Saturday, January 31, 2009

SIck Baby Blues:2

As a new mother, you learn as you go. But when you have a sick baby you are kind of lost. I don't want to be one of those mothers who rush to the doctor everytime my child acts different. BUT, my sweet baby Ava is not herself. She has a stuffy nose and a tiny cough (although she is sick, her cough sounds so sweet). I know they no longer recommend cold medicine for infants. SO, to you other mothers:any suggestions? She is so fussy and unhappy. She is usually so happy and content. My heart hurts when I can't "fix" her!=( Plus, I am working this weekend. Being away when she is sick makes it worse. Although her Dad does a fantastic job with her, there's nothing like having her in my arms.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sick Baby Blues

Well, Ava had her first "sick-baby" visit to the doctor. She has had a stomach bug since Wednesday. The doctor seems to think it will just run its course, but as a parent, you want your baby to feel better now. She seems to be getting better today, though. She has kept a smile through it all. She is such a happy baby. She weighs 11 lbs.
This is my weekend to work, so I am away from her 13 hours on Saturday and Sunday. In that short amount of time, she changes so much. She has found her hands (though she seems to love looking and waving her right hand more). Last night when I got home she was in her swing. She loves her swing. Last night I could have watched her in it forever. She has noticed the butterfly mobile above it before. But last night she was watching the butterflies so closely, laughing, and "talking" to them. It's little moments like this that swell your heart so big with love you think it may burst! I promise to post a picture of it soon. We are still on dial up and uploading pics is a long process.