Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas!

We've been having a busy few weeks here. Sorry I've been lax on the posting lately. I'll get better!

First Nicky came down with a mystery fever on Sunday two weeks ago. Tom was at church and we'd just put up the tree that day. Nicky was having fun playing with the tree and then we went to watch a movie so that I could clip his nails (it's my trick to keep him distracted and still). It didn't take long before I noticed his tummy felt hot. I thought maybe I'd dressed him too warmly, but his eyes looked a little glassy too. I took his temp before putting him to bed and it was 103.1. I gave him some motrin and put him to bed. I called his pediatrician and the nurse said as long as he's not showing any other signs we can probably wait till morning. The only thing we'd noticed was he hadn't eaten well the past day or two, which is unusual for him, but he'd been drinking fine, no puking, sneezing or anything else. He was still running a temp when Tom got home and we gave him more medicine at about 2am when he was still at 102. By morning it was down to nearly normal though. We didn't end up taking him to the doctor or anything. So we guess he was just fighting off a little bug. Amazing thing is this is the first really high fever he ever had. I don't think we'd ever even taken his temp before. I was so glad we'd gotten a good thermometer and I was proud of myself for handling it well with Tom out of the house. Good momma!

Since then I've spent every evening after Nicky was in bed making Christmas gifts. I have photos that I'll put up once everyone has gotten theirs. I think everything turned out so pretty! We did end up buying two things, but everything else, including the boxes, are homemade!

We do have one other project that Tom was working on with Nicky for gifts though. It's not going so well. Our first idea totally wouldn't work and now our second idea was a bust too. Projects that require the cooperation of a 21 month old aren't as easy as we thought they'd be. Especially when this 21 month old refuses to touch anything mushy or moist. Aw well. Tomorrow is Christmas Eve so I think we've called off that project. Maybe next year. See the videos here. I loaded up two of them.

Now we have Tom's mom, sister and brother in law in town. (Video of Nicky talking to Maryellen on the phone here.) My dad and stepmother are coming on Christmas day, so we'll have a big crowd for Nicky's second Christmas. I think it's going to be a lot of fun! We're all going to have Christmas Eve dinner over at Tom's dad and JM's house, kind of early I hope, and open gifts from each other (we drew names this year). Nicky will open a present too, one from Grandma and Grandpa. Then we'll head home and put Nicky to bed. Nana will stay with Nicky while Tom and I go to midnight mass. And then Christmas morning will be stockings and presents from Santa and everyone else for Nicky. He's got a lot to look forward to this year! I'll give a full report and photos after Christmas.


Anonymous said...

Miss you all so much!!!
Merry Christmas Eve!!!
The budding artist just may need tools for painting --paintbrushes, sponges, or stampers.
Finger-painting may not be his medium
and crayons, chalk and markers might work better for him.
He is so adorable!!! I love watching his phone conversations---priceless!!
Love you all bunches and bunches!!!
xxxoooMom/Grandmomma :)