Friday, June 13, 2008

"I'm having a hard time sleeping in my bed."

This is what Luke has said to me in the middle of the night for the past week. Last Thursday he (unprompted) threw out his pacifier. We were glad, since we had been telling him that when "school" (CBS) started again it was going bye-bye. He didn't make a fuss at bed time and he doesn't nap anymore so it doesn't matter then. However, it apparently is difficult for him to fall back to sleep in the middle of the night without it. I have a little sympathy for him, but last night I ended up in his bed for 2 hours while he kicked and tossed and cried and wiggled and asked for his pipe. Not good, especially since I now have the sinus crud that the rest of my family so generously shared with me. Thankfully Erin is finally sleeping through the night again, strangely enough on the anniversary of the first time she started sleeping through the night - June 10. Hopefully it will last longer than 3 months this time.

Erin's crud developed into bronchitis this week. Yesterday I had her in for her 15-month check up (stats to follow shortly) and also a follow-up from a week ago when she was in after a day of fever and pulling on her ear. The doctor agreed with me that her lungs sounded bad so now she's on amoxicillin. Luke has a cough, too, but the doctor said his lungs were clear. The doctor's comment to me while he was examining Erin - "She's a rather large child, isn't she?" Sounds like something Grandma B would say.

And large she is! She weighs 26 lb. 2 oz. and is 32 3/4 inches tall - almost 4 inches taller than 3 months ago! That is off the chart for weight and height and bigger than Luke was at this age for both measurements. Unfortunately we have to go back a third time next week because she couldn't get her vaccinations since she was sick. I'm going to ask if we have to do the $30 co-pay a third time since it should have been done the last visit.

Now for some pictures. The first set is last night when Alec and Erin were playing. I think there are some similar pictures on here somewhere with Luke. Erin loves to throw herself back and get caught hanging upside down - a bit of a daredevil.

And this next set is from this afternoon's fort building session. When you watch the video, watch how smart Luke is when he walks into the camera and says, "Ouch!"

Dog pile!

This is Erin's affectionate side coming out. She does this while saying, "Ohhhhh." Probably since that's what we say when she does it.


Gayle and Rob said...

Thanks for the wonderful pictures - and Happy Anniversary!! We have almost no phone service here in this concrete highrise.

B said...

That is the cutest video ever! And you're right - you can see Luke saying "ouch". Can't wait to see them in person in 5 days!