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Happy day

So some good news. Yep, don’t have to listen to her hack and cough anymore. Oh yeah and that other thing too. smile

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  • Congratulations on both counts!
    As someone with asthma and chronic sinusitis, invest in some air filter machines.  I haven’t had the guts to put out the money on one of those “ionic” filters yet, but I bought a couple of table-top Holmes filters at Walmart last year (under $30 each, plus about $13 a month each for filters), and as long as I keep ‘em running and replaced, they cut down my sinus troubles considerably.

    On the other front, I am often wondering about the correlation of immunosuppression and conception, since three of our children were conceived when my wife had sinus problems.

  • Congratulations! smile Prayers for your family as you prepare for the arrival of your new little one.

    Glad Melanie is getting some relief from the sinus issues—they really can lay you flat.

  • Congratulations! Prayers going up for a healthy mama and baby!
    Some more exclamation points, for good measure: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! grin

  • Hey, congrats on getting rid of that sinus infection!!! oh, there was something else???
    wink (congratulations!!!)

  • Yippee!  Congratulations! 

    And, yes, sinus infections are just miserable during pregnancy.  The hot compress is your friend…

  • Congratulations to both of you!

    Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children makes a home.—Irish Proverb

  • Congratulations and God bless you—all four. 

    Because I’m a book person, I’m going to make some “sibling book” suggestions:

    “The Very Worst Monster” by Pat Higgins tops the list.  Also “Where’s the Baby?” and “Silly Billy” for later on.
    “The Wonderful Way that Babies are Made” for the obvious questions (big print section only for now).
    “The Very Little Girl” (very old but good)
    “Baby Brother” by Joan Walsh Anglund
    “Angel in the Waters” by Regina Doman (new, Catholic, and good)
    “A Baby Sister for Frances” (old but easy to find)
    “The New Baby” Berenstain Bears book is good, too.

    When you get to Number Three (God willing), I’ll have more…

    There are also books out there to avoid, especially anything specifically mentioning dislike for the baby (the one that got me was “That New Baby” or something like it).  With little children, they tend to reinforce the negatives rather than move them beyond—at least that was my experience.

    I’m delighted for you!

  • Congratulations on Baby.
    About the sinus thing- have Mrs.B add a pillow (or more if she can stand it) to her current sleeping arrangement. The elevation promotes drainage. Gross, I know, but effective for me. My sinusitis was my bane for years but now it’s a minor annoyance.
    Best wishes. Scott T.

  • Thanks, everyone for the kind wishes and prayers.

    Meg, thanks for the book recommends. A couple are on my radar, most are new. It’s a bit hard to imagine now, she’s mostly into eating books and just beginning to sit still and look at the pictures when I turn the pages and read to her. But I know by the time the baby is here they will begin to have more appeal for their stories.

    Scott,
    I’ve done that for the short run when my sinuses get bad. But in general I get a bad crick in my neck, and sometimes a headache as well, if I use more than one pillow or even a pillow that’s too fat.
    I’ve also found a saline wash does wonders for the sinuses. But sadly, I think pregnancy just makes all matters worse. I had a sinus infection at the beginning of my last pregnancy too.

  • Melanie,
    maybe use the pillows so that you are more propped up, altogether, rather than essentially lying down with just your head up higher…I think that would give me crick in my neck, too!

  • Congrats on baby number 2!!    I just wanted to put a plug in for something that has helped me with my sinuses.    It’s called sinusbuster and is available at sinusbuster.com.    I think it’s basically pepper spray.  It hurts like heck for a few seconds after you snort it, but it really works well for me and brings me near instant relief.    My ob told me it was completely safe for the baby and if it helps me I should go ahead and use it.  My husband has had less success with it, but it might be worth a try for you.

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