Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sick Foxes

About a month ago, Vivienne started having a lot of nasal congestion and coughing.  I took her temperature (NOT my favorite thing to do - can't wait until she can take an oral or armpit thermometer), and confirmed that she did not have a fever.  I called our pediatrician and took her in for a check-up even though they suspected it was only a cold.  The pediatrician looked her over and checked her ears to be sure she didn't have an ear infection.  He said that this could linger for a few more weeks, but that it would slowly go away.

Her cold slowly started to go away, but she had a cough.  Miles started to also get congested in the past couple weeks.  Last week, Jason was very congested and had a sore throat.  This past week, it hit me with fatigue, congestion and a sore throat.  Needless to say, it's not fun when all of our family is sick.  Luckily, though, it's just a cold and nothing major.

However, the babies' colds have been affecting their sleep.  Little Miles was waking up every 3 hours again.  Now, he's usually asleep by 6:30, wakes up at 9:30 (sometimes coughing and crying very loudly, poor little guy), then wakes up around 2-ish and then sleeps until morning.  So he's really only waking us up one time in the middle of the night.  I feed him every time, because I figure it soothes him and should make his little throat feel better.

We all seem to be on the mend now, so hopefully the babies will start sleeping through again.  We were so spoiled by those few weeks of sleeping bliss!

1 comment:

  1. On the bright side (?), now that you have it, you can pass some of your antibodies along to the babies. Here's hoping that you all get well soon...we definitely know that it's no fun to have a sick kid. We have actually been extremely far in 2 years, we haven't yet gotten anything that has knocked all three of us flat at the same time. (Knock, knock)