You'd think that we went on a dangerous adventure or were involved in a severe accident if you heard me say "We Survived!" But it was Josie's first cold, and boy was it a doozie!
Nick and I both had this same cold over Christmas. Ours both included fever, congestion, and a cough. Nick had it the worst, luckily my fever lasted half a day, but his lasted three. And sleeping was not really in the cards with this cold because of the cough. One night I suggested that Nick go sleep on the couch so he wouldn't wake the baby (nice huh?). I nursed Josie like crazy so that she would get all the antibodies from me but the cold must have morphed into baby form because it showed it's ugly little head on New Years Eve. But thank the Lord, she never had a fever!
The congestion was bad, and it is hard to explain to an infant that squirting saline up her nose and getting it sucked out will help her breathe (my little life saver), but the cough was almost unbearable for ALL parties involved. We spent many hours in the bathroom in the steam from the shower as well as in the cold outside on the porch swing, just trying to soothe her cough. The poor thing would cough so hard she would vomit. So we took turns. Nick took her for half the night and I took her for half the night. Most likely we would sleep with her on our chest or holding her out on the couch so the other one could sleep for a bit. I unfortunately, have been blessed (or cursed) with being an incredibly light sleeper. So even with the door closed I could still hear my baby coughing and crying and had a hard time sleeping.
So while we try to get back our routine and schedule, you can enjoy some cute pictures.
At a Loss
15 hours ago