Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Icky Germs

Ethan is 3 months old, yay! But, we think he caught RSV, boo!

I got a call last week from Ethan's babysitter. Her son was just diagnosed with RSV. I thought we were in the clear but that just wasn't the plan for Mr. RSV! Ethan started coughing on Monday and today his cough is worse. So, the crazy mom and nurse in me checked his lungs and they are clear. His respiration rate is normal. We are suctioning his nose and using saline drops all the time. He is still eating well, sleeping well, and overall a happy little guy. I decided not to bring him into the doctor unless he starts running temps or becomes very fussy. We're just "assuming" he has RSV. Upon doing some reading and research, some babies just get a cough, sneeze, or runny nose. The doctor won't do anything for him unless his lungs are wheezy, having trouble breathing, or getting dehydrated. I'd rather just keep him home than to take him to the clinic that is currently under fire with those icky germs.

Other than the sickness visiting our house, things are going fine. It sure is busy though! I feel like I work non-stop. Doing 48 hours a week is no easy task. I think I've finally learned how to juggle work, cooking, cleaning, and taking care of Ethan. Thank goodness I have a few days off here and there to take a nap with Ethan! In fact, I'm doing a little work from home and decided to take a break to update all of you.

And did I mention that I weighed and measured Ethan last week? He is over 13 lbs and about 24 inches long. What a little porker! Carrying a car seat with Ethan in it is becoming quite heavy!

Other things Ethan is doing... He continues to strive to become a professional drooler. He rolls from his tummy to his back. He grabs onto things but hates the taste of everything except his hands and his favorite toy. He pushes things away if he doesn't want them. He angrily grunts when he is unhappy about something. And the list goes on!

I can't wait until he can sit up on his own!

Playing With My Fav Toy - Thanks Uncle Andy, Aunt Hege, and Cousin Magnus from Norway!

Yes, I Know I'm Cute!

I Can't Wait to be Mobile!!!


My New Shirt from London - Thanks Uncle Nate, Aunt Charity, and Peanut!


  1. I love this pictures! He is just so dang cute! Take care and stay healthy!

  2. He is super cute! Wow 3 months went by quickly.