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ear worms

February 19th, 2009 at 15:20

“I Can’t Decide” by the Scissor Sisters has been lodged in my brain today.

Katie seems to be doing better today. I was going to do the alternating Tylenol/Motrin trick with her last night, but our ped says they aren’t comfortable with infants under 6mo getting ibuprofen, so we stuck with a hardcore 4-hour Tylenol schedule, including putting drugs in her when she woke up in the middle of the night. The nurse also mentioned possibly giving her cool water to cool her down, to which I responded, “ABSOLUTELY not.” Yes, I would bathe her in cool water; no, I would not give my 4.5 month old child any water to drink.

Instead, I put some cooled breast milk into a bottle and, while trying to give it to her, proceeded to drop the bottle into her face while I was moving — meaning that it hit her with some force. We looked at each other for a shocked second, and then she proceeded to HOWL at me (rightfully so). I apologized repeatedly, hugged her little swaddled body, and told her it was an accident and that I knew it hurt until she relaxed.

Man, it sucks to accidentally bop your kiddo.

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