Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sniffles and fevers

It started with the sniffles for CeCe and has turned into a full blown cold for Bella. CeCe had the sniffles for a day or two, but it wasn't anything too severe. Bella on the other hand... she's got a funk and she's got it bad!

I received a call from school on Thursday afternoon that Bella had a temperature of 102! And that was taken under her arm. I quickly went to go pick her up and was greeted by a very tired looking Bella. Her teacher said that she hadn't been her usually perky little self and that she was VERY quiet. Anyone who knows Bella knows that she likes to talk and she talks A LOT, so this was very unusual. Her teacher decided to take her temperature after nap time and sure enough, she had a fever. This child is VERY rarely sick and she has never had a fever this high. I thought that I would have panicked more, but my instincts kicked in as soon as I heard she was sick.

When we got home from school, Bella was very tired and so we watched a movie on the couch together. By 7pm, she was ready for bed and went to bed without a peep. I had given her some Advil to help lower the fever and hopefully relieve any aches/pains she might have been experiencing. She slept the entire night and didn't get up until almost 8am the next day. We obviously kept her home from school so that she could rest and to keep our germs to ourselves. I knew it wouldn't be a "fun" day with a sick toddler, but we made the best of it. We watched movies, played games and even took a nap in our bed. Her temperature dropped to about 99.1 and I thought that maybe the worst was over... but I was wrong. Her fever was back to 102 by bed time and she was super cranky. We went with an early bedtime and prayed that she slept through the night. She woke up twice and ended up in bed with us around 4am because she was absolutely miserable in her crib. Needless to say, we are a bit sleep deprived today. Hopefully nap time goes well today.

Ian went into the office because he has a TON of work to do. It's the beginning of one of his busy seasons and he will be busy from now until mid-October. This definitely isn't my favorite time of year in terms of Ian's job. Late nights and early mornings make for long days for everyone. We manage to get through this every year, but this year will be the first time we'll be doing it with two kids.

My plan is to get Bella to rest for most of the weekend so that she can return to school on Monday. I hope her fever subsides and my little girl is back to her normal, sweet self soon enough. Plus, her days at this school are dwindling, so we want to make the most of her time left there. She is so close to being fully potty trained and I think another two weeks at this school will seal the deal. She had a completely dry day at school on Thursday and did surprisingly well at home with me yesterday. Having only one child in diapers will certainly make the accountant in our house happy!

Well, the girls will be up from their naps soon and Ian will be home from work. We'll be taking it easy tonight and probably veg out with a Disney movie of Bella's choice.

Love always,
Ian, Kim, Bella & Cecilia

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