Monday, June 30, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
It's official, Harrison has his first virus. You know the doctor told me that I would know something was wrong when Harrison has a big change in demeanor...fussy, won't settle, super tired, etc. Well, Adam and I noticed that he was acting a bit different the past couple of days. He would be playing and then all of the sudden, he would break out in a cry that would make you think his hand had been severed. Thankfully, that was never the case; he would just vomit afterwards. I definitely would prefer the latter of the two. I also knew that cry was a "something pains me" cry. Unfortunately, I have usually been the one accidentally inflicting pain upon him (twice), so I recognize that cry. As an aside, I have read and been told that I would be able to differentiate cries and I never thought I would be able to in a baby. I can tell when a toddler is crying in public if it is fake, but I wasn't sure about baby cries. Besides, he doesn't have the capacity for fake cries, yet...I don't think. Anyway, I digress. The kicker with Harrison was yesterday when I was trying to feed him, I put the bottle in his mouth, and he kept on spitting it out like it was a sour pickle. That was very unlike him. Normally, he is so excited to get to eat, he is beside himself. I knew something was wrong. I took him to the doctor this morning and he told me that he definitely has a little virus and that it could stick around for 3 weeks! What?! I assumed after that, he would offer some medication to turn the potential 3 weeks into 3 days. No such luck. Harrison will just have to weather this storm. The doctor said that if he wasn't gaining weight, then there might be another course of action. But since Harrison weighed in at 16 lbs, weight gaining isn't an issue. He still seems pretty happy. In fact, I have attached a video that I just shot of him trying to figure out his jumpster. So, he's okay. For now, I just have to monitor him...stools, sleeping, eating, etc. You know, those important things that I have been "monitoring" for more than 3 months now. We leave tomorrow for Harrison's 2nd plane trip. Hopefully his little virus won't make this trip to difficult.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
- Marley & Chewy Duty: this includes feeding them, brushing them (twice a week), and throwing the ball for them. These are relatively fun activities because our dogs are great.
- Yard Duty: picking up poo from the dogs (I guess this could be grouped with #1) and cutting the grass (he may need to be a little bit older for this one).
- Laundry: now I know that this may surprise a lot of people, but I think it is good for a child to do their own laundry at some point. I have been doing my own laundry for I don't know how long. I think my mom had me doing my own from the time I was old enough to throw the objects into the wash...I distinctly remember not being able to see in the top. I had to climb on top to press the buttons to get it started. While this may be a little early, it wasn't a big deal for me when I went off to college to do my own laundry. I was an old pro by this time. A lot of people that I knew in college had to do their own laundry for the first time when they went to college. This won't be the case for Harrison.
I am sure there is more to add to this list, but this is all I can think of right now.