I think my breathe-right-strip took the skin off the sides of my nose.

7/20/2010 05:08:00 AM

 Let's take a moment and reflect on what it's like to be sick... when you're a mommy.



Ok. Done.


Lesson here: There's no time to be sick when you're a Mommy. And when you have a job.

I believe that aside from my c-section with Lila-kins, I have never had a cold or been ill in Lila's nearly 13 months of life. I just don't get sick. That is, until now.

Friends, I don't feel well. My throat hurts. My head is stuffy beyond belief and aches. My eyes are watering non-stop. I'm congested, which I don't understand since my nose is constantly drip, drip, dripping and well, my body aches.

I would like to fast-forward to Friday. When I assume all of this will be over.

In the pre-Lila days, The Ferg and I would have stayed in bed all.day.long and rotated between sleeping and watching DVDs. And blackberry messaging Craig to bring us something.

It's amaing how all that changes once you have a baby... There's not a lot of time to get better and just BE when you have a 13-month-old baby teetering all over your house.

Let's be honest, I'm not purposefully acting like a grown-up and trying to put my cold aside. Nope, for it was thrust upon me when I had that baby.

Truth? I would stick a tissue up my nose, crawl into bed and moan the day (and night) away if I could right now.

Swear it.


  1. ah, friend! i really do hope you feel better soon. hang in there, amiga.

  2. Yes, being a Mommy while sick SUCKS. That said, one time my husband and I were puking WHILE my daughter (about Lila's age at the time) was puking. It was lovely. Every winter I PRAY that doesn't happen again.

  3. Boooooo for colds and dripping noses! I hope Lila takes some good, long naps this week so you can do the same. Feel better, dear one.

  4. Hope you feel better soon! Being sick as a Mommy sucks! HUGS.

  5. Hang in there, Friend, and take care of yourself! It is miserable to be a sick Mommy.

  6. How are you two feeling? Hope you are feeling better!


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