Friday, October 14, 2011

8 Months

Jude celebrated turning 8 months old by a trip to the good ol' ER....twice in a 24 hour span. Thanks to sister's delightful germs, Jude got a nasty cough/respiratory thing, and had a difficult time breathing. Steve took him to the ER in the middle of the night after calling the nurse advice hotline. Once at the ER, they gave him a breathing treatment and told us it was just a case of the croup. The next day Jude wasn't getting any better, and we noticed that his chest was sucking in when he was breathing, so back to the ER we went. Thankfully, the pediatrician department was still open and Jude was able to be seen by a graciously kind pediatrician. Because Jude's breathing was so labored, he had to receive a shot of steroids and another breathing treatment. His breathing was finally under control, praise the Lord. We were sent home with oral steroids and instructions to administer breathing treatments every 4-6 hours for the next week. It's been a rough week; it's hard to see your 8 month old all hyped up on steroids. Plus, Jude hasn't really been sleeping great. So here's hoping that the rest of month 8 comes with a bit more sleep and a lot less coughing.

Look familiar?

Now onto the cute pictures...

Weight: 18 lbs, 8 oz
Height: 28.25 inches!

In other news, Jude FINALLY has two teeth. And he is pretty much crawling. He's army crawling, and I guess that's as good as it's going to get for now. He gets where he needs to go quite quickly. He was doing really well sleep-wise, and then he got sick. Now it feels like we're back to square one, but hopefully this too will pass.

Work it, Jude!

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