The good: We've had lots of fun family time. We've made the most of the sunny days - the boys love playing on our deck and running around outside. On the crummier days we've been taking lots of field trips, snuggling, wrestling and baking cookies. Jack is down to 1 nap a day which has made getting out and adventuring a bit easier. He is also talking more and just growing up so much. He can climb on any and everything now - the couch, kitchen chairs, tables (eek!) and wants to do anything that Crosby does. He loves being outside so this weather lately has been 100% Jack approved. The boys have been playing together a ton and Jack LOVES giving Crosby kisses, such a fun brother friendship developing!
The bad: Ailments galore.
Crosby had mostly had allergy craziness. We knew Crosby was prone to allergies (most kids with food allergies also have seasonal allergies). We've given him kid's claritan on and off as he's displayed allergies symptoms, but mid month he all of the sudden got crazy bad - watery eyes, runny nose, hacking cough, lethargic - we immediately got him in to the Dr and they prescribed him an allergy inhaler, nose spray and changed the allergy med he was taking. Thankfully he quickly turned around and we were able to stop most of the meds after a few days. Unfortunately this last week it kicked back up again and got really bad Friday. Back to the doctor because our meds weren't helping much and now we have dropped the inhaler but are on a new medicine that is supposed to help open his airways. Thankfully he is already doing much better.
Jackson had 2 ear infections in March/April and we just found out Friday that he either has another or the last one didn't completely go away. We are back on antibiotics and praying this knocks it out and we are over them for awhile. If he continues to get more or this one doesn't resolve itself quickly we are probably going to seriously be looking at tubes. He also a couple of weeks ago started looking like he was walking a bit funny - one shoulder was below the other and it seems one hip was swinging out a bit more. We ended up in the Chiropractors office and Jack has some stuff he has been working on since then - it seems his legs were different lengths due to his lower back being a little whacked. His neck was really tight which could have resulted in headaches and could have contributed to the ear infections because they were likely not draining properly. We are hoping our little is put back together soon!
All of the boys and their lightsabers. :)