Friday, February 12, 2010

12 Hours

My baby girl slept for 12 hours last night!!!!!

Ok, now before there is any jealousy out there - perhaps I should throw in that actually she woke up at 3 am - hysterically crying, gasping, coughing, and threw here momma into a fit... do we go to the hospital, should I call the nurse line, do I call the Dr., what do I do????? Oh my goodness - it was a rude awaking for sure. Finally I got my 3am fogged over brain to function and took true assessment of the situation -
ok, she is crying so obviously she can breathe.
ok, she's coughing and it sounds horrible, but she's not truely wheezing.
ok, she's settling down and falling asleep on Tom's shoulder....

Well I ended up sleeping with her on my shoulder in our recliner from 3:30 until she woke up at 7:30 to eat. Dinner at 7:30pm, Breakfast at 7:30am. WOOOHOOO... if only we hadn't had that heart stopping interuption at 3am. So even though Nicole had a 12 hour (sort of) night, I was up at 3 with very little sleep after that. Maybe next time she does a 12 hour stint, she'll let me join in on some of the sleep to.

After a trip to the pediatrician this morning - we have determined that she has the croup and an ear infection. So, evidently there is no letting up on the whole ear infection thing. Megan had double digit ear infections in the 2 years it took to get tubes put in and her first one didn't start until she was 9 months old. Nicole is getting an early start at 3 months. Oh dear.

The fun part was getting Nicole's stats for 3 months.....
My THRIVING 3 month old weighed in at 16 lbs 12 oz.... OH MY GOODNESS. They didn't actually measure her length but the Dr. walked in and the first words out of her mouth were, "wow, she's such a long baby"..... She estimated her to be over 25 inches long. We'll find out in a month at her official checkup.


Sandy P said...

Poor thing! But, I would not worry too much about how early she is getting them. Remember she was born during cold and flu season and is exposed to a lot more germs through Megan was.

hmferrero said...

At least Spring is coming soon (hopefully!). Hope she feels better soon.