The Little Empress got her latest round of vaccinations today. Two shots in the right thigh while the medical assistant, my sister and I held her down. Poor thing! I always hate it when she gets shots, even more so now that she’s aware of what’s going on and can clearly show she’s frightened. Despite that, she did well and seemed to show no ill effects of her shots this evening.
A little past midnight, she was up and howling. She was cranky, clearly uncomfortable and HOT to the touch. It didn’t help that it was well over 80F in the bedroom, either. Daddy got her Tylenol but I didn’t remember how much I could give her so downstairs I went to get the laptop which had dosage information. My sister got up to see what was going on and prepared a sippy of cold water and a box of juice.
The poor little thing guzzled some ice cold water and then began wailing again. Then she took some juice and wailed a bit more. She was still burning up so we turned on the fan and gave her a dose of Tylenol, which she hated and immediately threw up back up She took more water and began running around the family room, tormenting the dog. For the next hour or so, she toddled about, cooling down with some water, juice and occasional boobie pit stop. Finally, she tried to nurse herself to sleep, only to find she couldn’t.
That’s when I got our summer wrap out. It has been a few months since I’ve wrapped The Little Empress to sleep. I used to wrap her onto me every night once she fell asleep, and I’d go about and do whatever I needed to do before turning in myself. Since she’s gotten bigger, that has gotten more difficult because she’s would much rather just stretch out on my lap or a comfortable bed. But tonight, still slightly feverish and tired, she happily allowed me to wrap her up, laying her head on my shoulder and falling into a peaceful, deep slumber.
So I am sitting here, at 2:30AM with The Little Empress laying on my chest, sleeping ever so peacefully. Though I wish she wasn’t feeling unwell, I am ever so thankful for the few moments of wrapped snuggle time we’ve had. I’ve missed this so much. Sometimes, I wish I could wear her like this forever.