Wednesday, May 7, 2008
So I thought I should sort of clarify the sick post. We both came down with what seems to be a an upper respiratory infection. Not too big a deal, but when your 11 day old baby gets sick, you get a little panicky regardless. Plus that first day waiting to see what her symptoms were, ruling out a high fever/RSV etc., was a long long day/night. You can bet I was checking her temp every few hours. NICU nurse mode kicked in and I was charting like crazy, keeping track of wet diapers, minutes eating, vitals signs...because really it was all I could do. I couldn't make her pitiful little cough or stuffy nose go away, or make her feel better. So we just cuddled. And she slept. And I didn't.
But we are both doing much better now. Her fever is down, nose less stuffy, and we have both been sleeping tons. So thanks for the prayers! I'm pretty sure they did the trick.
So eventually I'll start posting something besides pictures of my baby...but probably not for awhile. My dad let me borrow his super fancy camera this weekend when he came to visit, and I went a little photo-shoot crazy. People keep telling me to enjoy this time...they are little for so shat a period, so don't miss it! I feel like I have taken this advice to heart, although really it hasn't been too hard for me to want to soak up every minute of her. I have spent a lot of time writing and recording thoughts and feelings, and obviously picture taking.
But I am wondering,
What other great advice do you have for me and this newborn time?