islandfairy And now, for some humour. 1.Do you think Ivy should start wearing headbands? I love how she looks in her nasal prongs, even though I'm not usually a fan of headbands on babies. 2.After all the attempts to find that elusive vein for an iv, her arms and legs are black and blue...or should I say white and gold? #cabinfeverisgettingtome #isometimescrackmyselfup 12h
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  •   karlagrima Get well soon little one 11h
  •   karlagrima @islandfairy and good comments mummy 11h
  •   nux115 A beautiful little trooper so glad that the worst is over, go Ivy 11h
  •   coritabee Not a fan of headbands either but she looks so cute. Glad she's getting better. How are you? X 10h
  •   annakelso She's a champ. And so cute. I always get headaches from headbands myself so I never put them on my daughters when they were babies. But I know they're cute. 10h
  •   myrnaivelisse Go Ivy!!! Loved the jokes, by the way! 8h
  •   allaboutg242 Bless her, she's really lovely xx 8h

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islandfairy Ivy update: she seems to be over the worst! She's by no means well but this photo means a lot to me. She's drinking and is alert and her breathing has definitely improved. Seeing her unable to fight back yesterday was scary and heart-wrenching but she seems to be resurfacing. Keep those prayers coming! X 20h
  •   seamh I missed it too, I'm so glad she's turned the corner, I hope she gets much better very soon! 15h
  •   theprettywalrus @islandfairy what on earth happened though? X 15h
  •   myrnaivelisse 15h
  •   heart_hearthandhomestead Lighting a candle for Ivy right now. Will keep t burning until we hear she's back home, safe and sound, and surrounded by her family. 14h
  •   theprettywalrus Can G not come back earlier than planned? 14h
  •   annakelso for all five of you. 14h
  •   allaboutg242 There's ahead. Brave little baby xxxxx 13h
  •   weepixie What a nightmare! Sending you lots of strenghts and love! 13h

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islandfairy I wasn't going to post anything but I wanted to thank you all for your words of encouragement. They helped a lot after a sleepless and very stressful night. Ivy is stable right now. The worst isn't over yet but we're taking it one hour at a time. She's a fighter and a silly virus won't keep her down for long. Please keep her in your prayers. They work. 3d
  •   littlehen Poor love. Give her twice as many from her Daddy too. Wish I could help z 2d
  •   littlehen Xx 2d
  •   splashofcola Get well soon little Ivy 2d
  •   weepixie Poor little girl! Poor mummy! 2d
  •   mama_m71 Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers, xxx 2d
  •   allaboutg242 Oh no, hope little Ivy gets well soon xxxx have said a prayer for her 2d
  •   alexiabannister Hasra!!! Hope you're all well reaaalllly soon!!! 2d
  •   kika_zamm Oh Maureen just seeing this. ..hope Ivy is better!!!...praying for you xx 2d

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islandfairy I had a feeling this would happen. 2 sick girls back home, a baby hospitalised with possible RSV and a husband away for the week. Moral of the story: always listen to your gut feelings, even when you're told not to be melodramatic. In other news, thank God and all the saints in heaven for grandparents. 3d
  •   jordancf Oh my goodness! Hope everyone gets better really soon xxx 3d
  •   mama_m71 😟😟 Hugs and prayers dear! 3d
  •   weepixie Oh nooo! Big hugs to you! You are right...lucky you got grandparents close! 3d
  •   allycaterpillar :-( I hope she's better soon xx 3d
  •   beadlor Prayers for you all, especially your babies 3d
  •   annakelso Sending prayers and chicken soup. Give grandparents a big hug when all is back to normal. 3d
  •   marixue @islandfairy hope you all feel better soon:-( take care, xxx 2d
  •   heart_hearthandhomestead Oh Mama! RSV is hitting all the babies this winter. I'm so sorry. Sending you so much love, I was just in the hospital last week with my baby. I'm holding your heart close to mine as you go over these bumps in the road. Sending prayers that baby Ivy heals easy and swiftly 14h

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islandfairy This little lady and her middle sister got worse. And they're both hooked onto Christmas. Ivy loves Peppa's Christmas and Robin has been watching The Grinch multiple times a day. Whatever it takes. 5d
  •   the.holly.tree Bless their hearts! Hope everyone is back on track soon xx 5d
  •   islandfairy @the.holly.tree thanks Holly! I hope so too. It's been 3 weeks now and it's still a flurry of antibiotics and inhalers. 5d
  •   ruralmummy Poor girls :( 5d
  •   ktollipop get well little ones and hang in there, M 5d
  •   nux115 Sending get well vibes 4d

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islandfairy Best #Ikea buy ever? Their colourful long cushions. They've been used as supporting pillows when I was pregnant and couldn't sleep comfortably, as nursing pillows, entertainment for babies (as shown here) and one of them was also Robin's lovey for a long while. 6d

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  •   annakelso Everyone feeling better?? 7d
  •   islandfairy @annakelso can't really tell yet, Anna. We're certainly working hard at restoring some good health in the littlest ones but the viruses this year are especially virulent (I'm quoting our pediatrician). 6d
  •   alexiabannister Hanina 6d

