I put some towels under her crib mattress, and set the humidifier going with some menthol vapors. We took a nice warm bath, had a baby massage, and drank some warm milk while I sang lullabies to her. She fell asleep while drinking and stayed asleep over 3 hours. I was a little bit afraid that she wouldn't sleep at all that night, so I'd try to gently rouse her, but she got sooooo mad, and fell right back asleep. So I just let it happen.
She did well last night. She woke up at midnight and 6:30am . . . and I think she only did that because she had rolled down her crib mattress (it was quite inclined) and was uncomfortable.
Anyways, I would've thought it would have been very frustrating and stressful taking care of a sick baby while my husband is out of town. But it was . . . I don't know. I mean she is absolutely helpless at this point and she needs a mommy or a daddy to help her. It was kind of therapeutic doing things that helped her and SEEING that they helped her.
I love her a lot. We miss the man in our life.