Yesterday was St. Patty's Day, as all of you know. So, yesterday morning I decided that we were going to celebrate the Irish in us during dinner.....and I decided to make Irish food (just corned beef - nothing fancy) and then I decided to make some lime/green jello - picture included (not Irish, but fun) :-) It was just supposed to be a little something to "spice" up our evening meal. It was all very delicious, too (if I do say so myself). Jake especially loved his jell0 - and I couldn't find the camera in time to take pictures before he had scarfed it down. Jake went to bed at normal time...Chris and I went to bed a couple hours later - and another day was done. Around 3am, I thought I heard Jake coughing a little bit (surprising I heard it, b/c we all know I'm a sound sleeper....although it has changed a little bit since I had Jake - which many said would happen). I went to just roll over - no big deal, but something inside me told me I should just check on him. So I tiptoe into his room and from a distance could see him sleeping....I got up close - and yes, he was sleeping - in a huge pile of throw up!!! YUCK! That's where the mother's initiation came in, b/c Jake has only had 1 stomach virus and it was before he was eating table foods, so it wasn't the end of the world. Jake never spit up as a baby, either, so I've been very fortunate. Now, let me say that I would deal with throw up over blood anyday, so it's all good - except that it was 3am and it was everywhere and no one wants to be doing that in the middle of the night. As I was climbling into bed 2 HOURS LATER (yep, that's how long it took to clean up and get Jake back to sleep), I was thinking about how this was probably just the first of many nights in the next 17-18 years that I would be up in the middle of the night. I also thought about how Jake is worth it :-) Oh, and the lime green jello on St. Patty's day....well, that WON'T be a family tradition in our house! (Oh yes...and Jake - he is doing much better this morning and seems to be himself, so - maybe it was just a fluke)?!