The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Mother’s Day

Well what a day mother’s day was in our house.

We had the good, we had the ugly and then last night in the middle of the night we had the bad. So all in all it was very eventful!

It started out fantastic, I got breakfast in bed and a lovely card and book from Baba. I really was not expecting anything, if you read my blog you will have read how dismal Mr L is when it comes to mother’s day, so I was very pleased.

(C) 2010 And Then All I Thought About Was You

We decided that as it was such a nice day, we weren’t going to stay in. Mr L and I felt better and Baba seemed better, so we thought that a bit of fresh air and a nice day out would do him the world of good.

So we packed our stuff up, and went off to Bird World in Surrey. We have never been there before and because it was Mother’s Day mums went in free. Not only could we go to Bird World we also got into the farm and the underwater world as well. So we thought it would be a great day out.

Baba wasn’t so impressed. He was very tired, he did seem interested at the beginning, but he quickly lost it. He just wanted to sit in the pushchair and not do much. We thought (probably stupidly in hindsight) that it was because he has been so poorly that he hasn’t got much energy. He seemed fine, just tired that was all. So we carried on.

He did perk up a little when we went into the farm, and enjoyed seeing the birds, pigs, baby lambs and baby goats. He also enjoyed the chickens, and turkeys – god only knows why I hate those birds.

(C) 2010 And Then All I Thought About Was You

(C) 2010 And Then All I Thought About Was You


Once we finished in the farm though, he was barely keeping his eyes open. So we thought enough was enough and decided to take him home. We still had to visit both our parents so we knew we had a busy afternoon. So thought we should let Baba have a rest.

He slept all the way home, and then seemed to perk up a little. We went up Mr L’s mums and he was really happy. He had a couple of biscuits, (he still isn’t eating properly) but seemed with it.

Then we went up my mums for tea, and my sister and her children were there, who Baba hasn’t seen for a couple of weeks and he was really excited to see them both. He was running around playing with them, and was having a great time. We sat up for dinner and it all went wrong!

Baba was violently sick everywhere, all over the high chair, myself, my sister and my parents newish carpet!

They were very good!

They didn’t complain a lot.

My brother-in-law cleaned the chair, and him and Mr L cleaned Baba, and the kids told nanny she really needed to get Baba a bowl!

As quick as it started it was over!

Baba was again running around, and seemed quite happy again. He then ate a packet of children’s crisps and seemed fine. We kept his food very plain, but he didn’t seem ill at all! How wrong were we.

We brought him home when everyone left, and he was very tired so he dragged us up to bed. After half an hour in bed and four to five foul nappies later! Baba was in bed violently shaking, he was not cold, he wasn’t hot but he was chattering shaking. He then developed a rash!

Eight thirty last night, we were bundling him into the car and driving to A and E. We got there and the staff were fantastic, we were seen too within minutes of arriving by the nurse, and the doctor was down to see us within half an hour. Baba was diagnosed with the gastrotenitus (don’t know how to spell it) bug, he is dehydrated and has been given dioralyte to take while he is poorly. He was observed for a while and then we were let out at eleven pm. So got home a quarter to midnight.

He didn’t have a great nights sleep, he had a raging temperature at five am, and was awake for an hour. So he is currently asleep on the sofa next to me and is a poorly boy. He has had a bit to drink and I am hoping that he may sleep his way out of this.

I don’t think we have been well in this house for weeks now. I am going to get Mr L and I some vitamins to boost our immune system but I am not sure at 17 months whether Baba is able to take anything. Will have to look around for him. I really think that he needs something. He can not be ill again after this, we have had everything that is going recently and it is not fair on the poor boy. But as I said to Mr L last night we can only get better now!

I think it is far to say Mother’s Day was eventful this year. I wonder what next year will bring?

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TheMadHouse
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 13:00:24

    Oh my lordy, what a day. Just a tip, Baba can take multivits no worrys, just make sure you get a childrens/toddlers brand. I would pop to the local health food store and ask. Both the boys take them and have since being babies.

    I hope things inprove fast


  2. The Moiderer
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 13:04:44

    Poor you and poor Baba. It is so awful to see them ill like that. It’s amazing how at that age it is on or off. One second they are horrendously ill and the next running around happy without even noticing.
    My little one was not as bad but flat lemonade with a small pinch of salt given to her in one of her “baby bottles” really seemed to turn her around. The Dr’s said if she kept it down even for 20 minutes it would do her the world of good. It was also suggested that Quavers make a good snack food.
    She went through tonnes of the lemonade and it really seemed to do the trick. I hope he gets over it soon.


  3. marcy@mumumumumum
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 18:16:57

    my prem babies had vitamins so ask your GP what is best , it is something that is going around, yet when they are little you feel so helpless, which makes it seem worse. Try and keep yourself well, and i hope it all is soon a distant memory xx


  4. snafflesmummy
    Mar 15, 2010 @ 22:03:30

    oh no, seems like alot of people have had rough ill months lately.

    Hope heis better soon .


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