Another thing going on in our lives is our upcoming trip to Denver. The vacant congregation there has asked us to come and visit them for a while. They would like to meet us and hear Stu preach. We will be there over two Sundays. The hard part of this trip is that we decided to leave Callum at my parents' place. I've never been away from him for more than a few hours so this will be very very hard for me! I know that he is in very capable hands, and that he will be comfortable and have everything he needs. Why, knowing this, is it still so hard?
I won't mention the crying, coughing, vomiting, snotty sleeplessness in between. Oh, wait...;)
Update: We took him to the doc today, where she told us that he has an ear infection, plus a bit of bronchitis (again! Will he get it every winter?) After his first dose of antibiotics and some pain releif he ate his first meal in a long time! And he had two long naps. I think he's starting to feel better, he's chatting like crazy again.
Update#2 Well, that night he threw up again, and didn't want anything else so he went to bed with nothing in his stomach. The next morning he had half of a bottle of milk in the morning, and a little bit of banana at lunch. He slept so soundly and so long at nap time! After some applesauce he had a nice long sleep. This morning he had half a bottle and after a bath he seemed hungry and ate a whole serving of cereal! Then some banana and bread at lunch, and a long nap. He only wanted applesauce again for dinner. I'm trying to get him to drink throughout the day but he dosen't want much. Today it was only about 1/3 cup of applejuice, and besides his milk in the morning, nothing else. I'm a bit concerned because he's not getting any protein. His appetite is steadily improving, so maybe tomorrow he'll have more. We can tell he's lost some weight, his tummy isn't as bulgy as before! :) Aside from being listless and needing cuddles and comfort throughout the day, (also screaming when taking his medicine) he seems to be getting a bit better, waking up chatting and smiling instead of moaning... Still, the coughing is bad, too.
Now mommy's got his sinus cold...
To escape the winter blahs, we decided to go to Wings of Paradise in Cambridge on Friday. We've been to the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls before and were quite delighted by it so we thought we would try a different one this time. The website told us that we could expect to see 2000 to 3000 butterflies and over 12 different species of birds. Well, we saw five butterflies and a couple of finches. At least Callum had fun running around, pointing and yelling at the birds! It was so much fun to get out of the house, and do something, just the three of us. We had dinner at Boston Pizza afterwards - another first for us!
Dan's festive hair
Watching racing games. Anyone recognize the futon?I dunno who took this pic, but it's cool. A hilarious practice group photo.