Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Evan has been sick with a viral infection the past week. On New Year's Eve he had a temp of almost 103, which would go down with tylenol. New Year's Day he was still spiking fevers, and we were not able to get a hold of Evan's regular pediatrician (Dr. Oldham). Since it never seems very productive to take him to see someone new, we decided this wasn't so urgent he couldn't wait to see Dr. Oldham--who he didn't get to see until Thursday. He had an ear and respiratory infection (not RSV or influenza). But he is back on antibiotics, albuterol treatments, and today is the first day he has really seemed back to himself.
I haven't seen Evan this sick in awhile (although he is far from the frail little guy we brought home from Children's 2 years ago). All he would do was lay on the floor and whimper. He would cry if you picked him up, and would crawl off to the corner and sleep. He slept almost all day--he would be awake for 15-20 minutes, and then fall asleep for an hour to 1 1/2 hours, and then sleep fairly much through the night too. He wouldn't sit up. He wouldn't play with his books or busy-box or sit-n-spin...now that's a sick boy. We did find out about 3 days into his illness that he was constipated (now that has resolved, but he has some diarrhea from the antibiotics).
Anyhow, he seems better today. He was up spinning on his sit-n-spin, and banging his puzzle pieces on the TV screen. He did fall asleep about 10 min ago, so I guess all that playing wore him out. Amy (Max's mom) requested a picture, so here he is asleep:
Yesterday, we finally made a commitment to a yellow and painted our kitchen. I have had 4 different yellow splotches up on our kitchen walls for the past 8 months or so...we just didn't have the time (or inclination) to actually paint. Well, as a Christmas present from our families, we bought the paint and some crown molding for the tops of the cabinets. Looks pretty good, I think. It's hard to tell the color in the picture, so I changed the background on Evan's page to the new wall color.