He loves to play with all his non-toy toys. His favorites are a paper clip, his spoons, my workout band, and his nose sucker. Ridiculous! He plays quietly by himself in the morning, but loves to play mid day with mama. He plays well with his other baby friends and has a little baby crush on his girlfriend Chiara. We always catch him looking at her all dopey eyed. He loves going to story time at the library and sing along time as well. We learned the song, "3 little monkeys jumping on the bed."
It's a fave- and comes in handy when he is cranky.
He is sleeping and eating good. Favorite food is peaches for sure. He has learned how to stand up in his crib- and that is his new favorite thing to do, pretty cute walking in to pick him up when he is standing there. He naps really well in the car or stroller and loves to nap in his swing.
Next up was the ambulance ride. Jack cried the whole way over to Anaheim. No fun. There was pediatric Doctors in the ER and they were so much more relaxed, which made it easier for me to be calm for Jack. I didn't dare google croup because I didn't want to know what google said. I didn't want to hear a horror story. I wanted a Dr. to tell me my son would be fine. And that is exactly what they did in Anaheim. The Dr.s admitted us for further surveillance- which was great. We loved our pediatric nurses and felt relieved to stay there and have help monitoring Jack.
Caleb was able to get a flight home and was there to spend the night in the hospital with Jack and I. Jack got better and better once dad arrived. It was such a precious moment when Caleb walked into the hospital room. My stress level went down and Jack was so excited to see Daddy. Monica was finally relieved from helping me. What a help she was! I am so grateful to have a friend like her who wouldn't leave my side. I tried to tell her to go to work, and she looked at me with her big blue eyes and said, "I would never leave you in the ER alone." Tears ran down my face as I thanked her. Jack was happy to have his two favorite gals there caring for him.
We learned a lot about Croup and what to do next time. God, I pray there is no next time. We are so grateful for prayers and kind words. It was terrifying to see Jack so sick and not have Caleb with me. I kept thinking- he is the strong one, why am I here by myself... I need him. But, I'm stronger then I give myself credit for!
|there is that smile im talking about.|
|resting at the hospital|
|after the IV|
|ambulance driver- Jack liked him|
|sleeping with Mon|
|first ambulance ride.|
|Jack looking at his girlfriend.|