Sunday, December 10, 2006

Road to Recovery

Elaina didn't quite sleep through the night again last night. Apparently she's still having a hard time dealing with her congestion and just not feeling well. Around 2:30 this morning, she was sitting up in her crib calling out, " Mommy !" in a pathetic tone, letting me know that she wasn't about to go to sleep alone. Not wanting to disturb grandma and grandpa who were sleeping just down the hall, I popped Elaina into bed with me and allowed for her to flop around as she arranged herself in a little nest beside me. Again, her pajamas were covered in slimy mucous, evidence of a recent sneeze which I managed to find in the dark, not once or twice, but oh yeah - three times. Gross. In a war of all-things-gross-to-come-from-your-baby, I can deal with snot over vomit or anything else smelly anyday. Just in case you wanted to know.

Moving on ... (glad aren't you ? )
Judging from Elaina's cling factor reaching an all out 10 this morning, I was bracing myself for a pajama day and a lot of sitting. Luckily, I had enough sense to get some Tylenol in her first thing this morning, and by 11:30, she was cheerfully showing off for grandma and grandpa. She must have gone down her slide a dozen times, crashing into her sofabed and walking in a circle this time as we sang Ring Around the Rosey. She was happy, giggly and loving the attention. The rest of us were just pleased that she was feeling so well, like a new girl after a mopey-clingy morning. We enjoyed the happy Elaina immensely !

Once we said our goodbyes to Grandma and Grandpa W., Elaina and I went upstairs for some snuggle-down time together. In other words, a nap. We were both wiped out. She wore out all of her "happy" phase shortly after and I'm convinced that I've gotten another blasted sinus infection.

All in all, we had a great visit with "MawMaw and PawPaw" despite the mood swings and snot. (from Elaina that is) I was glad that they were able to enjoy spending some quality time with Elaina despite her not feeling so well. Just two more people to hold and love on her and Elaina was perfectly fine with that ! What a roller coaster of a weekend. Grandma and Grandpa, we're glad you came for the weekend, we just hope that you didn't take any germ-remnants home with you !

1 Welcome Comments:

Grandma H. said...

Elaina has had the flu and you were cuddling. Are you next to catch it?