Last night, RIGHT before lights-out (standard), Charlotte projectile vomited what I'm guessing to be about a cup of milk.
So. Much. Milk.
I'm not talking spit-up. I am talking full-fledged throw up and I was terrified. I've never seen a newborn get sick like that. I keep my pediatrician's phone number towards the top of my "Favorites" list in my phone for easy access, and I was soon on the phone with a nurse who gave me a little bit of peace about it and let me know it was likely a one-time deal. But how do you go to sleep after that?!
Sleep for Charlotte has been a bit of a struggle, because when I nurse her at night she doesn't settle right back down in the bassinet like Camille did. She fusses, we nurse again, we swaddle again, and she fusses in the bassinet. Then we start the process over.
Because of the vomiting, I slept with her in her nursery (Ian has a big workday today and I didn't want to chance us keeping him up all night) and she was in the Rock and Play instead of the bassinet. And wouldn't you know that it is the most successful night of rest that any of us have had since her birth. I've always been a stickler for sleeping in flat bassinets versus rock and plays, but I may be changing my tune with this babe. Anyone with experience here, I'd love to hear from you!
In other news, my girlfriend Lauren brought us AMAZING sushi take-out from Sushi Guru on Friday night! This South Park restaurant is, I think, the best spot to grab sushi in all of Charlotte. We love the sashimi pizza and the South Park roll so much. After 9 months of no raw fish, sushi was a major craving.
Charlotte was wearing this little Carter's outfit that I was given for Camille. I think Camille only wore it once or twice, and that's been the best thing about having another girl born in the same season -- the ability to get more wear out of outfits that I just love!
My washer/dryer didn't exactly get that memo, though, as I pulled baby laundry out of the dryer Saturday morning only to discover that Camille had put a purple and blue crayon in the foot of her fleece pajamas (ouch) ... and I now had blue tie-dyed baby clothes. I'm STILL working on getting the blue out of some of these outfits. Several pieces may be too far gone for saving, but I'm trying to be patient and optimistic. I wanted to ugly cry.
I was able to escape for a bit with Charlotte and go to Mindy's baby sprinkle at Cafe Monte! There was another slightly younger baby there, and it was nice talking to that mom.
Later that afternoon, my family members that live outside of Winston Salem drove in to meet Charlotte and bring Camille some special big sister gifts.
Sunday ... ahh, Sunday. Camille woke up and soon became very lethargic with watery eyes. A quick temperature check showed she was running a fever of 103. Ian swept her off to the pediatrician and a few doses of Motrin later and she was right as rain.
On the flipside, we let her watch part of her first movie ever. Love the free kids movies you can watch on demand!
The rest of the day was spent around the house with my recovering toddler and my cluster-feeding newborn. Can't say I hated getting joint snuggles from them (while trying to still keep Camille at a safe distance).
Alright, so, lessons learned:
1) Never say never about what you will or won't do for babies (and if you have used the Rock and Play for sleep and then transitioned easily to flat crib sleeping, hit me up!)
2) New moms will always hug you for sushi delivery. The more raw fish, the better.
3) Family is everything.
4) Always check footed jammies for crayons in the toes. And from here on out, only buy washable crayons. Seriously. I just purchased them from Amazon (here) and am trashing the others.