It’s been one helluva exhaustive week to say the least, yet in its negativity, I’m thankful for all that’s happened – it could have been worse. A quick check in my phone gallery got me realizing that I haven’t snapped a decent photo of anyone nor anything in the past week. Oh my!
Our little guy was struck with sudden high fever on my birthday afternoon (major bummer, yet I ended up spending so much of time snuggling with my family in bed over yoghurt and our favourite tv shows), got all clingy and refused to leave me out of sight…resulting in a lot of cancellation in plans. His fever lasted for about 3 days before it broke (thanks to the awesome waterbed mum got to control his temp during the nights) and as we guessed …it was harmless roseola doing it’s turn on Liam (turns out most of Liam’s friends got it before 1 yo and once you get it, it doesn’t come back) and not hfmd which was worrying me incessantly till the pd gave the clear and told us to sigh some relief that we got lesser of 2 evils. It was soooooo good seeing the little fella all active and laughing too loudly again… although I have been on a bit of a guilt trip for catching up on the much needed sleep during the day (because the parent who doesn’t work inevitably takes up night duty right?), leaving him to play a lot on his own.
It dawned on me that our little dude is also already 22 months old! He’s been talking an awesome lot these days – lots of new phrases & words, I really have to watch my words! And he continues to amaze us with his actions such as taking a wipe to mop up whatever he’s spilled from the cup, taking a tetrapak and tearing the straw portion out, asking if I can help him to “put the straw in” which I always pretend that my motor skills suck so much that I’m unable to do so; or even setting up a change area (waterproof mat, wipes, cream, new diaper) on his own after telling us that he’s done a biggie – what does this fella feed on? Air-filled DHA?
The coming week will see him attending playschool for 3/4 of a day and oh golly, I hope my emotions will be as gungho as I’ve been advising my other girlfriends about, got to keep those tears in check!
Meanwhile, have fun feasting over the last “CNY weekend” 🙂