Sunday, June 15, 2008

First cold

We avoided it for so long. It was bound to happen eventually.

Ava's first cold. (Note: there are no cute photos showing runny noses to commemorate this momentous occasion.)

Poor little girl has been quite unhappy today (mostly when I have to use the bulb syringe and saline drops - for a baby who has had no issues with the syringe her entire life, you'd swear it was her mortal enemy today - she flails and moves her head and arms. So fast and stealthy, I'm fearful of jabbing her eye at times!).

She was up at 1:30 last night and didn't settle down again until 3:30 - luckily she slept through until 6:30. To compound sickness matters, we're staying at my parents' this week while Joe is in DC, so we're in an unfamiliar place trying to maintain some sense of normalcy. Plus we were hoping to meet Deb and Josh's new baby girl and meet up with her little buddy Devin. Those events may not happen with this cold.

So, what is the protocol I now wonder - I know colds can be catchy but it's not like 6 month olds share toys or hold hands. But I'd hate to get someone else's baby sick, but is that very likely at this age? Ava most likely caught Joe's cold that he lovingly brought back with him from Scotland. I also don't want to be germ phobic but want to respect other people's feelings and concerns. All kinds of things to ponder now that we're dealing with baby's first cold.

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