Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Making a Splash

Puchis was back in the water today after yesterday's less-than-successful first pool experience. I figured it was the number of kids in the baby pool coupled with the "aggressive" splashing that was going on. I filled our little pool on the deck with probably an inch of water - really less than what she bathes in - and got in to the pool with her. She was definitely hesitant at first - clinging on to me for dear life - but after a couple of minutes she realized nothing was going to happen to her and I wasn't going anywhere. I was able to turn her around to face me so we batted the ball back and forth to one another. Eventually she got comfortable enough to splash around a bit, tried pulling up on the side of the pool to a standing position (which I discouraged since the pool was obviously slippery and unstable) and would put her face to the water and lick it - very odd. Seems that another water baby is born....

Monday, May 26, 2008


We have a new camera! And it's quite fabulous to boot... a rechargable battery (bye bye double As!), a big screen to see the pictures (excellent) and it snaps the picture almost instantly (adios lag time!). Of course now I have to learn how to operate an entire new program, but who cares!

We went to our neighbor's house for a little Memorial Day cookout. On our way we tried out our new cheap-y strolller we bought for our beach trip - it's a little umbrella-type stroller...

Monday, May 19, 2008

Camera Tragedy

It's not that I've been a blogging slacker (which I kind of have been), but our camera died over the weekend. I just came back from the camera repair shop and the minimum it'll cost to repair the chip in the camera that has died is $150, whereas a new camera (lighter-weight as well as with re-chargeable battery) will cost $170. You do the math. Now I have to get approval on this expenditure per my financial advisor/Nazi. Hopefully he'll approve quickly! :)

Friday, May 16, 2008

like mama, like daughter

Clearly the girl takes after her Mama and my unwavering love of Cheerios. In good times and in bad, Cheerios are always the answer, whatever the question...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


We hosted playgroup today and had a great time. The babes were in their spring-y clothes, everyone was happy and in a good mood (surprisingly so, especially since Emi only had a half hour morning nap!) and the weather was perfect - cool, no breeze and the sun wasn't bearing down on us!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

On the move!

Today I watched Emilia roll all around the playroom/TV room - from one side to the other. She has figured out how to get herself on the ground from a sitting position and then roll herself to an item she might want. She hasn't been able to figure out how to get back to a sitting position though, and at this rate she won't be crawling all that soon either!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Nothing says "fun"...

.... like going to the pediatrician's office on a Saturday (especially when you were hoping for a little bit of a break and some pampering by getting a hair cut). Marcus took Emilia to the pediatrician where I met up with them (won't go in to the details here of my frantic drive over there as I was late, as usual, and lost, as usual). Eventually made it over there and the very nice doctor explained that while sometimes babies Emilia's age do get a rash on their bodies after a fever she probably has an allergy to amoxicillian. She was kind enough to give her a different prescription for an antibiotic and recommended some probiotic pills to crush in whatever little bit of food we manage to get in to her to help replace some of the buggies that naturally occur in her gut. Poor booboo. She's still sick as a dog. I've taken pictures of her but I won't post them until she's 100% better. We took her shopping this afternoon with us and she fell asleep at 5:30 p.m. - the schedule is completely thrown out the window right now. I resorted to giving her some Benadryl hoping that, if the rash itched it would ease it as well as offer her some help in falling asleep tonight. She cried/whimpered for about 25 minutes and has finally now fallen asleep at 8:40 p.m. - a full half-hour past her normal bedtime and without her normal bedtime bottle. I'll be so grateful when she's back to her old self. This has made me so grateful that our girl is, overall, in excellent health and without any serious problems. I'll be praying for all those poor mamas out there who have sick babies tonight.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Is there a doctor in the house?

I haven't written anything this week because my hands have been full with a certain sick little girl. Monday night we noticed that she was awfully warm when we put her to bed but since she's normally kind of warm I didn't think much of it. Well, by Tuesday morning it was obvious she was not feeling well at all and by Tuesday afternoon it was official she was running a temperature of about 102. I think she really started the fever on Monday night. In any event I called the doctor who recommended Tylenol for the fever, cool baths, the usual. Well nothing worked so we went to the doctor yesterday. She says she thinks Emi may have something called "hand-foot-mouth" virus which, while nasty, like most viruses will just run its course. She predicted another day or so of fever with the attendant foul mood (and oh, did I mention the copious amounts of poo... liquid poo at that), waking in the middle of the night, and very poor eating (most disconcerting for a baby who LOVES to eat). This morning she woke up without a fever, slept most of the morning, ate almost nothing for lunch and is now asleep again with a fever of 103. Needless to say I've called the doctor again.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Rough Night

Tita and Nena knew what they were doing when they left yesterday. It was a very rough night last night with Perlita waking up at least 4 different times between 8:15 and 11:30. That darn tooth was giving her fits! I gave her some Tylenol around 10 but it didn't completely ease her discomfort. She was sweating, hair matted to her head, probably running a fever and, to top it off, in the morning I discovered she had leaked through her diaper... seems that the new tooth cause a little diarhea action if you must know. Poor baby girl. Third time I've had to change the sheets on her bed in 2 days. She's fairly miserable again this morning, falling asleep in my arms very early for her morning nap - normally she goes down around 9:30, but today she fell asleep at 8:15. She's drooly, mucous-y and generally unhappy so we hope this new tooth pops through very soon!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Welcoming summer?

What a better way to bring in the start (almost) of summer than a new tooth. It seems that the bottom left front tooth (next to the one that's already in) is coming in now as well as evidenced by the cranky mood, the constant chewing on everything and the attendant runny nose. Poor little puchis - she takes it like a champ of course.

We had a great quick visit with Nena and Tita who gifted Emilia with some beautiful onesies and a kickin' new bathing suit for our Turks & Caicos trip coming up.

Then we went to Toys R Us where we got Emi this nifty new toy that she can ride on or "walk" behind (when we get to that point)
and a little backyard pool - just in time for the start of the summer bathing suit season! I'm sure she'll start working on her tan very soon...