The Wilkes household has finally recovered from all illnesses. As it turns out Blythe started with a GI infection, got over that, and ended up with a cold. Since neither Jason or I had a cold the doctor figures she picked it up on Monday when we brought her in for the GI infection. When we took her in on Monday she weighed 15 pounds 10 pounds, but was down to 15 pounds 3 ounces by Friday when we took her in for the cold. There isn't really any medicine approved for babies this little so we just had to wait it out.
We had a surprise visit from Grandmammy on Saturday and she got some saline to put in Blythe's nose to help clear her out and although while we were doing it she didn't like it (baby torture) it really helped. Since she woke herself up every time she coughed we put her in bed with us so we could sleep in 30 minute or so intervals and not have to get up and walk into her room. This system worked well, but notw we are having to retrain her to sleep on her own in her own bed. We weren't swaddling her in our bed and even had her on her stomach because she preferred to cough that way. We thought maybe she was done being swaddled, but after having 3 nights of Blythe waking up WAY too often we have gone back to the swaddle. Last night was the first night we re-swaddled her and we all had a better night of sleep!
Jan, Momo, and Great Grandma Barbara came into town on Wednesday for one more visit with Blythe before Jan returns to Australia. Blythe is very spoiled right now with 4+ adults to play with. Jan taught Blythe a new trick! She can stand herself up to reach a toy at the coffee table (with very little assistance). They are headed back to DFW today because Jan flys out Saturday evening.
This weekend will probably consist of a lot of Blythe and Mommy time because Daddy has his qualifying exams on Monday so he will and should have his nose in books all weekend.
I need to upload some recent pictures, but here is a link to the most recent pictures I have uploaded. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2656508&l=9c954&id=8316366