I've come down with a nasty cold and feel just awful. I know it's just a cold, but really I am miserable. Just wondering what you all do with your babes when you are feeling unwell. I know to keep BFing, and that isn't a problem...it's the rest of the time when we'd normally be playing or out doing something. We don't live near family (in another country, actually), our friends all work and I don't feel right asking them to take time off, and my husband -- who would normally stay home -- is preparing his dissertation defense for early next week, so he really isn't able to be home on daddy duty right now.
Yesterday we stayed at home and hung out in the bedroom. I brought toys and books back and he played while I just rested. It worked, but I felt terrible -- like he wasn't getting the attention and stimulation he needed/wanted. I kept thinking he was thinking, "what's the matter with mama, she isn't playing with me?" He's 9.5 months old, btw.
I'm not taking anything, medicine wise. Some fenugreek tea with honey, and saline nasal spray, and loads of vitamin C. But, that's it. I am oh-so-protective of my milk supply, so am hesitant to try any decongestant, anti-histamine, etc. I don't have an appetite at all, but am forcing myself to eat as much as I can.
Anyway, anything you do to help a cold go away quicker and/or to help cope with mama duty while you aren't feeling the greatest?