I felt like I was sitting in an episode of the Twilight Zone yesterday. And instead of hearing Oprah point to the girls and say, "You get a new car! And you get a new car! Everybody gets a new car!" It was our pediatrician saying, "You've got double ear infections! You've got double ear infections! You've got an ear infection! Everybody has ear infections!"
So after $75 in office co-pays and $100 in prescription meds...here's our final diagnosis.
All three girls have cough, congestion and really runny noses. Addison has double ear infections (she wasn't even acting fussy, we had no idea). Baylee has double ear infections (even if Baylee had wanted to warn us that she wasn't feeling well, I'm not sure we would have caught on because she is at a level 10 all the time). Reagan has one ear infection. We are now doing antibiotics twice a day, breathing treatments for Addison every four hours, sucking snot out of noses 3 times a day, we have cool mist humidifiers running in both bedrooms and we are dosing an antihistamine/decongestant prescription as needed. Whew!
I attribute the girls great sleep coaching early on to the fact that throughout all of this, they are still sleeping through the night. Gasp! Yes, they are. And yes, Baylee has had some issues at the beginning of the night and needs a little loving from Mommy and Daddy, but last night that only took about 30 minutes and then she was right to sleep.
We had our 12 month check-up during their appointment Thursday. The girls are starting to "slim down" mostly due to all of their mobility. Baylee remains smaller and shorter than Addison and Reagan. Here are their stats at 12 months and 2 weeks.
Addison - 23 lbs. 5 oz. and 29 1/4 inches
Reagan - 23 lbs. 6 oz. and 29 3/4 inches
Baylee - 21 lbs. 7 oz. and 28 1/2 inches
The girls continue to be great eaters. We have weaned them down to only one bottle, their nighttime bottle, and we are going to start weaning them off of that as soon as they are feeling better. They have tried all kinds of new foods and continue to love most anything. Zucchini..check! Broccoli...check! Squash...check! They also love scrambled eggs, waffles, chicken, peas, mashed potatoes and much more.
Baylee is walking much more. She is taking about 7 or 8 steps now before she falls down which is great! She is really going to be running around here very soon!
We are looking forward to a low-key weekend at home recovering from our sick week.
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