Evy got sick last week.

It started on Thursday and got worse on Friday and by Friday night her temp was 102° and so we took her to urgent care (since her regular doctor was out for the weekend). After waiting a long time, and then pissing her off by sticking stuff in her ears and down her throat, he deemed her having an ear infection.

I'm not sure though. I'm no doctor - I'll be the first to say - but she seemed fine after he gave her some baby Tylenol to bring her fever down. She wasn't before, or after, tugging at her ears either. Plus, early that week her cousin, Elijah, had a very bad cold. Since she's cared for by my sister in my sister's apartment with her cousins I'm almost positive she just got a cold. Her nose was running, her eyes were watering, and she had the fever.

He prescribed Amoxicilin and said to bring her back on Monday or Tuesday. We've been giving her only the Amoxicillin and she's been doing much better - she seems a little fussy on Saturday but that's all. She's been sleeping really well too.

I hope I didn't over-react by taking her to urgent care. I usually wouldn't, for a fever, but BabyCenter said that at her age, between 3-6 months, any temp over 100 is cause for urgent care. But when I called my sister she seemed to find it over-excessive, she seemed to be chuckling at me when I told her we took her. But I'm so afraid to give her medicine! I don't want to give her an overdose. I was hoping the doctor would look at her and say, "Oh it's just a fever - she'll be okay" and send us on our way.

Oh well. Either way she's doing better. I'm going to do some research on how to prevent ear infections, because as a kid I got a lot of them so maybe Evy's just genetically prone to it.


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    August 2008

    ·        Some may haveguessed…, where I reveal to my online friends & family that we werepregnant.

    ·        Give me yourthoughts!, contemplated boy names.

    ·        Nature of the beast, firstmention of morning sickness.

    ·        The beast, updated, moreabout morning sickness.


    September 2008

    ·        Please let it bethe end., even more about morning sickness.

    ·        Plan, plan, plan,thinking out loud about my maternity leave options.

    ·        The duck is as quacky as he seems.,realizing that all my planning for my maternity leave was not as well thoughtout as I’d hoped.

    ·        Look look!, our first glimpse of the baby– via ultrasound.

    ·        Oh what a wonderfulfeeling!, my first day of complete morning sickness relief.

    ·        These aren’tshirts, they’re dresses!, venturing into maternity wearfor the first time.

    ·        As coined by Terri,baby_ea :), cutebaby/pregnancy “trackers”



    ·        It’s a boy! For mysister that is :), realizing that I really didwant to have a little girl and name her Evelyn.

    ·        Week 12, six days& counting..., still experiencing morningsickness – and cursing my bladder.

    ·        Some good, somebad., 2nd prenatal appointment results.

    ·        Excitingappointment made!, being told we could make our1st “official” ultrasound appointment and possibly discover the sexof the baby.

    ·        In which I fightsaleswomen for underwear that don’t fit, my 2ndventure into maternity wear.

    ·        Lunch,cataloguing my strange appetite.


    November 2008

    ·        I just shouldn’thave any expectations., our 3rd prenatalappointment.

    ·        The ultrasoundresults…, where we announce the fact that we’re having a girl!


    December 2008

    ·        Baby Update!,cataloguing feeling Evy move for the 1sttime.

    ·        Birth plan., myinitial thoughts on my birthing options – including the Bradley Method.

    ·        The choices so far., our final decisions about thecrib bedding & furniture for the nursery.

    ·        The one where Ifinally begin to dream., my 1st bad dreamabout the pregnancy.

    ·        ♪ Movingright along ♪, 4th prenatalappointment.

    ·        100 most popularbaby names of 2008 | BabyCenter, where I discover thatEvelyn isn’t as original as I’d hoped.

    ·        22 week report!, stillfeeling sick occasionally & my worry about weight gain.

    ·        I have to pee…SO bad.,ultrasound full bladder requirements are killing me!

    ·        New pictures!, theultrasound results from my 2nd full scan.


    January 2009

    ·        Protein, protein,protein., discussing our Bradley Method classes.

    ·        No, no no – that nipple is too fast., mythoughts on breast feeding and bottle feeding.