The past two weeks have not been pretty.
First, Punkie got a cold from day care. Then I got the cold. Then my husband got the cold. We were a collective mess. Then Punkie and my husband got better, and I got so much worse. Mine became a sinus infection and ear infection. I was a singular disaster.
Three visits to the doctor later, I have started and stopped different antibiotics, my hearing has come and gone at regular intervals, and am just now starting to feel better. I’m way behind on my work and my co-workers think I’m moonlighting as a germ incubator.
Also, we’ve blown through the entire stash of emergency frozen milk because I was on an antibiotic that was not safe for breastfeeding. I have so much more room in the freezer and a billion extra bottles now, but no emergency cushion. I wonder if we’ll need a cushion anymore – Punkie is 8 1/2 months old and I don’t know how much longer I’m going to be able to keep up with pumping and breastfeeding. When we made it to 6 months, I told myself I would shoot for 9 months and then re-evaluate.
This is eerily similar to last month, when Punkie came home with a cold from day care and then I got a sinus infection. If we keep this pattern going, we’re going to have a really tough rest of the year!