Friday, November 18, 2005

Poor Little Guy

The good news is that Braeden doesn't have pnuemonia; the bad news is that he has been sick and if left untreated, it could have become pnuemonia. Tuesday afternoon he had to leave day care early with a temp of almost 103. Thursday morning his temp was back to normal, but I stayed home with him just to be safe. By midday it was 100 and at 7:00 it was 103.8! Thursday Mat stayed home with Braeden and took him to the doctor at 10:00. No temp, but she was concerned about his labored breathing and cough. After a chest x-ray, she said he had mucous in his lungs. A 20-minute nebulizer treatment and three prescriptions later, Mat and Braeden were home again. Twice a day we give him an antibiotic and a steroid to open his airways. The third prescription is a worst-case scenario medicine, a just-in-case medicine.

He's been sleeping fine at night and eating well during the day. He's got less energy though and is quick to turn cranky. But we dropped him off at day care this morning. I'll check on him at lunch and post an update then.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Movin' On Up

Braeden has gotten to be too much for the infant room at his day care, so they've decided to move him into the toddler room. Such a big boy! He's figured out how to climb out of the high chair and the play pen, so it's just not safe for him in that room anymore. I went over at lunch today and met Kim, one of the room's caregivers. She's very sweet and talked me through the transition. Braeden will spend a couple hours in the toddler room on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to get acclimated. He'll spend more time on Thursday and Friday and make the move officially the next Monday.

Instead of sleeping in cribs, the babies, I mean toddlers, sleep on tiny cots that are about an inch off the ground. They follow the same basic schedule--breakfast, play, lunch, nap, snack, play--as he's been used to. And the best part is that Braeden will be back with his buds, Matthew and Hudson! I think the bigger adjustment will be for me accepting that Braeden's not a baby anymore.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Our own little jack-o-lantern

Braeden's first Halloween was a quiet affair. He's wearing a long-sleeved orange, black, and white striped onesie with overalls and orange and white striped socks. His onesie has a little spider on the chest. We didn't take him out trick-or-treating but we did get about 30 kids at the house. I don't think Braeden liked the interruptions to his dinner and bath that the treaters provided!

Next year, we'll take him out around the neighborhood. Mat thinks Braeden should have been a jack-o-lantern this year since that's what he looks like when he smiles. His second upper tooth is starting to come in (making four total teeth). Such a cute smile!