Levi…this kid! I have felt so terrible for him because there really hasn’t been a day in the past 6 weeks where he hasn’t been sick. I thought I couldn’t catch a break, but this poor baby has it far worse than me. First it was stomach bug for a week, followed by an ear infection for 2 weeks, then another stomach bug for another 10 days, then bronchiolitis, followed by pink eye, and now bronchiolitis again! BUt finally, 9 days later, he is finally starting to feel better. But look at that face? Would you have guessed that he had a 102.7 fever and an ear infection in the picture above? Probably not!
Macho is a tough guy. He always has been, and despite having been so sick for so long he still manages to be the silly, rambunctious, loving boy that we adore so much. The kid is attached to his pacifier as if it were another limb, and lately in the past 2 weeks has acquired an affinity for any soft blankies that may be laying around. All this time we were hoping he would be a blankie baby, and now that he is, we are all, “WHEN THE HELL did that happen?!”
We’re a little worried about his speech so we’ve started to take the pacifier away in the morning, and even though he cries for it and looks for it (and has hidden 20 paci’s in the apartment and can always find them!) we have only given it back to him (for the most part) at nap and bed times. He still says mama and gato and mas, but that’s about it. He is officially off of the bottle, so that’s one less thing we have to contend with. His appetite is that of 5 children his age combined and can eat the rest of us under the table. In fact, his favorite place AFTER dinner is under the table, because we basically have a human vacuum cleaner!
About 3 weeks ago, at daycare, Levi was hustling to get to this round rainbow pillow on the floor that he loves (go figure!). He tripped over his own feet, because he thinks he can go a lot faster than his “i just started walking 2 months ago” legs would carry him and chipped his left front tooth. The school called me and the teacher sounded so incredibly apologetic and was worried that we would pull the kids from the program. We’ve been in that classroom. We have see the way our boys love them and run right into their arms when we drop them off at school. We know there was nothing they could have done, and besides,, accidents happen. And that chipped tooth, I have to say, it is so darn cute! The tooth wasn’t wiggly or anything and he didn’t seem to be uncomfortable or in any pain, but I took him to the pediatric dentist just to be on the safe side. All is well with the tooth but if it starts to hurt him or get discolored, then I have to take him back and most likely have it pulled. Otherwise, gross motor is on point (jumping on the couch is his new favorite activity), fine motor is on target (he loves to shove things through every single hole he finds!) , and hopefully his speech will follow soon. And no one I know in this entire world has a laugh as great as he does!