So I know this is minor compaired to the major truama's at Angie's with all the stitches and bumps and bruises, or the bee stings at Becky's, but my poor darling daughter has a runny nose and can't breathe and Jeramy and I are FREAKING out! We feel so bad for her..we have her sleeping between us on an incline and we both rubbed vics on us so she could breathe it in, we have the cool mist humidifier going, will saline in the morning, and of course my favorite baby item of all time the snot sucker close at hand.
So my question is, does anyone have any other ways to help my poor little girl? Is the Vics on the feet with socks for a cough or runny nose? Does this come along with the teething?
I don't know how I am going to handle it when she gets hurts or is away from me. All of my cousins kids are going to school now...I am so going to be the "volunteer classroom mom" or the one that watches through the window. Everytime anyone watches her they get the hot pink book, with detailed, color coded instructions, phone numbers, doctor notes and developmental assesments from the UW, concent forms, insurance and social security, guardianship papers...everything down to how to make her bottles is in this thing...my doctor laughs at me and says he has never had another mom that did that but thought it was a brilliant idea, incase of an emergency when we are not around. I guess with her bumpy arrival I am neurotically over protective of her. But boy if we get this bad about a runny nose, I can only imagine the first time I have to put a bandaid on! The funny thing is, it isn't just me, Jeramy is SO worried about her too.
On another note, I started playing volleyball again tonight on a women's 4 team. I haven't played in 4 years but it was like riding a bike, after the kinks worked out of me I was on a roll. I went to the chiropractor yesterday to prepare, and OH my gosh what a difference that makes. I never realized that carrying a kid around makes you a hunch back...lol...plus my kid is really light! Anyways, we will see if I can move tomorrow, I figured I better write this post tonight incase I am stuck in a stationary position because my muscles have atrophed...
Again, kudos to you that have more than one child, I do NOT know how you do it!