Tonight Zoe went to bed without a peep. Where most mothers would be rejoicing (it was very nice) I am worried. Zoe going to bed easily is NOT NORMAL. Especially after she slept most of the day and was pretty fussy all day. Anyway, I'm going to call the doc tomorrow to see what they have to say. Motherhood is all about guesswork, speculation, and the process of elimination. Maybe I'm overreacting and she was just sleepy. Maybe she's going through a growth spurt. Maybe a few nights of a modified cry-it-out method finally paid off and she learned that crying will not get her out of her crib. Maybe something is wrong and she is trying to let me know. And that right there is the reason we have a flex spending card.
* So, after a rough morning on my poor sister-in-law, and after Zoe having diarrhea and vomiting almost simultaneously, I went and picked her up. I had spoken with the nurse who didn't seem too concerned but I couldn't escape the feeling that I should take her to the doctor. After consulting Love and my sister-in-law, I decided to go ahead and take her. I'm SO glad I did as she has a double ear infection. Poor baby! So, we came home with ear drops and antibiotics and a promise from the doctor that she should be feeling better in 24-48 hours.