Blimey what a week I have had. I have been very poorly and had the hardest week of my life. I have had gastric flu and Dom had his jabs in between that time so was grouchy too. I could not cope with looking after him on my own as I was so ill both ends and then so weak my milk nearly dried up so I started to wean. My hubby was great he took time off from work to help, but it's scary being so ill when you have a little one to look after, it's almost like you can't be ill. I could not sleep or anything as I will ill, Dom was ill and then my hubby was ill. When you can't pick up your baby in case you vomit it's not nice. In the end I was so bad I had to stay with my mum. I don't know what to do if I was a single parent. In a way it has put me off having another baby (I wanted one asap), as it's such a hard situation to be very ill and your baby still needs you, you can't take time off. So I have decided to wait a while longer before we try for another baby. Before when I have been ill, it's been easy as you can just suit yourself and hide under the duvet, but not now. I am so glad I am well again, I was feeling guilty for being a crap mother as I could not get out of bed - these hormones are crazy. Anyway all is well but I wondered if any of you have been very poorly with a new born - I don't mean a little cold but something that really keeps you in bed etc??