|Posted by Live Love Mom on March 5, 2016 at 7:45 AM|
by: Stephanie McEndree
When one person in the family gets sick, everyone gets sick.
Having a toddler in daycare, you would think that the potential amount of germs that they bring home, that the exposure would make your immune system super-human.
I can only assume germs are smart and keep changing and evolving to survive whatever antibodies we create, or antibiotics that we can use to fight them.
My toddler has had a cough for a couple of weeks now, and I have been treating it like the doctor prescribed. Despite her diminishing symptoms and my prolonged exposure, I didn’t get sick. I thought that I had escaped unscathed!
But no. Just as she’s getting better, I catch it.
As a single mom of two under three, you cannot take a break. You have no time for rest. Since this is thanksgiving weekend and daycare is closed on monday, it means the opposite; you get even LESS rest than usual.
On top of it all, my four-month-old baby decides that now would be the perfect time to start the famous “four month sleep regression”. Every few hours during the night, she woke screaming to be fed. During the day, she screams sometimes since she is in the early stages of teething. No matter what I do, she won’t stop until she falls asleep.
It has been a particularly difficult week. My toddler even threw up all over herself in her bed because her coughing was so severe, two nights in a row. Thank goodness now it’s at a manageable level.
It was a lot of difficult things happening at the same time. What made it especially hard for me, is that my children were sick and I felt helpless. It is one of the worst feelings as a mom, to feel helpless to help your child! I am thankful that my toddler’s medicine is working and she is getting better. My newborn has teething rings and lots of chewable toys to help her through her teething phase. Moms do the best they can for their children, and that’s what matters the most!
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