Tuesday, October 13, 2009


This is my squeaky baby.

No, she isn't fussy. Olivia has laryngomalacia and this is what it sounds like...when she is calm. She sounds like this (or worse). All. Day. Long. Even in her sleep. I tried to show how deeply her throat sinks in when she breathes, but couldn't quite get it.

I am often asked if she is sick or upset, she isn't. She isn't even much of a crier. Although, when she does cry, she turns a little blue because her little larynx keeps getting smaller and smaller. Small larynx=no breath. I think she realizes this and makes it a point to get her point across fast when she is upset and avoid a blue pallor.

The problem SHOULD go away somewhere between 18-24 months. I hope. Doesn't it wear you out just listening to her?

Even though I hate that she has breathing issues, they have become a source of comfort. So long as she is squeaking we know she is ok and she is happy.

And really, that is all that matters.


Haley said...

Squeaker makes me happy. And I am SO excited to see her in less than 24 hours! YAY!

Rachel said...

What a precious little baby! We are so excited to meet her! Give her loves from her Auntie Rachel :)

Lindsey said...

Aww...cute little squeaker! I'm excited to meet her tomorrow!