Our little baby is sick. I'm pretty sure its a cold. She got sick yesterday, right before Leif got back from Chicago. Her nose had been runny and she was a bit cranky. Then, she wouldn't stop crying, and nothing I did could make her feel better. I felt like I was failing her as a mother. All she wanted to do was sleep. She wanted her pacifier because it helps her sleep, but because of her runny nose, she wasn't able to breath. So a pacifier wasn't an option. Then there was the coughing. That stopped her from sleeping as well. You could hear that it hurt her each time. She would cough really hard and then just start crying. We sat on the bed together, and I cried with her. It was so hard watching Riley suffer and not being able to take it away.
Thankfully Leif came home and took over for a bit. Riley was so excited to see him that for a few minutes, the crying stopped and there were smiles. Last night went a lot better than I thought it would. We had some leftover medicine from the last time she had a cold so before bed she took some. This made sleeping much easier for her and we actually made it through the night.
Today hasn't been too bad. Riley's been sleeping on and off mostly. And of course, anytime Leif and I were eating, she was more than ready for food. We're trying to get her to drink juice but she hates drinking anything other than formula. Tonight we'll try a bath with some vapor and we're going to use the humidifier. I'm hoping tonight will go well for Riley. Its hard watching her be sick like this. I miss my happy little baby.