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SAHM Day 3

@ 10 months 2 weeks 5 days

Ryan slept at about 10.45pm last night. As soon as he dozed off, for no apparent reason my tears just rolled down my cheek. I let out a long sigh of relief, that Ryan is finally sleeping. I guess I’m just too exhausted. I salute and respect those who became a full time SAHM. I’m counting the days nanny would be back. It’s not that I do not want to spend time and bond with my baby but the attention he requires is way above what I could offer; at least not when both of us are sick. Yes.. Ryan’s flu is still persisting and he’s letting out a few coughs as well.. I hope it won’t developed into something more serious. Probably I should check in the paed again later the day~~~

Note to Ryan: Baby, mummy is really exhausted. You are constantly on the move and mummy had to keep an eye on you every single second worrying you may hurt yourself. I wonder where you get all the energy. Get well soon baby.. and mummy loves you alwaysssss……

2 Sick Cats

@ 10 month 2 weeks 4 days

AAh.. ‘D’ week has arrived. As per our plan, MIL will take the morning shift and I’ll take over the afternoon. ‘Ho sui mm sui’ (bad luck) I caught the flu bug as well. So, I was literally fi-li-feh-leh (sneezing) making wantons all day. Ryan on the other hand was still having a mild runny nose and he will squeak each time I wipe away the disgusting mucous with the baby wipes. Poor baby.

I reached home around 1pm. Found a bruise on Ryan’s cheek. MIL said Ryan slipped and fell on the bed panel. Arrgghh… stupid bed panel again. If only I can get rid of it. Luckily it wasn’t serious.

Ryan played with Linda briefly while I had my express lunch. Fed Ryan some medication and after a short play time, he napped at 2.30pm. I was quite exhausted and I too crashed without a blink. We only woke up at 5.30pm (a record 3 hours nap). Phew…

Ryan missed his evening nap and went to bed at 10pm. He woke up briefly a few times at night but managed to go back to sleep after some assurance pats.

Generally I had a good bonding time with Ryan. Though I was pretty unwell but when I see Ryan smiling happily and crawled to me when I reached home yesterday, it was all worth it. (yes! yes! Ryan crawled to mummy).

I look forward to another day of SAHM.. Wish me luck.

Ryan is not well on ‘Chap Goh Meh’

@ 10 months 2 weeks 2 days

It’s the last day of Lunar New Year and Ryan is down with a cold; mild fever and flu since yesterday. Poor baby. He must have caught the bug from Daddy who has coughing restlessly since two weeks back.

We went to the paed this morning to seek relief for Ryan’s illness when his fever went up to 37.7C despite the medication. As usual, the Q was long and we were advised come back an hour later. So, we hung around at Secret Receipes. Ryan was all active as usual. Fed him a little of the choc banana cake we ordered but our usual monster seemed to have lost his appetite and taste bud for any new food that goes into his mouth. Who would have guessed such hyper baby was actually sick. Poor poor baby.

After like 45 mins, Ryan’s name was called. Paed was very meticulous as usual and Ryan was pretty cooperative as well. But when paed inserted the thermoscan into his ear lobe, Ryan transformed from a angel baby to a little monster again. He was screaming and wiggling to break free. Nothing seemed able to distract nor calm him down and he was desperate to break free from our tight grip. His screams stopped instantly when the thermoscan was removed and was happily smiling again in a matter like miliseconds..

Mummy on the other hand, as usual was always full of questions. Paed assured us Ryan is only down with a mild cold and the fever and flu should subside in the next 48 hours max after medication.

Speaking of medication, they say the flu medication would usually cause drowsiness but from my experience with Ryan it was totally the opposite reaction. He would be dozing off before medication, and be super hyper after. So today I was determined to find out from the paed just to ease my curiosity as I have read abour the risk of oversedation in babies after medication.

I was really relieved after hearing paed’s assurance. True enough paed explained while majority of babies would be sleepy after medication, there is a small minority who would be hyperactive. It is just like different people would have different reaction to certain medication.

Anyways, as a result of the medication, Ryan’s sleeping routine went off track a bit. Ryan’s temp is now below 37.5C but he is still having running nose. To help him breathe better, I have poured a little Eucalyptus oil on his hanky and leave it by his pillow side. I guess that helps to clear slighlty blocked airway.. at least I am not hearing the heartbreaking ‘Ssh Sshh Sheh Sheh’ sound from his breathing.

Get well soon baby….

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