Well, it's been quite a weekend. That's probably putting it mildly. Peanut started a cough on Friday. Now, this is probably the fourth cough she's had this Spring/Summer. Not something I notice until it becomes a noticeable cough. I guess that's part of my casual mom parenting. Saturday, I noticed at the party that she looked kind of worn out. Unusual for a 20 month old that loves to sleep, and does so at each chance she gets. The Mister spent the night out with his buddy Saturday night, so it was just me and Peanut. The cough became noticeable...oh boy did it. She wound up in our bed, one of her favorite places to be. We were up four separate times that night. Think she'd sleep in Sunday? Nooo, up bright and early in my face at 7:30. We spent Sunday at my parents' house with the rest of the clan. Noticed Peanut was a little wheezy and out of breath after running around. Unusual again. Sunday night was similar to Saturday night, just toss in a low grade fever. Monday, we're at the doc's. Breathing treatments, viral, dimetapp..yada yada. Today we stayed home to rest up and wait for the fever to break. Tomorrow we return to the world of the living and non sick.
What did I (re)discover while home with my sick, hyper toddler? Crochet. Yes, I said it...crochet. Mister came home yesterday and said, what are you doing? I said, Crocheting. He said, But you hate crochet. That's how much I claimed to dislike crochet. I'm now eating those words. It's like a die hard film photographer going to digital. It's instant gratification. I've finished two crochet preemie hats in the last two days. Now, mind you, I have had a bit more time on my hands..but I think I could whip one up in 2 hours. It's nearly instant gratification. What's happened to me?? Here's a photo of the crack hats and I have a feeling there are more crochet items in me waiting to get out...maybe, even, gasp..a blanket!
Here's one of my favorite photos taken on Sunday. My parents have seven acres and we just let Peanut run loose. Much different from our urban dwelling. Like city mouse visiting country mouse's house. Anywho...feel free to note how cute she is. And a side note, that's the outfit Dad picked out and bought for her to wear on Father's day.