Tuesday, December 08, 2009

it'snot

well, one week away from 6 months, ben has gotten his very first cold. ben's been sleeping on his stomach which doesn't help a runny nose and last night, before tim and i had gone to sleep, he woke up snorting. lots of stuffy nose sounds made me think i should help him by getting out the "snot sucker". (like a turkey baster but tiny) of course, he's barely awake in his crib and i'm leaning over him trying to stick this thing up his nostril. he wasn't happy. and it didn't seem to help much. but he went back to sleep quickly. all through the night he woke up every few hours. i felt so bad for him...seeing as i'm the one who gave him the cold. but what's a mom to do? i've washed my hands so many times in the last two days that my knuckles are raw. i tried not to breathe on him. but I'M his caregiver! lame. anyways, poor guy. i'm learning that colds are a much worse affliction for a baby. he doesn't want me to wipe his nose so he shakes his head all over the place resulting in snot everywhere. but he seems happy enough. this morning he sat in his bumbo on the counter while i attempted to make coffee cake. he was mesmerized by the goings on in the kitchen. he'd never seen it in all his life. so i'm sure we'll get through ben's first cold and there will be many more to come.

7 comments:

Megan Thiessen said...

& what delicious coffee cake that was! Thanks:) I hope Ben is back to his normal self soon.

theRachel said...

Snot sucker. Ha.

ashlee said...

do you have a good recipe for coffee cake? send it my way!

Bec Shulba said...

i don't think i'd make the one that i made again...it was good but it wasn't as good as my moms.

Dawn said...

that kid is so cute!!!!

Ang said...

how's ben's rudolph face? I thought it was cute, but I hope it gets better soon!

rachel said...

oh those bumbo seats are so perfect for that 3 month window when your baby can't sit up yet, but is sick of lying around all the time. There's so much to see!

Nora grew out of hers early 'cause she got strong enough to throw herself out! That's a second child for ya. :) Hope you have Christmas plans full of family and celebrations to look forward to. Peace.