baby’s first cold

Yeah, not so much a happy milestone, but inevitable, I suppose. He’s been kind of crabby the last few days, which I attributed to teething, and coughing just a bit, which I also attributed to teething. But this morning he woke up with light yellow goop escaping from his nostrils, which I don’t think I can blame on sore gums. It was kind of alarming, but after 30 minutes or so the secretions thinned to just plain watery, runny nose stuff. He just had his second dose of Tylenol for the day and really has been feeling pretty good. He slept for 12 hours last night, and had a good morning nap, and just went down for an afternoon nap, which is also a good sign: the doctor said that if it were an ear infection, he’d be uncomfortable lying down due to pressure or somesuch. So we’ll just keep an eye out for sleeplessness, fever, or general misery.

We went on a nice long walk and visited the park. A grandma was there with her little two year old granddaughter, and we swung beside her in the baby swings. They were both very friendly and I invited them to Ward’s birthday at the park this Sunday (at 1:00! Come if you can!) and we chatted about the Fishmaster’s school. It was a beautiful day to be outside at the park, and a nice chance to talk some about the playground. A big monarch butterfly came and fluttered around the grandma’s head as we were talking, a sweet little colorful visit.

Rainbow is whooping and babbling in his bed and HOPEFULLY winding down for a nap. As soon as he’s conked out, I’m joining him on a snooze cruise. I’m pooped after an action-packed weekend and night out last night: photos to come.

In the meantime, how about some footage of a little boy who knows how to shake his head?

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Meghan Cobble
    Oct 20, 2009 @ 21:57:15

    Got one down myself…on the couch as we speak under covers and ingesting Tylenol…fever.


    Hope my train guy gets better.

    Your noggin shaker too.

    .mac 🙂

  2. Jane
    Oct 21, 2009 @ 19:27:14

    Delightful!! He looks like such a little man!

    Hope he’s all better real soon.

    Peace to you and happy snoozing!

  3. Karen Witkin Swidler
    Oct 22, 2009 @ 00:57:09

    How’s your little guy feeling today? He is SO cute in the video!

  4. thisbumpyjourney
    Oct 23, 2009 @ 01:12:23

    I hope your fella is all better, Meghan. It’s AWFUL when they are sick. 😦

    Thanks, Jane. He’s so wonderful, I just don’t even know how to say how much I love him.

    He’s all better, Karen, thanks. Just a very occasional sneeze and drippy nose, but nothing miserable. I am so grateful that this sicky was an easy one.

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