Tuesday, December 6, 2005

December 6, 2005
I took Drew to the Doctor this morning because for the last week he has been crabby and was exhibiting cold like symptoms. The doctor diagnosed Drew with an ear infection - his first! The infection had moved from his right ear to his right eye. Poor little guy. He hasn't laughed or smiled for three days - I am really missing his joyful spirit. He hasn't been sleeping well either. John and I have been working together to take shifts throughout the day and night. Drew only can sleep if his head is elevated. Hopefully the antibiotics will start to work soon. Drew is so tired, but when he falls asleep he awakes screaming from the pain. When we went into the doctor Drew had lost about a pound and a half. He now weighs 19 pounds.
Drew is getting so close to walking. He is now taking one or two steps and then sitting down. He gets so proud of himself when he does it right. His new favorite toy is his wagon with blocks. We finally put batteries in it so it makes noise and sings. He loves to push it around the house. Drew just moved up in the world again. He is now wearing some of his 9-12 month cloths. I still marvel at how quickly the past year has gone. Last year at this time it seemed the days dragged by and every 24 hours was an eternity. Now I can't get time to stop going so quickly.
We are eagerly awaiting Christmas. We are going to get our tree this weekend - a real tree from a tree farm!. I decorated the house last weekend. It is so much fun being able to participate in the Christmas season. Last year I spent 11/9-1/11 in bed or in the hospital; the year prior we had just moved into our house so we didn't get into the holiday spirit as much, and the year before that we were preparing for our wedding. I can't believe how fast the past three years have gone by, and how our lives have changed.
Tomorrow we are expecting our first snow and ice! It was 89 degrees on Monday and tomorrow it is suppose to snow and be below freezing. The weather in Texas is so wild!
December 7, 2005
We have snow falling! I will get some good pictures of Drew today and post them on the website! I hope he will be up to his first snow!
Love,
Melissa

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