Monday, May 26, 2008

Thank goodness for the resiliency of childhood....

Happy late Mothers Day to all the moms out there...and soon-to-be moms (Baby Jones Watch: week 41!). Jay was awesome and I had a day of second string responsibility with Sam. Jay happily catered to all his needs and I relaxed without a smidgen of guilt. Bliss! Also, Daddy made some yummy blueberry pancakes. Not sure who appreciated that more, Mama or Sam.

The relaxing Mother's Day festivites were followed up by an attack of a nasty stomach bug. Sam woke covered in vomit and then continued to vomit for 18 hours straight. This was then followed up by a fever and lots of yucky diapers. Sam just became a big ol' lump, poor baby. He spent most of his time moaning and sleeping while mama did lots and lots of laundry.

And to no surprise, after being thrown up on about a dozen times, I got it.

Sam had a slow recovery, so luckily we both just wanted to sleep and lie about. I was in no shape to chase after a 17 month old. I was fortunate to recover a bit quicker. Fortunate because Sam was in a TERRIBLE mood for a few days following. We experienced our first full blown temper tantrums. I blame it on Pedialyte withdrawl. He's never had so much sweetness ...and I even diluted it a bit. Water was no longer welcome in the sippy cup. But soon the sweet Sam we know and love replaced the emotionally fragile, short fused, screaming pile of baby flailing on the floor.

Not sure if you can see in the couch picture, but Sam got his first black -eye...also his first dancing injury. In a particularly funky booty shake he lost his balance and went head first into the coffee table. He looked like a hockey player with a little cut above his eye and a yellow/purple goose egg. And as if his poor little body hadn't seen enough trauma, a couple days ago Sam got his first bloody nose. It was a doozy. It was scary because there was so much blood I couldn't tell where it was coming from. Luckily, it was just his nose and he bounced back pretty quick...though his nose continued to trickle for a while.

Yesterday we got to see all the runners in the Vermont City Marathon...really cool (forgot my camera). Today we're hoping the weather holds out for a nice cookout in the backyard. It so nice to be spending so much time outdoors. I hope everyone has a nice (and healthy) Memorial Day!


MarylandMommy said...

Blueberry pancake pictures ROCK! Glad everyone is feeling better over there!

Anonymous said...

Great pics.