Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My Poor Baby...I Need Advice




So I know this is minor compaired to the major truama's at Angie's with all the stitches and bumps and bruises, or the bee stings at Becky's, but my poor darling daughter has a runny nose and can't breathe and Jeramy and I are FREAKING out! We feel so bad for her..we have her sleeping between us on an incline and we both rubbed vics on us so she could breathe it in, we have the cool mist humidifier going, will saline in the morning, and of course my favorite baby item of all time the snot sucker close at hand.
So my question is, does anyone have any other ways to help my poor little girl? Is the Vics on the feet with socks for a cough or runny nose? Does this come along with the teething?
I don't know how I am going to handle it when she gets hurts or is away from me. All of my cousins kids are going to school now...I am so going to be the "volunteer classroom mom" or the one that watches through the window. Everytime anyone watches her they get the hot pink book, with detailed, color coded instructions, phone numbers, doctor notes and developmental assesments from the UW, concent forms, insurance and social security, guardianship papers...everything down to how to make her bottles is in this thing...my doctor laughs at me and says he has never had another mom that did that but thought it was a brilliant idea, incase of an emergency when we are not around. I guess with her bumpy arrival I am neurotically over protective of her. But boy if we get this bad about a runny nose, I can only imagine the first time I have to put a bandaid on! The funny thing is, it isn't just me, Jeramy is SO worried about her too.
On another note, I started playing volleyball again tonight on a women's 4 team. I haven't played in 4 years but it was like riding a bike, after the kinks worked out of me I was on a roll. I went to the chiropractor yesterday to prepare, and OH my gosh what a difference that makes. I never realized that carrying a kid around makes you a hunch back...lol...plus my kid is really light! Anyways, we will see if I can move tomorrow, I figured I better write this post tonight incase I am stuck in a stationary position because my muscles have atrophed...
Again, kudos to you that have more than one child, I do NOT know how you do it!




4 comments:

Stephanie said...

Night time always seems the worse, I try to get ahead of it by doing the saline before bed, hoping to push off the worst of it so I can get just a few hours of sleep before they get fidgety & restless. I don't think you can really over due the saline so whenever she's too stuff I'd go for it. Also they have a mild baby vics lotion if you can find it. If they are feeling really crummy I give them some Tylenol, it seems to help. Also most Dr's say that snotty noses, fevers & all that aren't part of teething but 2 kids did & listening to other moms some of theirs did too, so I'd say yes they can. How could it be just a coincidence that they just happen to be sick EVERYTIME a tooth pops thru?... It sounds like you're doing the right things, all parents worry, especially with their first and then of course all the first things that happens to that first baby. Her next snotty nose, you'll be pros! I think you guys are doing great. And I love the new pictures!

Em said...

AHHH.. kidding. She'll be fine, you'll be fine, everyone will be fine. The first snotty nose is the worst. She'll get lots more, and sooner or later she'll be a pro at sucking them out of her own nose, just ask Avery lol. Whether she's teething or not there's just not much you can do but wait it out. Give her lots of hugs and kisses from Emma and we hope we see you guys soon!!

Katy said...

So what worked the best for my kids when they couldn't breath and it was the middle of the night was to go into the bathroom, shut the door and turn on the shower as hot as it would go, lots of steam, seemed to clear them up well enough to get some sleep anyway. I remember doing that with Gracie quite a few times, she was so stuffy she couldn't nurse so I would sit on the toilet with the shower going and she ate and fell to sleep! Like Em said the first is the worst, but it gets easier! I think you both just learn to cope! Love ya!

Jennifer said...

Ok... I guess I'm a bad mom. My doctor said to use dimetap. Parker never really had anything to "suck", he was just stuffy! Seems to work.