Aurick, you turned nineteen months on the seventh of May.
On the 30th of April, you became a big brother as Flannery officially joined us. You were very sweet with the baby and didn’t show any signs of jealousy at all.
Along with your incessant head-shaking, you started saying “no” along with the gesture. You also started saying “ball”, and I think this was the time you started this funny little word that sounded like “mahmoh”. I thought you were using it to refer to me, but maybe instead it meant “hey, you!” because you started using it for everyone to get their attention.
This month you started running a fever that wouldn’t come down with meds, so I took you back to the walk-in-clinic. They said you had another ear infection, which I thought was strange. The medicine they prescribed you was one that Ephraim is allergic to (but Clive isn’t) so I gave it, but watched you closely for any reactions. About an hour after taking it, your fever spiked to over 105. I don’t know why it did that, but I was worried it was related to the medicine somehow, so I didn’t give you any more. That was a long night, waiting for your fever to come down. It also coincided with the time we were expecting Flannery any minute, so it was an exciting couple of days. The next morning I called your real doctor and asked for a different medicine. She checked you out and said you didn’t have an ear infection at all, so any medicine would be useless anyway. That is the last time I will take a child to that walk-in clinic. Anyway, it was apparently just a virus you had. It went away in a couple of days. Thankfully we didn’t have Flannery while you were sick. You were pretty miserable.
Oh! While we were at the pediatrician you stuck your finger up my nose and made it bleed like crazy. Thanks!
As mentioned in your last update, you had decided pretty quickly that you didn’t like being in the playpen, no matter how many new toys were in there. You did love the mega blocks that we got for you, however, and you loved for a sibling to come into your room and play with them with you. So we did succeed in getting some kind of corralled play to happen after all.