If anyone happens to be reading this blog that is expecting their first child and looking for registry "must-haves," they should know that one needs to register for at least three fitted sheets for their child's crib (probably four) and definitely at least two mattress pads. Prior to having children, I had no idea why you'd need so many.
Why do I say this? One of the worst sounds that a parent can hear is a cry in the night from a child that doesn't normally cry in the night. Sure enough, last night JM got sick in his crib again. This happened three weeks ago, too. Sadly, we seem to be stuck in a vicious circle of ear-related illnesses and have been since about Thanksgiving. It goes a little like this. JM starts getting cranky with a runny nose, but doesn't have a fever, then he gets ucky diapers, then he won't eat and then he starts getting sick in his bed, but only at night and usually only once in the night (last night was twice, poor thing). Until he starts vomiting, Mike and I are scratching our heads, since he seems mostly happy, isn't tugging on his ears and doesn't have a fever and wondering if it's teeth or toddlerhood or what, but once the getting sick part starts, we then take him to the doctor and get him on antibiotics, then he's better for 10 days, we have a sick free week and then we start again.
Sigh... off to call the doctor again and put the sheets and mattress pads in the dryer. I am no Miss Cleo, but I am seeing tubes in our future.