I know it's been a week since I've typed a word. A busy week, indeed. I'm a bit under the weather myself right now. This week, Nick followed up at the doctor after the infected ear started to drain. The backed up fluid ruptured the ear drum. So, another 10 days of antibiotics ahead. He also got thrush, which was caused by the antibiotic. I wasn't aware of that side affect until he was diagnosed. (Guess I need to brush up on my baby books...) I usually make it a point to have him rinse/drink with water and have even started using the finger brush to clean his mouth. Even so, the Pediatrician reassured me there's not much if anything I could have done to prevent it. It's just the effects of the antibiotic medication. Thursday afternoon he was treated with Gentian Violet, the topical die medication that stains thier mouth blue/purple. It's amazing what one application can acheive. I will give him yogurt to get some of the good bacteria back into his system. In the mean time, all his nipples or anything that goes into his mouth needs to be steralized and cleaned to prevent reinfection. Good thing, with everything that's transpired - Nick doesn't seem to be bothered at all. He's his normal, happy, easy-going self.
Guess what else? HE GOT HIS FIRST TOOTH! YAY! I noticed it Thursday morning. It's the right bottom front tooth that officially made it's way to the outside of the gums. And yes, he's biting everything in sight. Not a very good thing right now with the thrush and all. Mommy and the Anywhere Spray, along with boiling hot water will be good acquaintances over the next few days.
Nathan did a little crying this week in the mornings at preschool. I think his honeymoon period is fading. Either that, or he's just tired that early in the morning after the previous night of "fighting" bedtime. It only last 2-5 minutes or so. I drop him off, then take Nick to his class a few doors down. By the time I return to Nathan's class to check on him, the tears are dry, he's busy and happy again. The teachers do a great job of "patting him up" and engaging him in activities. This week, he painted, made bunny ears and paper bag puppets, saw a bobcat demonstration and read lots of books. I actually have the boys home with me today. Mainly because I was feeling so ill and didn't want to go through the motions of getting them ready, driving them there and back, picking Drea up from school, etc. I have a horrible sinus infection.
Ms. Drea - has joined the school's Tennis team! (Shocking, right?) Her first attempt at athletisism. I'm proud and anxious to see how she handles herself, maintains the stamina and dedication to the sport. Her grades are very well. (3.7 GPA) She will be 17 in exactly one week! Friday, March 6th. I'm still wrapping my brain around what to do for her special day. A cool cake is a must. She loves the Boston Celtics...so I think we'll do a Basketball dinner party for the game.
And in last place....Rod and I - We're fine. Tired as usual, but supporting each other in every way we can. We did a small home project yesterday, adding decorative film to the entry way window panel for more privacy. It turned out well!