Harper’s 11 month update is going to be a little late because poor baby girl has been sick.
Daycare called us Wednesday afternoon to let us know that she woke up from a nap with a 102 temperature. They took it again five minutes later, and it was down to 100.5. Kevin picked her up and I came home earlier that day.
We had noticed that she had a few (what we thought at the time were pimples) on her face and her temperature was between 99 and 100, but I thought she was just getting sick because she also had a congested and runny nose.
The next morning I posted a photo of Harper’s “pimples” on instagram and quickly many of my awesome readers mentioned that it looked like hand foot and mouth disease. I didn’t know much about it or the symptoms, but after a quick google, it was clear this was a possibility. We bathed her the night before and she only had the red dots on her face…but the next morning, an hour after I posted that photo on IG, she literally had blisters/red dots on her hands and feet, torso and her bottom. At that point I was 99% sure it was HFM. We made an appointment with our pediatrician who confirmed the diagnosis.
Although it’s tough to see her body with bumps and rashes all over, I have to say I feel blessed that she did not get HFM sores inside of her actual mouth. I know a lot of babies who get these are unable to eat because the sores cause pain, whereas Harper just has rashes on her skin that didn’t hurt or itch. We gave her tylenol about twice a day for the low grade fever and because she was fussier than usual.
She slept a lot for the past four days. Sometimes she would nap for 2.5 hours. I think her body just needed the extra sleep to recover. Plus, when she’s with us, she loves to snuggle and sleep on one of us and typically she sleeps longer on us than in her crib (for naps). We love that she still loves to cuddle like that, especially because now that’s she’s on the go she wants to be “free” a lot.
She was in really good spirits on Sunday and back to playing as much as usual. Her rash on her body is pretty much gone and the blisters on her hands and feet seem to be crusting over. Her face is healing too, though the spots are still very red.
(this was when the rashes were really bad)
On Saturday night I went to the Galleria with Candice. I hadn’t been in a really long time so we decided to grab some food and get some shopping time in. Nordstrom was having a 25% off sale on designer shoes and I’ve been waiting for the Tory Burch sandals to go on sale for forever.
First I went to J.Crew where I tried on this gorgeous white dress. Unfortunately the waist was too big on my normal size but the size down didn’t fit me in the chest (in the photo I am holding about 2 inches of the fabric in the back to make it appear how I would want it to fit). I may wait for it to go on clearance and then pay for alterations because it’s beautiful. It is currently 30% off so check it out here if you like it too!
Then I went to Baby Gap and scored these pretties for Harper all for 40% off! I was surprised to see a promo in the store for all of the new arrivals because I feel like the online promos usually happen more often.
printed romper (sold out online—but here is a similar one)
pintuck dress (on sale for $19.99 and absolutely gorgeous!)
After Baby Gap we went to Nordstrom so I could try on the TB sandals and that’s where Candice discovered these gorgeous Jessica Simpson heels. I was thisclose to buying them but then I talked myself out of them (now regretting that a bit) because our daycare has a policy of having to take your shoes off and I hate bending down to unbuckle them when I’m already carrying my 22 lb baby and a cooler bag full of bottles and food.
Some of my readers suggested I wear flip flops and change into heels and I may try that though it’s just so easy to slip on a pair of pumps because they come off hands-free. I have several pairs of shoes right now with ankle straps and I never wear them because of the fuss to get them on and off at drop-off and pick-up. Maybe once she transitions to the toddler room the no shoes rule will no longer apply. If you want to buy these pretties, you can order them here. I may just order them too…
But the good news is that I got these fab Tory Burch Miller nude sandals for a sweet 25% off PLUS I had a Nordstrom note for $20!
Lastly, I picked up a hair product one of my co-workers recommended by Aveda. It’s a heat protectant and helps with split ends (which hello, is basically my life). I will report back on it soon.
I hope you all had a great weekend! Thanks for everyone who sent will wishes for Harper!
…she’s feeling much better!