Saturday, August 30, 2008
The Things We Do For Our Babies
So...it turns out that the "nothing" that kept Addison awake the other night is in fact a something. A big old nasty cold. Apparently she felt it long before I noticed it. Poor little bugger. I went into her room at 3:30 this morning to find her with a slight fever and a wicked stuffy nose. After a dose of Tylenol and a good cuddle in her rocking chair, she was out like a light. As I sat there rocking her, I tried to think of how I was going to lay her down. She needed to stay propped up but her bouncy seat was in the other room and I didn't have the heart to lay her down in her crib while I went to get it. She was so comfortable in my arms I decided that I should just stay where I was and let her sleep. So that is what I did...I rocked and cuddled her until 6:00 in the morning. I would have rocked longer but I had to teach my first English class of the semester at 8:00. And even though my back was totally jacked up and I had now slept a total of 4 hours in the past 48...I was still willing to sit there and rock her just so she could get a good nights sleep. Ahhh.....the things we do for our babies.