Getting Sick When You Have a Baby

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The worst thing right now for me is getting sick. Being sick is already shitty, but when you get sick and have to take care of a baby at the same time? That’s the worst thing in the world, for selfish reasons and non-selfish ones.

When you’re sick, all you want to do is curl up in bed and die, but you can’t do that with a baby. When you have a baby, even though your head is pounding and you keep blowing your nose every minute and you have zero energy, you have to get up in the morning and taking care of your baby. Which means feeding him, changing his diaper, playing with him, and if he’s old enough you have to run after him because he keeps walking off in other rooms. All that when all you want to do is lay down and die. That is the selfish reason. All you want to do when you’re sick is forget your responsibilities and stop living for a few days until you’re all better.

The non-selfish reason is quite obvious. You don’t want to infect your baby. Sadly, it’s quite certain that it’s going to happen. When you’re a stay-at-home mom and all you do during the day is take care of your baby by yourself, he is bound to catch whatever sickness you have. You can do whatever you can to keep him from catching your illness, but truth is, he’s probably going to get sick right after you anyway. Which means that even after you’re finally better and would like to relax a bit since you just spent a couple of days fighting off sickness, you can’t! Because you now have to take care of your poor baby that caught what you had.

I repeat. Being sick when you have a baby is the worst thing in the world.

 

Until next Time!

Young Mom ❤


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