Thursday, December 14, 2006

Munchkin + Croup = Tired Mommy

It started Monday with a sound coming through the monitor that I had never heard before. It sounded like some animal had made it's way into Munchkins room and was barking into the speaker. After a few quick "barks" that kind of mimicked a seal, we hear the crying. Hubby and I rush up to Munchkins room and she was a sad site. Her fever was over 101, so I knew it wasn't teething, plus the weird cough. After a couple of hours swaying, rocking, bouncing, and cuddling her, we (I) gave up and settled in with her on the sofa, hoping she would go to sleep, and to my surprise she did. I then thought it would be a brilliant idea to move to our bed, very bad idea! Not only did she wake up as soon as I laid her down, we then woke Hubby. When it was apparent that Munchkin had no intention of making this easy for all of us, Hubby decided there was no point in all three of us missing our sleep, he moved to the sofa... Swaying, rocking, bouncing, I finally got her to sleep. Which is great except, I'm so aware of her every move that I find it difficult to catch some zzzz's of my own.

This is the first time that she has ever slept in our bed. This was just a habit that we never wanted to start, and don't plan on continuing. Desperate times, desperate measures... Never say never, Blah, Blah, I know!

A not so quick trip to our Pediatrician confirmed that the "seal-like barking" was indeed Croup. It just sounds like something that you don't want to get. A couple more sleepless nights on the sofa (Me and Munchkin this time), and we are finally through the worst of it.... I hope!

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