Mentioned on Gross Out, Chipmunchkin has a bit of a head cold.
She's doing well, but gets pretty stuffy when not around her humidifier. I've both the aspirator you can take home from the hospital, as well as one of those Nosefrida Snot sucker devices. Chipmunchkin is not fond of either item, nor does she enjoy the feel of snot being vacuumed out of her nose, even if she likes the side effect of easier breathing.
Last night before bottle and bedtime, I had to suction her. When done, Chipmunchkin let me know just how unhappy she was with me by yelling at the top of her lungs.
While cuddling/soothing her on my shoulder, she pushed up on her arms to look me in the face with that little lip trembling. I said "Chipmunchkin, it's not so bad. It's not so bad! It helps you breathe!"
At which point she looked me right in the eye and let out a "MERRGHHH" yell that easily translated to "YES IT IS SO BAD AND I DON'T LIKE IT!"
I couldn't help it. I burst out laughing.
Chipmunchkin growled a few more times at me before starting to smile, coo, and giggle in response to my own laughter She did manage to fall asleep 15 minutes later
I think I would growl if someone was laughing at me whilst sticking a giant vacuum cleaner up my snout!
Chipmunky -- I think you're an awesome mom. You got it spot on with with soothing talk and the laughter. Yes, I would growl too! That's a perfectly respectable response for anybody no matter what age due to the uncomfortable feeling. But the the laughter? At that special baby age? says that everything is okay.
Why thank you!! She is my first, and I'm trying to do this parenting thing right
Chipmunchkin was much calmer about the suctioning last night and this morning. There seemed to be less last night, and I wised up and stopped by the drug store to pick up Johnson and Johnson vapor bath wash, and some Vicks Baby Rub. It's definitely helped her breathe easier, and she slept the best she has since she got sick last night.
Unfortunately, DH may have caught her bug or may be coming down with a bug of his own, so he'll be blowing all sorts of gross stuff out of his nostrils.
At least I can force feed DH chicken noodle soup and zycam. Chipmunchkin? Not so much...