This past week has been less than stellar for our family. As much as I would have loved to ring in the new year with bells and whistles, unfortunately we are all still sick and had to cancel all of our plans and stay inside.
Avery has had a fever for four days now and we finally took her to the doctor last night (yes, New Year’s Eve) because she wasn’t getting any better. She only wants to be held, won’t eat any solids, and is fussy all of the time (which is really not like her.) I am thankful that we took her in because it turns out she has a double ear infection and a sinus infection. They put her on antibiotics right away and I am hoping that she is on the mend.
My husband and I are both still sick as well. With low-grade fevers, hacking coughs, and general discomfort, we are doing the best we can just to get out of the bed every morning. This is the first time that we’ve both been sick at the same time with our kids sick, too. It takes a toll on you, especially when all you want to do is lay in bed and get better.
Although it’s less than ideal to have to take care of a sick baby when you are sick yourself, I’ve had a week to figure out how it can work so that you and the baby can get the rest that you need.
More from Lauren on Baby’s First Year:
- 12 Favorite Avery Moments of 2012
- Avery Meets Santa! (Photos)
- 5 Ways I Increased My Milk Supply in One Week
- Is our Breastfeeding Journey Over?
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