And the answer is…February 3, 2010
So of course, the night before my 9:20 am sonogram, our youngest, Angeline, woke up at about 1:30 am sick. She had already been coughing for about 20 minutes. At least that’s how long I lay awake listening to her before I decided she wasn’t going to calm down on her own and I needed to give her some cough sirop. I don’t believe cough medicine works but I knew I would hear about it if she kept coughing and I couldn’t say I treated her in any way. I was right, she continued to cough for another 10 minutes. I decided to sleep on the couch holding her in an upright position thinking it was the drainage of her cold while lying down that was making her cough. I just finished getting the couch ready with a pillow and blankets when I heard it, the gagging reflex that was the sign of a child vomiting. And sick two-year olds don’t really think about running to the toilet before they’re going to be sick. I ran in, too late of course. She was just gearing up for the second round and knowing I would never get her to the bathroom on time, I grabbed a pair of dirty pj’s lying beside the bed and held them under her chin. Meanwhile, Auriane, with whom she shares a double bed, finally woke up. I sent her to our bed with a still sleeping Raphael. When the worst of it was over, I took her to our bathroom, got us both cleaned up and into our bed, making it four in the bed. After a few more bouts with the toilet and one or two on a towel on our bed, I detoured to the ready couch and left the kids with Raphael. So, after spending most of the night with Angeline and her gastro, a stomach virus, I wondered as I lay on the couch, would I get to the doctor in the morning for my appointment? We made it with a much better Angeline along for the show. And finally learned the highly anticipated words…
It’s a girl!
And then last night, it was olivia’s turn to be sick.