Thursday, March 30, 2006

Li'l Snotnose

It's a cold.

I've had a sore throat all day, which is a sure sign; what confused me was that normally I get the sore throat before I start sneezing my head off.

Anyway, I must've passed it on to Baby because she's still really snuffly too. It'll be her first real cold. (In fact, its my first cold too, since before she was born.)

We've had the steam vaporisor on in her room, for the last couple of nights (as well as the heater), and from tonight I'm putting a little Vicks VapoSteam in the water too. Tonight the snottiness was so bad that I couldn't even give her a comfort feed when she was having trouble getting to sleep, because her teeny nasal passages were so congested. We both gave her big, long cuddles and - third time lucky - finally she fell asleep to the boy's deep voice.

It must be nice to be able to send a child to sleep just by talking to them.

9 comments:

Jon said...

Awwww, I hope both my NZ gals get better soon :)

EB said...

Indeed, hope you both get well soon.

Juliabohemian said...

what's wrong with you?! don't you know you're supposed to wear a face mask with your baby the way Michael Jackson does?

Violet said...

jon and eb: thanks for your nice thoughts; we'll do our best :-)

juliabohemian: I thought babies were supposed to be exposed to germs, for their immune development!

portuguesa nova said...

poor baby...:(

Juliabohemian said...

(I hope you realize I was joking)

Why is it that we are flattered to put our baby to sleep just by talking but we would kill our spouse for doing it?

Violet said...

juliabohemian: I knew you were joking; if Michael Jackson does it, then obviously it's not the normal and healthy thing to do...

portuguesa nova: yeah, and poor Baby too.

Kazzer said...

A lot of my teachers could put kids to sleep just by talking to them.
I've been poorly too which is why I haven't been to see you.

Violet said...

kazzer: when Baby is a teenager I'm going to wake her up at 5am on Saturday mornings. Just because.