Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Status: ohmygosh if I don't get some decent sleep soon I am going to FREAK OUT!!!!!!!

Was up most of the night with the baby. Who has a chest cold/cough/congestion. Top that off with a flu, DTAP and tetanus shot (his six month checkup) and he's had nearly 103 degree fever since Monday night. I called the nurse and she told me "Well, with this combination of shots we'd see fevers as high as 104. If he gets above 104 go ahead and call us."

ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME? You actually think I'm going to LET my infant's fever actually GET THAT HIGH???

Yeah, sure. I'd love for his brain to fry in his own head like an egg. Sure. NOT.

So I've been piggybacking Tylenol and Motrin and keeping him as comfortable as possible. He was a mess yesterday--if I left his line of sight he'd start crying. And he wanted to be "cuddled" all day. Which I was happy to oblige, but the whole "I will scream if you put me down" thing got a little old after a while. THEN I made the colossal mistake of sleeping in his room again last night--every time he moaned, choked on his own phlegm or coughed, I was WIDE AWAKE. I think I put his pacifier in about 7345 times. I also had to set my phone alarm for every three hours to dose him, to keep the raging fever down.

Hence, I'm a "little" tired. As soon as I got Hubby off to work and the kids off to school, I set the alarm for 8:30 (one hour of sleep) and went right back to bed. Thankfully, the baby was so dog-tired from being up all night he actually stayed asleep for me.

I just fed him, and he coughed up most of his cereal. I feel so helpless. We are on a plane at 6am Friday morning, and I hope these antibiotics kick in ASAP. Otherwise the three-hour flight will be miserable, because he'll be miserable.

And I had planned to put the Christmas tree up today. We're going to be gone for a week and a half, and when we get back, I'd love to come home to a tree. So I just might bust my butt and get it up. I've perfected my technique over the years. It's the same tree and the same ornaments that Hubby and I have had since our second Christmas together. And if I light it correctly, it takes from start to finish about three hours to put together and trim. I could so totally do that.

The rest of the house will have to wait. I have to pack and do some major laundry! This week is closing in on me...


Michelle Miles said...

Poor thing. I hope he starts feeling better soon and you get some sleep!

Anonymous said...

You poor thing! It's so awful when kids are sick, because they're so miserable and it's heartbreaking.

It only takes 3 hours to do that magnificent tree? Wow, you DO have it down to a system!

Anonymous said...

I think I just might have to put my tree up now!

I hope you little baby gets better.

Anonymous said...

Christmas trees in November. No Way!!

Lynn Sinclair said...

No wonder you lost 10 pounds--you don't ever stop. I know you didn't ask for my opinion, but you're going to get it anyway: Don't worry about the tree. Yes, it would be lovely to come home, plug it in then sit back and enjoy (but you won't be able to because you'll be doing loads of laundry). Right now, your health is far more important, and squeezing the tree trimming in today may just make you even more stressed and tired than you already are. Okay, it would make me more stressed and tired.

Hope the baby's temperature drops this morn, and that you both get some well-deserved rest.