Hi...I just needed to share....I just started work again and have been with my LO since birth; I am a teacher and classes began yesterday. My 5mo DS started daycare 2 weeks ago, and since then he has had a cold. I figured he'd get over it quickly since the past colds he's had he'd gotten over them in 3-4 days. Wells it's 2 weeks later and it doesn't seem to be getting better. 2 days ago, I noticed that he had mucus in his eyes, was a little concerned and took him to the Dr. Dr. said that due to his congestion in his nose, it is backing up into his tear ducts. I was afraid it was pink eye, but she assured me it wasn't. Since DC can't suction his nose, I don't know how he can get over this unless I find alternate care for him that can take of his needs while he is sick. I know babies get sick, it's a part of life, but I just feel awful when I see his eyes covered in goop. I feel like if I didn't work, he would be better by now.
Anyhow, on top of having a cold, DS started biting. He's teething. He's getting up 3 times a night again, (which was down to 2) which mean less sleep for me since my day starts at 5:30am. Sometimes he likes to stay awake for hours to play.
Work is pretty crazy, trying to pump with little time to do it. My students are great but need a lot of energy from me - I have about 170 students.
So....DS cold + teething = less sleep. work + 170 students + crazy work schedule = me overwhelmed. I know I just need to get back into the swing of things at get adjusted to my lack of sleep, but I just needed to share. So thanks for letting me share and sorry for this being so long.