Friday, July 04, 2008

Well, after only two weeks of summer vacation I hit a wall. It happened after the day at the zoo. I couldn't quite figure out what was making me so tired, until I realized that Nate had not been sleeping well for a few days. He was not napping well, but was also waking almost hourly during the night. I thought maybe we should start sleep training, but then realized that he might have an ear infection. I loaded the three kiddos into the car and drove to the doctor's office. Once there, after a 70 minute wait, the doctor looked in his ear and pronounced him perfectly healthy and ready to learn how to sleep.

Only a few hours later, this was the scene at the Godzwa home:

Sorry. I know that's gross, but several days later my life is still filled with much nose-wiping. Sometimes with kleenex, sometimes with my shirt (not by choice!).

Nate was indeed sick with a cold which caused so much congestion that he simply could not breath while nursing or sucking on a pacifier. So instead of learning to sleep, he got to sleep with Mommy and pretty much get whatever he wanted while Daddy took up residence on the air mattress in the living room for a few nights.

A day later, Levi came down with the same thing, and then Sam followed suite.

By Tuesday night I took Nate back into the doctor's office, and he did indeed have two ear infections. Poor baby.

But I'm happy to report that the whole family is sleeping better, even though their noses still drain more than you can imagine - where does all that stuff come from?! I seem to have dodged a bullet, so I'm thankful. I'm also thankful that we nailed the ear infection before leaving for vacation! Woo hoo! More on that in the next post...

1 comment:

Corey Godzwa said...

that is a picture to hang on to for the future women in his life!!!!
aahhh, the good old days of dried shoulder snot...
praying for you, enjoy your well deserved vacation...