I mentioned that Brooklynn went in for her 4-month shots on Friday. It's not the first time she's had vaccines administered, but it is the first time she's developed a fever and was clingy most of the weekend. We already fight to keep her on a somewhat normal schedule over the weekends because, frankly, Rhiannon and I like to sleep in as much as possible. Yes, we would rather sleep at six in the morning than see our baby. You can call us horrible parents anytime you'd like. Brooklynn had a small fever last night and napped a little more than usual during the day yesterday, so she was up later than normal. Then she woke up at 4am to eat. And it was one of the best things to happen in a long time.
We fed her a bottle and she went right back to sleep. Sleep - until 9am.
For those of you without children, yes, the fact that both Rhiannon and I got to sleep in until 9am was amazing. It was like a real weekend back before there was a Brooklynn and before there was a Beta that made Rhiannon too uncomfortable to lay in bed that long. I'm sure there will be days in the future when Brooklynn is a little older that she will stay up late on a weekend and then perhaps come and cuddle with us on a weekend morning to sleep in, but we are not there yet.
Do I feel bad that she was uncomfortable and irritated by the bruising and fever from her shots? Of course I do.
Did I love to sleep in? My gosh, yes.
Maybe we'll make all her shots on a Friday afternoon from now on.