Cam has not been feeling well for close to a week & his cold kicked into full gear after his 12 month well visit five days ago after getting four shots, one being the flu shot. I know my little guy is sick when he actually lets me hold him, rock him & cuddle for more than an hour straight. Cam is not much of a snuggler; he is a full-fledged boy who loves to go, go, go during all of his waking moments.
Last night, as I rocked him and felt his slightly warm head, I decided that it would be a bad idea to send him to day care today. It worked out very well since I had a day off at some point during this week anyway since I unfortunately have to work this Saturday. After calling my boss & letting her know that today would be the day I took off, I felt relieved to know that I'd be able to nurse my baby back to good health.
It was such a wonderful feeling waking up today & knowing I would have a whole day to spend quality time with my Cam. Cam ended up sleeping until 9:30 this morning when I actually had to go in his room & wake him after Mike was worried that something might be wrong. He really just needed the sleep and after sleeping about 14 hours straight, I think he felt a bit better.
Having this day is sort of bittersweet since it makes me realize what I'm missing when I am at work Monday through Friday. If I had my way I would work four days per week & have that one day to get chores done around the house as Cam napped & have that extra time to spend with him. I know it would only be one day, but I think it would make a world of a difference to me. Oh well, maybe some day!