Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sick Baby

We have been dealing with a poor sick baby. Our first cold! Regan and I managed to get it too, so we have all been hunkered down for the week.

It was a little bittersweet because the first few days she was sick, she slept for 8 hours at night! We were kinda hopeful we would buck the odds and she would continue that trend, but she is back to getting up at least once a night (and not falling asleep for good until after midnight).

We have the humidifier in our room at night now to help her little snuffly nose. I have also been running hot showers and steaming the bathroom. My girlfriend Miriam also suggested placing a small rolled up towel underneath the bassinet mattress to elevate her head a bit. These all seem to help. Breastfeeding was a bit of a challenge the first few days since she couldn't breathe and drink at the same time. I just let her pull off and take lots of breaks and she powered through. I was glad to see she stuck to relatively the same schedule of eating; it didn't affect her appetite thank goodness.

Any other suggestions for future colds? I know this will just be the first of many!

Keira is 7weeks 6 days old

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