I guess I stirred up some serious passion in the last post. Thank you for all of your comments and sharing your experiences. Luckily, I have some time before I even have to worry about pumping so much, but it was on my mind (and I had promised to share my thoughts on the Spectra!).
It’s the weekend, and I have plans laid out (as per usual). However, we’ll see if the virus currently circulating in our house throws a wrench into them. As is happening across the US this winter (omg this map!), Annabel’s class was basically taken out this week by the flu (influenza B, specifically — a couple of kids got tested and that’s what came back). She reported that there were only 9 kids present in school yesterday (out of 20!) although I wonder if the # is inflated because some parents are just keeping their kids home to avoid exposing them.*
Annabel herself had only a mild cough for two days earlier this week and no fever (I checked) — so I think perhaps she had a very mild version blunted by the vaccine . . though obviously we do not know this for sure. I had similar URI symptoms this week (still getting over them) and yes — 6-week-old Genevieve currently has a runny nose, which is pitiful and anxiety-provoking. Agh. However, she’s still smiling, eating, and afebrile. None of us seem systemically ill. Yet.
Cameron however now sounds congested and he is our weakest link (asthma) so . . . we will see what happens. It seems like everyone I talk to is being affected by flu this season (which, now that I see the CDC’s map above, makes sense). If this round is all we have to content with, I’ll consider ourselves lucky.
* Not how we roll, but I can see how it could make sense in certain circumstances