Big Baby!

“Time to wake up and be sweet!”
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Nora had a record day of eating today! Her usual intakes are around 600 mL (give or take) per day, maybe 700 on a really good day. Today she drank 940 mL! The dietician visited today with her scale and this sweet little chunker chunk weighs THIRTEEN POUNDS, TWELVE OUNCES!!! She’s getting to be such a big, big girl and getting closer and closer to the typical growth pattern!

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Gavin is definitely on the mend, but complaints of neck pain and headaches with a fever set off some shrill alarms after I googled those symptoms. He hasn’t had the fever since Monday evening but the nurse I spoke with at the pediatrician’s office suggested I bring him in to be seen just to be on the safe side.

It was noted that his throat was a little red, but Gavin insisted that it didn’t really hurt too much. The doctor decided to do a strep test just to rule that out as a possibility. There were no other outward symptoms to be alarmed about. His sore neck could have been from sleeping on it wrong or straining it somehow. (snowball fight?)

While we were waiting for the results of the strep test, Gavin and I were playing around with a photo app on my phone. This is one of our creations that we thought was particularly hilarious. He didn’t want his picture taken, so we had no choice but to turn his hand into a face:

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Our silly interlude was interrupted with the announcement of a POSITIVE strep test!! I was completely taken aback with that news, but relieved that it was something treatable! Another positive is that strep is extremely unlikely in infants. Still being extra careful though.

Gavin is being pumped up with “delicious” bubblegum flavored amoxicillin and is able to return to school on Thursday.

Later, back at home Greta summoned me to the kitchen to see something(s) very cool. Maybe there was a third one nearby! 😉

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“Um… Excuse me… It looks like it might be time for milks.”
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“Did you hear me??”
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Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
(James 1:17)

9 thoughts on “Big Baby!

  1. Glad Gavin’s got some medication now, and so happy that Nora continues to grow and thrive. I just wanted to take a moment to tell you that I was extremely overwhelmed emotionally yesterday due to some family and friends who are suffering. I messaged you on Facebook a while back regarding your “three birds” and I want you to know that driving home yesterday, I saw MY three birds. I’ve looked for them since I found your blog right after Nora was born, but have never seen just three. Yesterday, when I needed Him most, He showed me He was there for me. And I also have you to thank for that…because through your faith, I have grown as well. Blessings to you all.

  2. Glad to hear that Gavin is on the mend. I did hear that strep is going around in the local schools. The hand picture is very clever. 😉 Little Miss Nora will not be so little if she continues eating all of those milkies. That is great that she is getting closer and closer to the normal growth pattern. Way to go, Nora!!

  3. So great to hear this good news of Nora’s growth streak as well as Gavin at least having a diagnosis. Glad that little ones don’t get this as easy. Just no kisses yet Gavin. Thank you so much for keeping all of us followers up to date on your life. Blessings to all of you.

  4. HEY GAVIN, YOU HAVE CHANGED IN LOOKS, AND BY THE WAY YOUR HEARING AND EYESIGHT MUST BE A LOT BETTER, BECAUSE YOU EYES AND EARS ARE MUCH BIGGER. HA! HA! VERY COOL. WAY TO GO LITTLE NORA ROSE!!!!! YOU ARE REALLY SHOWING EVERYONE THAT YOU ARE A MIRACLE. GOD IS SO GOOD!!!!!! GRETA, THOSE ARE PRETTY DOVES THAT YOU SPOTTED. WOW, THEY LOOK LIKE THEY WERE LOOKING IN THE WINDOW IN HOPES YOU SAW THEM. GOOD JOB GRETA. SO GLAD THEY FINALLY FOUND OUT WHAT IS WRONG WITH GAVIN, SO NOW MAYBE HE WILL GET ALLLLLLL BETTER. NORA IS SO ADORABLE, SHE ACTS LIKE SHE IS WATCHING THE TIME TO MAKE SURE SHE DOES NOT MISS HER MILKIES. GUESS I BETTER BE HEADING FOR BED. HOPE YOU ALL ARE GETTING A VERY GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP. LOVE YOU ALL. GOOD NIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

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