We’ve had a bout with RSV…come to think of it, we’ve had a bout with every.respitory virus. under the sun in the last few months. 😦
This illness was serious enough for Rock to spend the night in the hospital. Luckily for him, he had the same nurses he had when we spent weeks on the peds floor after birth. MO2 spent the night with him and I stayed home with Roll. This is their second round of antibiotics and includes heavy use of the snot sucker, warm steam vaporizer, inhalers, vicks baby rub and Mama love. They have been out of day care at a minimum one day per week since Christmas. This means that one of us has to stay home with them. It is inconvenient but at least no one at work gives us a hard time. However, we move at the end of February, I’m not sure how our new bosses will fear.
Despite our illnesses, R & R are developing right on target. Both have mastered rolling, both from tummy to back and back to tummy. Roll (aptly named) is more agile and he is starting to scoot on his belly and can inch his way across his play quilt. They weigh 18 lbs and 16lbs respectively. They hit the chronological 6 month mark on the 21st but adjusted they are about 4 months and 2 weeks old. They are more ahead than 4 months. Both are enjoying solid food introduction. So far, their diet consists of rice cereal, prunes, peaches, bananas, applesauce, sweet potato, carrots, yams, and peas (although not at the same time). I think the hands down favorites are the applesauce, prunes, sweet potato and carrots. They have their next developmental screen the first week in February. Strangely, Roll’s anterior fontanel has closed (which apparently isn’t that odd) but still requires monthly monitoring to ensure his head is growing (it is). His hair, absent one day, is coming in thick and blond. Rock has rubbed most of his birth hair off and the new growth is blond but not as thick as his brother’s. He has long hair on the top of his head where he was unable to rub it off and it makes him look like he has either a comb over or a high and tight!
No news on the house front other than we continue to have lots of showings and people have expressed interest. All the feedback has been positive and the negatives have been things we can’t do anything about like lot size, etc…We are worried the house will not sell but are trying to remain optimistic. We are headed to DC on President’s Day weekend to look for rentals. Wish us luck!