So, apparently, getting your baby through RSV (and other sicknesses, I'm sure) is not for the faint-hearted. I absolutely hate that I can't do anything to help her breathe easier and lose this nasty cough she has. Lily has also been skimping on feedings, so I'm kind of concerned about dehydration. We're keeping a close eye on her today and tomorrow, and things aren't improving, she and I will probably be heading to the doctor. She has been sounding like she's able to breathe a bit easier, and she's still been happy, so I think we're on the mend, though slowly.
Last night was the worst night's "sleep" that Jesse and I have gotten since Lily was born. Easily. It was awful. He had to go into work at 5 this morning for some sort of something, so it was already going to be a short night. And, naturally, Lily just decided not to sleep. On top of all of this non-sleeping, my body decided to revolt and give me a nice fever and sore throat, and Jesse decided to have a sore throat as well. So we're all kinds of awesome over here, and none of us feel that great. Plus, lack of sleep has been loads of fun. Needless to say, Jesse and my parents both voted that I skip my run today, and I am gladly obeying.
On the positive side of things, Fiona was born on Thursday night and I got to be there for it! I'm really thankful for the friendships I've developed here, and I'm also glad I was able to witness a natural childbirth so close to when I got to experience it myself. I detest using my camera's built-in flash, so some of the pictures came out pretty dark and when I went to edit them, they were kind of grainy, but you get the general idea. Jesse asked if I remember when Lily was as small as Fiona is and I had to remind him that Lily was only that small before we got to meet her. Fiona weighed in at 7lbs, 12oz and Lily was more of an 8lb, 8oz kid. But it's ok, they will be best friends: Fiona was born exactly 5 months after Lily; Lily has already borrowed some of Fiona's clothes and toys/car seat/bouncer seats/etc. How can they not be best friends in a few years? Jesse held down the fort at home with Lily, and our good friend, Jen, came over to help him out. I hear the night went okay, even if Lily refused a bottle.