Well, Monday morning of this week, Colton woke up with a fever and a nasty cough. I kept him home and called the pediatrician. They told me to wait until Tuesday and if he still had a fever, to come in. He went most of the day without one, so I was optimistic but about dinner time it was 101.5 :( He slept well but woke up with a fever so to the doctor we went. He confirmed my fears...Swine Flu :(
Nate became quarantined from work. Wouldn't be allowed to go back until Monday! We were in for a looooong week. The pediatrician started everyone on Tamiflu. The girls as a precaution at that point. Well, Wednesday morning Emma got a fever and by Wednesday night Ella had one! Yuck, this was not good. Tuesday was the worst for Colton. He was just not well.....but by Wednesday afternoon he was looking and feeling much better.
The Tamiflu seemed to work because the girls never really got as sick as Colton did. Nate and I both got some form of this...feeling yucky and super bad cold symptoms but no fever. We have been cooped up all week with little or no outings due to the contagious nature of this virus and the rain. Monday looks like a go for all to return to normal activities...whooo hoooo :)
I am usually one of the first people in the carpool line at school but this week I will probably be one of the last! I really don't have any interesting stories from the week because we really have done NOTHING but lay around....no pics but I'll post more soon!
Just a quick update on my latest project. I have decided to start sewing. I made a bubble for the baby, with Jill's help of course, and it turned out pretty good! I am about to do some pants for Colton and Emma so I will update more later! Here is a picture of the bubble!!!
My sweet Ella Margaret is 9 months old now! I cannot believe how fast time has gone by. It seems like yesterday she was born :( I really hate she is my last little baby.....Every time she does something new I get a little sad....She has really gotten good at standing up. Sometimes, she will let go and stand there without holding on to anything! She has also started babbling more. Yesterday, I came in the room...she saw me, started crawling to me and saying, "ma, ma...ma ma...." it was soooo cute!
I am trying to teach her sign language. We are working on 'more' right now. Emma did sign language and I loved it! Oh, and she is no longer crawling like an army man, she is up on her knees like a big girl. She is eating all table food as well. She loves it! We gave her a waffle for breakfast the other day and she ate the whole thing! She absolutely adores her big brother and big sister. She is always wants to play with whatever they are playing with. Colton and Emma are really good about keeping small toys away from her, although she did put one of Emma's dress up earrings in her mouth yesterday :(
She has also developed 2 new skills. She claps! It is the cutest thing you'll ever see. She gets so excited when we cheer for her when she does it! She also likes to play peek-a-boo. Sometimes I'll see her find a blanket and put it over her head. Then she'll pull it off and laugh! It's so funny to see her entertain herself!
Watching Dora while drinking her bottle
Playing with Em and Colton
Sitting in Mommy's lap
Eating big girl food
Looking in the mirror
Dislikes: This is the happiest baby on the planet...she has none!
Skills: Pulling up;crawling;saying "ma ma, da da" clapping
We have had a lot going on around here lately. I had some minor surgery the week before labor day so it has taken me a couple weeks to get over that. Goppy and PaPa came to visit Labor Day weekend to help give Nate a break. Thanks to my wonderful family and great friends recovery went pretty smoothly. The kids are just growing like weeds. Emma is just as adorable and animated as ever. I've had to start waking her after about 2 hrs of napping, due to the fact that she was having a horrible time going to sleep at night. For 3 or 4 nights straight, Nate and I were bringing her downstairs for about an hour after Colton went to sleep. While we love the one on one time with her....we need our time too...and she needs her sleep. I have more to update and pics to add after everyone goes to sleep tonight....