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Fever, ear aches, and chills – oh my.

Maggie sick in July 2014
What a slightly feverish baby from a couple of days ago might look like

The past few days have been a weird set for the baby. She had a very good camping experience, was a pretty decent travel baby, and then she got extremely needy one night, and the next morning she was running a fever.

Post fever, she started grabbing at her ears a bit – doesn’t seem to be an infection, but her jaw and ears were in pain and that horrible teething drool started. She’s been going to sleep about once every two hours now, and that’s blown any sort of normal sleeping out of the water.

I don’t know if it’s just teething, or she’s sick, or a combo of both. Teething seems to get worse each time.

We wanted to get her into a doctor yesterday, which meant we should have called before she got sick evidently. Today she goes in, which will hopefully be after she’s done being better as she’s got to have shots.

It’s 9:55am. She spent from about 1am-5am laying on top of us because she couldn’t sleep. She was passed out hard when I had to go to the office and now she’s finally waking up after having first woken up at 5am to make tons of noise.

At 5am I had to look at her and say “hey happy baby, I love you like a crack head loves crack, but you’re going to your bed for a while.” Went down and rocked her, she looked both sleepy and rather disappointed that I was not going to get up and play with her at the asscrack of dawn, but it was not to be for this adult who’d had maybe one hour of uninterrupted sleep due to Mt Baby erupting.

It’s really disheartening when you’ve got this bundle of love and energy looking at your every move and wanting to play with you and you’re so tired that you’re in danger of falling asleep standing up and falling on it.

As I left for work this morning I peeked in on the baby cam, she was out. By the time I got to work she was stirring, which is going to put her in her good solid sleep time at 4am this coming Sunday, which is going to suck.

Schedules – not only important for the baby, but for the adult… learning that. Also learning that every baby in the general area seems to be sick around this time, which is surprising as I thought all babies were perpetually sick with something.

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.