Archive for September, 2008

It’s Applesauce All Over Again!

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

(I can only hope that Yogi Berra would be proud of the title).

What I mean by it is that history is repeating itself – and that the Applesauce is, literally, getting all over the place again. 

The Pink Stuff

Once again, we have a little, four month old girl with an ear infection.  (Well, maybe Emma was five months).  And once again, the attempt at getting the Amoxicillan down via the drugstore-provide syringe was a total bust.  So I’ve got to sneak it into some applesauce and spoon feed it, as best I can to a girl who’s still figuring out how spoon feeding works.

 

Better Together

I’m willing to do anything, though, to get the little gal feeling better.  She’s had a cold, but was getting over it, and then, suddenly, got extra cranky, and her fever spiked up to 103.1.  It was a little slow on the uptake, but finally connected all the dots this morning when I saw her tugging at her ear.  (All this, is textbook ear infection by the way).  So we went to the Dr., and got that ear diagnosed.  Infected, indeed.  (Not, incidentally, on the side she tugged at this morning, but the Dr. says it’s common that babies pull on the non-infected side – I don’t know why).

A spoonful of sugar

We also got some pain drops to put into her ear to keep her more comfortable until the antibiotic kicks in.

But I’m having flashbacks to January of 2006 (which is when I took the pictures in this post – no current ones yet), when we went through this with then small Emma.

Except that I feel much calmer, and generally much less worried than the first time around.  I now know that this just happens with babies, and that all will be well…  The first time around, I was never 100% sure on that last part.

Pink Applesauce Mouth

Two Rights Don’t Make it Right!

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Two Right Feet!

Paul had been eagerly awating a replacement pair of shoes in the mail (the eariler pair had been defective).  But when he opened the box, he discovered that he had been sent two RIGHT shoes!!!  So now he’ll be waiting a little longer.

By the way, check out that ‘Marquette Law’ t-shirt he’s wearing.  Our new J.D. in the house has been busy picking us various legal work over the summer under his own, virtual, ‘shingle,’ but is still looking to land the right firm position.

He had an interview today for a nice possible position.  Everyone’s good mental vibes are welcomed – we’d be thrilled if this one would work out.  (The call-back interview should take place a couple of weeks from now).  I’ll post any significant updates on the blog.

Darn Cats!!!!!!!

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Darn Cat!!!!!!!

I was so sad to see this sight at the doorstep yesterday morning!  One of our cats killed this cute little chipmunk!!!

Hard to say which cat is was – both seem to have been on a late-summer killing rampage.  In the last couple of weeks, we’ve been receiving our first ‘presents’ of the summer – several mice and a bird.  :(   But killing a chipmunk seems to be taking it to the next, more cruel level, somehow… 

And I had only recently been so delighted to have the chance to watch a cute little chipmunk sit and chew on a nut on a rock in our garden.

Luckily, today (the day after I took this picture), I DID see a very much alive and apparently cheerful little chipmunk scampering about in our garden.  So it’s good to know that our cats haven’t decimated the local chimpmunk population altogether.

Still, I’m sorry that they even got this one…

My Pediatrician Says….

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

that parents can’t help themselves but to compare thier children to one another.  And yet, he tells me, and we are already learning, each child is unique, behaves in her own way, and develops according to her own timetable.

Still – we can’t help but compare the pictures of our two little tots, as Sarah keeps growing…

Here are a couple of our side-by-side comparison collages, with Emma on the left, and Sarah on the right:

Head Shot Comparison

Eating Comparison

Ta-Da!

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Emma just sat down and wrote her name all by herself this past weekend!

Let’s hear it for her teachers at pre-school!!!

We’re so proud of our little speller!

Emma writes her name!

Sarah and the Doppelgaenger!

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Sarah finds her Doppelgaenger

Fuzz, (semi-solid) Food, and Fun

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Our little cutie has had her first couple of tries at eating rice cereal now.  So far, most of it gets spit back out, but that won’t last for long.

Rice Cereal Meal # 1

She also seems to be growing in some more fuzzy baby hair!

And Big Sister LOVES to spend time playing with Baby on her play mat!  Recently, she joined Little Sister on the mat to share both a reading of ‘The Little Engine That Could’ (including the quote “Me pull the likes of YOU??!? Indeed NOT’), and some toy trumpet playing.  Baby seems to enjoy it.

Big sister reads 'The Little Engine That Could' Big sister plays the trumpet