Friday, February 18, 2011

17th on the 17th

Yesterday (2/17) marked the 23rd month Jack has been alive.  And he received a nice little gift- tooth number 17!  This is the first of his "2 yr molars" and boy has it been a long time coming!  Unfortunately, teething pains make being sick even worse.  Today we had to take him to the doctor's-- double ear infection.  This is Jack's 1st ear infection of his life and he's got it in both ears.  Poor little guy has been miserable.  He has been coughing and draining for 4 days now and for my own peace of mind, we took him in.  I was worried about RSV; which the doctor hasn't ruled out completely, yet.  He said likely the ear infection is causing the rest of the symptoms, so we'll treat those first.  And his lungs are clear, so that's a positive.  After his first dose of Augmentin this afternoon, I can tell we're making a little progress.  He actually ate some dinner!  So, here's hoping for continued improvements (they said he could get worse before better..of course). 
Hope you're staying well, with all the stuff going around!
Until next time...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day 2011

This year we celebrated Valentine's Day a couple of days early.  #1- Reid is in an indoor soccer league and whaddayaknow, he has a game that evening.  #2- We took full advantage of Friday night off and thought we'd beat the crowds.  We even HIRED a babysitter for the first time ever.  I felt as though I have come full circle in the world.  I used to babysit all the time in high school and now I've got my "list" of available sitters growing!  :)  Reid and I enjoyed a night at Zona Rosa Shopping Center.  We ate at Abuelo's Mexican restaurant and then walked around the area.  We decided we'd each pick a store and buy ourselves Valentine's gifts, instead of pressure of picking out the right gift, etc.  It was a really fun way to ensure we liked them, too!  Reid got the 3rd book in the "Girl with a Dragon Tattoo" series and I got some jewelry from my new favorite accessories store, Charming Charlie.  And of course, we had to get a few things for Jack.  He'll be getting the books, "Kailan love Yeye", "My Fuzzy Valentine" (Elmo), and "Just Keep Swimming".  He loves to read, so any chance to add to his collection, we do!
Before we left for our evening out, we had to get a couple of pictures.  Jack was a little jealous he wasn't in them, so here is a Valentine from us to YOU!
We hope you have a LOVE-ly Valentine's Day!
Until next time...