This past week has been a long one for us. Sadie’s cold turned into wheezing, which turned into our Pediatrician not being so reliable (out of town with no Dr. on call…who DOES that?!), which turned into worries of RSV returning by an ER nurse over the phone, which turned into our first trip to the ER around midnight on Sunday night. Luckily when we got there, Sadie was breathing better than when we had left home and she ended up spending our time in the ER entertaining the Dr.’s and Nurses with her big kicks and giggles and humongous smiles…thanks for making Mommy and Daddy look good Sadie!
Since she’s had this cold we seem to have forgotten a couple of things:
1. How to sleep- Our 9 hour nights between feedings have regressed into screaming herself to sleep once being swaddled, and then waking up again when put in the co-sleeper, and then waking up 1-1/2-2 hours for the rest of the night. Try that scenario with Mama catching Sadie’s cold and Daddy not being available to pitch in with the night shift because of a big test for his DTS class and having to work in the morning, and we’ve had one rough week!
2. How to eat- I don’t need to go far into explaining that your child can either make breastfeeding a joy, or make it a painful and miserable experience. She’s obviously forgotten that nursing is supposed to be a bonding experience. There is to be no pulling of the head and not letting go. And no biting!!! Hopefully she is just teething and this too shall pass. I miss the bonding, can skip the biting!
All babies do is sleep, eat, and poop. So, she’s forgotten 2 out of the 3, but at least we can count on the good poopies! Lookin’ on the bright side of things! In all seriousness, even with it being so difficult this week, all we have to do is look at this…..
And then all seems right in the world once again. Can’t resist her.