So this morning Lina woke up with a little cough and runny nose, I didn’t think anything of it, especially with it being 3 degrees out (literally that is not an exaggeration). As the day went on, she seemed to just look tired but wasn’t acting much different than any other day. She was dancing and singing to Moana (her favorite movie) but my mommy instincts kicked in and something made me check her temperature. 99.8, ok so it’s not an awful fever, but it was a fever and I immediately went into sick mode, made tea with honey, lemon, and ginger, gave her ice pops, had her rest, and had lots of snuggle time!
After dinner, I took her temperature again and 100.2 .. ugh. So I had her rest some more. We watched Moana. Again. THIRD. TIME. TODAY. 🙄 The things we do for our babies. After Moana, I got her ready for bed, rubbed some baby Vicks on the bottom of her feet and on her back, made her a bottle with some chamomile tea, and put her to bed. She was out within seconds.
About 45 min later she starts crying and when I walk in I see her shivering and clearly uncomfortable. She was so warm I felt like I was sitting infront of a pizza oven (great now I’m hungry) I take her temperature 101.2, EVEN HIGHER. UGH. so I pick her up, sit in our rocking chair, unzip the front of her jammies, lift my shirt, and give her some skin to skin time. They say skin to skin with mommy works better than medicine. Let’s hope!
She is currently snoring away on my chest, and sleeping comfortably, thank god! Needless to say I will not be getting any sleep tonight, but if that means my baby can have a full nights rest, I don’t care! It’s the worst feeling seeing your babe sick! Praying for a healthier day tomorrow!!