Tuesday, May 29, 2007

What Goes Around

We are sick.

First B, who was hit hard with whatever cold/flu this is. Poor boy. I don’t think it’s a stomach bug, but he spent a couple of days throwing up. On me, only on me. He’d wait for me to pick him up. Sweet, in a disgusting way, right? I think his tummy was upset by the large quantities of snot that must have ended up there.

Then M, who was already having a tough time with sleep (after a week or so of decent nighttimes and good naps - just a tease, really) and is now congested such that lying down is a problem. She was up and down last night, and I have no reason to think that she’ll be much better tonight. And we can no longer bring her to bed with us, because while she’s fine in her sleep, when she’s awake in our bed she moves around so much she’s nearly fallen off the end of the bed. We’re just not awake enough to manage it. Which is a shame, because when she’s SLEEPING in our bed, she sleeps really well. This morning I slept with her in my lap on the chair in the nursery (not comfortable) and after B got up, I shifted to the floor (thinking it wouldn’t work) and she slept there a bit longer. So maybe that’s a possibility.

And now me. It’s no wonder, since they both love to chew on my water bottles. But ugh. Headache, achy body, coughing. I’m headed to bed right now, where I’ll drift off pondering how we managed to get so sick in the SPRING, when we don’t really go anywhere, aren't in daycare, and when the babies are breastfed. I’m just saying.

Snort, moan, sigh. Waaaaaa.


  1. Poor things, the lot of you!

    I distinctly remember a couple of nights of sleeping on the floor with big G at around this age.

    And I'm with you on the sick in the spring thing. It's nearly summer for chrissakes! And yet here we are having passed a diarrhea/extreme fatigue bug to several people at the wedding we went to last week and having picked up a cold bug (that gave lil' G a 102 fever yesterday) from one of the other party guests. Ugh.

  2. I'm so sorry. S&J both have colds and coughs and I had the same thought, it's in the 80's, aren't we done for the season? Of course, we're in daycare, so I guess we're never done.

    I haven't tried it, but if you're desperate, you may want to put your mattress on the floor. That way you have more comfort, but less fear of a big fall. I've certainly contemplated it.

  3. Can you put M in the middle between you and your husband so she won't fall out? Or the mattress on the floor idea- I like that. Whatever it takes to get sleep is my motto.
    Hang in there...

  4. I'm so sorry, sweetie. Being sick all around just bites. It's bad enough when your babies are sick, or when you're sick--but all together?@! Not fun!

  5. Hopefully you all recover soon.

  6. Hi Cass hun, I hope that you guys are all feeling better! Been a while and just want to make sure that you're ok.