Thursday, June 23, 2011

Week 13 and shrimp!

Yeah, maybe it's this description that I really got the Shrimp nickname with Elisa? Lol, oh well. Here we are at 13 weeks:

Fingerprints have formed on your baby's tiny fingertips, her veins and organs are clearly visible through her still-thin skin, and her body is starting to catch up with her head — which makes up just a third of her body size now. If you're having a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries. Your baby is almost 3 inches long (the size of a medium shrimp) and weighs nearly an ounce.

I'm exhausted and not sleeping. Not just from Elisa being sick but just from constant back aches when I lay down. But this too shall pass!

Elisa seems to be doing better. Fever only spiked the once yesterday precipitating the visit to the doctor. We gave her motrin today when she started acting like another was coming on. She's still not eating well but we've found a trick with the nebulizer.

Apparently giving her the piece she can bite and chew and then putting cartoons on loudly to cover up the sound of the neb and medicine coming through the tubes keeps her occupied. So far she's taken in parts of Finding Nemo and Veggie Tales the Star of Christmas. As much as I love singing to her, singing for 15 minutes straight is hard lol. Glad this has worked. Plus it seems to be keeping her much calmer and less distressed than just my singing.


Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear your shrimp is doing well! Sorry that your daughter is sick. We find that putting Ryan in his high chair and letting him snakc and watch cartoons is best for his treatments. He gets at least twice a day for his asthma. Sometimes more. I feel your pain. We have ben doing this for the past couple of months for his astham.

Appleriko said...

Elisa is still so adorable when she is sick. I remember that my parents told us they had to take me and my brother to our children hospital a lot no matter how late it was when we were little... It's so not fun at all and exhausting when your children are sick. :(( Even I know that when my baby Aedan was sick and had to go ER!

Btw, I could have sang in Japanese for 15 minutes for her. lol No wonder you are tired. Easy on your throat!! :( Hope she gets better real soon. of course, you too.

And exciting for shrimp2's journey!