Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sick Baby.

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.

7 comments:

Moorea Seal said...

oh little sweety pie. im so sorry she is sick! grumpy little sick babies are so sad to the heart. i hope she gets better really fast. i know it is so hard to watch someone you love so deeply suffer even if it is just a cold. for a baby, anything seems to feel like the most dramatic thing ever. oh exhaustion. love you.

Young Mom/Wife said...

I am so sorry that your baby is sick! It really stinks being a parent and not being able to help them feel better. I hope that tomorrow she really starts feeling better.

Elaine said...

Hi! Stopping by from SITS for the Saturday Sharefest. What a cool blog you have! The green beans are so unique.....love it! So sorry that your adorable Riley is sick. As a Mommy that is so hard! I've raised 3 sons, the youngest of which is 19 now, and I still can hardly stand it if I know one of them isn't feeling well! You and Leif look like such loving parents and I'm sure Riley is being so well cared for and will be through this rough spot before you know it! :) Here's wishing you three a really lovely week ahead.
Elaine

Mikki Black said...

Oh, poor little sick baby. (Still cute, though!) Hope your little one's back to being bouncy soon!

Happy SITS-S-S!

Chanel said...

That second picture of Leif and Riley just broke my heart. I'm sorry that she is suffering, but Margaret you did a great job capturing the anguish of it all in that second picture. the tired and concerned look on his face, Riley's frustration. Bravo. Hope she gets better soon

jerseytjej said...

What a sweetie! Stuffy noses and coughs always moved me to tears, too! Have you tried a steamy shower? The moist air tends to ease the chest and helps with the swollen nasal membranes.

Farah said...

aww, I hope she gets well soon! She looks quite miserable.