Monday, February 28, 2011

10 Months Old

Hayden turned 10 months old yesterday. I can hardly believe it but first birthday planning has already descended upon us! We didn't do much celebrating over the weekend however. She is still as cute and cuddly as ever, but also impossible to hold at times. She scratches, pinches and pulls hair. Then she flails around like she wants down. But you put her down and she cries. Plus anytime she is in your lap, Jillian wants to be there as well. So then Hayden proceeds to pull her sister's hair, which is also not much appreciated. How do you explain to a 2 year old that the baby doesn't know better? Ugh.

Oh and remember a couple weeks ago when we had the stomach flu, and I bragged about how my kids never get sick? It turns our that karma is a bitch. I really should have known better. Last week Jillian began coughing. Then a fever was added into the mix. While Jillian's fever (but not her cough) subsided over the weekend, Hayden started coughing. Now I have two coughing babies and four nights of very little sleep. No amount of caffeine, it seems, can overcome the effects of sleeping in the recliner with a restless baby, which is what I resorted to after waking up ever 30 minutes to comfort Hayden. Her cries have become hoarse, which is perhaps the most pathetic sound in the world.

I am now just clinging to the hope that some time these girls will finally start feeling better and that I'll get some sleep. And that I won't get sick too.

7 comments:

Cece said...

Try giving them honey before they go to sleep - that totally worked with Cam's last cough.

Cam's new thing is he wants Maggie to sit in his lap so he can read her stories.... Maggie sits there VERY unsure, lol.

BigP's Heather said...

Yeah, make sure you take care of yourself and don't get too run down while nursing them!

I hope they both feel better soon. I totally second the honey thing - if you can get them to take it. K won't eat it.

Jen said...

I tried giving Jillian honey last night and she refused. After 4 days of slipping her drugs she refuses anything we have to offer besides potato chips. I even tried demonstrating how good honey tastes for her. Still a no go. Maybe tonight I can convince her.

Roadblocks and Roller Coasters said...

Isn't it insane how fast time passes? Ugh. Hoping the girls get better soon and you're able to get some rest! :)

jenn said...

I hope they're both feeling better soon & you get some quality sleep! Nothing worse than sleep deprivation- very easy path t getting sick yourself too!

Kelly said...

Hang in there! Having sick kids is the worse...even worse than a sick hubby which is just annoying;)

Mom Went Crazy said...

Wow! Ten months, that's very cool! I hope you get some sleep soon