Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fighting the Winter Blues!

Who's ready for winter to be over? MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Last weekend it reached 60 degrees for a minute on Saturday and Sunday, so we took full advantage.  We went to Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis for a nice long walk and it was beautiful!  Still cold, but nice to be outside with the sun shining.

Then Sunday we went out for a walk around the neighborhood and ended up seeing two bald eagles!  That was awesome.  They were huge and just sitting in the tree right across the street.

We've also been going outside to try and get Emma some extra fresh air to try and fight this cold she's had for the past SEVERAL months.

Sunday night was not fun, up all night coughing, Monday night was even worse.  We've tried EVERYTHING.  Vicks on the feet, saline and nose sucker, warm mist humidifier, cool mist humidifier, elevated head, motrin, Zarbee's cough medicine.  She's teething some of her back teeth and the doctor says the up all night coughing is normal because of the nasal drip which is probably caused by the teething, etc. etc.  It's tough only getting about 4 hours of sleep a night for several nights.  It makes your patience line just that much shorter every day.

So last night she woke up at midnight coughing and eventually threw up because she was coughing so much so around 1:30 I wisked her into the bathroom, turned on the shower as hot as it would go and sat there in the steam.  SHE STOPPED COUGHING IMMEDIATELY!  Not completely, but definitely only coughed about every 3 minutes, instead of every 3 seconds.

After sitting in there for about 10 minutes, we went in and rocked for a little while, then I laid her down once more and she actually went back to sleep.  True she still coughed on and off throughout the night, but she didn't cough herself into hysterics and she slept pretty well until about 615 (her wakeup time).

Here's to hoping it gets better little by little.
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