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shes been congested for a month!

Jun 29, 2010 - 0 comments
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so i think its been like a month since my baby started getting congested. i think we had 2 days where she was clear because of the vaporizer i bought, but now shes back to being congested and i have to use those stupid bulb things on her which makes her scream bloody murder. (i just ordered one of those nose sucker things online and should have it in a few days) well my question is that is it possible and my EBF 3 month old has allergies? i do have a dog and have been washing everything very well lately just to see if it helps (and it hasnt) it started out and a little bit of a cold and her ped said just use the bulb thing, prop her up and a humidifier (made it worse so i bought vaporizer) the vaporizer worked wonderfully when she was in her room, especially at night. but after 2 days its not doing its job anymore. its still putting out the same amount of steam but shes still waking up because shes so congested she cant fall back asleep. even during nap time.
she also started spitting up more(she never ever spit up before this) and is now spitting up 2-3 times a day, my diet hasnt changed so im sure its not my breastmilk. im going to call the doctor again tomorrow and make an appointment, but were both getting such rough sleep that shes always tired and spends most of her day trying to sleep. her eating habits are a little off because she often wants to comfort nurse and gets cranky when she has to eat instead of going right to sleep lol. but she seems to be having the same amount of wet/dirty diapers. and shes still gaining weight. i just dont know what could be the problem.

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3 months old, drooly, stuffy, miserable

Jun 25, 2010 - 0 comments
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so britton has had a stuffy nose for like a month now. its starting to get horrible but yesterday i bought a warm mist vaporizer and she can actually sleep 5 hours at night now without waking up with a stuffy nose and crying. she has also been spitting up more often. she never ever did before and now she does like once a day. or sometimes i will just randomly hear her gulping. maybe reflux? whenever were not in her room she cant breathe. its so annoying. and shes too young for meds, vicks vaporub worked good and then i got the baby kind and it *****. shes been drooling and chewing a lot so i thought she was teething but its been 2 weeks and i dont see any teeth. ughh any advice?

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Britton started day care today

Jun 01, 2010 - 0 comments
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last night i started work so daddy watched britton from 130pm  to 1030pm! she only slept about 2 40 min naps and he had to almost force her to eat. she always takes bottles and finishes them (4oz) when i give them to her. so she didnt go to bed until around 11-1115 after i nursed her and put her in her crib with her pacifier. she woke up a couple times, i dont think it was really to eat because she only ate from one side each time. so i wouldunlatch her when she slowed down and give her the pacifier. put her down i got up a few times because she needed help settling again but overall a good night. we wokeup at 630 (yuck!) and dropped DH off at work (i need to get my car re-registered) and headed off to daycare.
so i dropped her off at 645 and stay til 730 just hanging out and figuring out how everything works. then i left her sleeping in her crib. i guess she woke up though because she only took one nap the whole time she was there 915-1010 and didnt eat much either. 2 oz at 1015 and 2 oz at 1115, then 3 oz at 1. then i picked her up at 145 because she had a doctors appointment. she was sooo tired that she didnt even look at me for 10min. she was just staring off into the distance. obviously exhausted. i mean dont they know how much a baby is supose to sleep. i told them she barely got any sleep last night. she was pretty much passed out in my arms when i tried to feed her at 7. so when she finally did realise i was the one touching her she got the biggest smile on her face. :) and we left. shes perfectly healthy other than the stuffy nose and is above average in weight and height. she also got her hib vaccine and we decided to do one vaccine a week, not all at once.


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9 week old wont take naps

May 31, 2010 - 0 comments
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so heres some history
britton slept like an angel the first couple weeks home from the hospital. (mostly in her cuddle-u pillow like a boppy)
then my mil came to visit and she was held a lot. sometimes to sleep. so for a few weeks i just held her til she was dozing off then put her in her bed. she would always sleep about 1.5-2 hrs. be up for an hour, then back down for a nap. then 2 weeks ago my sister in law came to visit and britton would get very overtired and wouldnt go to sleep so my sil would rock her to sleep. and she doesnt like sleeping in her pillow, or to be swaddled most of the time. so for 2 weeks ive been dealing with an overtired baby. she constantly wanted to nurse to sleep too so i had to break that habit because she would wake up after 30min. i gave her pacifiers for about a week but now she wont sleep without one and wakes up after 30min too because she cant find it. so i took it away 3 days ago and everything went downhill from there. the only time she sleeps for 2-3 hours is when its at night. daddy gives her baths at night and then she eats and goes to sleep. i always make sure shes awake when i put her down for bed time. she wakes 2 times at night to eat. usually 3-4 hours apart. (sleeps from 10-12 hours a night) so for naps she wakes up after 30min and i go in there and shes still exhausted so i try to get her to go back to sleep. but basically the wole cycle starts over again and she goes for my breast or looks for a paci. ive tried letting her cry but she will go for 15min. i try to calm her while shes in the crib. doesnt work so i rock her and she may or may not calm down.  wait until shes dozing off and stop rocking her. if she stays calm i try to lay her down. she screams bloody murder. i dont know what else to do. ive tried so hard to get her to stay asleep but im not going to give her a paci again because then i'll need to go in there every 30min. she will only fall asleep when shes exhausted any advice? im losing my mind and sick of hearing a crying baby. should i just give her the paci back since she wakes up after 30mn anyways?

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