Skip to main content

Chicken Pox

We think Jack might have chicken pox. The last couple of weeks Jack has been a pain for his poor daddy. To be honest it's not something I've taken too seriously! Mark always says Jack's been a little monster and then he's a sweetie for me. But he has been off with me too. We'd put it down to Terrible Twos but now we're starting to rethink.

Last night he refused to eat his tea. Flat out refused. He often tries it on with his meals, but this was a tried and tested meal that he normally likes, and while he started out ok he soon got to the stage where every mouthfull was spat out and we had tears. So.... thinking that he was just trying it on we did what most people / parenting guides have suggested and took the food away saying there was to be no more until the next normal meal / snack time. It felt mean, like we were sending him to bed hungry. But he wanted to go to bed, and didn't want to eat so what can you do?

He slept for almost 14 hours! And when we brought him down he just picked at his breakfast choosing only to eat fruit and nothing else. Later in the morning during a nappy change we found some blister type spot things. They look a lot like chicken pox. He has a couple round his groin, one on his belly and one on his shoulder. His back is clear and it's deffinatly not a rash or anything more sinister. This afternoon his didn't want much lunch, again only really having a bit of fruit and some cheese. Then he slept for another 3 1/2 hours.

I went to get him up for some awake time and his dinner and he has bags under his eyes still. Wemade him one of his fav easty-to-eat meals: tinned ravioli, and he didn't have much of that. He found my bag of dates and munched a few of those and then had some milk.

He's still up at the moment, but he's clearly tired, and grouchy, so I think he'll be off to bed again before long. And I don't think I'll be far behind him. As it happens I'd booked him a doctors apointment for Tuesday because he's been holding and tugging on his ears and has a lot of wax in them, and I just wanted to have them checked out. It looks like it might all be linked in...

Poor wee man!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Romance

Now, we don't really do Romance, Yorkie and I. We're not the sort of couple that goes to posh restraunts, buy hearts and flowers on a whim etc, but last night we had a really sweet night. We didn't really do much that was classically romantic, it was the mood, the feeling in the air, if you know what I mean....? I cooked us steaks for tea, which is always a winner for Yorkie (his second fav after anything pork) and had the candles lit in the front room. Not that I was going for a romantic atmosphere, I just like to have candles lit on cold dark nights. We snuggled up on the settee together, watching nothing much on telly, all warm and cozy under a blanket, with the cat curled up o us. We'd been talking a little bit about the wedding and stuff, and about what my doc had said to me about what to do before we start a family. Yorkie's eyes went all soft and sweet, he was hugging me close and saying all the right kind of sweet thinks that I love to hear. It was on

Magnificent Monday #14

Welcome to Magnificent Monday! Poor old Monday, the most hated day of the week... But Monday can be magnificent ! All it wants is to be liked !  Like this Monday by liking some new Facebook pages and making some new friends! CharlieBeth @ Life as Mumma Walker  &  Kate @ Family Fever Tweet   The Facebook Linky The Blog Linky By participating, linkers agree to be added to the blog.family-walker.co.uk email newsletter list, but don't worry, I wont spam you! I'll just email you invitations to linkups. You can opt out at any time

International Babywearing Week

This is AWESOME! And I didn't even know about it until this year! International Babywearing Week ! I am a big fan of babywearing, although my journey to comfortable, workable babywearing was a slow one. With Jack and Tom I tried a variety of strap and buckle slings and they never really suited us. I gave up with them and thought that babywearing was for other people. Then when I had Georgie my step-mum gave me a Moby cloth wrap sling that she had found at a car boot sale. It came with a book of instructions for how to tie the sling and how to fit baby in safely and comfortably. I gave it a try. Georgie loved it. I loved it. I was totally sold! So from then on when ever I went shopping, or on the school run with the older boys, or to visit friends, or anything.... I popped Georgie in the Moby Wrap. He was comfortable, warm, close to my heart and his much loved boobies (I breastfeed), he could see the world around him, and was a very very happy baby! When I found out