Monday, November 14, 2011


The last 2 weeks have been rough. Sick, sick and more sick is what's been going on here. Mia had a little cold on Halloween that got worse after being out in the chill. So we fought the runny nose and mild cough all week. 
On Fri the 4th she had her 12 month check up and got 2 immunizations. She did great during the shots. Not even one tear. Although I think she balled up her fist with the intention of knocking the nurse out. LOL!
That weekend was spent housebound hanging out in our sweats. Not sure if it was the vaccinations, a new tooth trying to pop through, or the resurgence of her cold but it was a bad weekend. Let's just say we had major diaper issues that even required the crib to be stripped one day. And yes... her beautiful bedding washed up just fine.
By the first of the week she had an awful diaper rash. Absolutely horrible. I had to pull out the Lotrimin. As soon as that cleared up, she got an eye infection that lasted until the next weekend.
And then on Friday she started running a fever that again kept us housebound all weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday we alternated Tylenol and Motrin all day just to keep her fever in check.
Saturday night momma got 3 hrs sleep as Mia tossed and turned, coughed and fevered. I ran a humidifier in her room Sunday night. I'm not sure if that did it. But very early Monday morning... like 3:30am early... her fever finally broke.
And she woke up seemingly as good as new. No real coughing Sunday overnight. No snotty nose to greet me when I went to get her that morning. So ...knock on wood... hopefully that's behind us.
In spite of all of her illnesses the last couple weeks, her mood never really changed much. She had moments of being tired and cranky. But in the midst of fevers, bad diaper rashes, tummy troubles and congestion... she still laughed and played like normal most of the time.
Oh and at her check up she weighed 24 lbs. Which is exactly the same as what she weighed in July. So no weight gain in 4 months. But she's stretched out and has gone from 28 to 30 inches tall. She went from the 99th percentile in weight and 65th percentile in height on the American growth charts to 85th and 68th. Obviously, the doc isn't concerned about the no weight gain since she's actually the size of most 18 mth olds already. LOL!
In fact, just in the last week her 18 mth shirts are starting to get a little snug. So I think we're gonna be moving up to 18-24 mth size shirts soon. She fits the 18 mths pant still but could probably safely go to 24 mth soon there, too. The problem is that they're too long though.  
Cross your fingers that this week we stay healthy. Mia has professional pics scheduled for Friday that we've already re-scheduled once because of the sickness. I really want us to make this appointment. We're taking pics for the Christmas card!!


Catherine said...

So sorry to hear your little sweetie has been so sick but it sounds like she was a trooper through it all! Aren't kids amazing?

Such a cutie your adorable little Mia is!!

Jenny H said...

VV does this, BTW. She won't gain weight for VERY long periods of time now (i.e. even a year or so), but grows a lot in height. Just when I think she is getting too thin, she eats like a horse, and gets a tad cubby, and then shoots up. She has been about 68 lbs for about the past year now, but has gained about 3 inches. She did this as a baby too. I'll bet Mia will grow in height but not too much in weight for quite a while.

Carla said...

Hope the sickies are over. I don't want to babysit a grumpo. :op

Aus said...

I'm sure you'll make your appointment - she's turned the corner on this have all of ours - now if only I could....

hugs - aus and co.

Lisa said...

Hope you are all feeling better! Mia is SUPER adorable! Love her little pink chair! That is very cute. Stay healthy!

Kayce said...

Oh goodness...Hope all the sickies get out and don't come back!
I can't believe how big she's getting!! She is just too adorable...TOO adorable!

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