Friday, October 18, 2013

contamination zone

If there's an illness within a ten-mile radius, my daughter will catch it. I realized this was inevitable last year. She's has everything working against her. 1) She's in school. 2) She was born prematurely. 3) She was born with a compromised immune system. 4) Kids are just germ-y.

The good news is that, since she had tubes put in her ears back in June, she's bounced back from her illnesses much faster than she did last year. A few weeks ago, she caught a mysterious virus at daycare, and she was fever-free within 24 hours. Then, earlier this week, we discovered that she caught strep (also from daycare; I know, it's shocking) and she was back at school within a day and a half.

The bad news is that this is only the beginning of the "sick" season, and I still haven't managed to find a baby HazMat suit to protect her yet.

(Kidding. Sort of.)

Aside from the minor bumps when it comes to daycare germs, she's doing incredibly well health-wise. She's still barely on the charts at 29.5 inches tall and 19 lbs. 4 oz., with a head circumference of 44 cm, but she's hitting every single one of her milestones and then some. Her personality is as sassy as ever. I have a feeling "talking" is right around the corner.

Our house is still for sale. We've had some interest, but no offers yet. So, we're lowering the price again today in hopes of generating more traffic, especially as the holidays approach. It's hard to believe that this year is almost over, and that this is our second holiday season with a child. Surreal.

That's what's going on in our neck of the woods. How about you?


dspence said...

Love the photos of your home! The archways are beautiful!

Ashley said...

We're adding probiotics and coconut oil to Garrett's diet to help prevent daycare sickies. Just a thought.