Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My sweet angel baby

Yesterday was a bad day for me. I woke up with the standard sinus headache, which I tend to get with various changes in the weather or when I've spent too much time outside in really hot, sticky conditions. Usually, I can knock these headaches out within a couple of hours with a combination of various allergy, sinus, and headache pills.

Well, yesterday's headache just got worse from the moment I got out of bed, and it took me most of the day to kick it. Until about 3:00, I was dizzy, nauseated, and having a hard time with loud noises and bright lights. It was probably a migraine, and I can only remember one other time that it has been that bad.

Olivia must have sensed my pain and decided to cooperate because she took a 3.5 hour nap in the morning, a 2 hour nap in the afternoon, and she managed to play happily and safely by herself between naps while I crashed on the floor within view of wherever she was playing. I'm really not sure how we would have survived the day together if she had been in a bad mood or sick herself. Thank God for small blessings!

Yes, I am a good girl and I took care of Mommy all day!


Jen said...

I'm glad you are feeling better today. It's nice that Olivia was so cooperative yesterday. :)

Lizzie said...

Sinus headaches are the WORST. I was just reading yesterday about how babies sense moods and try to show love and support to their parents... Pretty amazing.

Stephanie said...

Glad you're feeling better. About your Babywise comment -

We had a very similar experience. I tried Babywise for a month (putting him down awake and letting him to go sleep on his own). It was a nightmare. He just sounded scared to me, and the longer he cried, the more worked up he got. I finally decided it was more than I could take, and if I rocked him until he was 14 I didn't care. By 8 months old he would ask for his bed, and didn't want to be rocked anymore. All of that worry over nothing ... I hope I've learned from that experience.