Monday, October 29, 2007

you've got ta be kidding me!

every sunday night i plan out my workout schedule for the week and last week was no different.

monday morning after getting the two oldest off to school, i feed kawena oatmeal and rush off to the gym so i can run before a 10 am class. i pull into the parking lot and just as i am about to grab kawena, her oatmeal spews out of her mouth all over the front of her. i hate when that happens because i NEVER have anything in the car to clean up a mess of that proportion.

so, i clean her up using a gazillion baby wipes and strip her down to her bare nudies. i strap her back into her car seat and head home. by this point she is happy as a clam! i throw her into the bath tub where she splashes around, squealing with joy. you wouldn't even know that 20 minutes earlier she was vomiting all over herself for how happy she is.

the rest of monday she is fine and tuesday, no problem. so i think, it must have just been some freak thing. wednesday morning, after getting the girls off to school and music, i head back to the same gym for a core class and running. no joke, as i pull into the parking lot i turn to look at the baby, just in time to see her heaving up the scrambled eggs she just had for breakfast. unbelievable!! this time i don't even park, i just turn around a drive home, baby covered in vomit.

i just can't believe it! i call mitch on my cell phone to tell him the news. he just laughs at the whole thing! hmmmm, i'm sure glad someone is enjoying it, because i definitely am not! he adds, through a chuckle, "maybe you should try a different gym!" thanks!

i'm thinking, "this child is sabotaging my efforts to lose the last 10 pounds of baby weight. how will i ever get back to where i want to be if i can't even pull into the gym parking lot without having baby vomit show it's ugly face!?"

the rest of the week i just gave up on going to the gym in the morning, baby in tow. i know, that probably wasn't the best thing to do, but hey that's what i did! i had enough of it! i still made it to the gym wednesday and thursday night, though! i don't like doing that so much because it cuts into my mitch time, but i needed it!

post script: this morning i actually made it to the gym, the same vomit inducing gym. the whole time driving there i was keeping one eye on the road and one eye on the baby. thankfully, she was in the back happily chatting away. and she didn't even hint at vomiting as i pulled into the parking lot!

today, is a very good day!!


Bridget said...

I thouht as you were telling me this story what great blogging material it was. Glad to see it in a post. Glad too that Kawena made it vomit-free to the gym today.

Mahina said...

haha! isn't that so funny how blogging has changed our thought process!?

Merilee said...

maybe she gets car sick?

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

NOTHING is worse than vomit in the car, NOTHING.

It is a funny story, though. Are you at a place where you can admit it? You will be one day.

Stephanie said...

This is when I would decide that excersise is obviously cursed, and I should go home and enjoy some ice cream. But then again, I'm not much of a gym person to start with! Good for you for sticking with it.

Elizabeth said...

Poor baby. Poor mommy. Glad you're in a vomit-free zone now! Alexis did the same thing to us when she was a baby. Just as we pulled up to the curb at my aunt's house in Twin Falls, VOMIT! If she'd waited 30 more seconds, we would have had her out of the car, but no, it never works out that way, does it? :-)

Darilyn said...

That is crazy! I can't believe it happened twice. I would have given up too for the week. Glad you made it yesterday.

Katie Smith said...

Yikes! That is some serious vomit drama. I can only imagine how frustrated you must have been to have your gym efforts thwarted...I'm SO the same way. Glad you made it today and hopefully you won't see any more vomit for a while.

Michal said...

hy-sterical. i am chortling out loud in a sleeping house! if it isn't one thing to sabotage us, it's another!
by the way, i absolutely love your playlist. i sometimes just leave your blog up and make dinner with your playlist going!