Wednesday, November 07, 2007

First Cold

Well, my baby boy is 5 mos old & he has his first cold. First stuffy nose, runny nose, with fever. I forgot what it was like staying up with a baby who can't settle down to sleep because of a stopped up nose. My oldest was always very determined. When she was a baby & had a stopped up nose, it didn't stop her from nursing. She would nurse for a while, pop off to breathe through her mouth, & then nurse again. Baby boy just got mad & complained after he nursed. He was mad cause he was full & sleepy & he couldn't figure out how to breathe through his mouth instead of his nose. I went to run a warm bath for him & when I got back to get him he had just snuggled up to my husband & fallen asleep. Very sweet. So, what's a girl to do? Well, I went & took a nice hot bath. I was up anyway :)

3 comments:

Motherkitty said...

Poor baby. I hope he feels better soon. Get the humidifier ready and try some Vicks on his chest (just a tiny bit) and maybe some saline nasal spray to open his breathing passages.

Tomas Dennis said...

I hope You and baby are feeling better this morning.
Love ya

Heidi said...

Glad you got a bath! Thanks for your nice comments.

I took a bath with my baby a couple nights ago to calm her down after similar experience. She's not totally stuffy but slightly and nursing more for comfort and then spitting up constantly. Anyway hope everyone is feeling better!