On Friday, July 25th, Andrew turned 11 months old. It's hard to believe that in another month he will have his first birthday! I'm sorry I haven't been updating the blog. We were sick this weekend--well, Andrew and I were. He started running a fever on Friday and it really got up there (103.8 when he woke up Sunday morning). I had called the nurse advisor Saturday night and she said to keep an eye on it and if it was still there Sunday morning to bring him in. I gave him his Motrin, which brought it down by the time I got him in. The doctor wanted to collect a urine sample to rule out any infections which would require antibiotics. So he had a little bag taped on his ween; the nurse who applied it said normally babies scream bloody murder, but Andrew just smiled at her! She said she wanted to take him home because he was so cute. It took him over an hour, but he finally peed! He spent that hour crawling around the waiting room, checking out the fish tank, and crawling over to talk to random strangers. I am going to have to watch this one someday since he has no stranger anxiety. Anyway, the urine sample came back clean, which was very good news (I was worried about meningitis or something of that nature). It is a strange fever since he has no other symptoms. The doctor said it's a virus and we're just supposed to keep giving the Motrin and keep him cool. He's had a lukewarm bath every day. It's just hard to see him sick. He only wants me, and yesterday at my grandparents' house he wouldn't go to anyone and he cried every time I walked away (I had him in the high chair and if I was 2 feet away, those alligator tears started running). Normally my mother can hold him just fine. This morning, he still had the fever--he woke up at 3:00 am and was on the boob for over an hour. I just let him comfort nurse because if I pulled him off he would just start crying again. Hopefully this goes away soon! I have a feeling he's going to break into a rash after this is all said and done--sounds like he has classic roseola symptoms. Srengthening the immune systems is what's going on, I guess, if there is anything positive to come out of this. I mentioned that I was sick too (I had diarrhea and vomiting from Friday night all throughout Saturday).
And now, a cute picture of Andrew for your enjoyment!