Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Thank you, Marie!!

Yesterday my friend Marie loaned us a basinette. It's the traditional kind that it about bed height, and I had been wanting one but definitely didn't want to spend the money on it. Last night I put a rolled up blanket under the top part of the mattress to raise it and then placed Steven on his side in it (propped up by another rolled up blanket), and. . .he slept!!!

He woke up at 2:00 and 4:00, and I fed him both times (2:00 was only a half bottle). He seems to be pretty congested, so he was having a bit of a hard time breathing, but he fell back asleep both times fairly easily. We just went without the pacifier so he could breathe easier. It was so nice to have him right by my side of the bed, and I had already set out bottles, formula, diapers, wipes, and purell. My bedside table has a bit of everything on it! That allowed Mark to sleep most of the night while I took care of Steven.

This morning Mark got up with Steven around 7:30, and I slept in a bit longer. I was glad that it worked out for Mark to sleep better through the night because he goes back to work tomorrow :( and he needs to get his sleep if he's going to be able to focus at work!

So, thank you Marie for letting us sleep last night!!

3 comments:

Kristen Hamilton said...

Hey there!
I love the pictures and hearing about your first few days. Sounds like you're doing great! I just wanted to let you know that they do have BabyVicks which may help him and Baby safe saline spray which is totally natural and safe. Also, when Gabi had to go on formula at 8 months we used the Parent's Choice brand at Wal-Mart and saved a bundle!!
Can't wait to see pictures of the nursery!

Maddie and Jack's Mommy said...

Glad to help! We cannot wait to meet your precious little son!

Sarah said...

Do you have a cool mist humidifier? I have one set up all winter in Bekah's room (actually it is on right now due to a cold). It is really a great thing to use to help them sleep when they have a cold. And we found a vicks vapor plug that you plug into the wall and it helps babys breath easier. I know those long nights when they can't breath well is so hard. Keep his nose sucked out even if you have to loose your lunch while doing it. :o) It really does help!! I can't wait to see more pictures. I added your dad to facebook so I can see his pictures. Love you guys!!