I am happy to announce that I think Riley has turned the corner on her cold and is on her way back to being a very healthy, happy, cough-free baby! Her cough is still present, but much less pronounced and not as frequent.
She had a rough night Friday night following her first round of immunizations. She didn't sleep well at all. Around 2am I finally went in and got her out of her crib and just held her on the couch the rest of the night. She was burning up when I went in to get her and I was shocked when taking her temperature that it was 101.2! I knew that a side effect was a mild fever, but I didn't realize 'mild' in baby world included 101.2. I quickly looked up 'fever after immunization' in my What to Expect the First Year book and was even more shocked to find that you don't need to notify your doctor unless the fever reaches 104 after immunizations! I didn't have any infant tylenol on hand (bad mommy!), but thankfully by morning she had dropped to 99.6.
On a personal note, I took a risk yesterday by trying on some of my pre-preggers jeans ... and five out of five of the pairs I tried on FIT!! Looks as though the Cardio Jam classes my friend Morrighan bought me for my birthday are paying off! Speaking of which, I had better start getting ready ... I have class from 4-5 tonight!