So first it was Curly that got snuffly, then Nutella, and now me. We all have the same icky cold. Thankfully, Curly seems to be the furthest through it and is back to sleeping in longer chunks at night. The two days after the shots though? Those were awful. We had him on baby ty.lenol every 4-6 hours, but the effects of the shots and the cold made him extremely fussy and clingy and wakeful all through the night. It’s so hard to get through periods like that, but thankfully we appear to be on the other side now. And this morning it seemed like he was actually enjoying the snot sucker. lol. My advice? Try turning everything, even nasal aspiration, into a game.
We did have some fun this weekend though. We went to an art show, to lunch with a friend, and to the zoo. I thought it would be really hard to go places with a baby before we had him, but it’s turned out to be easier than expected. He tends to nap a lot in his sling or stroller, and when he’s not, he’s very interested in his surroundings…remaining wide-eyed and quietly alert for up to an hour. He always flirts with our friends, flashing smiles and staring at their faces. He’s such a joy to show off. Usually when he gets fussy when we’re out, it’s because he’s overstimulated and getting him to nap fixes it. And we’ve found it’s easiest to change and feed him in the car right when we get to where we’re going and/or before we leave.