Thursday, May 6, 2010

Another round of colds

It's been just a few weeks since Charlie and Lily got over their first colds, and already we are are on to round two. Late last week Charlie started with a cough. Then he essentially stopped taking his bottles and began having trouble sleeping at night. I took both babies to the pediatrician on Monday to be checked. The doctor said that Charlie had a cold and Lily seemed to be starting one, but that their lungs sounded good, their ears were clear and hopefully they would recover quickly. Unfortunately, this morning, three days later, Charlie was no better with his cough/congestion and was still not taking his bottles (although the cold seems to have been the push he needed to start eating his solids, so that's something!) and Lily was starting to sound pretty horrible too. So back to the pediatrician we went. This time, Lily had a bad ear infection in her left ear and both babies had wheezing in their lungs. They both got the nebulizer in the office, then we were sent home with amoxicilan for Lily and instructions to do nebulizer treatments three times a day on both babies until Monday, when we go back to the pediatrician for a follow up.

Luckily, Charlie and Lily both seem to handle their illnesses very well. Even though he's not eating much and has some trouble sleeping, Charlie remains his happy, easy going self. And Lily is still our active, silly girl - I really would have had no idea she had an ear infection if the doctor hadn't told me. We're hoping that the cough and congestion goes away quickly!

Just like last time, Lily thoroughly enjoys the nebulizer. Here she is chilling with Daddy and Roy while getting her bedtime treatment.
"Okay, Lily, you're right. This isn't so bad! Hi, Mommy!""On second thought, this isn't any fun! Get it off, Daddy!"
Even when he doesn't sleep much during the night, Charlie is still a happy boy come morning.
Lily was lucky enough to inherit a humongous summer wardrobe from the twin daughters of my friend Daniela, which I've been sorting for the last week or so. Included with the clothes were a bunch of sun hats that Lily enjoyed modeling for us.
Charlie getting in a cuddle with Daddy before he leaves for work. There are benefits to being an early riser like our Charlie!
Look out! There's a giant bug bent on destruction! No play mat is safe.
The other day my friend Colleen pointed out that once a baby reaches a certain weight the mattress portion of the pack n' play needs to be lowered. I don't know why this never occurred to me, but she was of course correct and I quickly lowered the mattress down to the ground, creating a playpen type structure (thank you Colleen, for saving us from type of horrible pack n' play disaster!). As you can see, the babies can now see out of the mesh sides. Or, in Lily's case, can smash their faces up against the mesh and lick it. Isn't she classy?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yah for new pictures... Feel better pumpkins. Matthew was the same way when he was sick - still so happy and pleasant and I even got yelled at by his pediatrician on occasions why I let his ear infection get so bad - I never knew - his personality never changed... Charlie - the nebulizer isn't that bad is it...
Keep smiling love bugs...

All My Love, Auntie :) xoxoxox

Anonymous said...

I just blew up Lily's picture on the floor - I love the ruffled panties...

xoxoxoxo :) Auntie

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for using up your blog comment space - but I could just eat Charlie up - that picture of Charlie and Joey in the morning - the smile on Charlie's face is breathtaking. That is definitely a framed one that I need...

I really need to fix my printer...

xoxoxoo :) Auntie

Newman Family said...

Brandon is back on the nebulizer again too. I wish he enjoyed it like Lily seems to. He hates it and refuses to let me use the mask if he is awake. He also nods his head no when he sees me getting it ready. I hope Lily and Charlie are feeling better soon.

judyc said...

Hope the babies are feeling better.

Happy Mother's Day!!!


Judy Caton

Colleen said...

I hope they both feel better soon!

And I knew they would love being in the little "cage" of the lowered pack and play! Haha - love the one of Lily licking it!

Tamara said...

Brooke - You look so beautiful. You are glowing in the picture of you holding Charlie.

I hope the babies start feeling better soon.

Tamara (from the nest)

The Mommy said...

Why do babies feel the need to lick stuff like that? Mine do it All.The.Time!!

Since you mentioned the Pack n play, I'll just point out something that usually coincides with it for us...the carrier car seats. There's a height limit on ours of (I think) 28 inches. Once they reach that height, they're not safe any more and you'll need to switch to regular convertible ones. Sorry!

BTW, you look fantastic! Happy Mother's Day!

been there said...

Could they have allergies? If you see a pattern with the colds - like when the pollens shoot up or when a front blows in it could be allergies. Either way it's yuck and can cause ear infections and other such yuckies. Hope everyone is well soon :)

Melissa Weese said...

Hey mama! I am the mother of a 25 weeker about 3 months older than your two. Violet was in the NICU when they were born. I have really enjoyed reading your blog and watching their progress. Violet is doing so amazing as well...except she's only 14 lbs! I wanted to let you know that V's doc gave her J-max when she had a cold this winter to help her congestion and to help her sleep at night. You may want to ask about this when you go for your appt. on Monday. It's really great stuff. Take care