Month 4: You Catch Some You Miss Some – Day 88

Compare to Sister’s Blog  Month 4:  The Month of Misses

5/21 Day 88 M:   We caught the poo bomb!   I was so happy that I listened to my instints when my potty sense started tingling.   It would have been an epic blowout had it been let loose in a diaper.    We had normal success with pee catches.

Itty Bitty gave her brother her snotty virus and he developed a mild fever today that oscillated between 99 and 101 F.   He seemed a little warm in the morning with watery eyes and some nose snuffling, but the evening his eyes and nose were running like crazy, he was swallowing mucous that made him cough, and was feverish.    Nothing serious.  He was a peeing and nursing normally, was alert and interacting.   His eyes were glassy and red.     We normally don’t medicate, but we gave a half dose of ibuprofen based on his weight (I used Dr. Sears Ibuprofen and Acetominophen charts together with the label use info to determine that) when the fever reached 101.  We like to manage the fever so it stays around 100 so that the fever can do its job, but make the little one’s comfortable enough to nurse and sleep.     I monitored temperature rectally and that initiated some poop, but otherwise we carried on.

I am the only one in the house who didn’t sleep!   Daddy Man took Itty Bitty and I stayed up with Mini Moose keeping an eye on him and making sure he nursed.  Thank goodness for Netflix and On Demand!

Everything has a name these days.  So with Itty Bitty we encouraged a lot of  “Risky Climbing” and didn’t do “tummy time”, and we observe a fall to see if she would dust herself off and get on with it and not concern ourselves  unless first aide or comfort (distress call for help) .  Who knew it was a current trend with a name (RIE).   Anyway, I love watching the videos from this blog:  Janet Lansbury – Elevating Child Care (I don’t agree with everything in this blog, particularly the bits about sleep habits, but let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater.  The videos are still cool.)

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