No one likes a sick baby. They are snotty, they don’t cover their mouths when they sneeze or cough, thus guaranteeing that you will end up with whatever they have, they wont sleep by themselves, if they sleep at all, and they insist on your attention 24/7.
I have to admit (again) that I love it. When Alex is sick, he is so sweet. He wants to be held all the time, he looks up at me with his sad little eyes and just wants me. Holding him is wonderful. He curls his little legs in, buries his face in my chest, and just relaxes.
No one likes a sick baby. But I love the cuddling. As I’m writing this, Alex is curled up on my chest breathing loudly. His eyes are watery, there is snot all over his face, and he keeps coughing in my mouth. He is a gross little thing right now, but as he looks into my eyes for comfort I can’t help but love this calmness. This rare moment when he really needs me.