Monday, November 24, 2014

Stuffy Nose

Poor little dude experienced his first stuffy nose.  It could have been worse, but it still wasn't fun to see my little guy not being able to breathe very well. I noticed that on Friday morning he was getting stuffier than normal and then his sleep began to deteriorate. He was sleeping from 8pm to 4am straight through days earlier and then he began to wake up every 4 hours. Friday night/Saturday morning he went to sleep at 8pm, then awake at 12am and 4am and 6am.  6am I decided that we will go downstairs to sleep on the couch because sleeping in the crib was beginning to become pointless.  

Saturday we snuggled lots on the couch and got a couple things done around town. We were even able to get out to purchase Luke's Christmas presents! That night when we put him down for bed we plugged in his humidifier to help with his congestion.

Sunday morning I got up with him at 12am and Andy got up with him at 4am.  From 5am-7am Andy tried as best as he could to make Luke happy but he just wasn't having it.  He was stuffier than the day before and Andy just wasn't able to help little dude out.  Bless his heart he tried as hard as he could to let me get some sleep.  He did a great job none the less. :)  I thought having him sit in the bathroom while I showered would help clear him up a bit, which actually did! I also went out that afternoon and picked up a Vicks Plug in for his room. I read that you weren't suppose to use Vicks BabyRub on babies under the age of 3 months and Luke is currently 10 weeks old.  So what I did was mix a tiny bit of the baby Vicks with his lavender lotion and put that on the bottom of his feet.  

Luke fell asleep pretty fast that night and woke up at 12am with no congestion.  His room smelled like a spa and it made the rest of the upstairs smell pretty good too!  At 4am he was still not congested.  He ate and I put him back down without any troubles!  

Thankfully we didn't have any issues with a fever and he seems to be clearing up just fine. I don't know if it's because of being in daycare or if it's because of the silly weather us Missourian's deal with.  Whatever the cause is, it really doesn't matter.  What matters is, we survived!  :) 

He has little rosey cheeks here.

Here are a list of the following things that helped us survive our first stuffy nose.  

V3700 Vicks Starry Night Cool Mist Humidifier
Vicks Plug-in Waterless Vaporizer

Vicks® Rosemary and Lavender Scent VapoPads - 6 Count

Vicks® BabyRub® Soothing Ointment - 1.76 oz

up & up® Baby Lotion Nighttime 27 oz

NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator
As much as I hate to admit that I use this, 
its worse to admit that I think it does a great job!!

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Melissa said...

Oh, I'm glad he's doing better! We were gifted the Nose Frida at one of our baby showers, and I have to say it scares me half to death! I'm glad to hear it works though.

Jen said...

I'm so glad he is doing better!

Best10Top said...

Vicks Starry Night Cool Mist Humidifier is really good for health. I love vicks humidifier.

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