resizeThe past week has been rough as a mom.

Couldn’t figure out what changed in Oaks, and why he wasn’t his happy smily self. I then figured out he was teething and sprouted two teeth, so then on top of that he came down with the worst cold.  At first I thought it was his teething that made him have a runny nose, but it was so bad, and then it moved down his throat, and he lost his voice from that.

I felt so bad for him.  This was the first time he has ever been sick, so I was SO sad, and so was he. Saturday night, was THE worst night of them all.  Mostly because he was so sad and hurting and that made me feel bad. He was so stuffed up and congested he could hardly breath (it sounded like, but he could)   I was a mess because I was getting what he had, and so THANK god for my sweet loving, caring amazing husband.  (not over exaggerating) I truly am so incredibly grateful for him.

Anyways, Oaks slept in our bed that night and let me tell you.  I might have cried with him.  Mostly because I felt SO terribly bad for him.  He woke up from his coughing and not knowing how to clear his throat, it scared him.   My husband and I took turns having him sleep on our chest, we would also get up every 30 minutes to an hour and we would rock him back to sleep.  

I was thinking we would need to take him to the ER, but he never had ran a fever. I know most of you have gone through this a lot more than I have, but this is my first go round of sickness and it was so hard and sad to watch. The next day we had lots and lots of cuddles. It was  SO amazing.  I haven’t had cuddles like that since he was about 3 months old.

He is on the mend now. The doctor said he is just fine, and it was just a yucky cold.  Oh, and yes, I did take him in to the doc… I am a first time paranoid mom.  Can you blame me?  On Tuesday he woke up SO happy, and wanted to play and he was finally getting his cute voice back that I missed for a couple of days. 

I wrote on my instagram, what your recommendations were for home remedies, and I took all your advice (they were all SO helpful) and used them, and they have worked wonders on him!

So Thank YOU!  

That is why I have been MIA lately.  My baby is my first priority, and it is hard to juggle my career and raising a baby, let alone a sick one.  Are you moms as paranoid as me and take your baby to the doc for a cold? Share your stories!

Anyways, switching lanes here… have you guys entered my giveaway to win my Ab Challenge?! Head to my instagram to enter.  TWO lucky winners will be chosen this Friday!  




Have a good day!

6 comments on “MOM UPDATE

  1. I love reading your posts. I think they are great help especially for me since I’m not a mother yet, but going to try to get pregnant soon. I’ve always been so scared to get pregnant, especially giving birth and juggling my career, my wife duties, working out, and taking care of a little human being. I just feel like I would be so overwhelmed. Keep up the good work girl!

    • That is so nice of you to say that! Thank you 🙂 Yes, it is very hard and overwhelming. It is scary but so awesome. Your life changes completely, and you have to sacrifice certain things. But its all worth it at the end of the day. Keeping up on my wife duties, career, fitness, and health are so important, because they help me be the best mom I can be to my Oaks!

  2. I was wondering if you’re still breastfeeding and if not how did you stop? I’m still nursing my 1 yr old and am trying to wean him but he’s not having it with any other milk, so any advice?

    • Hey Linda! So I stopped breastfeeding at 8 months.
      I explain a little in that post if you would like to read, but at 7 months I started to wean because of sleep training. I would pump, and give him half milk, and half formula, and he took it just fine. I nursed him in the mornings only, and bottle fed him for every feeding until he was 8 months. At about 7-1/2 months I just gave him straight formula during the day and breast fed him in the morning. (mostly because I wanted to snuggle him haha) By 8 months I quit nursing all together in the morning, because I was basically dried up at that point, and he was over it.
      So, I would recommend mixing half and half for a week or two, and then nursing once a day. That worked well for us.
      Let me know if you have anymore questions!

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