Monday, April 2, 2012

Sniffle sniffle

So last week didn't go anywhere near how I expected it would...

Grayson woke up Thursday morning with a high fever again and ended up coughing/vomiting up green mucus. The doctor had me bring him in because of the green mucus to make sure there wasn't an infection. It was also kind of perfect timing since we needed to check his weight anyway. At G's 18 month well baby, they told me to come in every couple months to check his weight/growth if I wanted to.

All checked out fine. The doctor was impressed that G could rock a high fever and function they way he normal. I tried SO hard to keep him indoors doing quiet activities, but it's really hard when all he screams is OUTSIDE.

We got G's weight and height checked: 23.5oz,(10%) and 34.5in (95%). So the good part is...he's growing!. The doctor said they'd be concerned if he wasn't growing taller...but since he is having growth spurts(maybe not in the area we'd hope) he's ok. Obviously, we're going to continue feeding him everything we can, but at this point, we're resigned to our tall, skinny, beanstalk. We've also decided to up his pediasure intake to 2 a day again in hopes to put some lb's on. We're not looking for huge weight gain here, 1 lb would make us happy!

So long story short, Grayson held a fever ( a high one) until Saturday afternoon when during his nap it FINALLY broke. He took an almost 2 hour nap and woke up sticky and sweaty. YEY!  Unfortunately, we still all slept on the couch as a family Saturday night because of his cough and refusing to sleep. Last night was pure bliss to finally sleep in our bed after almost a full week of Dan and I rotating couch duty with Grayson. I seriously don't want to watch 101 dalmatians ever.again. Kidding. A little.

And now both Dan and I are sick. Figures! I actually think I would've been fine if Dan didn't get it. I was with G the longest and was fine until yesterday...Dan started coming down with it Saturday. I blame him :)

Because Grayson was sick and hardly slept in his crib, we haven't converted him to the toddler bed. When he climbs out, we just let him play for a little and then go back and put him in the crib. We will most likely transition him this weekend if we're up to it. but at this point, both Dan and I are too tired to even think about it.

Even though the week was a little rough, Dan and I were able to give each other parenting "breaks" this weekend. I met up with my two girlfriends for brunch and a movie Sat, and then Dan hung out at John and Lar's to watch the final four. After being stuck in the house with a sick toddler for that long, it was nice for each of us to get a reprieve.

This weekend should hopefully be better for our family. We have an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, Dan will hopefully get to go golfing for the first time this season (he missed the past couple Monday sessions between travel and now being sick) and we can enjoy family time on Sunday!

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