Thursday, January 24, 2008

Sick Babies

I've spent the last three days nursing my little ones back to health. Actually, Frannie got sick first and then Adam so at least they took turns. Little Adam has had a big goopy nose and lots of couging and congestion. He hasn't been able to sleep well at all. I am so glad that I still have my milk because he wants to nurse all of the time and will refuse the bottle. I'm glad because I've been worried about my supply anyways, so it is good that he's had so much nursing time. It seems he is often in too big a hurry to want to wait for my letdown and will arch his back and turn away. But being that he's sick, he'll snuggle in and wait.

Another thing I am extremely grateful for is that I don't have an outside job. I am so glad I do not have to call some boss and explain why I need to take the days off. I don't need to prepare sub plans. I don't have 150 students to worry about. All I have to do is just worry about my baby and that's it. I'm so lucky for that.

I've been spending much of my time either holding Adam as I walk around and do my other chores and take care of Fran, or he's been laying on my chest while I rock him in our recliner. Rock rock rock rock. I don't spend too much time usually just sitting and rocking, so in a way it was nice. I got the chance to read a book and didn't feel guilty about it.

Frannie has pretty much been playing with her toys. I've done some play-doh with her, but for the most part she's just been pretending and stuff. I can hear her chatting to her dolls. I'm glad she's like that. She still has heavy congestion, but she's acting normally, so I know she's ok.

Anyways, today is looking much better. Adam still has a his snotty nose, but he was back to jumpy jump jump jumping on my legs this morning so I know he's feeling much better. He hasn't jumped in the last three days!! That is not like my Adam! So he found his jump, there is a small break in the rain, and I think I'm going to take this opportunity to head over to Trader Joes.

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