Monday, July 12, 2010

The Three T's



The Coxsackie virus.

(I know, that last one's not technically a "T.")

The trifecta of new teeth, new self-propulsion abilities, and new challenges to Finn's immune system has slowly and then suddenly crept up on my younger son for the last three weeks. It hit a peak (valley?) this weekend when the virus denied us our planned trip to New Jersey and the incoming teeth and attempts at crawling denied us our sleep--any sleep--on Friday night.

I think the tooth pain is now ebbing, but the determination to crawl (and he really can crawl--mostly backwards on his belly, but sometimes forward and all the way up past his knees onto his FEET) is still waking him up twice a night and roughly every 25 minutes of a nap in the crib.*

As for the virus, the fever's gone but who knows what softer symptoms the kid continues to cope with.

I know this is a theme lately, but Will was so different. His first tooth came weeks AFTER he started to crawl, in his eighth month; we don't have a clue how to handle the disruption of tandem teething and crawling. Oh well, here's to things looking up next week.

*I find that nothing really interrupts his sleep when he's napping in the Ergo, which is probably because of how swaddled-ish he is, and that's wonderful but COME ON KID, you are almost six months old. It is time for some consistent napping!**

**To which Will says: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. You fool.

Monday, July 5, 2010

July 4th Weekend

This was our July 4th--a wonderful chaos.

But first, a backlog of photos from the beginning of summer:

Will eating lunch at Connor's

Connor and Will in the pool

The boys take turns (!!) on the John Deere

What can I say? They really love holding hands.

The following photos are from this weekend:

Connor and Will at an impromptu cookout at Connor's house;
this is early in the evening.

Later, they sat side-by-side in high chairs and
Connor shrieked while Will laughed hysterically.
Then Connor tried to feed Will watermelon--
Will announced that "Connor cup fall down."
They might be a little loud for the grownups sometimes,
but they sure do get a kick out of each other.

We also did the pool with Bella and Joe Joe this weekend.
Will was really excited to hang with his big cousins,
and Finn had a nice time kickin' it (literally) in the baby pool.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

In-House Entertainment

Ladies and gentlemen, the Noon Brothers:

They'll be here all night...every night!