Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Yet another ear infection

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.


Jen said...

We have a tiny taggie blankie too.

I hope Hulk feels better soon!

Carrie27 said...

Another ear infection? How many does that make for him?

I also hate calling the doctor about colds, because most of the time they just need to run their course.

I always thoughts those blankets were neat and wished I would have got them for the babies when they were little.

Christy said...

You are quite the crafty one!!! Would you consider selling one to me for my sweet Andy-pants?

I hope Hulk is feeling better soon and letting you all get some good sleep.

sukeyknits said...

Was it the right ear? I noticed he was rubbing it a bit Sunday but figured he was just tired.

How does Hulk like the mommy made taggie blankie? I always wonder if they translate. Great turn around time!

beebles said...

pregnant with twins...little one with an ear infection...yet you still find time and energy to make lots'o taggie blankets...you are an awesome momma!

Becky said...

Wow the blanket sounds cool, i'll have to remember that when my little one gets older!

K @ ourboxofrain said...

I'm sory about the ear infection. Ugh.

Harry has a taggie blankie (though his nap-time blankie is an Angel Dear lion blankie, of which we have backups), but his favorite tag is the actual tag -- somehow amidst all the nice tags with various patterns and textures, he finds and prefers the one that proclaims it a Taggie blankie.

Anonymous said...

Would it be out of line to offer to "contribute to your fleece fund" in exchange for oh I don't know maybe one piece of it with perhaps some tags sewn on (don't want to say anything that will piss off the *aggie company) I received one as a gift and she is addicted but I can't bring myself to pay 30 (w/s&h) for one.

Brandy said...

I am with you on the taggie blanket! They are a rip off for something that can be made so easily. I hope you post some pics of the ones you've made!