Here I am at 3am holding my sick baby in my arms who after an hour of inconsolable crying, coughing, kicking and screaming is finally asleep. He’s had a slight fever now for about 24 hours. Our regimen is as such – Zarbees for the cough & Tylenol for the fever every 4 hours. We got behind because he actually slept 7 hours straight (hallelujah) and I let him.
Do you struggle with the greater good ? I do all the time as a Mom. Would he have felt better if I kept up with the Meds or is he miserable anyway and he would have woken up upset either way? I finally calmed him down with a cold baby wipe of all things. I just wiped it over the back of his neck, his forehead and his arms & legs. It worked long enough that I could rock him back to sleep.
I read a post today that said “bad mom’s don’t worry if they are good moms”. Sometimes I’ve gotta remind myself I’m just doing what works.