Saturday, 28 March 2009

Sick and tired

Deaglan is sick again/still. We made it through two full weeks of work for me and daycare for him. Then on Thursday his daycare teachers told me that he just hadn't been himself all day. I admit I dropped him off that morning knowing full-well that he was probably sick.

Experience has taught me to change tactics. When I first went back to work I would drop everything if he sniffled or had a questionable poop. But now I find myself talking him out of possible ailments. Shaune's pretty good at this too. "He didn't technically throw-up" one of us will confirm. Or "He's teething and that would explain the loose stool" we will say, convincing each other.
Then all day long a feeling of dread every time my work phone rings.

Having a sick kid all the time is hard. Neither one of us is particularly pleasant without any sleep (one of us less pleasant than the other but I won't point any fingers). The lack of sleep also leads to a lack of quality in everything else. For instance yesterday was a beautiful day. I just had no energy to do anything. I vaguely entertained the idea of taking the baby to the park to get fresh air but the prospect of changing out of my pyjamas and bundling him up somewhat quickly banished the thought. Even the thought of posting on my blog tired me out.

Last night was another long and sleepless night. It reminds me of the first several weeks after Deaglan was born. Shaune and I were nervous wrecks not knowing what we were supposed to be doing. A few times in the last couple of weeks Shaune has said without the least bit of humour - "I don't want to have another one". I meant to argue with him but I was just sooooo tired!


  1. It's so tough when they are sick. You're doing the best that you can. Deaglan will be back to his normal, happy, energetic self soon! After all of this, I hope you get back on track too!!! Take care of yourself:)

  2. oh no... I hope he's feeling better soon!!! And that you get some rest!

  3. Sounds like you two need a date night once a week. Do you have family nearby? It helps so much!

  4. I hear you... when they are sick, it's exhausting. Hope you all are feeling better soon!

  5. It is exhausting when your kids are sick. Mine are too right now and I feel like a zombie but I think I might be coming down with something. Hope he feels better soon and you guys too!

  6. Ugh, I'm sorry to hear this. In our case, BOTH mom and baby were sick this past week.. no fun at all. Hope he's on the mend by now!


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