Wow, that's so exciting. I know it was a hard slog at times in the whole TTC game, but I do kind of miss the excitement of it.
Last time for us was so hard as I thought I'd never be able to get pregnant, so it added to all of the stress. The next time though I'm hoping I can be a bit more laid back about it, as I now know that it's possible.
Poppy is asleep on her little nest bed again at the moment, but I think I shall try and put her up in the cot again at 8ish. I really hope she sleeps through tonight, but am a little apprehensive that's she's going to wake during the night. Hopefully she'll sleep through as her day wasn't half as exciting as yesterday! Xx
My poor baby is unwell! She only has a cold, but I feel terrible for her. She's been coughing and sneezing all day. I've bought a plug in to help her breathe better, have got a saline spray for her nose (although I'm too scared to use it) and a nasal aspirator if she needs a good clear out!
She's just fallen asleep in her seat which I'm pleased about as she looked so tired so hopefully being a bit more upright is helping her. She had such a bad night with it I think she needs all the rest she can get.
Sorry, bit of a pointless post, but I just feel so bad for her.
I think it's cos I think it'll be a forceful squirt into her little nose! It's a stupid reason I know but I just get so scared to give her anything in case it has an adverse affect on her. Have you used a spray with Bonnie before?
I've never even used one myself as the thought of spraying something up my nose weirds me out. But I guess if it helps her then I should try it.
I hate that she's unwell and this is only a cold. Nothing prepares you for this 'being a mum' job! Xx
Girl, I use the spray several times a week. It makes getting boogies out sooo much easier. If you have the kind of bottle I do, then you can also just invert it and it'll drip out like eyedrops would. Then you could just do that and let the saline drizzle into the nostrils.
The forceful squirt really isn't that bad, you don't have to squeeze it hard to get mist out. If you want, just practice squirting into the air so you can see how little it takes
But, no, you're not being silly for being afraid of that Poppy may not like it, but at least a few seconds later she'll be able to breathe better and she'll forget all about it I really do hope she feels better soon. Keep an eye on her temperatures. And give her plenty of cuddles.
She's had loads of cuddles, and she's still giving big smiles which is wonderful as she really can't be feeling that great.
She's coughed up milk with mucus twice this evening though and it's really scary cos she's brought up loads, so it's obviously going to her chest. People have said to raise one end of her cot, so I might try that, but only if it looks safe for her.
I shall take the saline spray up to bed with us, and if she's being chesty I'll use it as a last resort I think.
Thanks for your help, it's made me feel better about using the spray! Xx
Well Poppy had another bad night, waking up crying or coughing, but by this morning she seems to be a bit better. She woke up and had a big smile for me, and she doesn't seem as snuffly, so hopefully it is on it's way out, although she has gone a bit grumpy now.
I was worried in case she brought up more mucus in her sleep, but she's gone over 12 hours without doing it, so I'm hoping she won't do that again, cos that was the scariest thing.
Oh yeah, bringing up milk with mucous is scary!! I always worried that Bonnie wasn't getting enough nutrition when she did that, because I'd heard that FF babies need 24oz minimum of fluids per day. When Bonnie had RSV she had no appetite. NONE. So I had to "force" her to eat, which I dunno how you do with a baby but I just had to feed her an ounce or two every hour instead of her regular 7 oz bottles every 4 hours. And even when she would refuse milk, the doctor gave me the go-ahead to give her tiny amounts of Pedialyte to help her retain the fluids she was getting. It was awful.
I was bound and determined to keep her from getting dehydrated. Thankfully she had plenty of wet diapers to prove she was getting enough fluids.
Anyway, sounds like Poppy may be on the mend now. Poor baby girl.
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