Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Toddler Temperature and Teddy Torture

Why is it that my kids don't get sick until it is the weekend?

Saturday morning Eli did not seem like his usual rambunctious self. So I checked and sure enough, he was burning hot. We gave him some ibuprofen and he spent a large portion of the day sleeping and cuddling on Mommy. I seemed to be the comfort item of the moment.

I also spent a large portion of Saturday night being Eli's preferred cuddly comforter. I didn't really appreciate being up most of the night, but I did enjoy the cuddles. My boys are not terribly cuddly babies. Usually they prefer to cuddle with their teddies.

Sometimes Eli even tries to jailbreak his teddy from the crib.

Too bad Tan Teddy is too tubby to fit through the bars!

Eli's fever continued through Monday. I called the pediatrician, but since he had no other symptoms and the fever was "low-grade" there was nothing to do but wait. Happily today the fever is gone.



(By the way, thank you for all your kind words on my post about my terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day on Thursday. I am happy to report that Friday and many days since have been MUCH better.)

19 comments:

  1. Aww, poor guy, I am glad he's feeling better. I don't like being up at night either, but I would take the cuddles. :)

    Hope you are having a wonderful week and it may not be new, but I am SO EXCITED to be a featured read. lol! Thank you!! *hugs*

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  2. What a sweet picture! Every boy needs a good teddy bear! Glad to hear the fever went away!

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  3. glad your little man is felling better!

    cute photo

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  4. Poor little mister! As he gets older though, he will freakishly feel amazing on weekends and terrible on Monday... school does that to kids! :o)

    Love the pic of the monkey tush! So cute!

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  5. awwww!! my little man has the same bear!!!! that is his besty!!! he does the same thing with his teady too!!! (how weird!) i will walk in several times to find baxter half in and half out of the crib in the oddest positions! hahahahaha!

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  6. That is so cute! And I love that he's called Tan Teddy. My daughter called hers Purple Teddy. :)

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  7. Awwwww......hope he is feeling better.

    My kids always get sick when we have somewhere special to go!

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  8. I'm glad he's feeling better. That teddy bear is too cute- in my house they usually get the projectile ejection- did you know that glow worms are super loud when they hit hardwood floor at the speed of toddler?

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  9. Oh, poor baby! Kids shouldn't get sick during the summer months. :( Glad he's better!

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  10. aw, my little guy isn't feeling top great either right now.

    (And I have a very similar photo of "Carlton Bear" being pulled through the crib bars!!)

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  11. Glad he's feeling better--and maybe, someday, Teddy will be equipped with a little file and he can saw his way out!

    Blessings!

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  12. poor little guy... glad he's feeling better. and I'm glad to see that Teddy didn't escape!

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  13. Awww, I hate when my kids get sick. I'm happy to report that the older they get the less often they get sick. :)

    Love that shot of the squished bear. Too cute.

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  14. So glad your son is better, his teddy is cute!

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  15. I love the tubby teddy, too funny.

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  16. Found you through Wordful Wednesday, hi! That picture is really adorable, i can't wait to see things like that around my house!

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  17. Sorry your little guy was under the weather...

    And that scene with the bear trying to be "set free" from the crib looks very familiar!

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  18. My son (now 6) still says his Pooh Bear is his best friend ever.

    Feel better everyone!

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