I almost dedicated a post yesterday solely to praise the joy that was baby A sleeping through the night again! It felt so good to have a night of uninterrupted sleep. I actually woke up on my own and was thankful we have a video monitor so I could make sure that he was truly just sleeping soundly and didn't have a blanket on his face or had somehow learned to walk and was out enjoying some morning adventure, curled back up in my blanket and rested a little longer.
I felt great, Aiden seemed so rested, we were so productive - yesterday.
Last night A woke up just before midnight and I couldn't get him back to sleep until just after 2 am. I strapped him in to his bouncer chair propped up against a laundry basket to keep his head elevated in an attempt to help him "drain" out crud so he would sleep more comfortably. He woke up again just before 4 am extremely congested and unable to breath well. I tried sucking out his nose -again- but it seemed like everything was draining right into his throat. I tried to feed him but he couldn't eat. Just as I decided to see if a steam shower would help, Braylon woke up crying from a bad dream. I tried to console him but it didn't work. He was really sad that in his dream he had broken my computer and I was really mad at him. Okay, off to my room, tucked Braylon in my bed and went to see if the shower would help.
So there I sat at the bottom of the tub at 5 am with hot water raining down on my feet, holding my little baby thinking about how great that sleep from 2-4 am had felt. After about 15 minutes he was breathing effortlessly. So I sat there, breathing in steam, looking down at my baby as he ate and ate and ate, there in the shower. When we got out, Kyle helped me get Aiden re-diapered snuggled in our bed. I almost thought I could get some sleep when Braylon rolled over and said he needed something to eat because he was so hungry.
I stumbled into the kitchen, grabbed a grahm cracker, broke it into bite size pieces and brought it back to Braylon. We were all snuggled in blankets, Kyle, A, me and Bray. In the pitch black, Aiden was grabbing at my hair to my left, Braylon was crunching away on my right the clock says sometime in the 6 or 7 o'clock hour and I burst our laughing.
I was going to scoop Aiden back up and take him out to the couch to let Kyle and Braylon sleep but Kyle got up to do some final prep before attending an all day conference and giving a presentation this afternoon. The boys and I finally fell asleep! and slept until 9:30 then had to get up so that I could open the store. So, we're all a little extra tired today. I've done okay watching the store and both boys but its been hard because Aiden is so sick. At 5 I will close the store and get Braylon ready for our church Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat this evening.
The help I need is in knowing what the best options are for babies that have bad colds? I know you can't really give them anything but he is so tired and needs to be able to sleep but can't. I tried propping him up to sleep but it doesn't seem to help for long. He is extremely congested but not much is coming out when I use the suction bulb, his eyes are weeping and he has a fever. Any remedies to sooth your little ones?