Goodness nearly a month has passed so what have we been up to? Well just when we thought we were over the worst and out the other side poor Baby Bean got chickenpox. I guess it was inevitable really but we had hoped he would escape this time round. Poor bubba was covered in spots, luckily we had all our supplies – see this post– to hand. We added in Aloe Vera gel on the recommendation of a friend, we went for the purest most organic version we could find.
I noticed with all three of mine that with day 1 being the first day spots are discovered, all of them suffered the most illness wise on day 4 and 5, I am not sure if that is the general pattern?
I remember Patty Wipfler of Hand in Hand Parenting describing how her son became really ill once and -as well as all the practical things we do as parents when our children were ill – she spent lots of time laying next to him whilst he slept, cuddling him and keeping close contact. It really struck a chord for me as I would have tried to catch up with chores whilst they were sleeping but I can see the value in really being there during an illness.
So chickenpox x 3 then hubby off work for a week combined with a bubba who is somewhat nocturnal and thus a month has passed.