Saturday, December 15, 2012

Not my delicious boogers!

Syndil has a cold. It's been a miserable week- mostly for me. During the night, she forgets that she can't breathe out of her nose, closes her mouth, and then freaks out and starts screaming when her nose doesn't work. I haven't been getting much sleep.

And during the day, I have 2 choices. Either I leave the thick river of snot to flow down her face and get on everything, or I wipe it. And if I wipe it? She screams at me.

Why do baby's hate this so much? I'm using a wet wipe, so it isn't getting sore.

I think it has to do with the salty taste. Maybe she is screaming "Noooo!!!! Not my delicious boogers! That's my afternoon snack!!!"

I've tried the bulb suckers, and they suck. Or, rather, they don't suck, and are terrible. Then I ordered a Nose Frida. That was exciting. It got great reviews, and I have friends who swear by it.

I stared at this thing for about 20 minutes before I tried it. It's basically a long tube that you stick in their nose, and then you suck on the other end. I was a little disconcerted. What if I sucked too hard, and it got in my mouth?

(it's a pretty long tube. Like 18 inches or something).

But I shouldn't have worried. She won't let me near her with it. After 3 tries, where I got it working, but nothing came out of her nose, she realized how much she hated it and now she starts screaming and thrashing everytime she sees it.

"Noooo! Not the booger-stealer! These boogers are miiiiine!!!!!"

I've tried swaddling her, pinning her down with my legs, holding her face still with 1 hand while she thrashed and screams- and it felt like something CPS would disapprove of. If you guys have any tips, please let me know.

Until then, if you see me, look for the booger tracks all over my shirt/face/hair. I'm rocking this mommy look.

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