We’re alive.

Poor neglected blog. I’ve been neglecting my knitting as well- just not enough hours in the day! But here is a quick Sam update.

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Sam is well- he is up to 22 pounds, which puts him back on the charts for weight and also is 31 inches tall, putting him in the 4th% for both! We are sooo pleased that he is finally growing. He is thriving and doing really well, a total language explosion the last few months (Since we took away his binkie!) He is doing a bit better with his sleeping, but still has some trouble sleeping all the way through the night. He also thinks that 5:30am is a good time to wake up,which is right when I am leaving for work, which leaves Paul dealing with a fussy toddler who didn’t get enough sleep. He’s still been getting some phantom fevers that last several days and have no other symptoms other than lethargy and being a bit crabby. But he was oh-so-snuggly when he was sick, which I kind of love. But I always feel bad that he is sick- and his fevers get so high. (They’ve been getting to the 105/106 degree range!) And blood tests show nothing wrong- no bacterial infections, nothing that they can see. We are still trying to figure out if he has some sort of autoimmune disorder, but the panels that they’ve run have all come back negative. But we’re not so concerned about it now because he is finally gaining weight!

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His favorite thing to do is point out cars that are driving by- and talk about puppies and kitties. He jabbers on a lot and we mostly have no idea what he is saying other than a periodic “Oh yeah!” or “Whoa” in his speeches. He is pretty stubborn, but also very eager to please. He is so good and cleaning up his toys and if he spills his milk or anything he will run into the kitchen, grab a rag out of the drawer, come back and wipe it up, then throw the rag into the washing machine (Well, he tries. He never really makes it back into the washing machine!). He also loves to help mama sort laundry (aka jump on the bed while I’m folding). He likes to take sips of my coffee and then tell me its yucky. He loves spicy foods and goldfish crackers. He really, really likes cheese. He also is a big fan of climbing now- Paul got out of the shower the other day and found him on top of the dining room table throwing salt around and making it snow. Oops. Soo now our house isn’t as toddler-proofed as we thought it was!

We are super excited for the 3 day weekend coming up and looking forward to enjoying some R&R and hanging out with Sam and chilling out. Hope you have all been well, and I’ll try not to abandon the blog so much anymore.

*Top picture by Carlie, Sam’s babysitter extraordinaire.

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5 thoughts on “We’re alive.

  1. Sarah was my child who ran fevers galore – often as a toddler and even as a grade schooler. I had to get a note from teh doctor so they didn’t send her home from school every time she ran a temp. Dr finally said it could be partly because of her fair fair skin – guess that makes a person more prone to them

  2. He’s just keeping you on your toes 😉 My mom said that my little brother used to run insane fevers as a kid–never as high as 106, but it was like every time he got sick, BAM 104+. I wonder, does his “normal” temp run higher? Maybe he’s part wolf? 😉

  3. My little ones are prone to HIGH fevers too (104 is common and up to 106 has occurred). I had a memory that my grandfather did as well so I just assumed it ran in the family. Seems too- since all 3 of mine are like that. If you google you will find it isn’t as uncommon as we are made to think. My friend is a pediatric nurse and she said they don’t give med’s until the fever is up to 102.5 so til we hit that I let the fever do it’s job. And beyond that as long as I can get the fever down I don’t think twice about it. LUKE warm baths/showers (too cold will make their body think it needs to warm up), LOTS of liquids, and of course popsicles! 😉 I hope if he does have health concerns you guys can pinpoint them but it sounds like you are doing good dealing with it as it presents and not letting it consume you when you are seeing improvement!

  4. And today Sam’s great grampa Sam celebrated his 90th birthday! What a legacy of Sam’s this family has!

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