Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Seven Months Ago


Sadie is seven months old today!

I can't actually remember what was happening seven months ago at this time.  I think it was the little morphine button that they told me to push every 15 minutes.  I remember everything up until they started that IV, but afterwards everything is a fuzzy until they moved us down to pediatrics (because the maternity was overflowing and they needed our room).  

Sadie is still sick today.  She didn't have a fever yesterday, but she woke me up at midnight when she couldn't breath through her nose because she was so stuffed up.  I took her down stairs and sat up with her on the couch, dozing off and on until 4:30.  At 4:30 she was breathing more easily and I took her back upstairs to bed.  She was so exhausted from being up so late that she slept all the way to 7:40, which is the latest that I have slept in the last seven months.  

She was miserable all day, although she didn't have a fever (actually her temperature has stayed at around 97.5 degrees because of the baby tylenol).  The nasal aspirator doesn't seem to help much and has only proved that Sadie is remarkable strong (she can grab my arm and almost keep it away from her little nose when she really tries).  The steam vaporizer Penguin is definitely the high point of the day and Sadie puts her hands up to go over and see it and then tries to kiss it's nose, so that she's getting the full benefit of the steam.  She does have a fever again, so I guess it was to early to stop taking the tylenol.

These last few days have been long for everybody and have sapped my creativity!  I feel like I have a newborn again.  Hopefully tomorrow will be better.  Goodnight!  

2 comments:

Thankful Paul said...

Hello

Morgan said...

What a neat picture of you and your baby! My babies always hated the nasal aspirators too! They sure are strong when they want to be!

I hope she feels better soon!