You may be wondering if our absence from the blogosphere has anything to do with the fact that Josie's little sister is due any day now. No, she's still in utero. She likes it there. If anyone has any suggestions for how to coax her out of there, please leave them in the comments section. This beached whale of a mama would be very grateful.
I'd like to attribute our absence to the fact that I've been nesting like crazy, busily preparing for the arrival of the new one but that would only be true if "busily preparing for the arrival of the new one" means lying on the couch, mourning the loss of my once-skinny ankles, and making an extensive mental list of the various alcoholic beverages I plan to consume once this pregnancy is over.
The truth is that our little diva spent the majority of the past week with a yucky virus that made her mama a nervous wreck. Our first sign of trouble was when Josie's pulse oximeter started alarming, warning us that she was experiencing some respiratory distress. She then spiked a fever that left her pretty darn miserable and it left mom & dad pretty darn sleep deprived. After multiple consultations with various physicians and a chest x-ray, we learned that the respiratory distress was just a symptom of the fact that her immunity was down because her body was trying to fight off a virus.
Poor, sickly baby
So with a little supplementary oxygen, steady doses of Tylenol, a lot of whining, and constant cuddles from mom, Josie's fever subsided and she started to turn the corner. But the next thing you know, she turned into a polka dotted princess!
Being the first-time, neurotic mom that I am, I launched into a full blown panic, imagining all sorts of horrifying possibilities! We immediately headed back to the doctor where we learned that this little rash is a common side effect of a virus in infants and that it's perfectly harmless. My mom, mother-in-law, and every other seasoned mother I talked to already knew this, and now I do, too! Whew! What a relief!
The spots are quickly fading and Josie is finally feeling better. Now that that's behind us, we direct our thoughts back to the countdown of the arrival of the newest family member. We'll keep you posted!
Sorry to hear that Miss Josie was under the weather. Can't wait to hear the new adventures of Miss Josie's Sister. What an exciting time.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see pics of Josie and her little sister...whenever she decides to make her grand entrance :-)ReplyDelete
Eggplant parmigiana, anything spicy, sex & lots of walking up hills. I'm convinced it's the hills that broke my water the 1st time around.ReplyDelete
I hate that rash! Glad your little one is feeling better :)
I didn't even recognize her in the first pic. no pony. :( So sorry to her that she hasn't been feeling well. I hope that she is well on her way back to her normal little self and I hope that her Momma and Pappa gets some rest with a new baby on the way, you need all of the rest you can get!ReplyDelete
she is getting so old looking!!! i just set our C-section date for the 12th. i would be happy if baby boy decided to come before then! here's hoping you have a safe and quick delivery!ReplyDelete
Beef vindaloo and the threat of induction worked for us.ReplyDelete
hey, Little Mamma - glad Josie is on the mend!! Try "planking" or "owling" - and be sure to have you or hubby take pictures!! It will have you laughing so hard, your water will break!! (google it if you don't know what it is...) Good luck!!ReplyDelete
Curry!!! I think it's green curry (very hot) that has a 100% success rate as far as I've heard. Can't vouch for it myself but that's what I've heard. Miss Josie is looking so very cute and grown up with all of her hair.ReplyDelete
Can't wait for (is it banana split) to make her debut. :)
OHHHHHH I do remember our first bout of spots. I have even found that my middle Ella would get them every time she had a fever....she eventually outgrew the spots....but not the fevers! Any way...Hoping you stay sick free for that new girls arriveal!ReplyDelete
Eggplant parm or anything with arrabiata sauce - that's what finally sent me into labor with Kaetlyn. We thought she was going to go early and she came ON her due date, little stinker. I feel your pain on the once-thin ankles. Here's hoping Baby Girl comes quickly and I simply cannot wait to see pictures of Ms. Josie and her baby sis. Here's hoping she continues to get better quickly! :)ReplyDelete
I'm sorry she was sick :( hopefully she is all good to go now that little sis is about to arrive! Can't wait to meet your new little one :)ReplyDelete
Ephraim just got over the same thing. He was all spotty, no fever for him tho. My doc said it's going around.ReplyDelete
GL with the impending arrival of the newest bundle! Can't wait to hear the news!
mayson had those crazy spots too before!! they always scare you though!! cant wait to hear about the new baby sister!!ReplyDelete