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November 17, 2008

Sick babies

Filed under: Fatherhood — Duane @ 11:42 pm

It’s nearly midnight on a cold, dreary spring night. I’m cold, and my legs won’t warm up, especially when I walk to the nursery to check on one of the girls. Since Friday both the girls have been sick with a cold and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. It looks like they have the same thing Agnes had last week and last Friday was the aches and pains; while on Saturday started the coughing, running nose and eyes. But it was a comment made by a friend’s mum that made me think about how lucky we are compared to our parents, who had to deal with sick babies.

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November 5, 2008

A touch of motherhood

Filed under: Fatherhood — Duane @ 8:30 pm

This has been a weird week, and it is only half done at the moment. As the post title says, this week I have had a brief touch of what it is like to look after babies during the day. Agnes has been home,┬ábut on Sunday evening she came down with the flu – achy body, sore skin and a temp of around 39. So I stayed home Monday to look after her. She spent a fair bit of the day on the daybed sleeping. So it was up to me to look after Caitlin and Emma for the day. Agnes was there to do the feeds, but her arms were sore and all, so I did the nappy changes, etc, etc.

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