Monday, January 10, 2011

It Was Bound To Happen

Ella has her first cold.  Now that she is in daycare, it was bound to happen, sooner or later.  I just didn't realize it would be quite so soon.

I guess I can't blame it on being in daycare entirely.  I also exposed myself to all sorts of germs by going back to work, and I'm also sick.  So I don't know if she gave it to me, or if I gave it to her.  Either way, I guess it was bound to happen.  So we're both staying home today to heal, and hopefully we'll both be ready to return to our regular activities tomorrow.

Looking back, I guess it started with just a little cough from her on Thursday morning.  I figured that maybe she got a little milk down the wrong tube, or perhaps it was just the dry air.  But she had a few more little coughs on Friday, and then I started feeling that undeniable tickle in my throat.  That tickle developed into a full-blown head cold for me, and I turned into a coughing, sniffling mess.  Despite my attempts to wash away the germs and cough into the crook of my elbow, she's in close contact when she nurses.  I guess I could have tried to feed her bottles, but we were visiting my parents and I hadn't brought the pump for just the weekend.

So now I have a snotty, sleepy, sick baby who is happy enough--until I go after her boogers with the nasal aspirator.  I called to speak with the triage nurse at her pediatrician's office, just to make sure there isn't anything else I should be doing.  She assured me that I was caring for Ella properly, and told me what to look for in case the cold got any worse.  Poor thing.

Even though she is sick now, it was a huge blessing that she was okay for the flights home and back from my sister-in-law's baby shower.  I was so scared that she would be upset on the plane, but she pretty much slept entirely through both flights.  She was the perfect travel companion.


  1. Hope you are both feeling better soon!

  2. :-( Feel better!!!

    Much love,
    Future Mama

  3. I'm sorry you're little Ella is sick! It's terrible isn't it? Addy has the never ending cold & all I want to do is help her to feel better! Hope you both get better soon!

  4. We've been dealing with colds off and on this winter. They stink.

    While I was EBF, I somehow always would say that We had a cold or We weren't feeling well. Whatever I had, W would have and we would always seem to get better at the same time. I think that annoyed my husband!


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