Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rough Week and Pictures Galore!

Oh boy has this week been rough! First, Evelyn got sick! She has had the worst sounding cough and snot filled everything! The poor thing could barely eat because she couldn't breath through all the mucus! She coughs so hard she gags and throws up!! Poor baby! We took her in because I was afraid it was something bad but her doctor assures us that it's just a cold and nothing too serious! Good and bad! Good that it's nothing serious but bad because there just isn't much we can do to help her! We have the humidifier running 24/7, we are sucking as much snot out as we can, rubbing baby Vick's on her feet and chest, letting her sit in the steamy bathroom, everything! Nothing seems to work very well! She has had it for a week now so hopefully she will be getting better soon! She's hit a rough patch! We took her in to her doctor last week because she was screaming and wouldn't eat. I tried everything! She had been really fussy for a while and screaming and we couldn't figure it out so we took her in. He said it sounded like a little bit of Acid Reflux or True Colic! GREAT! The good thing about that though is that it almost always goes away at 3 months and she will be 3 months next week. So we are really hoping to get some relief! She is also WAY off her sleep schedule and doesn't sleep much at night at all! Which makes for very tired parents! Which brings me to the next rough patch! I got sick! It's hard taking care of your sick baby when you aren't feeling so hot yourself! Jarom stayed home on Monday to take care of the baby so I could sleep and hopefully get over whatever I had! I still have the cough and runny nose but no more headache or ear ache, so that's good! THEN Jarom wakes up in the night with a HORRIBLE tooth ache! AGH! He went to the Dentist today and got TWO root canals!!! Poor thing!!! So this is the second day this week that he has stayed home from work! Nice for me and Evelyn because we love having him home with us but not so good for our bank account! And the poor guy is in so much pain! It's sad! So we are looking forward to next week and hoping that it's a little better than this week! On a positive note, we are still in love and love our baby to pieces! :) Always good to be positive right?! Also, enjoy this picture overload of our cute Evelyn!

8 weeks old hangin out in the bumbo.

Getting pretty good at holding her head up! 7 1/2 weeks

She loves tummy time!
She also loves this bouncer! It's so cute to watch her discover all the cool lights and moving toys!

Super Dad! With snot sucker and spit up rag in hand! Nice!
Smiley girl, even when she's sick! What a trooper!

Sick baby! :(
Sick Mommy and Baby!


Amberly said...

So gorgeous! I'm sorry she's been sick! My husband and I have been sick with the same type of thing, it's not fun!

LeAnn said...

I cold look at those pictures all day! She is so cute. Sorry about all the sickness etc. We love you.

Danielle said...

Man- you and Amy are just like..on the same exact adventures :) Maddie and her have been sick too. That is the SADDEST THING EVER. I HATE that babies have to get sick! It's like, why? I just think its seriously the saddest that this little body has to go through so much trauma. Ugh. But, she will get better- and I'm so sorry you've had to go through all that! She is such a sweety and cutie! Love you!

Josh and Lauren said...

Dang Steph...what a rough week! You're so good to stay positive!!! That little babe is such a doll! I need to squeeze her soon!!!


UHHHH we are so the same! It'd be so fun to live by eachother! We were so afraid she had whooping cough or something serious but sure enough the doc said it was just a cold, but it's so sad and awul, and I almost wish it were something serious so she could take some anti biotics and get rid of this! It's so sad and I hate it!!!!!!! We have her sleeping in teh swing right now so she's propped up, and her sleeping is pretty bad right now, adn her nursing isn't that great either, she's doing these short little sessions instead of her usual long ones. AND- just like you said- mike took a day off, but like- he can't just not go to work!!!!! and I just wish he could! AND- it's hard to be positive and take care of a baby when YOUR sick too!!!! and how are we supposed to get better on NO SLEEP?! AHhhhhhhh. And I just feel like this stupid cough is never going to go away!!!! ahhh. I feel really bad for you guys. WOW, I feel really behind- becuase we've just started tummy time, so Maddie's back isn't that strong- her neck is REALLY strong- but when we put her in the bumbo, her back slouches over. You're so lucky you can do the bumbo already. But- since we've done tummy time, she's already improved so much, so I should try it again- without the ribbon- hahaha. But now that she's sick- it's like- I don't want to make her do something she doesn't want to do-(like tummy time) uhhhhhh. well anyway- all the pics are just so cute and adorable- she's a keeper!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love you!

Jenni said...

OH man that picture of Evelyn and Jarom is PRICELESS! Steph I am just so sorry about all of this. But I must say, how do you handle it all so well? Seriously- you're like a pro. that poor baby's cough breaks my heart. And You sick on top of it is awful. Is Jarom's tooth hurting today????? UGHHH! i'm so sorry!! I hope things are on the up and up. Bt here's the good news. Those pictures of Evelyn are TO DIE FOR! She is the most beautiful girl!

michael + kylie said...

Oh Steph! You are a trooper! Hang in their girl! I hope you, Evelyn, and Jarom get feeling better soon :)

Megan and Greg said...

Gotta say, she is one well dressed baby! This stage, all Scarlet's clothes were major hand me downs and so ugly. I hated it. She's so cute and smiley! It's so weird to see such a baldy! Scar had so much hair! Congrats! looks like a happy baby!

Jenni Call said...

So sad to hear about your sicknesses! Sounds like you are all feeling a bit better. Looks like you got some nice snuggles in.