It has been almost two weeks and I'm still not entirely over this cold, which is very unusual for me. The dry cough and stuffy nose is still lingering, but thankfully Luke and Nolan are back to normal.
When Nolan started with his runny nose, I had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. The day after he started to get sick, Justin left for Charlotte, NC for work. My mom had already made plans to sleep over on the nights he was away because it was easier for her to wake up with the boys on the days that I had work rather than driving to our house at 6 a.m. I am so happy she was there because Nolan needed to be held constantly and he slept easier when he was elevated, so he spent 5 nights sleeping on my chest. Since I was so busy with Nolan, my mom entertained Luke.
One night, while Nolan was resting on me and Mom Mom was helping with Luke, we noticed that Luke started to get unusually cranky. That's when we noticed the stuffy nose and warm head. Lovely. Now I had two sick babies. Poor Luke must have had a sore throat because every time he coughed, he cried. It just about broke my heart.
Luke wasn't really comforted sleeping on my chest like Nolan was so he spent his nights in his carseat beside my bed. I was up every hour either rocking the carseat, sucking boogies out with the aspirator, taking temps, giving Tylen0l, or just comforting a miserable baby. I think we handled it well until we became sick ourselves. That's when the fun began. Nolan started to feel better, but still had a runny nose and cough while Justin, Luke & I were nursing our colds. I couldn't take anything that made me drowsy because I didn't want to feel groggy while caring for the boys. I made the mistake of drinking some Alka_Seltzer and just about passed out. I was not a happy camper. Meanwhile, Nolan wanted to play because he had some renewed energy, but Luke was coughing and projectile vomiting.
Looking back, it was quite funny. I'm just kidding.
I PRAY that this doesn't happen again this winter. I know that the odds are against us and I'm lucky that the boys made it to 5 1/2 months before getting a cold, but man was that a tiring two weeks!