Being sick and caring for a baby is like being hit by a car twice in one day. Lack of sleep doubles, both because you have a fussy, sick baby who refuses to sleep in the middle of the night and it takes 2 hours to calm her around 1 am...and because you cannot sleep with your splitting headache, stuffed nose, bloated dry/wet eyes (how that is even possible is beyond me) and dry throat that you have to keep clearing. Mouth breathing at night is the worst, because your lips get all dry and the air makes your tongue and gums feel stale. By 3 am I was ready to collapse on the floor. I didn't want to disturb my husband, who was also up with the little one (as neither of us could calm her on our own), so I decided to quarantine myself on the couch. However, like the diligent and amazing husband he is, he helped situate me on the couch, made sure I took some Advil cold and sinus (wouldn't need to breastfeed the babe again until it was out of my system), set up the baby's pink pig humidifier and asked me to call if I needed anything else. In the end all his babying of me paid off, since I was able to finally drift off to sleep. I wasn't awake again until 6:15, when the little one decided it was time for all of us to get up.
Yesterday was spent trying to care for the baby and trying not to bash my head against a wall. Although, I pushed myself to take her out, as the fresh air was meant to do us both some good. The walk eased some of my headache, helped clear my nose and brought a smile to my face as the babe gurgled about everything she was seeing.
Needless to say, I cannot wait to be well again, so I can take full advantage of my days with my darling little girl.
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