Originally Posted by HappiLeigh
I've been reading everyone's posts, but am usually NAKing when I log in. Not much going on here anyway, I guess. I'm sick of strangers asking me if my baby can breathe (in the mei tai) and also of strangers asking my DD if she's a good big sister and if she gets to feed the baby his bottles. WTF? She just stares blankly, and depending on the mood I'm in I say the baby doesn't take a bottle. I guess I don't mind the big sister question as much, because I know they are just trying to make conversation with my cute DD, but it really is kind of an awkward question and puts her on the spot.
Still haven't sold our house and I'm waaaay sick of showing it. I can handle life with two kids, but not if I also have to regularly vacate a spotless house! Just wish we could move already. The house we want is still on the market, so we just keep hoping.
Baby's doing well, but he keeps getting a fever. Low-grade, just a degree or two elevated, and it's off and on, but it's been going on since last Thursday. He seems fine otherwise so I can't decide if I should worry or not. I think if I called the ped they'd just have me come in, and I don't really know what they could do, because (to me, at least) there are no other discernable symptoms. Debating.
HappiLeigh, in your shoes I would go to the doctor for sure. I know you said it's a low fever, but fever in infants is dangerous. I learned this the hard way three weeks ago when Mazen had a very high fever. We went to the ER and were admitted for 3 days. It turned out he had a UTI, and waiting would to get treatment would have been very dangerous. Little babies get sick really fast-- we're lucky we caught the UTI before it reached his kidneys. I'm not trying to scare you, but I definitely think a fever is worth a call to the doctor.
Actually, the only reason I panicked (besides seeing that baby had a 103.5 fever
) was that the ped we saw right after DS was born reminded me that infants aren't "allowed" (in her words) to have fevers. I'm so glad she said that, otherwise I might have waited it out. Rereading this, I feel like I'm being alarmist,
which is not my intent. It was a really scary experience, though.
Aside from that, I've been lurking here, more than posting. Mazen is getting big-- he's at 16ish pounds (up from 10 at birth) and is not on the weight chart. He's wearing size 6 months clothes and is cooing and smiling, and he even says "hi"! We got it on video! Lol.
Recovery-wise I feel pretty much back to normal after the c-section. Just waiting to get AF back so I can go to the osteopath, because my back is killing me. Baby prefers to nap in the Beco, and like I said, he's a big boy!
Hope everyone is doing well.