Sunday, April 6, 2008

What do I do?

He sounds a little rattle-y in his nose... Could that be related to the fever? Maybe just a little cold?

Why do I feel like such a terrible mother?

:::Edit::: And GODDAMMIT, why won't my MIL listen and STOP wrapping him in blankets?!?!?! He has a FUCKING fever, let's just make him hotter.

I am so glad she is leaving. It was nice the first night because I actually got 6-7 hours of sleep... but now it's just turned into her knowing sooooo much better than I do. Uh, yes you have had two children I will give her that, but you don't swaddle a baby who is running a temp and sweating!!!!!!!


Steph said...

My daughter (now 5 weeks) was congested from the time she was born, I was told its there way of getting out the stuff that they swallow and what not in the womb. So they get sneezy and a little congested after the first week it really cleared up. I would just keep an eye on the temp and if it goes above 101 I would call your doc/pedi/midwife. I am sure your doing great, and being a first time Mom I know it can be so overwelming, in a few weeks you will have alot more confidence with it all :)

Kimjj514 said...

It sounds like he may have a little bug running through him, between the stuffy nose and the fever. Remember that babies and kids can run higher temps than adults. So even though 99 is considered a low-grade fever, babies can have a lot higher temps than that and still be okay. Just keep an eye on his temp and make sure he's eating, peeing, and pooping as he normally does. And if need be, use the bulb syringe to clear out his nose.

Stephanie said...

just keep taking deep breaths. suction his nose if it's congested with the bulb syringe they gave you (we were given one at the hospital.)

one of the hardest things to do is remain calm when you're unsure of what is going on with your child, but infants feed off of your emotions. if you can take a deep breath and dive back in, do it that way.

this is hard, parenting is truly difficult in the beginning and you are doing a beautiful job. i'm still here when you need anything.

Driving With the Brakes On said...

Both my kiddos had 'junk' in their noses/throats for at least the first week - just like Steph said, it is leftovers from the womb. Both my kids also 'ran warm' for the first week or so as well . . . nothing over 100 degrees, but nothing under 99 - they are little, squishy, and almost always being held . . . normal, normal, normal.

I am sure that you are doing fantastic, and it will get easier as every hour and everyday goes by!