The last week-and-a-half we’ve been battling a nasty cold at our house. Last monday night Fiona started getting super stuffed up and then the fun began. She was up ALL night long – thank god my mom was there at the house too since greg was still in Asia and I was feeling sick as well. Grandma stepped in and took fi from around 3a.m. on so that i could get some sleep. Poor little girl. She woke up with her eye totally glued shut so we took off for the pediatrician and got some eye drops. Luckily there was no ear infection. After about two days of it she finally decided that the snot-sucker isn’t as bad as she makes it out to be and will actually let us suck some snot from her nose (for a bit) we have a fancy-dancy battery powered snot sucker that you just hold up to her nose and push a button and it “vacuums” it out….amazing! I highly recommend it since the silly little blue ball they give you in the hospital is useless for anything other then a really fun toy!
For the most part Fiona is over her cold now…she still has a pretty snotty nose – which she LOVES to lick – but she can breathe through it now, which means she can finally suck her thumb, which means she can SLEEP, which means I CAN SLEEP.
She had been doing so good with sleep up until she got sick and then of course it all went out the window…which i know to expect but it’s scary because I wonder if it will come back to the way it was (last night was a GOOD night!) Saturday night she got up around 11p.m. and wouldn’t let us put her back down until almost 2. She would sleep in our arms but the minute she hit the mattress she started to cry again (and she immediately stands up) We let her cry for a while- because how do you know? How do you know if she still feels poopy or if she just got used to being held so much while she was sick- Greg is home now though and has jet lag so he got up with her and rocked her in the chair so i could sleep for a couple of hours then i nursed her and back to bed she went. (she will finally let him hold her and rock her which is really nice…and since it’s new to him he’s happy to do it in the middle of the night! =) Maybe she was just hungry? She hadn’t been eating a lot since she was sick and she can’t nurse too much from me anymore because i just don’t make enough milk…..
anyway…i think we’re getting past it…whew! and just in time for Christmas!!! Yeah.