Our precious wee ones have been battling a cold for the past four nights. Ike doesn't seem too bothered by it, but Kate is having a rough go of it. She has trouble keeping her soothie in her mouth when she can't breathe well out of her nose. Bill's been enjoying snuggling with her and rocking her late into the evening and I get up with her in the wee hours of the morning to suction out her nose, feed her, and keep her propped up. I put her in the swing which really seems to do a lot of good. However, once that nose gets stuffy, our bundle of joy gets angry -- not quite as angry as Jack Jack on the Incredibles cartoon though. Anyway, we've had some long nights and it looks like there still may be a couple more ahead of us. Times like this are quite taxing on the body, but these little moments are indeed special and every baby can use a little extra love and care.