07 February 2015

Survival kit for a mummy with a sick baby


These past two week have been just ... simply terrible.
It first began with a sick baby, with a case of ear infection, continued with my other half catching some man-flu, and me just having to survive all that.

And did I survive it? Well, I am still alive, barely, but still hanging in there.

I thought I had managed to escape the whole sickness as this past Wednesday when we attended the GP appointment we were given thumbs up, and my baby was ok. Yaeyh! That would mean that my little one could attend the nursery and I would only have my other half to attend to... 

Too soon, no such luck. After just two days of attending the nursery, my liyttle one must have caught a new bug, as this past night he vomited, and had a temperature. Oh well, I should be expecting that as the weekend was approaching and we had plans of going out to do something fun. That should teach us, there is no such thing as planning ahead when you have a baby, you jinx it!

After such a bad week I have to praise several things, as they are helping me in surviving this and keeping me sane. Or not. I am not sure at the moment I am sleep deprived after all!
That said here are my top five items of my survival kit:


1. Caffeine

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Oh yes. Without this one I would not be functional! Yes, I know this is vital once you have a baby. But when you have a sick one, its importance reaches a whole new level. There’s no such thing as sleep!
And a note, have it on a lid mug. You don´t want to spill it at any time.

2. Muslins.
Have muslins everywhere and I mean everywhere in the house! You never know when vomit will make its appearance!

3. Comfy pajamas
   

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 Make yourself as comfortable as possible... you are not going anywhere anytime soon anyways.... You will become your baby´s bed, his comforter, ... and whatever you little one needs. So dress as comfortably as possible, because surely you will find yourself in the weirdest and uncomfortable positions…. You know what I mean….

4. Frozen food
    
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No, you will not have time to bake any pancakes... I am craving these at the moment,so even if I am not eating any of these at the moment, at least I will have a pretty picture of pancakes in my post...

You will barely have time to eat, let alone have time to prepare any sort of food... So stack up frozen food! Even if you don´t actually eat it, you know its there in the freezer, to have when you have ...er... time.

5. Glider
    I don’t have words to describe how much I love my glider, and how thankful I am to my parents who decided to offer me this despite it not being in my priority list… I guess thats experience….But at the moment I am not sure who loves it the most, if me or my baby.... I find myself using the glider lately even if he is (for some short moments) sleeping by himself, and not needing any rocking….

Really if you have this, you can survive everything! These are keeping me sane. Or not. You are to judge... I am sleep deprived after all, so I am not sure at the time!

What about you? Do you have special items that I should know about that could help me continue surviving ?



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17 comments:

  1. oh bless its awful when they're ill isn't it! is he all better now? I hope you can catch up on some sleep soon! x

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    1. Thankfully they are both all better now! but I have yet to catch on some sleep... x

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  2. Oh I am sorry that they have been ill. It is just awful having an ill child. Thanks for linking up to #Thelist x

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    1. Thank you, it is awful... I would gladly be the one ill instead of my little one....!x

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  3. Oh poor you, it's another level of parenting isn't it, that I kind of didn't expect when my daughter was born. It was her first illness that taught me unconditional love, I think! I came over from #thelist

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    1. Thank you! having my little one unwell is the most awful experience I ever had.......x

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  4. Haha, tell me about it! My little one has been sick the past two weeks and I have barely ate! It's been good for the new years diet though haha. I hope your little one is better soon and that you get some well earned rest. #mummymonday

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    1. Oh! thank you, I so need some rest!
      I am sorry to hear that your little one is unwell... True, I think I lost some weight this past week,...
      I am wishing your little one a quick recovery, and some rest to her mummy to :) x

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  5. It is so rubbish when they are sick, hope all is better now!!:( These are all on my list of MUST'S when you have a sick bubba! Thanks for linking up #MummyMonday xx

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    1. It has been a roller-coaster really... He got better today and lets see how the night goes! Thank you for hosting! x

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  6. Awww! It can really be a bit of a bummer to be wracked by those kinds of inconveniences. However, I'm glad to hear that you are fighting it off, and have all those very illuminating tactics to prove it. Just keep up the proper health treatments, and your little one will be good to go. Thanks for sharing that, Ann! All the best to you!

    Aubrey Holloway @ Primary Care Associates

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    1. oh thank you! yes I followed all the recommendations and the health treatments prescribed by the GP... But it still is exhausting, and when your lo gets well, and suddenly another bug follows can be frustrating...! but I am hanging in there! And today he was better! Thumbs up :) x

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  7. Completely agree on the muslin and coffee front. Also a nanny, yep a nanny would be useful ;) #thelist

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    1. LOL! Would love a nanny around...! :D x

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  8. that coffee looks good xxx bloody hell it's hard with a poorly baby but the other thing I'd add to the list is help!! My hubby, in laws, ANYONE it all adds up to sleep time when you really need it :)

    Thanks for linking up #TheList xx

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    1. Help is a must, so true! Unfortunately the grandparents don´t live close, so it´s just me and my other half who is marvellous and grant me some sleep time!
      Thank you for hosting!
      :)x

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  9. I feel you, and I salute you. It isn't a walk in the park to deal with a sick child, and to have to be there every step of the way, keeping a close watch and paying attention for signs of symptoms and complications. It can be quite grueling sometimes, but I’m sure you can handle it quite well. Take care!

    Paul Quinn @ MedCare Pediatric

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