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the eric update - day 110: transient sneezing and stuffiness. and on being a little baby sponge.

today, like most days these days was fairly quiet; we started the day a little worried that he might be getting a cold, since he awoke in the morning with a stuffy nose and he's had a few sneezing episodes since his hernia surgery. the day after his surgery he sneezed something like 15 times, which is quite unusual. our pediatrician didn't think much of it unless he started to run a fever, which he hasn't, but the stuffiness and sneezing had us on edge for a few hours; however as the day unfolded both symptoms seemed to disappear. hopefully he's not developing allergies to the dogs. although i suppose if that were the case, he'd be stuffy and sneezy around the clock.

odin still seems to enjoy sleeping most of the day staying awake for much of the night. hopefully he gets the whole day and night thing worked out soon so we can get back to a more sane sleeping schedule. but regardless of the time of day or night, it's really amazing to watch him begin to really take an active interest in his surroundings when he's awake. odin has always been attentive and alert, but in the past week we've seem him become even more engaged with his environment.

this evening, we were twirling in slow circles in the kitchen while i was talking to odin and holding him out in front of me.

he had this exression on his face the entire time as if he were soaking in the entire experience like a little baby sponge.

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10/22/2004 11:26:00 PM 2 comments


Today’s pictures are absolutely precious!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:15 AM  

Magdalena always has/had a stuffy nose and the sneezes. I was told, especially in the beginning, it was because amniotic fluid dried in her nose and just makes it sneezy. Later on they told me that since their noses and nasal passages are SO tiny, it makes for great conditions to get stuffy noses and sneezes since drainage of any kind really doesn't have much room to drain. :) And it tis the season. Hope it goes away soon. He is so adorable and looks fantastic. :)

By Blogger Suzanne, at 12:39 PM  

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