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Recipe for a Miserable Night:

Take one (1) baby with their first head cold.
Mix liberally with one (1) breast-feeding mother with food poisoning.
Top with one (1) post-stress-mania father physically crashing after two months of intense work.
Simmer overnight.

Why, yes, I *have* had 7 hours of sleep today. In 3 separate blocks of time, each separated by more than an hour of being awake and taking care of the baby. Why, no, I'm not dead on my feet or so exhausted that I'm staying upright only through liberal application of caffeine.

Date: 2010-12-20 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sorcycat.livejournal.com
Ooo! Unasked for advice! Help clear up her nasal passages by squirting a saline solution up them. I use a product called "Little Noses" for the kids but I have also homemade one for myself: 1 cup warm water, 1/4 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt. They hate it when you do it, though they can learn to be okay with it, but for a while they'll have some relief.

Date: 2010-12-20 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sorcycat.livejournal.com
Also, much sympathy.

We have that very product...

Date: 2010-12-20 06:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flinx.livejournal.com
and we're also running a humidifier in her room overnight. But an application of saline followed by the snot-sucker/damp face-wipe only works for about four hours before she can't breathe again. The problem is that the breathing trouble cycle isn't in sync with the wake-up-to-feed cycle...

But, thanks. *zonk*

Re: We have that very product...

Date: 2010-12-20 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sorcycat.livejournal.com
If she wants to eat every 2 hours then maybe she's not waking up because her nose is stuff but because she is in a growth spurt. If so, it's unlucky to have these things happen at the same time, but at least you know the growth spurt will come to a close, as will a cold. :)

Anyway, you have my sympathies on this. If you need a little extra sleep, try a liberal application of Grandma. (My Mom saved my life when me, my husband, and the first kid had norovirus all at the same fracking time.)

Finally, congrats, Dr. Gray. Of course, this title makes you sound like a Bond villain.

Re: We have that very product...

Date: 2010-12-20 07:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] georgmi.livejournal.com
Of course, this title makes you sound like a Bond villain.

You say that like it's a bad thing.

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