Our whole family has been off and on sick since Christmas but it seems to have hit Hayden the hardest.
Right after Christmas he got the stomach flu (which was BAD!) and after a couple days of being better, the stomach flu came back (or never left?) and he got hit with a bad cold too.
I hate seeing Hayden sick, it breaks my heart with how miserable he is. And I’m the type of Mom who calls the doctor every time he is sick because I want him better!
I’m sure the pedi was sick of me last week because I brought him in twice.
But the first time he wasn’t keeping ANYTHING down and the second time his fever got up to 103 and wouldn’t go down.
But here is where I have to admit something.
The whole time Hayden was sick?
Part of me liked it. I enjoyed the cuddles. I enjoyed the constantly holding him and fussing all over him.
He has become such an independent toddler lately and I have missed him being a baby!
And when he is sick, he becomes that little baby all over again (much like my husband, Ha!) and I love it.
When he woke up in the middle of the night throwing up every 20 minutes all he wanted me to do was hold him, hug him and rub his back. He then fell asleep on my chest out on the couch. It so reminded me of the old days when I would get up and nurse him in the middle of the night and we would head out to the living room.
When he’s sick we sit around on the couch and watch Disney movies all day. I let him eat ice cream to soothe his throat and get some liquids in him.
As miserable as it is, I love it. And I feel so guilty loving it!
How do you feel when your toddler is sick? Tell me someone else loves the extra cuddles!