Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Smothering me with love.

2010, so far, has been almost unending coughing, dripping, sneezing and whining. I think the babies have had 3 colds, all during a time when getting the house organized and focusing on getting some better sleep was supposed to be on deck.

Understandably they are particularly attached to me - they spend the majority of their time with just me. They are great at going with other people... unless I'm within eyesight. Then they start whining and complaining until I either leave the room or I take them.

This has never been the case when we are all home together until yesterday. Because they aren't feeling well I guess they are feeling particularly needy. And they FREAK if I'm not holding them. They FREAK if I'm holding the other one and not them. Yesterday I was trying to nurse Quinn while holding Juliette in my other arm. It was ridiculous.

I am happy to be loved and needed, but this feels smothering.

I hope it passes with the latest cold.


Lida said...

Ah! Sibling rivalry for Mom's attention is starting early! ;)
Maybe I should take the babies off your hands tomorrow instead of Kiernan?

Capital Mom said...

Today I was nursing my toddler and trying to comfort my 3 year old at the same time. I used to do that when the boy was a baby but he takes up more room now! At the time I thought about how glad I was that the girl doesn't want to nurse too.
Much sympathy for you.
And no more colds!!!

Some kind of Wondermom said...

That sounds tough, particularly for someone who's not a very touchy kind of person.

Anonymous said...

Rhen was coming down with something last weekend when we had her from 3:30 PM on Friday until after 8:00 PM on Saturday. At one point, it was easier to just let her sleep in my lap, rather than trying to move her to the bed and risk her waking up. She was all whimpers and whines... c'est la vie, I guess.