Month 7 started out pretty awful in my opinion. My sweet little baby got an awful runny nose along with some chest congestion. I don't know about you, but when babies are sick it is the most pitiful thing ever. We weren't really sure what was going on because it seems strange for a breastfed baby who stays at home with Momma the majority of the time to get a cold in the middle of summer, but that's what happened.
One Sunday evening, Parker was being strangely whiny alllllll night. I know he's a baby, but that is very unlike him. The next morning when he wakes up the poor kid is so stopped up he can barely breathe. If his parents weren't so clueless, they might have thought to check his temperature the night before, but we didn't. I did however check it that morning and it was 101! Yikes! *Mommy entering panic mode now* John is at work and I have a baby with a head full of snot and a fever. After breakfast he went straight back to sleep. I bundled him up beside me in bed and eventually his fever broke. He did wake up in a much better humor, but the snot was still there of course.
ugh, so pitiful!
I hated to do this, but I took my sick baby to Target to stock up on some necessities to get us through this cold. There's not too much you can do for an infant with a cold, so we were going to try all we could. Basically, the info I gathered from friends and the internet was that I could use Baby Vicks Vapor Rub, Little Noses Stuffy Nose kit, Cool Mist Humidifier (these are quite hard to find in the summer FYI), and Boogie Wipes. So...that's what we got haha.
During the day he wasn't so bad. He was in a pretty good humor (loved playing with the mist from his humidifier) and still smiling which made me feel better. However, he did lose his appetite for a few days and he couldn't sleep for more than 2 hours through the night. Since John was working all week, I slept upstairs in the guest bed with the baby propped up as best I could. We did let him get in the shower with one of us each day so he could breathe in the steam. That seemed to help loosen up some snot which made the snot sucking a little easier.
After about four days, he seemed to be pretty much over it all and back to his usual self. In fact, while he was playing around in his high chair getting ready to eat, look what we find....
His first tooth! and the second came through 2 days later. I hope this was just a coincidental thing, and not a routine teething symptom for Parker.