you think I'm kidding. But I'm not. We are all down for the count.
It started with Phat Daddy getting sick. Then I got sick. Then Doodle got sick. Well, Doodle is a different sick, but that's another story.
The only healthy member of our family is the baby who is thriving on breastmilk and having a growth spurt in which she feels to eat every.single.hour of the day.
I'm losing my mind.
I hate being sick. But, usually I muster through. This one is killing me. I can't get rid of this fever and I keep getting the chills. And I just want to sleep but I can't because either the baby needs to eat or I'm too cold, or suddenly too hot, to sleep. And then I start sneezing or sniffling or coughing. It isn't pretty.
And now Doodle is sick.
He has this weird rash. He had a rash 2 weeks ago, but that was a fever rash. Now he has what looks to me like eczema. So, as a good parent I should bring him in to the doctor to get it checked out. But, truthfully the idea of going to the doctor with my 4 year old and the baby while I'm lacking in energy sounds terrifying - especially since I don't know this doctor that well. Part of me wants to call my doctor in Toronto and drive in there because she knows me. And, she would do something to make us all feel better.
But that's a very long drive when you're sick. The 10 minute drive to our local doctor seems long.
I can't completely complain here.
Dinner tonight was a WonderMommy Meals on Wheels which couldn't have come at a better time - much like last week's dinner. And, we have yummy leftovers for tomorrow. Woo Hoo!
I may end up calling in the recruits to help tomorrow. I'm sure my mom could help me at the doctor if I really need it. Or, I could probably go nap at my sister's and take a break. I know I have options. Phat Daddy is working, and can't take another sick day. So, this kind of sucks. I mean, it's good I'm home on mat leave. But uggggh.
I know I'm whining a lot. It's just that right now it's so hard to not whine. And I'm trying to be upbeat and positive for Doodle.
What I'd really like is a good night's sleep. I'm really questionning why I chose not to go the formula route. I know - a healthy baby, bonding, etc. But, I think tomorrow I'm introducing a bottle because how bad can supplementing be if it means we all get just a bit more sleep around here?