Monday, 14 September 2009
looked pretty much like this. poor mae is desperately sick, suffering what i suppose is the aftermath of her mumps, measles and rubella vaccination earlier this week. the maternal health nurse said we could have high fever and head cold symptoms 5 to 12 days later and we are right on cue. yesterday she would not sleep and had to be coddled until she finally gave in in shane's arms at 10:30pm. today she is the opposite and does not want to be awake. she didn't get up until almost nine, fell asleep on a walk with her grandpa around 10:30 (and she NEVER sleeps in the stroller so you know she is just not well), woke up at 11:30 and here we are an hour later with her asleep in the car in the driveway and me perched on her chair in her room so i can keep an eye on her. i have a cup of tea, a little plate of cookies, my computer, the ipod/speakers in her room on shuffle, two books that were just delivered by the postman (the happiest toddler on the block and the no cry sleep solution for toddlers, will let you know how they are) and i'm all cosy with the gorgeous, pale pink, alpaca blanket that was given to mae when she was born. i feel a little guilty that i am so comfortable when she is sick but it's LOVELY to relax a bit after a trying couple of days and i'm so happy that she is getting some sleep.