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This Week

Thoughtfully penned on October 23rd, 2010 and generally concerning Life with littles, Plagues and Pestilence, S

So, this week didn’t go exactly as I had planned (or would have liked). But such is life with three littles, I suppose.

Last weekend Little and Boo went with my parents to visit my brother and his family. Can’t say I was real happy that they were going to Florida and I wasn’t, but it was nice to have a weekend with just Matt and Baby Girl. And it was very quiet around here!

Monday was a good day: BSF leaders’ meeting, lunch with my friend J, errands with Baby Girl, a quiet afternoon, and the kids homecoming that night.

Tuesday morning we went to the Botanical Gardens with Stacey and her girls (more on that in a post later this week…hopefully). We had a blast!

I noticed that morning that BG was running a low grade fever, but I brushed it off as teething and went on with the day. When we got back from the gardens I noticed she felt warmer, so I took her temp. 102.

Her fever topped at around 104.5 Tuesday night, and we spent the next few days battling a moderate fever (101-103). She had a VERY stuffy nose, was lethargic, and wasn’t eating. Since she won’t drink from a cup, I tried a lot of approaches to getting water in her before I finally found one cup she would take (as long as I held it).

Out the door went any plans we might have had for the rest of the week – BSF on Wednesday, a trip to the library and park on Thursday (we did do dance on Friday, but only because the fever finally broke). We stayed home and tried to get the baby girl well (which involved a lot of holding, coddling, and tylenol). In fact, on Thursday I was still in my pj’s when Stacey came by at 3:15.

It wasn’t exactly the week I expected, but it was kind of nice to have a couple of slow days being at home.

Now if we can just get her totally well so she will nurse again and stop waking up screaming in the middle of the night!

Oh yeah, and now I have pink eye!

9 months old

Thoughtfully penned on October 12th, 2010 and generally concerning S

I am 9 months old! Now I am…

…pulling up to my feet on any and everything.
…the proud owner of FIVE teeth!
…clapping my hands.
…doing the sign for “more” but I haven’t quite connected the two ideas.
…very, very interested in what Little and Boo are doing.
…the proud owner of a “big girl” car seat.
…still wearing 3-6 months size clothes.
…saying Da-da and Ma-ma.
…still nursing strong.
…eating more and more table food.
…still tiny – 15 pounds 3 ounces and 26 inches long.
…still a happy, smiley, joyful baby girl!

[sorry for the slightly fuzzy quality of the photo. when dealing with poor lighting, moving subject, and bad photographer you take what you can get.]