Is my baby sick?


I know that mothers seem to always think there baby is thinking or feeling whatever they are personally feeling, but I’m up at 3:30 am trying to figure out if she has a sore throat.  Daddy has been sick for a week and his started with a sore throat.  And of course, as soon as my conference finished on Monday, I got the sore throat.

And now I’m worried about my poor baby.  She has never woken up more than three times i a whole night and now we are not even halfway through her night and I think I’ve fed her 6 times in 4 hours.  I guess it could be a growth spurt, but that seems a little excessive.

I had a scare during the last bit of sleep when I opened my eyes to check on her and couldn’t find her.  The pack n play beside me looked empty and so I was afraid I had fallen asleep nursing her and she was somewhere in the blankets between my husband and I . . . but I couldn’t find her there either.  Right before I turned on the light in a panic I glanced closer in the pack n play and realized she was right there, but she was wearing dark clothes and blended in.

Bizarro world.

So when she woke up this last time I actually sat up and fed her and then decided to get up and drink some tea and pay a bill and try to pump.  We have plenty of milk in the freezer, but I’m afraid I may need cold medicine in the next few days and want as much extra milk pumped as possible.  I’m not sure this is a worthwhile time for me to be pumping, because with her 6 feedings in 4 hours, I haven’t gotten out more than an ounce.  It’s something, but I’m going back to sleep, before this throat coat tea wears off.

Just as soon as I google babies and sore throats.

About Camila

Based in Atlanta, but from the mountains of North Carolina. New widow of a man from Iran. Mother of one precious girl. Anti-human trafficking expert. Sister to 16 siblings (Yes, some of are adopted). Daughter of God.

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