7 Weeks Old

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Karli, 31 & Juniper, 7 weeks (thank-you for the butterfly outfit, Aunt Tracy, and the Mary Jane socks, Kerrie!)

My little girl is 7 weeks old already, and thriving and doing so well. She loves to make sounds and experiements with being vocal by moving her mouth in all kinds of different positions. She is very interested in Samuel, and watches him more and more as she grows more alert with each day. She loves taking warm baths & floating in the water with my hand beneath her head. She takes two or three naps a day now pretty regularly, but continues to be most awake from about 4 to 10PM, then sleeps most nights for 5 hours before waking up to breastfeed.

We've had some sickness in our house this winter, and I've actually been battling the worst cold/cough I think I've ever had for 2 1/2 weeks now. Samuel has had one cold after another. Landon seems to be keeping most of these colds at bay, although he did catch one a week or so ago, but it only lasted for a few days. Juniper handles her colds like a pro. She has so far seemed to avoid catching what I currently have. I'm just hoping for some warmer weather in February, which always seems to bring health right along with it.

One remedy I've just tried to help cure my cold is Honey Gardens' elderberry syrup (sold at New Seasons).
I've also been taking zinc tablets each day, although Landon learned the hard way that you must take these with food or they cause nausea. What do you take when you have a lingering cold & cough? Have you found a remedy that you swear works every time?


Betsy said...

It's crazy to me that since Olivia was 7 weeks early and Juniper was a little past due, they're "technically" about the same age as far as development. I have to constantly remind myself that even though she's almost 4 months, she'll likely be a little behind until she's two. It's crazy to see Juniper doing the same things Olivia does already. Good job, little girl!

Kelli said...

Have you ever tried making tea out of Oregon Grape Root? It's easy to find in health food stores over there, and if you have a sore/scratchy throat it usually helps a ton. I mix it with some other type of tea, or some cloves and tea so it tasted good, and drink it for a couple of days. I think the only drawback is that you're not supposed to take it long term because it can be bad for you in large doses. But it always seems to help me!

Hope you guys get to feeling better!


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