"hi boss, it's me. Yeah look, I'm not coming in to work today... yeah I've got a cold, I think I'll just stay in bed and sleep it off. I'll try and come in tomorrow."
"No, nothing due today, you'll barely miss me."
As I groggily climbed back into bed after a midnight feed, I thought momentarily, "I'll have to call in sick tomorrow." I then realised that I had no one to call in to - and that I certainly could not call in sick or take a rest from the relentlessness of motherhood.
Nothing that Vitamin C and a couple of panadols won't fix.
Swimming lessons here we come!