Life: 1, Green Mom: 0
Night One: Up at 2:00 a.m. for 2 hours, change soaked through diaper and pajamas, feed bottle
Night Two: Repeat above (Dad), Sleep with toddler in his bed after he wakes up screaming (Mom)
Day Three: Order Overnight diapers and push as much food as possible during the day
Night Three: See Nights One and Two
Night Four: Up at 4:00 a.m. and sleep on rocker in nursery
Night Five: Repeat
Day 6: Baby wakes up with fever, call in sick from work, take baby to doctor. Ear infection
Night 6: Sleep in rocker
Day 7: Baby still has fever. Work from home and tag team with Dad, takes both of us to give him Amoxicillin (one to hold him down, one to pry open his mouth)
Nights 7, 8: See previous Nights
Day 9: Toddler starts putting hands in mouth and not eating
Day 10: Notice posted at child care center, 1 case of Coxsackie virus reported
Day 11: Toddler wakes up with blisters in his mouth, call doctor, Coxsackie virus, immediately spikes fever
Day 13: Mom wakes up with Conjunctivitis
Day 14: Morning: Amoxicillin caused diaper explosion, just as we’re finishing breakfast. Get baby in bathtub. Afternoon: Child care center calls, toddler has broken out in hives all over face. Trip to the doctor at 6:20 p.m., no definitive answer. Could be the Coxsackie virus, could be developing an allergic reaction to seizure medication. Super!
Day 15: Another diaper explosion before work but does not require bath. Phew.
Day 16: Green Mom starts researching dream vacations.