I think bubs (Mercedes) might be weaning herself. She has refused to breastfeed since last friday (Thursday night being the last time). Last night when she woke up during the night, all she wanted was a bottle and a cuddle for a few minutes before drifting off to sleep again. Last night was the best night of sleep I have had in ages. She was also moved back to the nursery last night. Daytime sleeps still avoid us though so we will have to work on those, but with the introduction of the bottle, that should change (I hope).

As for what she has, I think it is hand, foot and mouth disease. It is not related to the animal virus of foot and mouth disease. What she has is a virus which brings up 'spots' on the feet, hands, inside the mouth (hasn't stopped her eating though), torso and groin.

I hope this thing will be over soon.

Rambling : Cold Water Running Hot

If only I could remember the great title I had thought up before bubs yelled for my attention (she is tired but refuses to sleep and I haven't set up her cot back in the nursery). Well, she is still sick, spotty and grumpy, while eating little amounts and not really knowing what she wants. One good thing though, she isn't too big a fan on lollies during this bought of sickness. She prefers watermelon, cherries (real ones) and grapes. She is currently going through my day bag/purse/nappy bag and exploring the blank pages of my drawing book I just bought. With a pencil.

Back to my original idea for a post.

My Hero

This here is my husband. The hero of last night. Why is he a hero? Well, Mercedes was having a rough time sleeping last night (around midnight. She had been asleep previous to that) and I could not get her to sleep. I tried laying down with her, rocking her, holding her in the feeding position (while she sucked on a bottle (only occasionally), and ignoring her (while she was in her cot). None of it worked. Then he came to the rescue. I am not quite sure what he did, but he did turn off his tennis, soothe the baby then leave her in her cot until she started fussing again and then soothed her again. I think he only had to do it about three times. If he hadn't stepped in then I doubt I would have gotten much sleep that last night. So, thanks again hubby! You saved my night!

Merc Update

Well she doesn't have chicken pox. It is possibly some viral rash. Our doc doesn't know what it is. Merc isn't eating or drinking and I am thinking her throat is sore also. Time to attempt the paracetamol I think.


I think she has chicken pox. The spots are small and they haven't blistered yet. They only (mainly) seem to be on her lower tummy and groin area. They don't seem to bother her either, which is good.

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