I'm sick. Ugh! It started on Friday night with a sore throat and is now a full-blown cold. I have a fever, body aches, headache, REALLY stuffy nose, and still a scratchy throat. I feel awful. It seems that I get a cold twice a year (once in the Fall and once in the Spring). I hate being sick! Who doesn't, right?! But this is my first time being sick since Hannah was born. It's a whole different ball game now. I am consumed with fear that she might catch my cold. I can't imagine how awful it would be for her to get this sickness. But I keep trying to remind myself that since I am breastfeeding, it is very unlikely that she will get sick. Apparently when she nurses, she is taking in the antibodies my immune system is creating to fight off my illness. So she is getting the antibodies before she even needs them...building up her immunity to my cold! YEAH! But I still find myself questioning every sneeze and feeling her forehead constantly for the slightest indication of a fever.
The hardest part of being sick is having to take care of Hannah even though I feel like poo. It is really tough! There is no time to sit down and relax and try to recover. I have to entertain her and tend to her needs before my own. I guess this is what parenting is all about.
My parents came for an overnight stay last night. They made a pit-stop on their journey to my brother's house in St. Louis. They were here for less than 12 hours, but it was great to see them. I hate that I felt so awful and wasn't much fun to be around, but thankfully we will get to see them again next weekend. We are taking a trip to Boone, NC to stay in a cabin my parents rented. My sister and her family will be there and this will be the first time they meet Hannah! We can't wait. Now I just have to work on feeling better before we head up there.
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