But today is a little worse than usual because we've got some poor little sick babies on our hands. I'm taking them both to the doctor again this afternoon at 4:00. Caleb still hasn't gotten over whatever it is that he has and it was a really rough morning trying to get him to eat when he can't breathe. He just keeps pulling away from the bottle to spit milk out so he can breathe out of his mouth. And he's not so great at breathing out of his mouth yet (he's only 7 weeks!)...so he snorts and growls and struggles the whole time. I feel awful for him. I suction him, I saline him...I don't know what else to do over here. My mom ended up having a sinus infection and got antibiotics which cleared it up right away- so I'm gonna bring that up today and see if maybe this is more than a virus.
And then poor little baby Gracie. She started having really runny/watery stools a couple of days ago, and I hoped it was just something I ate. But she's still having them and she's throwing up more now (not spit up, projectile vomiting). So I'm taking her in as well to make sure that it's not anything serious and check to see if she's dehydrated because she's sleeping through a lot of feedings and pulling away from the bottle really early (after about an ounce usually...we can get her to take more, but it takes a whole lot of coaxing).
Any thoughts on what might be going on in our house right now? I just want them to be better!!! When they are distracted and feeling a little ok, they both give me smiles ... I just want them to be feeling that way all the time.
Here's a couple more pics I just took of my sleeping beauties. PS- Caleb is a friggin BEAST! He's huge now! He makes Gracie look so small...He eats about 35 ounces in 24 hours, and that's with me sometimes cutting him off when he's acting like he's still a bit hungry. I just don't want him to get sick and throw up cuz he overeats. Should I just keep feeding him even if he's already downed 6 or 7 ounces in one sitting? Seems like a bit much for a 7 week old. Thoughts?
|Gracie Mae, dreaming a happy dream|
|Caleb's chubby cheeks!|
|Had to cover her hands, she started clawing at her face...|
|Love his froggy pajamas|
And of course, bath time!
|Caleb- mommy's little monkey|