Paula, sorry to hear about Alex's earache and the subsequent trip to urgent care. That stinks. We were at urgent care over the summer thinking that Natalie had an ear infection. She had been uncharacteristically crabby and of course it was a Saturday afternoon. Late in the afternoon she was running a low fever and I saw her pull on one of her ears. We took her in, and she had too much earwax to see her eardrum and so they gave lots of different things to dislodge the earwax, and after 3 hours of her screaming and me having to hold her down, they said no ear infection and sent us home.
The thing that really sucked about that was that our health insurance applies urgent care to our deductible, rather than having a copay, and so we got to pay over $300 to find out that she didn't have an ear infection. But, what are you going to do?
Nori, I have had luck with putting a humidifier in Natalie's room when she has had a cough. You live in a dry climate too, you might consider it. It has seemed to work really well. When she has had a cough associated with a cold, we have also put vick's on her chest and that seems to help too. If its really bad, we give her a drink of water but she sleeps through what seems like really violent coughing.
Welcome, Amy - I remember you from the pregnancy thread when we were both pregnant at the same time. Glad to hear you're doing well. I work PT in Human Resources too.
Joanne, stay warm! We have had days like that too. Yay on Caitlyn sleeping through the night!
Susan, it sounds liek you're making progress toward getting your house ready to sell.
Welcome Ari, and congratulations to Heather, DH and Logan!
Whew! That was a lot!
We are doing pretty well here. Saturday was a really great day. Natalie slept all week in her big girl bed, and so we decided that it would be nice to give her a treat for doing such a great job. There was a kids concert at our library that they have on the 2nd saturday of the month, and so we all went to that, and then we went out for lunch. After her nap, we went to Borders and picked out a book to bring home.
We are still struggling a bit with naps here, but it is getting better. She didn't nap on Tuesday or Wednesday last week but then did nap Thurs at daycare, and then at home Fri, Sat, Sun. SHe really did a good job. But then yesterday she didn't nap again.
I was not sure what to do because she wasn't actually getting out of bed. She was just laying in her bed, singing and talking and stuff. I had her door open and could see her and so I knew that she was still in bed. WE have had days like this where she didn't nap in the crib. We just try to make up for it by putting her to bed early.
Colin is doing well too. He is sleeping a 6 hour stretch these days, but it is more like 7pm-1am. I have tried waking him to feed him around 10:00, but he still wakes at 1am and 4am. So, I'm just hoping that this will turn around by the time I have to go back to work and be able to work a full day. I have the luxury right now of being able to rest at home when I need to. We have his 2 month appointment next Thursday. I'm interested to find out how much he weighs since I can tell he is getting heavy and has been outgrowing some clothes.
Hope everyone is doing well!
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed
door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
Helen Keller (1880–1968)