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islandfairy Just when I thought we were over the worst, Robin gets croup. I'm back to counting breaths per minute after more than a year without inhalers. (PS-thank god for the creepy YouTube lady opening Kinder eggs. My girl is in her happy place right now.) 1w
  •   curljam Oh no, I hope she gets over it quick xx 1w
  •   annakelso Well wishes from California. 1w
  •   weepixie Oh no! Hope she feels better soon 1w
  •   ktollipop 1w
  •   suf555 Matthias loves watching this too lol ....and we are on third week of aerosol!!!.....hope she gets better soon that cough is horrible :( big hug xxxx 1w
  •   katyastroud Wow what is it with the creepy ladies on YouTube opening kinder eggs and toys that makes them so captivating! Get well soon Robin! 7d

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islandfairy It's selfie time! 2w

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islandfairy My littlest love. 2 months old already! 2w

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islandfairy She insisted on the headwear. 2w

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islandfairy I'm running out of face masks, patience and time for an article I have to deliver by tomorrow. And we need to get out of here! I guess I'm missing summer just a little. 2w
  •   theforgeblog Yup same here. Worst night ever!! Quinn also throws up at least one entire feeding a day from coughing too hard. The laundry is running nonstop and so are their little noses. All I wanna do is lay on a beach in Florida right now 2w
  •   annakelso A little prayer for you and your family right now. 2w
  •   ktollipop ️feel better soon 2w
  •   coritabee oh no! Hope you feel better soon xx 2w
  •   islandfairy @theforgeblog I hope both our families recover soon! I don't like summer one bit but i always find myself missing it this time of the year. 2w
  •   islandfairy @coritabee @ktollipop @annakelso @nic_merc @christianacamilleri thanks...getting there verrrrry slowly. 2w
  •   islandfairy @myrnaivelisse get well super quickly! What's helping ivy is being propped up on a boppy cushion and frequent saline spray and bogey suction from her nose. 2w
  •   alwayssomethingreal sorry friend. Hopefully health is already happening at your house. 1w

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islandfairy ...from Villavillekula, Miss Longstocking herself! 2w

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islandfairy Our little ladybird is off to celebrate carnival with her sidekick... 2w

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islandfairy Lest I forget. 2w

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islandfairy My life right now: a coughing baby keeping me company 24/7, two older girls dropped off at kind grandparents last night and a husband that's sick as a dog in the next room. Still, can't complain when I think of how much worse things could be. #begrateful 2w
  •   coritabee Oh no!! It got to you too :/ sending get well soon vibes x 2w
  •   josephafarrugia Hang in there. A couple of weeks later, we're thankfully recuperating xxx 2w
  •   islandfairy @josephafarrugia she's been congested for over a week already. thankfully her poop seems to be coming back to normal at least. Never have I loved changing a poopy nappy as much as today. 2w
  •   mjrapa1 Put on Sondheim s bday concert (2010) 2w
  •   mjrapa1 You can find it on youtube. Will make the day much bettwr trust me! 2w
  •   kika_zamm Oh 😕 hope all will get better very soon xxx 2w
  •   lu_lynch Hope u all feel better, so nice to have grandparents near by 2w

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islandfairy It was only a matter of time. I've just gone from feeling normal to having a supersore throat. Husband also came home from work with laryngitis. Any tips to treat it drug-free (my sore throat I mean)? I'm a little desperate. 2w
  •   islandfairy @myrnaivelisse yes, salt and water works miracles! I'm relying on that and honey to avoid medicines. Thanks! 2w
  •   islandfairy @millismarwa thank you! Worth having a look at and brush up on my German. (My German sucks) 2w
  •   islandfairy @the.holly.tree I bought apple cider vinegar about a year ago and never even opened it! I'll have to try it out. Thanks for reminding me! 2w
  •   msgourmet Dilute the apple cider vinegar with some water and gargle it and then swallow. Do that every couple of hours, it's amazing! 2w
  •   giuliagiulai Curcuma and honey, or ginger and honey. If you're feeling strong try lemom and baking soda. It's a one shot remedy 2w
  •   giuliagiulai I work with four doctors, one is about omeopatia if you can buy some products I can write you the names 2w
  •   islandfairy @giuliagiulai forgot to answer you Giulia! We don't have homeopathic remedies available here as far as I know. 😕 2w

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islandfairy Some days it feels like she never left my body. #babywearing 3w

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islandfairy @weepixie this is how cold I'm feeling. I haven't taken off that beanie since this morning and I'm going to sleep in it. 3w
  •   zellerbecky But, i was just in morocco in December and I haven't been that cold at night in years!! So, I do sympathize. 3w
  •   islandfairy @weepixie @zellerbecky hey, I survived the night! 3w
  •   allaboutg242 It's ridiculously cold :( time to reassess what our houses need = central heating FTW! 3w
  •   islandfairy @allaboutg242 we've been discussing getting double glazing too. 3w
  •   zellerbecky Hooray! Hope it warms up today! 3w
  •   karlagrima It was exceptionally cold yesterday I put rolled up towels behind the bedroom windows and balcony door as the curtains where moving 3w
  •   weepixie Yay!!! Still, you live in a magical place so a little cold weather is nothing compared to the beauty you get in summer...or spring! 3w
  •   beadlor As much as I love this cold weather, I hate how cold our houses are. 3w

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islandfairy I. Am. Freezing. 3w
  •   weepixie Haha freezing??? That's spring!!!! 3w
  •   islandfairy @weepixie aha! But do you get to sleep in that same temperature INSIDE your home? 3w

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