My anti-hayfever nasal spray ran out a couple of weeks ago; I've been using the spray just about every day for two or three years now (and before that, just in Spring) but this time I decided to try going cold turkey.
After the first big headache, it seemed that either being a mum had cured me of hayfever (it certainly seems to have helped my complexion - or is it that I just don't notice the zits and scaly bits any more?). Then, at the weekend, I started sneezing and sniffling constantly; my head was all congested and I remembered how it used to be if I spent all day sitting in long grass without any (antihistamine) protection.
But now I've noticed that Baby has a snotty nose too. I can hear it move up and down her nostrils when she's feeding, and I worry that if its consistency gets any thicker she'll suffocate in her own nose poo (which is what the Cantonese for bogeys, at least in my mum's dialect, translates to).
Omigod...have I unknowingly caught a cold and inadvertantly passed it on to my itty bitty baby? Or is she displaying early onset hayfever?