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post #41 of 53
nettlesoup-two suggestions for your daughters cough if you haven't tried them already. 1. Use a humidifier at night near her. 2. Rub Vicks vapo rub on her feet and cover with socks. These are my two go-to fixes for a cough. I also really like Hylands nighttime cough syrup-my daughter actually asks for it. Lol

I hope she gets better soon. Nighttime coughs are really hard, for those who have it and those who hear it. greensad.gif
post #42 of 53

Thanks so much for the advice! I'll try both tonight. We don't have Hyland's over here but there is a homeopathic cough syrup by Nelson's I can get instead. It'll certainly be better than yet more calpol!
 

post #43 of 53

I just hope something helps.  My youngest daughter has asthma, and commonly gets a nighttime cough.  Not fun at all.  You may also try a spoonful of good quality honey-I find this works well some of the time.  

post #44 of 53
My kids are so sick as well!! Fevers, coughs, yellow runny noses. greensad.gif yuck!!!!! They keep you up all night greensad.gif I can't wait for summer so we can be well for some reason this winter has been one cold after another!!
post #45 of 53
I feel the baby moving!!!! I love this part!!!! smile.gif
post #46 of 53
Sorry about your kids letnia! What a bummer. And yay for feeling the baby move!
post #47 of 53

MamaMash - I know I am late to the game here, but yes, it was me with the golden phlegm!  I was mildly concerned because Dr. Google informed me it could be staph and since this cold seemed like it was NEVER going away, I was thinking it may be a possibility!  However, even though I am on day 18 of this cold (my longest one in memory), I think overall it is getting better.  Still some colored phlegm, especially in the AM after breakfast, but not quite the craziness of before.

 

Thefreckledmama - I second the Vicks Vaporub suggestion.  It's the only thing that helped my two girls from coughing.  My husband (who works so needs consistent sleep, unlike me who can nap when the kids do) has been sleeping on our couch for the past several nights.  Last night was the first night he's slept in our bedroom in a week!

 

I have been consistently lurking this board, but I can't remember everyone whom I wanted to respond to.  I browse Mothering on my Kindle Fire at night and it's a pain to type on that lame little keyboard.  This week I have been insanely busy getting ready for a big birth fair tomorrow for my lactation and childbirth education business.  I am really excited, but very nervous.  I primarily serve two counties in Florida, and there's a big birth fair in Orlando next weekend (which I didn't sign up for, because only one of the counties I serve really falls into the Orlando metro area), and now I am wondering if I made a mistake NOT signing up for that one.  I'm really hustling to get some couples for my childbirth class, but despite my drive and energy, I am worried it won't be enough.

 

After this birth fair on Saturday, I am rewarding my family with a visit to the food trucks on Sunday.  I hope there's more than St Patrick's Day food available, but I did have some amazing mushroom and truffle fries last time that my sloppy pregnant self wants to sink my teeth into!  I've really got to begin walking again, because despite my slow start of weight gain, I've now gained 10 lbs at week 14.  I'm trying to stay under 200 lbs this pregnancy, but I am already at 188, so I'm thinking I need a loftier goal! 

post #48 of 53
Thanks for the answer back Aidenn! My doctor suspects I have allergies and that's causing the yellow phlegm. That makes sense since the cold is actually gone and the sinus pressure comes and goes. You sound busy! What a great thing you do. I hope you get the clients you need! I need to start walking or working out too, I've gained 4 pounds overall I think.. I lost 6 pounds with my first during the first trimester so it's weird to me that I gained and didn't lose. I'm 15 weeks now though so really I guess 4 pounds isn't a huge deal. I don't want to gain more than 25-30 pounds this time
post #49 of 53

And now on top of the cough my daughter also has a full blown cold! Poor wee thing, she's so stuffed up.
 

post #50 of 53
Allergy season has started here. I get the pollen count from the city in my email every day and yesterday juniper was up to 970... That's very high but I've seen it go all the way up to 2000+. Taking lots of vitamin C seems to help me. DH has to take medication or else he can't function.

letnia, yay for feeling the baby move!

aidenn, you sound busy. I need to drum up some business for myself before this baby but my mind has been elsewhere. This sequester BS is really affecting my clientele, most of them work on base and I wonder how many more will cut down on their training soon...

mamamash, the weather here is now perfect for walks so I'm looking forward to that too. I'm worried about the weight gain as I have no experience with it whatsoever. My brain automatically goes: "Hmm, I need to work more" when I see the number on the scale creeping up. I asked the midwife about it and she said don't worry, it'll happen by itself. LOL.

Now off to work!
post #51 of 53
Alright, I'm back! I borrowed my friend's spare sewing machine and I'm going to attempt to teach myself how to sew. I found this simple pattern for cloth diapers from recycled t-shirts online and it's all straight lines so I figured "how hard can it be?". Since we cleaned out the closets last weekend and we've got a ton of things we were going to donate I have some cloth to practice on. Wish me luck!
post #52 of 53
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Alright, I'm back! I borrowed my friend's spare sewing machine and I'm going to attempt to teach myself how to sew. I found this simple pattern for cloth diapers from recycled t-shirts online and it's all straight lines so I figured "how hard can it be?". Since we cleaned out the closets last weekend and we've got a ton of things we were going to donate I have some cloth to practice on. Wish me luck!

Good luck dakipode! I am very interested to hear how the cloth diaper sewing goes!!

post #53 of 53
Dakipode, since t shirts are stretchy sometimes different layers get a bit weird while sewing them, but you can just cut off the weird parts after, or at least that is what i do...
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