Count the Bad Mommies

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Kid Got His Shots Yesterday


And has been unbearably miserable ever since. Took him to the Baby Clinic to get his vaccination boosters, and to get a check up and get weighed.


He's a whopping 7.4 kg and only 16 weeks old. He didn't cry much when he got the injection, but when we got home, all hell broke loose. He woke up hot, he woke up because he was too cold, he woke up because his dummy fell out his mouth, because he was miserable and because he was sore.


Eventually at about 3:30 am I gave up and passed the buck to The Boyfriend. Then I sat outside and had a cigarette and a bit of a quiet sob. Sneaked back into the bedroom, and The Kid was lying in the middle of the bed, with The Boyfriend rubbing his back. His eyelid were slowly drooping and he eventually nodded off. Every time I woke up to check on him, I saw he had schooched closer to The Boyfriend, and was practically sleeping in his armpit. It was very, very cute.

I'm a little jealous that The Boyfriend coped so well with The Kid. I dont know what's wrong with me. Patience seems to be in short supply this week.

7 comments:

zoeyjane said...

there's nothing like a seemingly unsoothable infant to break us all. seriously, don't feel bad, we all do it. why do you think that majority of us smokers are STILL smoking? :P

phillygirl said...

such a cute photo :)

Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

thanks phillygirl.

sweets said...

remember you do this full time, boyfriend doesn't, don't be too hard on yourself... i had plenty of quiet sobs at the beginning ;)

Boobah's Mom said...

I can't sob quietly - I bawl just as loud as Boobah! If the patience-cup is empty, it's EMPTY and it takes alot to get it full again.

And like sweets said, you do this full time, so in my opinion, you had done all the hard work, and when it was time to reap the fruits, you had had enough and the boyfriend just got lucky.

All the shots they get are bad, but I think the measels shot is the worst though, cos it only hits 2 weeks later, and by then you've forgotten about it already...

Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

yay,

so it only gets worse...

Boobah's Mom said...

only in 5 months' time for that one... so you DO have some recovery time