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Fevers, Hospitals, and more Sleep Deprivation

This last weekend was… interesting.

Do you know what happens when a baby under a month old gets a fever? Nothing good.

Some of Wednesday and all of Thursday, Lulu felt warm to me. But our air conditioning wasn’t working – so our house was about 80 degrees. I initially thought she was just too warm because of the room temperature. All of thursday I kept her stripped down to her diaper and as lightly wrapped as possible. I took her temp in the morning and it was elevated, but not fever status. At about 10 pm she was still warm and I took her temp and she had officially moved to fever status. After talking with the pediatrician and retaking her temp – we went to the local emergency department.

When babies are very young and have a fever they get a full work-up. Blood draws. IV...

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Happy Birthday!

Little Miss Lulu was born Memorial Day weekend!

Summary: I wanted to go into labor. I ate some spicy food. My water broke at 5 something in the morning. I ate breakfast. I went to the hospital – and little Miss trouble maker was breech (bum down, instead of head down…). We watched episodes of Lost while we waited for the c-section. She was born at 3.51 in the afternoon!

Continue reading for the FULL account.

I joked with Viddy that I practically willed her to come when she did. It would be perfect. He would have a 3 day weekend and then a shortened work week. He could take some time off and then work from home half days and then we’d have another weekend. Since he hasn’t worked at his company long enough to get paternity leave – it would be great, right?

Well, on Thursday I went to my regu...

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Insomnia

It only makes sense to write a post titled ‘insomnia’ at 5 am. I’ve already been awake for45 minutes. Lying in bed…. waiting for sleep to come…. I’ve already checked my email, and facebook, and google reader. And this is after waking up 5 times in the middle of the night to pee. And of course Little Miss Lulu is usually awake at this time rolling and kicking and stretching out (or trying).

Viddy is upstairs sleeping. Probably snoring. The kitty is keeping me company – he’s purring like a car motor – probably just happy someone else is awake.

I decided to either write a blog post… or fold laundry. Guess what won?

We went to the hospital tour last night. Viddy enjoyed it because he learned a little bit more about what to expect. I enjoyed it because I got to hospital compare...

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