Thanks for the well-wishes for Judah. He's FINALLY better. Today, we've had low-grade to no fever. In the past 3 days, we've had fevers up to 105.5. Yes one-hundred FIVE.
Apparently viral - went so far as lab cultures and chest x-rays, to find nothing. The only natural treatment that helped was the good ol' cold (cool) bath, which would bring it down a couple of degrees, but we had to give him Motrin (which he gagged on until we diluted it by half) and then FeverAll (tylenol suppositories). The combination (of half-spit up Motrin and the suppository) would bring it down to the point of having a happy baby, again - though he's been glued to one of us almost all of the last 3 days, anyway.
So, today he's had no meds at all and is tired and a little congested but otherwise himself. Hooray!!
I was even able to take him with me (and my mom and sister) to a fancy brunch this afternoon and showed him off (my favorite accessory!
) to some ooooold friends whom we hadn't seen in many years. That was pretty cool, and of course he charmed them all! He was really tired so not as smiley and giving as he usually is, but still did really well - even fell asleep - yay!
Talk of slings, et al: I've been wearing Judah in my Kalea Baby ring sling for the last week or so (well, since I got it!). It's been great - comfy and supportive enough for his 20lbs. Ring slings - or any one-shouldered carrier - are often hard on my shoulder, and this one is too, after a while. But I've been really pleased to have a very attractive and eye-catching sling that I can wear him in for quite a while. I've also had much better luck getting him well-secured in a RS as he's gotten bigger. I'm not sure if that's due to his size, or the number of times I've tried it!
There are times it's still "off" but for the most part I have really liked it and the adjustability.
I seem to go through phases with my babywearing, though.
But I've also really enjoyed the Calyx lately (a soft structured/buckle carrier) which I wore Judah in when waiting for tests at the hospital. Yep, one must have an assortment of carriers to match each to its occasion.
LWAB: At brunch today, I put a napkin over Judah's head, which he regularly pulls off for peek-a-boo. But then he started putting it over his eyes, too!
So stinkin' cute! He'd kind of lean his head in to make sure his eyes were hidden by it and close his eyes up, too! He was very proud of himself, too, of course!
Okay, he's squawking... Mama's time is up...