Thanks everyone, for your help yesterday. I felt a lot better and more confident to have you all behind me :). Isn't this virtual world wonderful? It was like you were all here, looking over his cot with me! And I now have a great shopping list for useful stuff to pick up the next time we're up at the chemist. (Yeah, Katie, I forgot that Britta is a nurse, so she gave a full run-down about what to do. Nochmal, danke Britta!)
Well, I think he is on the mend. I propped his mattress up last night and did my Mum's old trick and put some diced onion in his room. Its an old remedy for blocked noses. It always seemed to work for us, and Mum has the scientific reason for it, but I forget now. Does anyone else do that? Your room stinks like old onion for a day or so though. I dunno, our house was smelling like old cabbage when I first started breastfeeding three months ago, and now like old onions. I don't know which is worse! Old cabbage probably. By a whisker.
So, anyway, Jamie seemed to sleep OK. I didn't sleep much though - he wanted a feed at 1am and then another at 5am. But that's OK. The main reason I didn't sleep much was that I had a hard time sleeping because I was listening for his breathing all the time, lol! Such a first-time-mum, hey! I'm sure I am giving some of you mothers with many children a good laugh at how worried I get.
I have noticed Jamie becoming more interested in his little hanging toys that I put in front of his face every day. I thought yesterday that he was trying to swat them, but couldn't be sure. Well, this morning, just before I put him down for a nap, I was cuddling him in my arms, talking to him. And he reached up and stroked my mouth! I couldn't believe it. And then he got this huge big smile when I kissed his little hand. And he did it all over again. Awww. We sat there for a few moments and he stroked my mouth and my hair. He is also fascinated by hair. I guess because he doesn't have any, lol!
That's us for today. Have a great day everyone!