Having a sick baby is no fun. Stretchy has been sick since Thursday. That makes three days of sick baby. "Three days?" you say. "That's not so bad..." (Or I'm imagining that's what you might say. That's probably what I would have said to me a year ago, you know, before I had a kid...)
Anyhow, this is how Stretchy's days have been going:
3:00am: Wake up coughing.
3:20am: Fall asleep while eating
3:22am: Wake up while being put back in crib. Start screaming
3:30am: Go sleep in Mommy's bed. She must be tired.
3:35am: Fall fitfully alseep
3:40am: Wake up coughing. Start screaming.
3:45am: Repeat falling asleep and waking up until...
6:30am: Wake up for the day. Appear happy and good natured.
6:40am: Refuse to eat breakfast.
6:45am: Scream your head off like you are hungry, but refuse to eat. Again.
6:50am: Play normally.
6:51am: Cry for no reason.
7:00am-8:30 am: Repeat bi-polar activities of giggling while playing and crying inconsolably.
8:35am: Nap. But only ON Mommy, not in crib. Take an abnormally long nap in which Mommy could
be doing so many other things...
10:45am: Wake up crying and refuse to eat. Again.
10:55am: Scream your head off like you are hungry, but refuse to eat. Again.
11:00am: Play normally.
11:01am-7:00pm: Repeat all of the above.
7:01pm: Cry inconsolably until bath time.
7:45-8:15pm: Have a blast in the bath.
8:16pm: Finally eat normally and pass out.
8:40pm: Wake up crying every 10 minutes until finally sleeping for a few hours at 10pm.
12:00am: Wake up and eat.
12:30am: Wake up crying every 10 minutes until finally sleeping for a few hours.
... It's been a long few days. It's rough when your baby is upset and there's nothing you can do to fix it.
I do have to say though, that those abnormally long naps where she only wants to sleep on me are awesome. Usually she wants to play, play, play and it's nice to get some cuddles once in a while.
I hope she feels better soon.
Here are some cute pictures of Stretchy during one of her "happy moments" the last few days. At least it's been nice out so we could enjoy the fresh air.
**DIY side-note: like those super cute leg-warmers? $2.50 knee high socks from Target with the feet cut off. SO CUTE!