Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sick Vivienne and Sleeping Problems

The past couple of weeks have been interesting.  Vivienne has had a cold for almost two weeks now.  I took her to the doctor's office, and they said that she's fine and it's better to avoid giving her antibiotics right now - she should beat the cold on her own.  She seems to feel fine, except that she has little coughing fits a few times a day.  Unfortunately, these also happen at night, and they have been causing the babies to wake up more frequently.  Before her cold, they were only waking up 1 or 2 times a night to eat.  Now they are back up to about 4 times a night.  I'm hoping that this resolves itself soon, because we're pretty tired these days.  I also got the bright idea to stop swaddling them right when Vivienne got her cold, so that may be adding to the sleeping problems.  (However, we have tried swaddling them again, and they still wake up 3 or 4 times a night, so that doesn't seem to be it?)

Here are some pictures of my beautiful babes over the past couple days:

Miles shows off his sweet, crooked little smile.

Such a beautiful boy.
Stephanie and her sweet daughter, Chloe, stopped by to bring me an article from a local magazine.  Chloe has gotten very good at figuring out which baby is which.  She also thinks it's very cool that we have a cat with her name.  =)  Chloe made a ridiculously adorable "Jessie" from Toy Story on Halloween.

Chloe and Vivienne

Melissa stopped by to say hi and hold some babies.

1 comment:

  1. Hang in there! Have you tried Vicks baby rub on Vivienne's chest or the vapor bath in her tub? Also humidifier, saline nose spray and the suction bulb help with post nasal drip. Also are you feeding them every time they wake up? You might be training them to get hungry in the middle of the night if you do (although kids that age probably still need to eat one or two times in the middle of the night, but not four times for sure). Just wanted to give you some ideas, we had to learn all these things the hard way...