Well Max appeared at some point today and aside from a really nasty throat still, seems a bit better. I’m feeling marginally happier that we have both had exactly the same symptoms in the same order (well, apart from the throat boil!) so hopefully it was really a bad bug and not the start of killer tonsils again. Its been a horrid bug though. All the big three girls seem okay.
Josie has slept most of the day and has sore eyes. Temperature seems to have gone though. Horrible to feel so helpless really, with little ones, when you breastfeed, you just get used to being able to do everything they need and when you can’t.. blech. Its really reminded me forcibly of how different the experiences of mothering Ammi and Josie has been to mothering Maddy and Fran – where there was formula there was an easier reliance on calpol, solids, other people to take over for a while. With Ammi and even more with Josie, its just me and i want to give them everything. I haven’t had a flicker of wanting to move Josie “onwards and upwards” yet – i’m really feeling confident about keeping bf-ing to 6 months exclusively. Never thought it would happen.
Kept them caged in their room for a lot of the day – the last few days have been tough so i let them pay so i could have a break. Which we all got really. Maddy bombarded me with endless questions about “stuff”, Fran did some lovely reading and some stamps (and sounded out “Vietnam” perfectly) then it was time for Rainbows. A nice easy day.