Friday, July 25, 2008

Sick Baby

Kathryn has her first cold.

Its no fun. Runny nose, cough, and not sleeping well. Matt's cousin that lives around the corner from us is a doctor so we had him check her out and he says its just an upper respiratory infection meaning a cold in lamans terms. Also meaning there is nothing we can give her. It just has to run its course.

Kathryn cried more yesterday then she has her entire life. That is how I knew something was wrong other then the runny nose. She never cries and if she does its just because I went to long between feeding her.

Its so sad. I feel helpless. I don't like that she doesn't like to lay down or she can't get a good nap and that she can't breathe good. I do know she likes it when I walk with her upright and sing little songs to her. I think her favorite is going to be 'You are my Sunshine'. I need to look up the second verse cause I always make that verse up. I also hum "I'm a Child of God" and "Danny Boy". She likes the softness of it.

I should be asleep because she is back to sleep but I had to put down how sad I am that she has a cold. Her first one and I don't like it one bit.

If anyone has an suggestions as to what they have done with their babies when they had colds I'd like to know. My cousin gave us their baby menthol, humidifier, and some stuff to put on her nose so that when I have to wipe it it won't get so red and sore.

Anyway I had to get this down for remembrance sake. I'll go get is bed now. I hope she sleeps longer then 3 hours. She had two 30 min naps yesterday and has now slept from 10:30 to 12:30 and I just got her back to sleep at 1:15 so i hope she can last another few hours. My poor baby.


DaNelle & Kevin said...

If her crying gets worse you might wanna get her checked for ear infections. Those usually accompany long bouts of crying! Good Luck!

Jessalee said...

It hurts you when your baby is sick. i found that rubbing their little chests with baby Vaporub helped calm my tw down when they were sick and had a hard time breathing. I would put a little under their noses and then rub their chests with it until they calmed down. Also, I had to keep their room a little cooler because it made them not so stuffy. I'm glad she is getting better.