So that stomach flu turned into something else entirely and long story short, whooping cough couldn't be ruled out. It sounded exactly the same with same symptoms but since these antibiotics, the cough is almost completely gone but she's still snotty. On one hand I've read it's supposed to last like months but real life accounts from nonvaxxing parents have described it as rather quick, more like 2 weeks long.
And after receiving a bunch of varied opinions on the subject, I let Mr Dude meet Ava. We drove north about an hour and spent the day at the beach and visiting a lighthouse. I didn't really care too much for the artifacts themselves but the structures they were housed in were beautiful. Hardwood floors, the fire places, all the mouldings, it was like a Nicole Curtis wet dream. I didn't have any expectations but if I did, he would have exceeded them. Everything was just right. Since then, we've gone out more sans baby and talked more in depth on a series of different subjects so I guess things are going good.