Violet and I spent the weekend housebound, as we suffered a bad case of coughs and sniffles. This was Violet's first proper cold, so we have had a few rather sleepless nights, and we are not altogether out of the woods yet. There's not really a great deal you can do for babies at this age. So we have just been using a natural baby chest rub, a steam vaporizer and a few extra breastfeeds. I've been downing honey and lemon tea, lemongrass tea, garlic bread and Chinese cough medicine.
The kid's enjoyed a little cartoon watching as the wind howled outside.
Sleeping fairly soundly in the daytime.
While the rest of the family attended a birthday party at the village hall, I whiled away the hours with Violet by my side, working on shop consignment items that I was recently approached about. Quite excited but nervous at the prospect of selling my items. And wondering where I will find the time!
Sunday wouldn't be Sunday without pancakes.
Dubbed the blue room. No, we haven't had a paint job. This is what happens when you pop a blue woolen blanket over the window to stop any cold air getting to the bedroom inhabitants. Particularly important when co-sleeping with an ill baby, and coinciding with the worst winds we've seen in this house yet.
As we enter the second week of the school holidays, I'm very grateful not to be doing the school run until we are (hopefully) all well. Until then, I am looking forward to a relatively restful week. How about you?