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:
Reaching for the camera
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.