Tuesday, September 30, 2008
So as I explained in the post above, Eli got this shiner from falling off of a chair at stool height. He cried pretty hard initially, and I put him down for his nap about 45 minutes after the accident because he seemed fine. Then he woke up after only an hour and a half nap (short for this one-napping child) and was crying SO hard. I tried all kinds of things to console him, but he kept crying and started coughing - hard. I ran into the bathroom with him and thankfully he just threw up on the tile floor (and got some in the toilet at least), rather than on our bedroom carpet.
I have to say - smelling your son's vomit when you're pregnant is not the most pleasant experience. I was doing my best to breathe my nose as I hugged him close and tried to calm him down, this time because he was upset from throwing up. I gave him a bath and called the pediatrician, who said he should probably be checked out, in case he had a mild concussion. We ran over there after his bath, and thankfully he seems to be okay and didn't need x-rays. He even got his flu shot since our next regular appointment isn't until November, and while he cried before and after the shot, he immediately stopped when he realized the nurse gave him a Spiderman band-aid. Suddenly the tears disappeared! Amazing.
Anyway, we'll watch Eli closely for the next day or so, but he ate like normal and didn't throw up anything else since the afternoon. Tonight we made lots of progress on the third bedroom, unpacking a few last boxes and rearranging furniture. Eli kept throwing himself on the bed's comforter, laughing and laughing. I think he'll be okay, but will be sporting a nice big bruise for a little while...
Monday, September 29, 2008
After selling the car this morning, I took our other car to get the oil changed. I dropped it off and then walked to the park with Eli to kill some time. We got caught in a downpour, and by the time we ran back to the car place, we were both SOPPING wet. Eli didn't mind at first, but once we got home, his teeth were chattering and his lips were blue. Poor guy! I threw him in the bath and after we were both in dry clothes, we climbed under my covers to get warm. It has been pouring now all afternoon - makes me want to curl up and take a nap!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
I don't know if you can tell from these pictures, but it was a HOT day for apple picking. We were all sweaty and tired from being out in the bright sun. On the way home we passed a sign that said 88 degrees, but I don't know if that was really true (it felt like it though!!).
Eli had fun feeding the goat.
Ben juggling the apples
We split a 1/2 bushel with Craig and Lindsay, but it still is a TON of apples. I'm excited for apple crisp this week!
Eli fell right asleep on the way home. Ben and Craig went fishing before apple picking, and then spent the rest of the day fishing and had lots of fun. He was pretty wiped out by the time he got home though, since they left for the day at 5 a.m. Crazy fishermen :)
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Notice he's sticking his tongue out in a lot of these pictures, silly guy.
Look at these lovely, chubby toes. My child was SCREAMING at me the other day as I spent 10 minutes trying to cut his toenails. His toenails tend to curl into his skin, which makes it hard to cut them fast. I seriously dread cutting them and probably let them get too long each time. Nothing works - he doesn't zone into the tv or get into any other distraction. He just gets MAD. Eli just doesn't like people in his personal space like that - he hates going to the doctor, getting his haircut, etc.
But he's a joy otherwise :)
Lately he's been very into wearing his baseball hat. It's a little big, but it stays on for the most part and he loves it!
Crazy, sweet boy.
I think the 11 inches of rain that we got a few weekends ago didn't help our cause.
Finally I started to make progress on pulling them out this week. There is still plenty left to pull, but I can only go so fast being 5 1/2 months pregnant. It's not so comfortable bending over like that for long periods of time!!