Monday, February 24, 2014

Just illin'

Jane's been sick for over a week now.  Her first cold, if you can call it that, just gave her a runny nose for less than 24 hours.  This, however, has not been easily shaken.

We took her to her pediatrician on Tuesday and found out she doesn't have an ear infection, but that the cold will just need to run its course.  Benadryl has been helping to dry her out a little, but she hates taking it.  She's back to sleeping in the carseat, which isn't great (but out of our bed, which is!) and we'll attempt again to get back to normal sleeping habits and locations once she's healthy.

Her cough really sounds angry and she hates having her nose wiped.  Andy spent all week at home with her, where she'd only nap on his shoulder.  She did manage to nap in our bed yesterday, which was nice because I was able to wash her toys while she slept.

Anyway, the important part of any post:

 These cute socks came from the Peras but were already too small for Jane's feet by the time we got them, so we figured she should at least have monster-hands once.
 "I'm a monsterrrrrrr!"
 One day when it wasn't 0 degrees, we decided to bundle up and let Jane check out the snow.
 I think she had a good time.
 So did Brisco.  He's dug himself a few little burrows.
 Plopped in the snow
 Wanna eat it?
 Dad and Jane

Reaching for the camera
She really is an amazing baby.  Besides crying when we have to give her the second dropper of Benadryl and not wanting to be put down, she's been in really good spirits and you wouldn't know she was sick.  Until, you know, you saw her nose explode.

We're hoping her next illnesses won't take her down quite as hard--she missed the entire last week of daycare!  Of course, that might have been overly-cautious parents there.  Who's to say.

In other news, it's been ten years since I came back from Ecuador.  It's hard to believe.  It was probably the single-most transformative experience in my life up to having Jane, if you can count six months filled with experiences as one "experience."  I hope that Jane's able to have a moment/s like I did, that take courage and show her her mettle.

Check me out!  Just carrying a balsa tree fresh from the Ecuadorian jungle, NBD.
Good times.  :-)

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