Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Getting Bigger

Well, Seth went in for his 15 month well check today. He won't be forward facing in his car seat for a bit. He is 19 lbs 12 oz. His car seat actually says forward facing 22+ lbs. Also, he still has fluid in his right ear from his ear infection. His doctor wants to see us again in 3 weeks because the fluid can mess with his hearing. It's so strange that he is having ear problems because he isn't showing any signs of it at all. I was surprised to find out he had an ear infection when I took him in 2 weeks ago. No ear pulling, rubbing, or crying when he drinks or nurses. Nothing. So weird.

The little guy is down for a nap now. He was pretty mad at getting his last round of shots while we were there. It always makes me cry when they scream about shots. I feel like I'm torturing them. Reminding yourself that this is actually beneficial for them doesn't seem to offset the guilt of causing them pain.

In my last post when I went on about all the things to do I forgot to mention that the kids also have field trips this week. Hannah is at the Philadelphia Zoo today and Simon is going to Wemrock Orchards tomorrow for strawberry picking! I had to have Hannah at the school at 7:30 this morning and they aren't scheduled to be back until 4:00. So I have to go to the school 4 times today.... oh well. I got myself a Chai Tea for all my hard work getting the kids off to school at different times today. Ok, really Dan and I are addicted to Starbucks and will go there without provocation. I think we should go ahead and buy stock since we practically keep them in business single handedly.

I better get a little lunch put together so I can throw some food down Seth's throat on our way to Gymboree this afternoon.

No rest for the wicked...

7 comments:

Samantha said...

I hadn't realized he hadn't hit 20 yet. Hope his eargets all better ASAP!

woman at the well said...

I beleive the saying is "no rest for the weary." :) I thought it was interesting in the photo you posted of Seth and the crowd when he was in his stroller, it looks like he's pointing at his ear, and he has an ear infection. I hope he gets better soon. Have you tried the traditional herbal remedy - I never had to use it - I'll look it up. Is he allergic to cow's milk, do you suspect? You could take him off if yogurt and such for a bit and see if it helped.

I'm so glad Hannah and Simon are having fun with field trips and making friends. Here, the fourth grade classes went out into the bay on ships, which I thought was a real treat. Can't do that in Wyoming :)

Amy York said...

Holy cow - I can't believe he's 18 months old already!! Hope his ear gets better soon...

ellen said...

Err. That was his 15 month check up. My bad. I'll go change that...

Mom- both quotes are accurate. http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/257500.html

Ria said...

Kylee is having the same problem with her ear. We are actually waiting for our insurance to approve her seeing a specialist.
Starbucks is also my FAVORITE. I really think I could drink it everyday.

woman at the well said...

Ellen, I can't believe you took the time to look up the quote :)

ellen said...

Well, I had to check and make sure I wasn't wrong...