It started late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. The fever, that is.
It seems that fevers are how the baby girl fights illness. It's interesting to me how our bodies have a preference for one immune response or another. The big girl is a snot factory. If she gets a respiratory virus she'll sneeze it out, by golly!
The baby girl will burn the viper out. She'll turn up the heat and make an environment NO virus can withstand.
Unfortunately it makes her pretty miserable in the process as well.
We spent most of Sunday in the rocking chair - rocking, nursing, the baby girl sleeping.
I'm so thankful that she can nurse. Not only does it comfort her, but it helps her sleep, keeps her hydrated and nourished, and she also has the benefit of my immune system. When she nurses she introduces the virus to my body and my body then produces antibodies to fight that virus.
She's awake now...gotta run!
- A 40 something mama meandering through life an 8 year old girl (the big girl) who is a ball of lightening and a 5 year old girl (the baby girl) who brightens our lives with her smiles. I'm grounded by my 40 something husband and partner (the hubster) whose quirky mannerisms brighten my days. Our family is rounded out with with an eclectic 21 year old boy-man (the boy) who I hardly ever right about now since he's off starting his own life.
I've been a single mama, married mama, divorced mama, career mama, SAHM, and WAHM. There was a short time of my life when I wasn't a mama, but that was a LONG time ago!
I hold an AA, BS, and MA and most say I'm wasting them by devoting my intellectual capabilities and energy in the nurture of the wee ones that I've been entrusted to raise, but there is nothing else I'd rather be doing these days. :)
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