I actually really truly felt like a father tonight.

I put Lily down a bit past 9, and stayed in the room with her for a while as she kept crying when I went to leave. She eventually fell asleep and I went out into the lounge room. About an hour later she started crying again, I went in and she was rolling around in her cot a bit with her dummy half in her mouth, trying to breathe. Her nose was completely blocked up.

She was crying fairly severely by this point, I went out and got the baby cold/flu drops and managed to give her some, although she was crying even more now because she was still mostly asleep and not sure what was going on.

I grabbed the baby saline sinus drops and picked her out of the cot, popped her down on my bed and attempted, mostly successfully, to give her a good squirt or two up each nostril. She was thrashing around quite a bit and crying a whole lot, understandably. Once I was done I was just lying next to her while she calmed down, just talking softly to her. I was lying on my side with my head on the pillow, and she actually rolled into me and curled up as she went to sleep.

I know it probably sounds silly, but I’m really proud of myself… I didn’t freak out or have to call mum for advice, I quickly worked out why she was crying and sorted it out, and she calmed down and fell back sleep with me holding her.


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  1. Awwwwww!

    Ah, saline drops. Did you use the aspirator too? That thing is weird, and your child gives you a suitably weird look when you try to suck snot out of their nose with it.

    I hope she’s better tomorrow. 🙂

  2. How dare kids be so sweet huh? Eva snuggles too. She insists on being in the bed with me, and actually pulls my arm over her little body. aww.

    All Lily wanted was comfort. That’s all they ever really want. .. well, until they’re two. then they don’t know what they want. 😉

    you did good.

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