this is not jovie’s favorite radio station. it is actually the reading on the thermometer a few days ago when she got her first fever.
one week shy of 11 months, and we finally got to see what kind of kid she’d be when she was sick. you hear sometimes how being sick changes things…. personalities, routines, etc…
i’m developing a theory that it makes the family revert back to newborn times. b/c that seems to be what happened to jovie. instead of the nice naps we have grown acccustomed to, she decided to go back to the days where she wouldn’t nap, but for possibly 15min or 30 at most. with lots of crying in the duration. wait- did i say crying?? no, i mean ear-piercing-blood-curdling-glass-shattering-screaming.
well, it wasn’t like that ALL day. at least, not when we held her. The Mr. picked a fine time to decide to work from home this week…. tho’ it is The Mr.’s fault that we have a fever at all. he has the smallest of colds this weekend. unlike last time- in february—where his whole workgroup got it, and it was BAD. this time- pretty minor. and we weren’t diligent this time about keeping him away from her. we discussed it. but, really- she’s ~11mos old. isn’t it about time we let that immune system work?
so on tuesday (after sleeping all the way thru the night w/o any peep at all) i noticed after breakfast she had a little runny nose. it began when she started to “snorfle” [for the potters in the group, that’s what i call what haylee used to do]…. she wrinkles up her nose and sniffs in and out. she does this not cold-related. but this time, there was stuff to snorfle.
not a big deal, this runny nose. just a little here and there; she even let me use the aspirator (which has rarely been needed). she seemed fine. was playing pretty good. until she decided not to. she would rather be held, please.
of course- i thought it was probably due to the fact that daddy was home. she tends to change a few habits when this happens. so when she refused to nap, i thought it was b/c of him as well. by that time, her nose wasn’t even running very much.
as the day went on, just around the time she was grating on our nerves- what with the holding and the holding and the not-getting-any-work-done-here holding… i finally picked her up after she didn’t eat much dinner and i noticed she was quite hot.
so, poor baby. but really- it was gone by yesterday afternoon, and she hasn’t had a runny nose much at all. nor is it stuffy.
yesterday was a little ruf. she was fussier in the early part of the day than she had been on tuesday when it all began. again- going back to the reverting to newborn stage: at one point the only thing that calmed her was my rhythmic swaying/shushing. and she even wouldn’t go down for a nap until daddy held her and she slept in his arms first. that hasn’t happened in many months.
we’re glad she’s back to her newer old-self today. happy, playful little girl who at this very moment is still sleeping!
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