Today I am grateful for both Mollie and I having slept all the way through the night. We both came down with a wicked cold yesterday, and after nap time I discovered that hers was being served with a side of croup. I called her doctor's office right away and got some hints on how to deal with croup in warmer weather (I am golden when it's cold out, but I knew I couldn't count on cold night air to help us).
So last night, armed with knowledge and lots of hope, I slathered her chest with Vicks Vapo Rub, elevated the head of her bed, gave her some ibuprofen, set up her cold-air humidifier, cranked her ceiling fan up to high, and cracked her windows a bit (just in case the night air was cold enough). And it worked! Nearly twelve blissful hours after I put her to bed, she woke up calling for me and told me as I walked in, "I'm not coughing, Mommy!"
Awesome! Just so totally awesome.
As for me, I went the Vicks and ibuprofen route and slept like a rock for over seven hours.
Here's hoping for a repeat again tonight! (Knock on wood!)
Have a wonderful day!