A switch was flicked…

… and Faith suddenly learnt a whole lot of new skills.

  • Turning around onto her tummy to climb off the couch or to go down stairs.
  • Climbing onto the couch.
  • Climbing up the slide part of the jungle gym, then lying down and sliding.
  • Climbing onto things designed to give me even more grey hairs, like chairs and climbing frames at Aarons school.
  • Drinking from a cup instead of a squeeze bottle without spilling.
  • Nodding ‘yes’ in context.
  • Doing all the actions to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, even trying to make a diamond like mommy does!

I really have to stop calling her ‘the baby’, she is a real little toddler now!

P.s. She still doesnt really say mommy talk… what she does say is ‘eho’ = hello, ‘oof’ = dog/woof and now we can add a very distinct and clear UP ūüôā



Aaron has had a cough now for over four weeks. ¬†It started with a 3 am trip to the ER for croup. ¬†A¬†nebulizer¬†and some cough mixture later the barking cough was gone. ¬†But… he has had a persistent cough since then. ¬†Mostly at night but during the day sometimes too, especially if he has been very active. ¬†We went to our¬†pediatrician¬†two weeks ago and he gave us a new cough mixture and a nasal spray. ¬†It helped some but not all the way. ¬†Aaron has still been coughing.

I called the pead on tuesday and he prescribed a cortisone based syrup. ¬†Bad idea… ¬†Aaron woke up that night and for three hours spoke to the walls, fed his bottle to the rocking horse, emptied and filled up his toy box, walked in circles and generally had a nice high going on. ¬†At 1 am he finally fell asleep¬†and¬†I poured the cortisone down the sink!

Last night he coughed so badly that he threw up, everywhere, even on the poor dog.  So today we went to see the pead again.  We have a new cough mixture, stronger nasal spray and a tablet that will open his chest a bit.  Hopefully this breaks the cough.  I feel so bad for the little guy, he always looks so miserable when he is coughing and even more so when he has vomited.

Hold thumbs for us that tonight he has a full nights sleep, uninterrupted by coughing or vomiting!