Wednesday, September 3, 2008
James is on the mend. He had a fever starting on Sunday. We had a great day at the Children's Museum and then later that day James felt hot. He didn't have any other symptoms besides a slight fever- well, maybe a little crabbiness. His temp was never more than 102 so we held off on the doctor. Finally on Tuesday (my first day of school) we did take him to daycare and Sandra reported a temperature again so we did go to the doctor. The doctor ruled out ear infections and strep throat. She said a fever is the body's natural way of fighting off illness and it seemed that James is winning that battle.
I knew that James was feeling okay because at the doctor's office he was playing "ball" with another little boy. It was too cute! I was unprepared (no diaper bag, food, or toys) so James made his own "ball" out of a crumpled magazine page. He threw the ball to a little boy- he was probably around 3 years old- and the boy started throwing it back. James laughed. The other boy pretended to hold a bat and James pitched to him. This went on for a few minutes until the other boy grew bored with the game. We were called in to see the doctor so I thanked the boy for playing with James. Very sweet.
The newest pictures are of James and his Dada laying on the couch. James was a bit crabby and at his sickest, which wasn't too bad. We knew something was up though because James rarely lays down or sits still! I thought they looked very cute so I snapped a few pictures. The last picture is from this morning with James styling his new Star Wars tshirt and his new big boy shoes (size 6 1/2!)
James may be feeling better but he is not sleeping well. He woke up several times in the middle of the night, crying in his sleep. I did not sleep well either then. At 5am this morning James woke up for the day. We were going to let him fuss so we could get more sleep but Jim gave up the fight. He got up with James at 5:20am. Ugh! I woke up soon after to get ready for work. Not fun.
Here's hoping for our happy little boy to return to us!