Last week was highly irregular. I had to take 3 days of sick leave, for starters. I wasn't well enough for work Thursday and Friday, but there was work to be done and since I thought I could work in bed anyway, it wouldn't be so bad. It was a "meh" idea. The thing about that is I wouldn't get better without getting any real rest and, in this case, antibiotics. My throat was killing me, but the pain's almost gone now... so's the cough. We did miss church yesterday since I was still feeling poorly. I'm still not a hundred percent today and my mom thinks I should just ditch work again, but this isn't a good time for me to be absent again, so I'm just praying for help and healing.
Cameron is already 8 months - that flying time, eh. Childhood is fleeting and infancy, even more so. Because I'm working this time, I feel as though I'm not getting to enjoy Cam's babyhood as much as I did Marguerite's. I'm not about to gripe though. I don't have to leave him while I go off to work at all. I just don't get to be as obsessed as I was with M. That's probably a good thing. Anyway, everything's on track with Cam's development. He's even longer than some one-year-old children at 78 cms. (The pic above is about 2 months old, btw. It was taken by my boss when he came over for a visit.)
Marguerite, who gave me the germs, is better herself, so she's going back to her swimming lessons tomorrow. How's this for dumb? All the time M was coughing right at my face (she insisted on sleeping beside me while she was sick) I was somehow thinking that my immunity was high because I was breastfeeding. When I got sick, I was like, "Oh wait, it's the baby whose immune system gets all the benefits..." And yeah, breastmilk, really wonderful. Anyway, these days, M is into the Littlest Pet Shop (Mark just gave her a box, before that she would make do with her Little Ponies and Polly Pocket pets -- she likes making up stories and getting the little toys to act them out) and giving makeup tutorials (I'll have to videotape her play moments). I was all set to have her turn out more outdoorsy than me, but this is where her interests lay at the moment. When we spend time outdoors, she'd run and ride her bike some and then she'd settle on the blanket to play with her little toys. I hope we get to expose her to many options, but I'm determined to support and encourage whatever her interests are.
When I'm not working, parenting or being sick, I watch a lot of Pawn Stars, The Pickers, Rick's Restorations, and Storage Wars.