Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sick continued

Spenser had a great day yesterday. It was a beautiful, sunny warm day, so the two of us strolled downtown and visited a few kids' shops that I've never before had a reason to check out. Found a great kid's book store, Jabberwocky. Bought a few things here and there. Spenser napped in his stroller most of the time and when he did wake up, was bright eyed and chatty with the shop ladies.

Things changed when we got home. He was clingy and miserable after his bathtime. He woke up every two hours to nurse. At 3:30, his congestion was just awful and he was starting to cough. I spent an hour in a steamy bathroom with him, using the nasal aspirator, saline drops and Vicks to get his nose cleaned out. Then, he spiked another fever and just wouldn't lay down, so I cuddled him close and fell asleep with him in the rocker. Two hours later, C woke me up. I managed to get him to lay down in bed. He would sleep as long as he was propped up on pillows. Guess it helps all the snot to drain instead of just plugging up his tiny nose. On top of that, C has been sick as well and even stayed home a day. fun being the only well one in the house. Fortunately, I've been off all week and only have to go back to work on Friday, so I have time to play sick nurse.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Unhappy first

We started out with a lovely day yesterday. We drove to Richmond to break in the new truck and ate at Schlotzsky's for lunch (a rare, hard to find treat). The boy slept through most of it, though he joined us for lunch. We cruised around Richmond a bit. There's a nice little area called Shockhoe Bottom that is in the midst of being gentrified and is full of cute little shops, bars, and restaurants. Once home, I took Spenser next door to visit Auntie Diane. After a bit, he got hungry, so we went home to feed him. Poor baby was having a feeding frenzy. He is due for a growth spurt, so this wasn't too surprising, but we did notice his cheeks were super red.

This is the baby we started the day with:

Cute, happy, and cooing up a storm.

He woke up at 1:30 AM and was crying and coughing. His nose was all stuffed up. He gagged a bit and finally threw up some mucus and milk. Poor baby had a fever of 101.1 F. I gave him some tylenol and tried to aspirate his poor stuffy nose. He nursed some more and finally went back to sleep.

This is the baby we had this morning:

Poor little sweet thing! He slept later than usual, but appears to be back to his usual cheerful self except for his stuffy nose. Hopefully, it will clear up before we have to fly in a week and a half.