I just went 12 rounds with Baby Mike Tyson. I laid down on the couch for the rest of the night and just tried to breathe. And I’m afraid to eat anything that will irritate my stomach so I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and 3 packets of Apples & Cinnamon oatmeal all day.
As you might imagine, I did not have time for 30 by 30 and pictures this week, but on a positive note I’m down more than 5 lbs from last week from not eating.
Silver lining people. It’s all about the silver lining.