Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Solitary Confinement

Talia and I are under house arrest for the remainder of this week, as the Little Lady has gotten herself a case of german measles. It was only a matter of time, I suppose, as Talia has been in daycare for about a month and STILL puts everything in her mouth, so she's bound to pick up whatever germs are floating around there. I'm able to work from home, so I've brought some stuff home with me, but my measley little companion isn't allowing for much work to get done!

We've had a busy August, with Daddy starting a new job, Mama heading back to work and Talia adjusting to her new part-time digs at Jojo's house. The transition to daycare was much harder on Mom & Dad; Talia didn't notice that we weren't there. By her second morning at daycare, she recognized Jojo's house, giggled, squealed with delight, and pointed to the door, firmly telling Daddy "DO! DO! DO!" Rainer drops her off in the morning, he says that he takes her shoes and jacket off, puts her on the floor, and she's off like a shot. I have the joy of picking her up in the evening, I'm so happy to see her, but she often tells me off for showing up in the middle of her snack or playing with her new boyfriend, Felix. That hurts Mama's sensitive little feelings, but truth be told, we are both really glad that she loves Jojo's place so much. It would be much more difficult to leave her somewhere if she cried and didn't want to stay.

It looks like September will be just as busy. We are off to visit K-town this weekend, provided that little Miss Measles is no longer contagious. I still get really carsick thanks to little Cold November (just like when I was pregnant with Talia!) so I'm not really looking forward to the 2 hours in the van, but it will be great to see everyone once we get there. And of course, we get to sneak a peak at our second little Rainedrop on the 23rd, so stay tuned for ultrasound pics! In the meantime, here are some of our favourites from August:
Best friends in matching shirts.
Ready for daycare in the morning.
Mama's first day back at work.
Daddy's first day at his new job.
Watermelon = pure joy.
Couch potato!


Jaclyn and Devan Swallom said...

way cute.... and way sucky. lol

Amber said...

Is there a vaccination for German Measles? Just curious if that is one in the vast array of many they are recommended to get.

T Mc Q said...

Yes, Amber. German Measles is also known as Rubella, which is the "R" in the MMR shot they get at 12-13 months. Talia's dr. does it at 13 months, so she just got her shot a few weeks ago. The dr. we saw thinks either Talia was infected just before she got her shot (they can be infected for 2-3 weeks before symptoms appear) or the vaccine wasn't in her system long enough to fully protect her. Either way, he suspects this will be a very mild case because she is still receiving some protection from the vaccine.