Saturday, December 29, 2012

Misery Loves Company

Ayden and I have both come down with colds and it is miserable to say the least. It is Ayden's first experience with a runny/stuffy nose so that made sleeping awful for all of us last night. He also didn't want to nurse because he couldn't breath while latched on so I leaked all over the bed by morning and thought I was going to have to get up and pump.  I propped him up on my pillow while he slept which helped clear his nose enough to eventually nurse. He was understandably cranky, clingy and fussy all day which wore on me by the end of it because I was feeling sluggish and yucky all day from lack of sleep and my own cold.

David hung out with Ayden while I took a long, hot, steamy shower this morning. It felt good to have a little peace and the steam made my chest feel better. I joined Ayden for his morning nap while David went to a CrossFit workout and we slept for 2 hours! That definitely helped too.

We woke up to a beautiful blanket of snow and after lunch we decided to get bundled up and enjoy some fresh air while letting Ayden experience the white stuff for the first time.

Ready to go!
We had fun, Ayden liked it and I know that he would have loved it even more if he were feeling 100%. We took off one of his mittens and let him feel how cold it was and he laughed while he crushed it in his hand.

David pushed him around in a storage container which is actually better than a sled for a baby this age because you don't have to worry about them falling out. They built a tiny snowman that Ayden liked to knock down, just like his blocks and Ayden thought it was hilarious when David threw snowballs at my car.
As for the rest of the day, David enjoyed the UK vs. U of L basketball game while I put together a new shelving unit that has replaced the Pack 'N Play.  I plan to start some Montessori inspired play with Ayden and wanted to start a little "home school" zone.  We didn't use the Pack 'N Play much anymore so we decided that spot would be perfect.

More proof that our baby is growing up!

We are really pleased with how it really cleaned up that corner of our living room and feel that it gives Ayden even more equality in the space.  It is his home too after all, he deserves to have a nice place for his things as opposed to them being thrown into baskets in the corner.

Ayden didn't eat much today and we finally got him bathed and in bed by around 9 pm.  It was a long day and I have to admit, I'm not looking forward to tonight.  My being sick too really made caring for a sick, fussy Ayden pretty miserable today.  My patience and tolerance was definitely not where I usually like for it to be which bummed me out. I am so glad David was home to help out and glad to know that tomorrow is a new day!



  1. Hope both of you are feeling better soon. Sick babies are hard but when we are sick it's even harder.

    Glad he got to enjoy a little snow. He looks so cute all bundled up!