Skip to main content

Cara Mama - What a Day!

Cara Mama,

I really had a fun day today. I had another great day at Little Gym. And after my nap, the Metro ride was pretty fun. I liked Daddy holding me up so I could hang on to the ceiling bar with him. The movement of the Metro was fun, too. I also liked making smiles with Daddy's cousin and wife, who were fun to play with while they were here.

Lunch wasn't so fun. I didn't like the food or where I was sitting. Also, I was so tired, because my morning nap before we left wasn't so great.

Now, I don't know what spies are or why they have a museum for them (or what a museum is, really), but I'm glad you all had a good time. I'm especially glad you rented a backpack carrier and put me front-facing in it while you walked around the museum. The nap I took in the carrier reminded me of how I used to always nap in your (or Daddy's) sling because I couldn't nap anywhere else.

I'm not sure why I didn't feel so well once we got back*. I was so tired and fussy. Thanks for feeding me early and putting me to bed early. I'm not sure how well I will do sleeping tonight. I sure do hope I feel better tomorrow. I'm glad we have nothing planned!

Ti amo,

*She had a bit of a temperature, but I took it right after a pretty warm bath, so I'm not sure how accurate it was. Also, anyone know what the "normal" temperature is for babies when the temperature is taken rectally?


Jan said…
Pretty sure normal rectal temp is around 99.5.
Jezer said…
Aww, I'm sorry she's not feeling well. I never even attempted rectal temp-taking with Al..I just do it under the arm and add one degree. Rectal is most accurate, so you're shooting for 98.6. Hope she feels better soon!
Becoming Mommy said…
I think it's 98.6

We only do the ear one and it's always the same as what the doctor determines it is so I've never done a rectal myself.

A low grade temp (under 100) can be a lot of things to include teething or just that it's late in the day.
I hope she's feeling better today. You have to check the instructions that came with the thermometer--if it was intended to be used rectally, then 98.6 it is. I have a whole kit of different types and they each seem to have their own rules depending on if you are using them as intended or not.
caramama said…
Well, her temp was oaver 102 rectally, so no matter what "normal" is, she's definitely got something. But as that's her only symptom (and the tiredness and fussiness and not eating well that goes along with a fever), the doctor is not too worried. Apparently a fever that lasts 2-3 days with no other symptoms is going around these parts. If she still has the fever tomorrow, we bring her in to the doc. Otherwise, we are just treating with tylenol and fluids.

Thanks for everyone's comments. I think she's feeling better already!
caramama said…
Oh, but for the record, we were up every 1-2 hours last night. We are all tired. Londo and I are especially upset because this is her first fever. At least she's doing better today. We'll see what tonight brings...
La folle maman said…
I think the "normal" temperature differs depending on age. I know our doctor said a few months ago (our lil Monkey was 6 months old then) that 101.5 was the magic number when you should call them. You might want to check with Pumpkin's doctor about the magic number for her age group.

Good to hear she is feeling better though! Here's to a good night's rest for everyone!

Popular posts from this blog

Baby Fidgets in Sleep (and While Awake)

Since I've started this blog, I've had quite a few visitors find me through a search for something like "baby fidgets in sleep" or "baby fidgets in bed" or simply "baby fidgets." This leads me to believe that there are others out there with fidgety babies who drive them crazy enough to search on the internet for some information about fidgeting babies. So I thought I'd do a whole post to discuss the fidgety nature of my child and how I deal with it.

Do you want to know when my child first started fidgeting? IN UTERO!! I'm not kidding. When I was pregnant, this baby moved a lot. She was very often kicking and pushing and hiccuping. OMG, the hiccups! I thought they would drive me nuts. Every. Single. Day. For. Months. Straight. Often more than once a day. I am not exaggerating--you can ask Londo or the many people I worked with, all of whom had to hear about it. I just thought it was part of being pregnant, and it probably is, but I've al…

Some Babies Just Fidget

I have mentioned before that we had a very fidgety baby. It's been a while sinced I talked about it. Although she is still pretty fidgety, at her currently toddler stage it seems more normal and has in many ways translated into bigger, general movements, like climbing.

But I still get a ton of search hits that have to do with baby fidgeting or flailing while sleeping or nursing. Some people stay around and read a bit, and I hope they get what they need from the posts I wrote specifically aboutthis topic hoping that others realize they are not alone. Most people don't stay at all, and I figure they are probably looking for medical reasons why babies fidget (like I would).

Then I got this comment, which does indeed show that people are looking for medical reason. Anonymous said that she wasn't sure if the Pumpkin's fidgets were as severe are her 3.5 month old. Well anonymous, I can't be positive since I haven't seen your child, but at some points they were as bad …

Fidgety Baby Growing Up

My daughter was a very fidgety baby. More fidgety than any other baby I knew through all my years of babysitting, being an aunt and having friends and family with babies. So fidgety that I wondered if something was wrong, if there was an underlying reason for her fidgetiness.

There really wasn’t anything wrong. As far as I can tell, she simply has a LOT of energy in her body. Her father is the same way. Londo is full of energy and has always been a fidgeter. And me? I can’t sit in one position for a long period of time. I don’t really fidget so much as I shift positions periodically, and I don’t think I ever simply sit normal, facing forward with both feet on the ground when I’m in a chair. In fact, sitting normal sounds like torture to me.

But three years ago, when the Pumpkin was a few months old and through her babyhood, I didn’t know why she was fidgeting so much. When I would nurse her, when we’d be rocking her to sleep, when we would try to hold her calmly, when we’d be lying in…