Ok, everybody who read that last post knew that Cate was going to get sick the second that I hit “publish,” right? I wish I had thought about that ahead of time, because last night we got our first visit from the Ear Infection Fairy. And let me tell you, she’s a real bitch.
Cate basically howled all night. She’d sleep for an hour here and there, sandwiched between two-hour screamfests. I thought about waking Dave up to help me with her, but that’s as much a challenge as trying to wake the dead, plus she’s going through this phase right now that when she’s upset, she only wants me. She would’ve just screamed even more if I had handed her off to him, and try sleeping then, Mom! Ha! So it was just me and her. Awake. All. Night. Long. God.
By 8 a.m., I was on the verge of tears myself, so I called the pediatrician’s office. They got us in right away (not with Cate’s usual doctor, but I wasn’t in the mood to nitpick), confirmed my suspicions about the ear infection, and sent us on our way with a prescription for baby amoxicillin.
I also found out that Cate now weighs 22 pounds, 2 ounces. Holy god! Suddenly I’m really glad that I got the car seat that goes up to 30 pounds. I also learned that her weight plus the fact that she’s over 6 months old means that she can now have a full dose of baby Motrin, which should help with her discomfort quite a bit. I was scared to give her a full dose of baby Tylenol since I wasn’t sure of how much she weighed, and I know it can be hard for their little livers to process. It was kind of reassuring to have the doctor give me the green light.
Once Cate was in a good mood (thank you, Baby Motrin!), Dave took over for a couple of hours so I could get a nap, but I still feel like poop that’s been flattened by a steam roller. Hopefully now that we have the medication situation worked out, we’ll be able to keep Cate comfortable enough that she’ll go back to sleeping normally tonight. Fingers crossed, anyway.