The day wasn’t as good as planned. Laura is ill again.
We had two very tough weeks with her teeth coming out big time. No proper sleeping in this house. Then we had a fantastic week, with Laura sleeping from 19h on her own (meaning I didn’t have to rock her to sleep), waking up only once and then sleeping until 6-7h. I couldn’t believe our luck.
And since Sunday… fever, fever, fever. The problem here is: you have to give calpol or ibuprofen for 3 days before going to the GP. Then, if the fever persists, the GP will probably prescribe antibiotics. My problem with this is that sometimes antibiotics is a little bit too much, especially if don’t examine the child. Anyhoo, the thing is Laura was enjoying Calpol/Ibuprofen, she asked for it. But this week, no way Jose. We had to force it down her throat, and more than half would be wasted. And today, for the first time this week, the nursery called me to pick her up earlier. I got there, she was sleeping – her second nap of the day, and when we got home, she slept again. Basically, she is not her normal self.
I don’t think it’s teething (although she has teeth coming through, always), I think she caught a nasty cold.
We are going to Romania for Christmas. I’m looking forward to getting out of London, resting a bit, trying to empty my head of office work and homework. I just wish it was summer there. I’m so not ready for winter…
Despite her feverish period, Laura is just adorable. We are having so much fun with her. She’s been sleeping in our bed since Sunday and can I say? I’m loving it. I love how she puts her leg around me, how she climbs on me – sleeping – when I turn my back on her, how she holds me face with both hands when I turn myself to her. I think bed sharing is more damaging to the mother than to the child. I am so addicted.
And I’ve been missing her more than ever when I’m at work. I miss her so much that it hurts.
She is starting to repeat what we say – it’s not like she is speaking if you know what a mean. She just repeats, sometimes just once, and that’s all. Once of these days we were playing the same old “I’m gonna catch you” game (in Portuguese “eu vou pegar voce”), and she repeated the whole sentence. Mr. C and I were a bit in shock and couldn’t believe our ears! But that was it. The show was over. boo hoo.
And as I was writing this post, I heard her complaining in her bedroom. I went there and guess what? her nappy opened (?) and the mattress and her PJs were all wet. Great, uh? Even better having to change the sheet and her clothes on my own. But she behaved alright despite being so sleepy. Oh, and no fever now. Phew.
Husband is working too hard, being at home after 21h. One of these days he was home when both Laura and I were fast asleep, and because he doesn’t like to be left out of the party (i.e. all the stress I went through with her fever), he had to wake us both to give her medication.
I’m going to try to sleep early today. Early as in before 22h. Fingers crossed.