Shortly after blogging yesterday, I went on to clean the bathroom (it now sparkles, thank you) and take a shower. Immediately after showering, Phoebs woke up early from her nap. (Not unusual these past few days...) I gave her a few minutes in there to grunt and squirm, because often she'll go back to sleep. Except yesterday, she started wailing. We're talking red-faced, big-girl-tears, make-mommy-cry-too stuff. And when I picked her up, she was hot.
And the fever began.
At this point I realize that Phoebe is textbook teething. I mean, you name it, she's got the symptom. But gut told me that something else was going on, so I took her on in to see Dr. B. While Phoebe was distracted by her little lion, Dr. B proceeded to check everything... and all looked normal. No ear infection, sore throat evidence, etc. But they went ahead and took some blood (poor Phoebe liked this even less than getting a stick jammed in her throat) to check for infection.
Wonder of wonders, I'm not losing my mind... she's got some kind of icky virus. So bless her heart, she feels terrible and didn't sleep good again last night. At 4:30 we woke up burning up with fever again (101), took some Motrin and a bottle, and rocked back to sleep. I've been downing the coffee ever since.
Precious little angel just wants to doze, cuddle, and eat...
I don't blame her. I imagine we'll have lots of good couch time today... since neither of us slept last night. But since you read this far, I shall reward you with a picture of healthy Phoebe and some notes about her new tricks:
- Phoebs is now crawling. That's right, kids. Crawling. I decided it was official when she made her way from her bedroom to mine of her own accord. That's big girl stuff!
- She is also pulling up. Sort of. She has only done a pull-to-standing in her crib, but she'll pull to her knees on her toy chest and baskets in her room. WOW!
- It's 7:06 and she's asleep. Now, we were up at 5:30... but hey... it's the first time all week I can say that she's been asleep at 7:06! YAY! (I'm hoping the fever's gone and we're feeling better, too)