Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Julian's first cold
Julian was very grouchy yesterday, started off being fine and drank 180mL at his first feed and then he didn't eat much for the rest of the day. He was very clingy and needed to be held to go to sleep and in fact didn't sleep very much at all! He managed to get 2 hours sleeping on his dad's shoulder. And at night he would sleep but only for short periods before he got uncomfortable again. He seemed to do better sleeping on the shoulder and then putting him in the bouncer. He breastfed ok and had a few naps.
This morning Erika was covered with dried snot! And in the car yellowie green snot was pouring out of her nose and she was smearing it all over the place. So fortunately for me it's only a cold and not a major illness or I'd be tearing my hair out with frustration and exhaustion.
Frankly I don't know how I could avoid the virus spreading around the house. Julian drools everywhere and wipes his nose and face and then touches everything, and so does his sister. And the ewww of breastfeeding a baby who is dripping snot all over your breast.....!!
Let's just hope that breastfeeding him will mean a milder illness/faster recovery.