after promising to be a better blogger, i let this space stay stagnant for over a week again.
sylvie has been sick this week. really sick. she whined and screamed all day and barely slept all night for 5 days in a row. after a few days of general malaise, she sprouted a nasty rash on the tops of both feet. it quickly spread to her shins and knees.
we didn't call the pediatrician at first because she didn't have a fever and the rash didn't seem to bother her. yesterday the rash looked 10 times worse and it was clear she was uncomfortable. she did the most pathetically cute crawl to try and scratch her legs on the carpet. adorable and sad. after almost losing my mind for the better part of a week, i called our new pediatrician. he diagnosed her with hand foot and mouth disease. her hands and face have stayed rash free, but her throat is awfully red and raw. since HF&M is a virus, we can only treat it symptomatically. this means lotion and oatmeal baths for the itching, a little tylenol and homemade popsicles for the throat pain, and a bit of benadryl at bedtime. after just one day of this, she seems much better. i can happily say that she was back to her smiley, sweet self today for the first time in almost a week. i think we are through the worst of it. thank goodness!
sylvie's sickness ate up all of my free time for the week. my post-bedtime evenings were non-existent. i have A LOT of catching up to do to get ready for her 1st birthday party. it's less than 3 weeks away! AHH! the pressure is on. fo' real! on top of that, i have a few illustration projects in the works. i'm also trying to get our house looking just so before a bunch of family and friends show up in a couple of weeks. my best friend is coming down to visit for the party and will be staying with us. we would love to get our living room curtains hung and finish the bit of painting we have left before then. travis has the day off tomorrow and has graciously offered to take sylvie out for a daddy daughter day so i can get stuff done. i can't wait to cross a bunch of items off of my to-do list. i swear it's about a mile long.
i'm off to start checking things off of that list!