Saturday, February 7, 2009

This and that...

This weekend has been interesting in its ups and downs. Frances got sent home from daycare with a 101.4 temp on Thursday, and was feverish all day Friday (when she wasn't on Motrin and acting as if she was on top of the world) and today we finally broke down and brought her in to the doctor. We weren't going to--from what I hear these days, doctors don't give out antibiotics anymore, there is some new push to not use antibiotics, and to let the crud just run its course. A friend was telling me her son was home sick for 11 days before the doc would give him anything, so we were resolved to tough out whatever she had, and figured why on Earth would we want to pay a doctor to tell us to tough it out? Anyway, Suzanne became concerned that Frances had an ear infection when she was walking like a drunk, so we called and got her in, and were utterly surprised when the doc gave her a scrip for antibiotics. We have a sturdy little stoic--we had no idea she was as sick as she was...and when she has Motrin, she acts perfectly fine--you wouldn't know she was sick. I had no idea she was sick when I brought her to daycare on Thursday, and she had a fever of 101.4. It never occurred to me, to check her temp.
Anyway, today has been a wonderful day in terms of weather--it was above freezing. I think it got into the low forties. They call that a warm-up! It was wonderful. We were down at the cottage this afternoon, and we decided to put Frances in her hoodie and in a windbreaker, and walked her around the block in her stroller. We hadn't done that since the say after Suzanne and Frances came back from China. I remember taking a jetlagged wife and a groggy baby out, and it was November 15, which is the opening day of deer hunting season, and hearing the rifles going off in the distance as we walked around England Point.
Luckily, I found the second roll of film I shot during Frances' birthday weekend, so I am going to post a few more pictures...
Look who's walking like a pro!

Look at how nicely her hair is coming in...
Here are two more pictures of Frances with her grandparents, at the botannical gardens.

1 comment:

Alyson and Ford said...

Hoping little Frances is feeling better. Enjoy the "warm up".
AA and I fly to Maine in a few days so we will be experiencing a freezing shock! At least AA will see snow for the first time (that we know of).

Alyzabeth's Mommy