Yesterday, on a whim, I decided to call my doctor about Hulk's coughing/cold. I was thinking that I would talk to the nurse to see if there was anything else I could do about making him more comfortable, so he could sleep better. When I got on the phone with her, and explained he had this awful cold/cough for 3 weeks, and maybe I was being an over-anxious first time mom - she said 'He's been coughing for 3 weeks and this is the first you've called? You aren't over-anxious'. Lol.
She said I should bring him in so they could have a listen to his lungs. I'm glad I did (even after waiting over an hour to be seen - there is definitely a reason I always try to get early morning appointments with doctors). Hulk has another ear infection. The cold is just a cold - and she says we are doing everything right with managing that, I am happy about it. I would be happier if he was better, but hey, you take what you can get! I feel like we caught this ear infection nice and early - he hadn't started refusing bottles or anything yet - so at least there is that.
In crafty news, Hulk has this taggie blanket that he sleeps with. Every once in a while it will get nasty, and I'm pressed to try and get it washed and dried by bed time. I figured I should buy a new one as a back up. I was SO surprised to find they cost $20! Give me a break. I could make one of these in 30 minutes. So I went to the store, spent about $60 on supplies, and I have enough fleece and ribbon to make at least 30 of the damn things. I made 4 last night, 1 for Hulk at daycare, one for a friend's baby, and 2 extras for Hulk at home. When I have time, I'll just sit down and make a pile so I have some for the twins and as presents for baby showers. When I first saw these things, I didn't see the draw. But Hulk loves rubbing the fleece up on his face, and grabbing at the different textured tabs. And, it's small enough (12 inches square) that it's not a huge thing to be lugging around.