Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Clever Girl!

Having a sick baby is one of the saddest things ever. They feel awful and there is nothing you can do for them that you aren't already doing. Annabelle has had a cold for the last few days and can't breathe well. She made me so sad today when she was not feeling well and I was holding her, rocking her. She kept crying "mama, mama," even though I was right there holding her. She wanted me to make the sickness go away and I couldn't. It was awful!

She has a constant runny nose, like someone turned on a mucus faucet. It's really gross. I try to dab at it all day, but it still runs constantly. It drives Annabelle crazy because it is wet and probably tickles. So this evening Annabelle pulled a roll of toilet paper off the counter top in the bathroom. She proceeded to put the roll onto her arm, like it was a bracelet. She then discovered she could use it to wipe her nose quite effectively. She wore it around wiping her nose and tearing off pieces along the way. I thought it was hilarious! It was great for me because I no longer had to worry about her wiping her nose all over everything. What a clever little girl and she isn't even 1 yet =).

1 comment:

  1. Wyatt had tons of problems with allergies when he was a little baby, he spent most of his nights sleeping in a bouncy chair so his head was elevated and he could breath. One of the only things you can do for them is to use saline drops. Just lay her on her back and let a drop go down each nostril twice. Try to do it every time she eats. They really don't like it, but it helps clear out the mucus. Wyatt had it so much that he actually likes it now. We call it sniff, sniff :o). Hope she's better soon!