Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Alive!

In case you were beginning to wonder about us here at casa de Phillips, we are alive and slowly emerging from the depths of the stomach flu. I am almost 99.3% sure that Isaac has fully recovered from this horrible bug. It was quite the long week last week with throw-up (only once thankfully), high fevers, messy diapers, and countless episodes of Baby Einstein. I believe that I changed and washed Isaac's crib sheets and mattress pad five times last week due to various sick-related incidents in his bed. The poor boy didn't really eat an actual meal from Monday night until Saturday night--we are estimating that he lost about two pounds last week (estimate based on the fact that we felt like he had gained weight since his 15 month well-baby visit where he weighed 22 pounds and when we went for his 18 month appointment on Friday he was still at 22 pounds). However, his happy disposition has returned for the most part and his energy levels are up. Now we are having to work on him getting over the notion that a movie needs to be running all hours of the day on the television....

Despite the illness, Isaac has had some funny antics to share. Sunday I was unloading groceries and Isaac toddles into the kitchen. The pantry doors were open and he took that opportunity to seize a canister of bread crumbs. He took the canister, closed the pantry doors, flashed me a huge smile, and said "taint tou" (thank you) as he quickly hurried away to the living room with his prize. He was none too happy when he was made to put the canister back into the pantry.

At one point this weekend I asked Isaac if he would like a graham cracker (we are trying to get him to eat anything at anytime of the day to gain some weight back). He replied "No." then looked quite thoughtful and said, "Corn?" Yes, the child wanted corn as a snack. Do you think he will be the only kid in elementary school who pulls out a ziploc bag of corn during snack break of the TAKS test?

Baby Girl is growing and looking good. I promise to post a shot soon of my ever-growing belly--it isn't that pretty, people. Isaac just seemed to have noticed it this past week and has used it as a pillow and also pats it from time to time. I wonder if he is questioning why Mommy is starting to look so funny. Last week was the dreaded glucose test, which I passed this time (I did not pass with Isaac and was forced to take the 3 hour test--which I did pass). Yippee! However, the doctor did call today to tell me I am anemic and to start iron supplements. Not a big deal--however I have heard that if you take too much iron during pregnancy that your baby's teeth will come in black. I am going to assume that is an old wives tale, along with the notion that urinating on comet will indicate the gender of your child (a teacher at my old school really wanted me to do this one day swearing that it was true....um, that's okay. I will wait for the sonogram.)

Hope everyone is staying healthy and warm as we experience another cold snap. Our new and improved park is set to open this week and I am hoping for a slight ray of sunshine so that we can test out all the new equipment!

Happy Early Valentines Day!

6 comments:

margk said...

Yuck, sorry that Isaac was so sick. That is hard to deal with when you are pregnant.

I was anemic, too, and told to take iron supplements which I did not (I bought them, but only took them a couple of times). The next few times my blood was checked, I wasn't, so I wonder if that comes and goes. I was paranoid about taking too much iron, too.

Don Kersting said...

Merken

Amy C said...

Glad you guys are feeling better!

kate m. said...

I am glad Isaac is feeling better! I actually thought about you when Jackson started getting sick. We haven't had any yucky diapers yet. I am hoping they don't come! Hope you guys have a great weekend!

Ashley Nelson said...

Man, stomach bug during pregnancy has to be a nightmare! I am glad you are feeling better!

The Honey Family said...

I completely understand about having the TV on 24-7. I think she gets that from her Dad! Kati could watch the Wiggles ALL day long. She loves the. She's no longer a Doodlebop fan - just Wiggles. I rented her the Carebears for 99 cents to see if she likes it. Anything but the 4 40 year old men. Seriously!