Tuesday, February 18, 2014

First baby sickness!

We survived babies' first virus.

Other than the NICU, they babies have been super healthy and we haven't once had to take them to the doctor besides well check up visits (which is really awesome, since preemies can sometimes get really sick. I think the summer birth date helped tremendously). Well Bailey threw up Saturday night and then was having trouble sleeping so I took her into our bed. At four am Sunday, she woke up crying and was radiating heat - temp of 102.6. So it's the middle of the night and I am frantically flipping through What to Expect the First Year to see if I need to take her to ER or just stick with Motrin. Apparently when babies are over 6 months, a high temp alone doesn't mean anything; (unless over 104) it's more how they are acting. And Bailey, of course, is the happiest sick baby ever. She would cry and then start smiling, laughing and talking. So on Sunday she was having a tough day - hardly eating and wouldn't nap really, on and off crying (but still playing). Brooklyn had a slight temp of 99.7. So lot's of Motrin all day.

Anyway, I had talked to the doctor Sunday morning but was still a little nervous on Monday and wanted to make sure it wasn't an ear infection or upper respiratory infection (Bailey also has a terrible cold). Plus we were both off for President's Day. So we took them in just to be safe. Everything looked good - just a virus, the doctor said. So we officially had our first unnecessary doctor's appointment but I'm sure there will be more.

Girls both weighed exactly 18 lbs. What are they twins or something?

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