Monday, November 7, 2011

My initiation into motherhood

Last night, I became acquainted with the last of the bodily fluids parents have to deal with: vomit.  It took me totally by surprise because I'd basically already given myself a pass on this one.  You see, I thought spit-up counted.  Oh, was I wrong.

Spit-up, in retrospect, is kind of cute and endearing compared to actual vomit.  Actual vomit that coats your baby's crib, the floor, your sheets, your duvet, your shirt, your pants, and your socks all in one shot.  Actual vomit that has a stench that lingers through the entire night no matter how much you try to clean.  Actual vomit that has remnants of what your child has last eaten, and those things are string cheese and olives, not breastmilk and more breastmilk. Actual vomit that I was left to try to clean up myself with a shaking, puke-covered toddler clinging to my chest because my husband was out of town for work.

Suffice it to say, last night was a long one in the Spaghetti household. And today will be filled with load after load of laundry followed by a hot shower as I try to erase this memory for all of us

But, I feel like my induction into this club called motherhood has been fully completed with this last round of hazing.  Sure, there will be plenty of surprises to come, but dealing with bodily fluids won't be among those surprises.

Please tell me I'm right about that, won't you?

17 comments:

  1. Oh dear, the wonders of parenting haha.

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  2. Whoah.... yeah, if anything everyone should be grateful to their parents for cleaning up and putting up with gross stuff like that.

    Hope you got the smell to go away.

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  3. Wow, great blog although I do feel for you having to deal with sickness, I know my mum had to deal with me vomiting a lot when I was younger, it sucked, especially because I had a knack for throwing up in my sleep without waking up. I feel so bad for what I inflicted on my poor mum!

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  4. My kids always made it to the bathroom. ALWAYS.

    Until they were 8.

    God help me, I can't wait for the day when they can clean it up themselves.

    I don't even care if that makes me sound like a bad mother. ;)

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  5. Oh yes. Vomit and spit up aren't even comparable. Been there, done that. Hope your little man is feeling LOTS better!

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  6. Oh my holy hell, I do NOT do puke!!! My ex-husband and I separated before my son's 2nd birthday, so there were still many puky years ahead. However, it was a well-known fact that I do NOT do puke, so every single time my son vomited, I would call my ex, even if it was the middle of the night, and he would come right over and clean it up for me.

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  7. Oh no! I remember the first time mine actually vomited, he was about two. It went on All. Night. Long. It was awful.

    Yes, you still have a lot of parenting surprises ahead of you. A LOT.

    Hope the little guy is feeling better.

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  8. Sorry lady, you have not experienced diarrhea in all its glorious forms. Here is to motherhood *holds glass up in honor*!

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  9. Here is your official welcome to the club!

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  10. I don't know that the parenting surprises ever stop. LOL We just learn to take it all in stride!

    I hope your little guy is feeling better!

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  11. Oh my... That sounds... pleasant... D:

    Bluh....

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  12. Mine managed to barf, pee and poop on me in one day...and one time I thought she was just being fussy in her crib and crying because she didn't want to go to sleep. It was one of the first times I tried to let her "cry it out". Imagine how guilty I felt when I finally went upstairs and could smell the barf before I even got to her room! She clung to me, barf and all, when I pulled her out of the crib. We both got in the bath together. Awful!
    Sorry you had to go it alone...and hope Baby Spaghetti feels better!

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  13. Oh no! That sucks! I hope he's feeling better now! Bud threw up kool-aid and macaroni on my carpet once (parenting fail - do not twist your child on a swing after he consumes macaroni and kool-aid). That was not fun to clean up!

    I hope you don't still smell it! That might be even worse then having it on you. Ugh!

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  14. Aw, hope your little one is feeling better today! These are the classic trying moments of motherhood. I've been "dairrheaed" (is that a word) by my son... in a doctor's office... with no change of pants for me. Ugh.
    Sarah @ made in usa challenge

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  15. Have you had an ER visit yet? That was a rough one in our house!

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  16. Yeah, its a real milestone when you kid can make it to the bathroom and puke in the bowl. As big as the day they can blow their nose and not use your shirt.

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