Grandma came for a short visit yesterday and, as always, came adorned with beautiful jewelry for Harper Sue to admire.
Harper Sue was attacked, most likely in her sleep, by a vicious insect (most likely a mosquito or small spider) on Friday. The first indication was a small pimple-like sore under her chin on Friday night. On Saturday, she popped out of her evening bath with some obvious swelling and redness under her chin. By Sunday the swelled area was hardening and on Monday we went to our pediatrician. Harper is now on Day 2 of a 10 day 3x/day antibiotic treatment (boo!) with probiotic doses in between to mitigate the damage of antibiotics to her little bodies natural balance.
Harper also has her first semi-permanent tattoo. It’s a lovely dash line circle under her chin that marks the original size of the irritated area and I’m happy to say that after one dose of antibiotics the infected area is 20% smaller.
Here’s the photo we sent to our pediatrician on Saturday. ouch!
and a photo from Monday afternoon. Notice the redness on her double chin.
Aunt Sandi was in town this weekend so we headed over to the Cal Academy of Sciences to escape the rain and checkout the fishies. Harper Sue had a great time crawling around the less-trafficked sections of the museum and watching the fish swim by in the big tanks.
We are so lucky to have the Cal Academy close by and will undoubtedly be frequent visitors as Harper gets older.
We met up with The Lord’s Gang at Huntington Gardens on Sunday morning and spent the day meandering through the beautiful grounds. We took an unplanned break near a lovely pond and gave the kiddo’s a chance to explore.
Harper Sue attempted to purse snatch G Grandma Sue’s bag, pull Cousin Zach’s hair, and wrestle her Dada to the ground before convincing Grandma Tu Tu to carry her into a restricted zone. All in a days adventure for our sinister ‘lil SueBee.
All in all it was a lovely day and Grandpa Lord posted some nice pictures of Harper Sue on her best behavior:
It’s 8:30pm the night before Easter Sunday and while I’m happy to say Harper Sue is soundly sleeping and we are catching up on email (Patti) and video games (Rob) I’m also exhausted. Traveling with a 10 month old is a LOT harder than a 3 month old. Harper’s sleep schedule is 90% consistent 90% of the time which I’m convinced is why she’s such a vibrant and happy kiddo. I’m convinced because on days like today when she missed her afternoon nap and went to bed a full 90 minutes later than usual she was so distraught she was cry-choking before she finally let the sleep monster take her
Of course I was crying by that point too. Lucky for the other hotel guests the entire episode lasted less than 10 minutes but suffice to say it was the suckiest 10 minutes of my week.
Tomorrow we brunch with Rob’s family and head home sweet home.
Harper Sue has been busting another new yoga move this week. Her downward dog is improving with each attempt which is currently about 10x/day!