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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Starting Off 2008 With a War Against a New Mom's Arch Nemesis...-The Common Cold...

Darn you Cold Virus! From the first instant I heard that tiny little sniffle come out of that tiny little nose, I knew. I knew that there would be a really tough battle ahead against an army of billions and billions of germs. I knew that I would be in for sleepless nights and days constantly surrounded by mucus.

I bought a warm steam humidifier (not a cold steam one because it creates moldy bacteria, not a hot one because it does the same thing and can cause burns and what not... but a warm one). I find myself using saline drops over and over and over, and suctioning the muscus and whatever gunk with a nasal aspirator out of a 2 month old's little nose. That in itself is a hard and arduous battle. Who ever thought that a tiny little baby would have so much snot in him?

Now, my son is sick with his second cold in his short little life, and I find that I too am sick (again) because of the fact that my son is sick (again)! Darn you Cold Virus!

Little babies are needy, clingy, little things when they get sick! And to top it off... he was just getting a nice little sleep schedule going where he actually would sleep through the night... and NOW! Because he's sick! He won't sleep at all! I find myself giving him a tiny bit of children's Benadryl just so he can get the sleep and rest he needs.

Darn you Cold Virus! You think you have won... just wait til his immune system gets stronger. Just wait til winter is over. This new mom may be frustrated, may be sleep deprived, may be exhausted, but it's nothing some Vicks Vaporub, a box of kleenex, some vitamin C, and a mixture of drugs like sudafed, dayquil, and midol can't cure!

My son will conquer your army of germs too! Just you wait... there will come a day when he isn't sniffling or coughing... there will come a day!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no constructive thoughts or advice. Just wanted to say that I love you and I miss you. Good luck!

7:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Robbie said...

Get yourself a Nosefrida nasal aspirator pronto!! It's a little miracle worker, just look at all the reviews people left on Amazon, it works just as well as they say.

6:59:00 PM  

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