TRICK OR TREATING = FIRST COLD
I think we had a little too much fun trick or treating on Halloween because at 10 months old Maddox had her first ever cold! Ok, so this cold is either from trick or treating or from the fact that after hours of debating I finally broke down and decided to administer the dreaded “I still don’t believe in it” flu shot. I am kicking myself right now. Not sure if she will get the second dose or not.
I am kind of a spoiled mama because I have never had to wake up in the middle of the night to care for Maddox but Wednesday tonight we spent our first night on the sick sofa together. And while yes, I was missing my bed, I secretly enjoyed our snuggly slumber party in the living room.
10 hours of sleep from Wednesday to Friday is the recipe for:
Our first family cold.
Yep, all of us now have duffy nodes.
Squirt saline in, suction snot out, squirt saline in, suction snot out. I can do it in my sleep now. It was amazing to watch Maddox catch on. It only took a few trials before she learned how to bat the suction bulb away with both hands and shake her head back and forth really fast.....
I’d say that is some darned good problem solving (but that skill never shows up on developmental tests)!
Some other new things I learned while Maddox has been sick. When you don’t have family around, it is really tough. Simple things like running an errand for medicine while Scott is at work becomes a huge ordeal. I bundled her up in the warmest snowsuit ever and drove to town.
Also, during our sick day we sang and danced...ALOT. I guess the good thing that came out of this is that Maddox can now clap through the entire song of Pat-a-Cake and can keep a rhythmic sway to Where is Thumbkin. VIDEOS TO COME
That’s it for today, we are going to go curl up on the sick couch in front of the fire with our hot chocolate!