Monday, October 11, 2010

Jonah's first virus

Yeah, a first that should definitely be documented! If only to hold over his head all the drama he causes his poor momma!

That's right, what we thought was a reaction to shots was actually a virus. Jonah began with a fever on Saturday morning, but he still had it by Monday morning. Then, Monday morning we woke up and Jonah had a terrible rash all over his body. And my heart is re-breaking right now just thinking about it. (You hear that child, You are BREAKING MY HEART.And it's ALREADY BROKEN.) We went to the pediatrician early that morning, and she said the fever comes first, and as the fever starts going away he gets a rash. I am praying that he will continue to be healed, because he is just so little to get sick:( Thankfuly he has had no more fever today, and he has been happier this evening. We have even gotten a few smiles! Although, he is still not his normal self. He fusses over the littlest thing, which isn't like him. And in case you were wondering, it is totally possible to whine and eat at the same time. All it takes is the perfect genetic combination of me and Ted! And I will leave you to decide who he gets the whining from and who he gets the eating from.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Big Changes

This week has been a week of big changes for the Cothran family. But we have survived! I went back to work last Friday, and Jonah started day care on Monday. Friday I went back to work, but Ted was off so he stayed home with Jonah for the day so I didn't have to worry about day care and going back to work in the same day. Friday was actually nice! I had a nice day at work, and Ted brought Jonah during my lunch break so I still got to see him. If only every day could be like that!

Monday Jonah had to go to his first day of daycare. And yes, I cried. Until about 9 am. Ted came with me and we dropped him off, and then I just ran out so I would actually do it. When I got to my car, I realized I had forgotten to give them his jacket. I should have just left, but it was actually getting cold and I didn't want the worst mom of the year award for not sending his jacket. So I went back in to put it in his cubby, and he was crying! Oh, my heart. I just had to run back out and then I didn't stop crying until after I got to work. I called like 3 times, and he was fine after that. But I just kept seeing him fussing and I was leaving him! GAH!

He has done fine every day after that. Me, on the other hand...I'm fine when I'm busy, but if I don't have patients then I start worrying about him and missing him. I won't say it has gotten easier, but I at least stopped crying. Work is going well, though! I missed my kiddos, and I'm happy to be back and see them.

Jonah had his 3 month checkup this week, too. He weighs 13 lb 7.5 oz, and is 23 inches long. That's the 10th percentile, people! He is growing! Maybe he will not always be a midget! He also got shots, and these were a little bit rough on him. Ted said he did cry for a little bit. That was Thursday, and then Friday he was okay. But Saturday morning he woke up with a low fever :( He would just cry and cry unless I was holding him. Then he would snuggle and go to sleep. I put him in bed with me and he finally went back to sleep if he was snuggled on me. Poor baby, he felt so bad. I was also not feeling great because I had my flu shot, and it always makes me sick. Does that happen to other people? I didn't see it as a side effect of the flu shot. Anyway, I called the pediatrician, and she said his fever was most likely just from the shot and I could give him some tylenol. He is feeling better now, but not quite his super happy self. I am surprised I didnt freak out more about his fever. I guess I just knew it was probably from the shot and it wasn't that high. It is super sad though.

It has been a rough week, but we are surviving so far. Hopefully Jonah will be back to normal tomorrow so we can play before another week of work begins!