Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Some miscellaneous recent pictures

The patient sleeping a few minutes ago

Nectarine/blueberry preserves - had to make four jars, didn't quite have enough to fill them all...still mastering the canning process.

Suspicious (if you are my husband) vegetable purees a la Jessica Seinfeld aka baby food ready to be frozen. 

This is from the "not chicken pox" doctor visit a few weeks back. We got to sit in the room - in quarantine essentially for one hour and fifteen minutes. It was great fun.

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Well at least it has a name now...Persy and I got it on Friday - well, I am sure we "got" it sooner...we manifested it on Friday. After rushing off to the pediatrician (NO repeat emergency room visits please) we got the nearly quintessential "take two aspirin and call me in the morning" from Dr. Chambers...who actually said it was very good to have brought the baby in and to give her tylenol every four hours for three days to keep her fever at bay (is that how you spell that "bay"?). 

He also let me know that the sores in her throat and rash on her feet would likely stay around for three days. So we packed up, paid our co-pay and went home. Her temp hadn't been over 99.7 any of the times it had been taken but then Pi's was barely 99 thirty minutes before it spiked to 102 and made her into the blue lipped zombie. Once home I took her temp again, 99.4, gave her tylenol and stuck her in the magic baby swing. Seemed odd to me that her temp was still as low as it was before the tylenol took charge so I took Pi's temp to test the apparently the thermometer was working. To double check I took my own temp...101.7!!!!! This explained the series of meltdowns I had throughout the day.

The good news is - I know what the baby is complaining about since I am going through it with her. I don't have the rash on my hands and feet but I sure have the sore throat and am very motivated to get her tylenol in her on the dot! Hopefully this is the end of doctor visits and emergency room trips for a few weeks. Persy's four month check up is in two weeks...

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Some slices of Pi

Pi and Daddy hung out today, it was her second day home after the "Big Fever"...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Pi's Annual Emergency Room Trip

I was just thinking about last year when Pi fell off our bed in the night and split her forehead on the night stand. It was August 9. There is still a visible scar in her hairline from it. That was scary.

Last night, I picked the girls up from daycare - Pi was really mellow and felt sort of warm. By the time I got home with her she had a 100 degree temp and glassy eyes. Twenty minutes of crying were followed by a zombie like episode, Piper was "awake" but completely unresponsive.

She got worse, started to pass out - my neighbor was over at this point - she told her husband to get the car - she stayed with Persy, her husband drove us to the hospital. We got into the emergency room ahead of forty or so people in the waiting room.

We spent four hours there basically waiting for her fever to come down. The doctors checked her and came up with no diagnosis. We brought her home and she slept really well. Today she is doing well, still mellow, still moderately feverish off and on but doing better.

Persy seems to be just fine. Daycare called at noon to say a second kid there was having the same symptoms. Hurray mommyhood! Fortunately, all seems well so far. There are so many other things going on in the world to worry about but I do wonder what it is about Pi and her annual August trip to the "E Room."

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Girls

Of note: Piper does NOT have chicken pox, there was a scare that required an $85 doctor visit after hours and an $80 tube of cream. Persy is finally starting to show her personality - she is awake and alert much more of the day - dazzling all with her dimples and her funny coos. Margot is really enjoying her job - working on some really fun new biz proposals. Mushy dog turns 35 in dog years on the 15th - I baked zucchini cornbread muffins in heart shaped tins for the dogs - with a milkbone garnish baked in. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A day in the life at daycare

Strapped in and admiring the baby that lives in the blue aquarium
Mini-Me - playing with the canine kid and bubbles at daycare
Matching hair
Persy in the "rock-a-bye" and no...her face isn't really covered the blanket is bunched up on the side and the swing was going so this is the shot I got...

A few random shots from the past week

One little monkey jumping on the bed
You can't see her because of the camo but that is Persy in her crib
Sunday Dinner
Ready for "school"