Mommy and Daddy spent most of last night awake trying to make Reagan comfortable after being woken by her struggling for breath because of a rasping chesty cough she acquired. Problem is she doesn’t know how to cough and how do you teach a child less than six months old how to cough anyway? So we spent the night holding her in ways that helped her and laying either side of her listening to her rattle wishing she could cough, yask, hock up spit or do that “dragging phlegm from the nasal passage into the throat and then gozzing it out” thing we can all do but hate to hear anyone else attempting….!
At one point at around 3am I think Mommy was holding Reagan both covered in a blanket in Reagan’s room and I was sat on our bed wrapped in a blanket listening to the both of them, wishing I could help not daring to lay down incase I fell asleep when I was needed.
One funny moment came when we were all back in our bed and I lay there and accidently let out one of those single snores that creep up on you even though you are awake, luckily Reagan stayed asleep but Jamie heard it and prodded me? I whispered that I was awake, and continued to lay there listening to Reagan sleep. Less than a minute later the prodder becomes the prodded when mommy starts to snore dead loudly in Reagan’s ear my prodding was in vane though because for the next few minutes I listened to both of them sleep really loudly!
We got through the night but rang the doctors for an appointment as soon as they opened and got in at 11am. Reagan was as bright as a button like normal this morning smiling at me probably wondering why and what is happening to her and why mommy and daddy both look like shit?
First of many sleepless nights, probably?
I bet all parents wish they could be ill for their babies but for now we have keep her comfortable and trust the doctors will sort the infection out quickly!
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