Monday, May 21, 2012

Germs, Big Babies, Playtime

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.


Sharkbytes said...

Hi Ivy- so sorry you are sick. Hope you feel better soon. I just got home... hope to try to catch up with some of my favorite blogs this week.

Chin chin said...

Hi Ivy. I hope that by this time you're okay 100%. Cameron's really growing fast. Hope you get to do your work and still enjoy more of Cameron.

spinninglovelydays said...

@Joan: Thank you. Will pop over for a visit now. :)

@Chin chin: Thank you. That's certainly my hope too. :)

Lalab said...

hello, ivy! Cameron is looking great! how are things with you? I don't go on-line much these past months. i am concentrating more on gardening and other stuff at home. it's fun. hehe. deactivated fb account as well so i just stay on-line for work. i wasn't able to see you during cristy's wake so i just asked nanay ebiang to hand you the books. although we were very late when we got there, it was like 1 in the morning 'cause i had to finish my classes until 9pm. anyway, just dropping by to say, hey! hehe. God bless you and your entire family. ngats! :)

spinninglovelydays said...

hi, lalab! so busy lately, as you can probably see from the status of my blog. anyway, thanks so much for the books. love 'em! hope you get to see this as i'm not sure how to reach you outside of facebook. :) take care and God bless!