Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Family and Fireworks and Fevers, Oh My!

Hope everyone had a GREAT 4th!!

I got up at 430am{ick!ew!}, worked until 3, drove straight home, jumped in shower, helped get kids ready, packed up our gear and headed over to the brother-in-law's for some good 'ol illegal fireworks!

Only problem: It rained...and when I say rained, I mean poured.
But...we hung around and ate and had fun with family and were able to do a few fireworks...by the time we got home it was 1230. We were all pooped. I was starting to get delirious by the time I crawled into bed at 1am but it was such a fun day!

                                          

Yes, Mr. Theo is in a big boy carseat. One month until he is one and he outgrew his old car seat.{the kid is ma.ss.ive.}We weren't about to buy another one when we already have this car seat waiting for him- so we turned him around. He LOVES it.


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Will has come down with something. He started fevering Saturday morning and by afternoon he was H.O.T. I called the doc and he said roseola has been going around- hydrate and give Motrin and let it run its course. {i hate when they say that, i know there is nothing they can do, but i hate when they say that.}

So, it's been Motrin every 6 hours and sippy cups of apple juice around these parts...he is still feeling yucky. And tired. I have never seen Will so tired.

The kid fell asleep in his chair, laying down, at lunch time. Don't believe me? See for yourself.


                              

                                            
I called the doctor today because 4 days of fevering seems excessive. They said it's very normal and if he is still fevering by the morning, then they would want to see him. Roseola is high fevers for several days, followed by a rash- I hope that's not what he has...but since there are no cold or flu symptoms alongside the fever, I really think it might be.


Meanwhile:

-Theo is refusing to walk. I try to walk with him and he just drops to his butt. Silly. He was such an early crawler and cruiser, I was convinced he would be an early walker...you just never can tell...
-Mason is enjoying his summer{playing outside, activities, parks, etc}. He slept in until 10am the other day. 10am. I felt like I had a teenager.
-Jack is loving playing t-ball-he hit a home run last week.
-Daphne is just busy being a girl....she cracks me up.
-and ALL of us are looking forward to our swim lessons that start next week! The 3 older kids are all in different levels{based on their experience}and Matt and I are both doing the Parent-Child swim class at the same time with Will and Theo! We are all super excited!


How are you enjoying your summer?

2 comments:

nmassie218 said...

I am not sure what state you live in, but in MO. you have to be atleast 1 or 20lbs to turn around. They are actually trying to increase that to 2 years old, which I am all for. I am a extended rear facing and extended harnessing momma all the way.

If you have any questions about how to keep your little one rear facing longer I am more than happy to help. Really at his age it is very unsafe for him to be forward facing. I have seen a lot of bad things happen. Ok enough lecturing, not trying to nag. I just always try and help people because I know some don't know. My son will be 2 at the end of the month and still rear faces and will until he is 35lbs and he is only 24lbs. My other son is still in a 5point harness and is 3 and he will be in that until he is atleast 80lbs.

On another note I am glad you had a great 4th of July and I hope your little one gets better soon.

Nicoolmama said...

Thank you for the kind words and information about carseat safety. :)

We have the same law here in Co- 1 year and 20 lbs. My son is a few weeks shy of 1 year and well over 20 lbs.(24). Since he is such a huge baby(length and weight wise)we really felt it was time for him to flip around. The car seat we had, we couldn't even buckle him in anymore-and it was as loose as it could go. We purchased several of the same car seat last year(the ones in the picture)and we are also not in a position right now to go purchasing another rear facing, bigger car seat for a few more weeks rather than use the one that he will be "legal" to use in 3 weeks anyway.

I completely respect your decision to keep your children rear facing for as long as possible. I do get that they use that age because the length is likely to be compatible with safety standards, along with the 20 lb requirement. Seeing as how our youngest son is well above the height and length for his age, I do not believe him to be unsafe. Thank you again for your concern though.