I’m not sure if I slept last night.
I must have, because I remember dreaming about shopping at one time.
My husband is sick with body chills and aches, he woke me up by moaning in pain around 10 p.m.
I told him not very empathetically that he would have to be quiet or move to the couch.
“I know,” he said in surprisingly good humor.
The coughing started at 10 p.m. and lasted until 3 a.m. Just in time for another sound: my alarm clock.
So I believe I slept from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
And then, the coughing started from my 10-month-old.
I could tell last night before putting her down that she had a bit of a cold.
I ran into her room, and found her asleep – she was coughing in her sleep.
I wish I could do that.
From then on, she coughed nearly every 5 minutes from 10 p.m. to about 3 a.m.
I went in several times, each time she was asleep.
I tried giving her a bottle once to see if that would calm her cough.
It helped for a few minutes, then continued.
I looked over at my husband, envious that he could sleep through the consistent coughing.
Maybe it’s a mother’s connection that won’t let her do that.
Well, just when my daughter seemed to be quieting down, I heard another noise.
Yes, it was the alarm clock.
3:15 a.m. time to get up.
We are in the middle of Nielsen Ratings, so calling-in sick should be the very, Very last thing one does during November.
I was actually okay up until about 10:00 this morning.
Now my vision is getting a little hazy.
Hopefully I’ll make it through the News at Noon!
I spoke with my husband this morning, and my daughter seems to be doing fine, thank goodness.
Miraculously it looks like she was able to get some rest amongst all that disruption.
Maybe I’ll get a nap today. That would be nice.
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This post was written by qni_it on November 18, 2010