My goodness, I was here a week ago telling you that I was recovering, little did I know what was about to hit! By God’s grace, up until this weekend, we had avoided ear infections. We managed to get away this weekend with some friends for a little low-key Fourth of July celebration at the lake. Despite weather that was overcast we had a great time… until Sunday night when Paige came down with a very intense ear infection. I suspected swimmer’s ear because she has become quite the little fish; twirling, spinning, and flipping in the water– beautiful little moves but all of which are ear fillers!
Dear friends of children who suffer from ear infections: I am SO very sorry! It is Thursday morning and we are still managing pain and dealing with sleeplessness. We went to the pediatrician on Tuesday morning, which is always a good experience for us, but Paige wanted to be held the whole time and I had Morgan and JM with me. And did I mention that John Martin is two? And a boy? I always like to be careful in the pediatrician’s office about them touching every thing, putting hands in mouth etc… well, it all went out the window this visit. I held feverish Paige in my lap while Morgan and JM were wide-open. Next time I will get a baby sitter for the well ones. She did have swimmer’s ear, we were sent home with medicines and they placed a wick in her ear. I was hopeful for a quick turn around but unfortunately I’m learning swimmer’s ear isn’t something that is recovered from in 1 day.
I’ve done what I can to keep her comfortable but short of taking away her pain there’s not much more I can do. We have had lots of snuggles and spent many hours on a pallet watching movies together! Rover stands in front of our movie and makes us laugh! I can’t blame him, I love his buns too!
On our way home from the lake on Sunday we stopped by the garden to pick some veggies and Zinnias. Paige found a cold Fresca in the fridge and considering her state of sickness we let her have a few sips… she was completely delighted!
I cut flowers from the garden while Justin and the kids picked veggies. Our garden is almost finished… which makes me a little sad! I guess it’s the reality of living in the Deep South and starting early. We will likely have enough time to squeeze another one in this season if we can get our act together.
As we were pulling away from the farm I took a picture of JM in his car seat and realized that soon he may notice that he is sitting on a flowered-y car seat cover! I may have to make him a camo one or one with cowboys… his latest fascination!
I’m hoping my spunky little Paige is back to her old self soon!!
Many of you asked about the rug with the streets and town on it in the last post… it is from Ikea. He loves it!
I’m also taking the month of July off from offering advertising space! My travel and sickness threw me for a loop and I haven’t been able to catch up enough to get my act together! The posts may be more sparse this month… rest assured I am enjoying time with my family, away from the computer… excepting pouring through Italy pictures late at night!