I just can't do it.
Later that same night I was bathing my baby when I noticed that he had an odd spot on the skin between his pinky toe and another toe. Something I had not noticed as I do not regularly peek in between my baby's toes. What I discovered was a very large splinter that was infected. I actually had a hard time removing the splinter and the area required antibiotic ointment for a few days afterwards to treat the infection. I am guessing that this may have contributed to the fussy baby I had, but had I just given up in frustration and let him "cry it out" as is often the advice of seasoned mothers, he would have continued to have something wrong with no mama to try to soothe him.
Today is another example. I don't know if it is again with the teeth or if we have a respiratory infection going on as well but wee one is super fussy and for the most part inconsolable unless in my arms. Last night was rough, he nursed on and off all night long and ended up sleeping the majority of the night right on my chest while I as in a semi sitting up position. Just think for yourself though, when you don't feel good often it is comforting to be cared for, not left to cry and fend for yourself. I know when my other children are sick they always prefer to be snuggled, coddled and cared for.
So, here we are, managing our day as best we can with him attached to me as you see below. He is much happier and I can still get some things done. I believe the mamas in other countries who practice baby wearing on a regular basis may understand thier littles the best.
He is happier, I am happier and on goes the day...