One of the Circles of Hell: A Baby’s Cold
Dante’s Inferno forgot that one of the circles of hell is a baby with a cold. A hell that will drive you climbing up the walls with madness…
Damn that Halloween party. DAAAAAAAMN THAT HALLOWEEN PARTYYYYYY!!!!! Langdon became sick after the mommy-baby Halloween party that Langdon I went to. Missed our Halloween? Click here! So many drooly babies sharing toys + slapping each other with their moist, wet, meaty hands!!!! GERM FEST! Here’s Langdon after the party, still wearing his monkey hat looking very self satisfied that he had won a prize for his costume at the party. Chubby cheeks was torturing his stuffed monkey contentedly.
And then…..unbeknownst to his mother…the virus was working it’s devilry on the baby. Here is photographic proof of the downhill slope as he wears one of the prizes from his gift bag – Yo Gabba Gabba hat. So not happy.
On Monday the gale of Langdon’s cold had hit full force. Snotty, stuffed up nose, a loud dry hacking cough, crying + screaming allll week. Sigh. The only outing we did was a short trip to Ikea to meet up with his gf Madison who ALSO GOT SICK FROM THE DAMN HALLOWEEN PARTY!!!!!
Madison has the same exact symptoms as Langdon. Thus, her mom + I concluded that it was THAT DAMN HALLOWEEN PARTY! I am going to quarantine Langdon until he can learn to blow his own nose!!! Yes, that’s right folks! Mom has to suck the snot out of baby’s nose while the writhe + shriek bloody murder! Fun! NOT!
With lack of sleep + general crankiness everything has been a fight + struggle. Don’t get me started on diaper changes. You don’t want to know. He has been screeching + grabbing at his food bowl, so I gave up + let him have at it. Poured that sucker all over the table. “Screw it” I said.
It’s been so intense + unrelenting that I’ve been doing Facetime with my family as much as possible to entertain + make him smile. I stepped away for a second + let grandma babysit! By god, I’m going to have to do this more often! I kid!
And guess what? After all that – I ordered a pizza.
There were some smiling photos I got while Jeff was pretty much standing on his head trying to get Langdon to smile. But I chose this one because it sums up how it’s been going lately. It’s been a week + he’s STILL SICK. Ok done complaining! I know there are much worse + difficult situations that I could be experiencing with a baby, but I had to vent! I’m so glad it’s the weekend + I get some help from Jeff! Hope everyone out there is taking lots of Vitamin C + feeling well!!!