Archive for February 12, 2010
Scientists think they’ve finally found a tangible link to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)… and that link is Serotonin levels in the brain. (Click here to read the article.) Hopefully, this new lead will help doctors and scientists develop screening tests for newborns to assess who is at a higher risk of SIDS.
I worried incessantly about Nathan when he slept. I was constantly getting up and checking on him, making sure he was still breathing. I was so scared something would happen to the little guy. So we took all the precautions we could… no soft bedding or blankets, put him to sleep on his back, turned on a fan for air circulation, tried using a pacifier at night, and we kept the room between 65-70 degrees as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
But still. You never know.
Now that Nathan is approaching his one year birthday (can you believe it? A YEAR OLD!!) I feel much better now that his risk of dying from SIDS has drastically declined. But then there are always other things to worry about. Especially when I have to drive him somewhere. I’m a good driver, but it’s other people that worry me.
Especially those of you who text and drive, which I wrote about in this post. Speaking of which, have you heard about Oprah’s No Phone Zone campaign? You should check it out and sign the pledge… click here to do so.
I try to take each day as it comes and not let life’s “what if’s” burden me too much. We only live once. And I don’t want to spend my life worrying about what I cannot control.