Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Catching up

I haven't had time to write because Molly's sleep is a mess again. She refuses to nap in her crib. That means I'm going a little batty because I have no time to myself during the day. (twitch, twitch) It's so disappointing because for about a week she had almost a normal child sleep schedule. I was putting her down for a nap at (gasp!) about the same time every day and she seemed to be getting into the routine. I should have known that wouldn't last. It's so sad that we spend so much time during the day fighting. She's such a sweet pea when she's had enough sleep.

I have a bunch of photos from our recent trip to Rochester but I don't have time to post them right now. Here are a few quickies until I have more time.

This is Molly eating a lime.

And this is Molly deciding that the slices of avocado on her plate are not big enough.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The slow recovery

Molly is finally acting more like herself again after about two weeks of illness. She seemed to be getting over her stomach bug, then last Tuesday she got a fever. I hardly ever take her temperature, but this time she was burning up and acting weird -- all spaced out and dazed -- so we checked it. It was 102.6. We got it down with some Tylenol and I took her to the doctor the next morning. Diagnosis: ear infection, on top of whatever virus was causing her stomach problems.

Anyway, she perked up a little over the weekend when my mom was here. Yay! Yesterday she started eating everything she could put her little fingers on and she hasn't stopped. Making up for lost time, I guess. She's really into eating big pieces of things lately. She doesn't want the little squares of bread that I slice up for her or the tiny cheese cubes or little bits of banana. She wants the full slice of bread, a whole piece of cheese and the whole banana. It makes my life easier, but I'm still a little skeptical -- she still has only the two teeth. I'm not sure how she manages to bite off chunks of things.

Here are some pictures from the week.

Molly sweeping:

Playing peek-a-boo:

She's obsessed with this peekaboo all of a sudden. If she doesn't have a cloth to cover her head, she uses her hands. It cracks her up. Once in a while I notice she's gotten quiet, so I look over and see this.

Silly girl.