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Chicago Marathon Weekend + Aftershocks (36 Weeks + Weekend Catch Up 10/8)

Between another visit to the doctor, Alex’s parent visiting, and the Chicago Marathon, it was quite the weekend! Let me get you caught up.

You definitely need to check out the Friday Catch Up for backstory for today’s post.

Friday Catch Up 10/8

1). Let’s finish up the saga of Emmie’s illness. After a great day Thursday, where she was acting back to normal and happy, she had a rough night Thursday night. As in, lots of crying and waking, and even to the point in the middle of the night where she cried without stopping for an hour. I had to body swaddle (as in wrap her in my arms and hold her tight) her to calm her down, and ven that would only help for a few seconds. She wasn’t running a fever, she was just in pain.

Ultimately, I had to boob her, and that was the only time she calmed down. 

On Friday morning, she woke up without fever again, but she was obviously still not comfortable–she cried out when I picked her up, she didn’t want to be on her tummy, and she didn’t want me to jostle her. She was crying and whining just while sitting. So I called the pediatricians back, and we gave her some Tylenol and set up an appointment to go back midday.

She didn’t improve that quickly, but ultimately, she improved and took a nap before the doctors. And then we went there and she was right as rain. Of course. 

We came home, she took a huge nap, and then Alex’s parents came over and we played for a bit before going to dinner. Alex didn’t get home until after they had left and I had put Emmie to bed.

2) One of the great things about Chicago Marathon Weekend is that you get to see tons of your friends! Emmie and I saw Erica while out on our run on Saturday, and then we saw so many friends while they were on their big run Sunday. It started to pour, so we had to cut our spectating short, but we saw (or were seen) by almost everyone. 

And Alex even got inspired again, and told me that after I am done having kids and nursing he wants to train for a half marathon together! Guess I should get on those kids asap…

We are right in the middle of the marathon course, so it was super fun following the marathon just by what we could hear–as the leaders were followed north and then as they were cheered south. 

3) We ended up deciding not to go to the wedding on Sunday. Alex and I were both exhausted from the week, and even though Emmie had been improving, her rough night on Thursday left us without much confidence for the weekend. She slept better and better, but we just didn’t know what we would be leaving Alex’s parents with. Furthermore, Alex has to work today, which would be the morning after, and starting off a week on a tough rotation without good sleep is a recipe for disaster, as you can imagine. 

On the plus side, it meant that we got more time with Mimi and Papa!

4) This week is a bit back to our usual social activities. We are going to have lunch with some friends, go to some classes (Broadway and Me!!) and then we have a super busy weekend ahead of us! On the menu for Alex this week is orange chicken, and I’ll be making that today as it didn’t happen this weekend. 

Short Catch Up as we were spending time with Alex’s parents. And listening to the kid sing herself to sleep. Oy.

I hope you all had a great weekend!

Are you working today or taking a holiday for Columbus Day?

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  • Reply Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real

    Poor Emmie 🙁 Fingers crossed she is better for good today!!

    Spectating the Chicago Marathon was always an awesome experience when I would volunteer in high school. The elites are incredibly fast!

    Unfortunately I’m at work today but it’s kind of gross out so I’m okay that I’m not off in such a downer of a day.

    October 8, 2018 at 9:20 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    “To boob or not to boob, that is the question”…….we have a new verb–to boob!!
    I love it!!
    I hope our little Emmie girl gets her tummy sorted out. It is so hard to try and try to help our kids, babies, adult children, etc. when they hurt and we, as parents, can’t fix the problem.

    Singing herself to sleep, I love that, too!…and clapping with one hand while she holds wubs with the other.
    What a wonderful little nugget she is

    October 8, 2018 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Ashley @ A Lady Goes West

    Susie! Oh my gosh, how much does your heart break to see Emmie sick but not quite know exactly what’s going on or what to do? We had some bad nights like that recently with Brady during teething and a cold. Soooo sad! Anywho, glad you got to get out to the race this weekend at least! Sending you feel good thoughts, momma! 🙂

    October 8, 2018 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Sarah

    Sick babies are so difficult. I hope she continues to improve. Love that you got her out to see the race. I did that with Mary when she was first born. We couldn’t get out on the course until I got out of work and it was so perfect. We got to cheer on the stragglers in Brooklyn. It was so inspirational and such a wonderful moment as a moment. I hope we will be able to get out of work early enough to do it again this year too.

    October 8, 2018 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Cora

    Uggghhhh such a tough time for a parent. And for the child, too, of course. I hope poor Emmie is starting to feel more and more like herself. Glad you had Alex’s parents around. And that you got out to that race -that must have felt really nice <3 Take care of yourself, too!!

    October 9, 2018 at 8:10 am
  • Reply Suchot

    So glad she’s doing better! I am just a mess when Squish is sick. It’s not my strongest parenting skill that’s for sure! I had the day off yesterday for thanksgiving here – and I hosted for the first time ever. Did the gravy and the pumpkin pie and all the things.

    October 9, 2018 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply Kat

    I’m sorry to hear about your poor Nugget not feeling well!! Glad to hear she is getting back to herself. When my bestie was here her Nugget was also super uncomfortable and feeling sick, so we swapped out holding her while just bounching around the house all night. It was exhausting but we managed to do it together!! I hope she’s feeling all better now <3

    October 9, 2018 at 2:41 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Poor baby! I hope she’s better by now– sounds like a mess!
    Cheering for the marathon looked like so much fun. Glad you got to do it!

    October 10, 2018 at 7:55 am
  • Reply San

    To boob! LOL That made me laugh… but hey, if it works, it works. I hope your little girl is all better now! Glad to got to spend time with friends and family!

    October 16, 2018 at 12:58 pm
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