Monday, March 28, 2011

First Fever - Check

Eva had her first fever last week.  We took her in for her routine 4 month vaccines, and she seemed to hardly notice them - at first.

Then 3:30am came, and I went in to feed her like I always do.  She was hot.  Crazy hot.  I remember my mom telling me how you know when your baby has a fever just by touching her, and it's so true.  We took her temperature and it was 102.7.  Obviously we doused her up with Tylenol, and called the doctor, and a million other things that woke her-miserable-self up enough that she didn't go back to sleeping until 5:30am.

I was a tired mommy the next day, but we took a couple of cool baths together and cuddled a lot.

She wasn't extra fussy from the fever (it's harder to be fussier than her normal base line), but she was definitly extra sleepy acting.  Fortunately her fever, although happening at the same time as her horrible allergies, was temporary.  The next day we kept up with her Tylenol doses, and by 10pm the fever was gone.

All-in-all, I'm glad her first sickness was something semi-predictable.  We knew it would go down within a day or two, and we knew she wasn't super sick.  I can't imagine what it would be like to have a baby with a real illness, or even a real cold.  Eva was kind and gave me a practice run so that, next time she gets sick, I'll be as prepared as I can be.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

2nd Anniversary

Two years married, eight years together, ten point five years since we met.  Wow, time flies.

We went to Courtyard St. James for lunch, as I plan on doing every year, and ate our meal 5 feet from where we said our vows.  Eva was a little fussy and it was crazy windy, but pleasant nonetheless.

Yaniv bought me a MacBook Air because, as he said, I've never talked about wanting something so much for so long, even if it is from a company I despise.

I got him a family membership to the zoo because he always wants to go, but apparently he thought it was lame.  I made him wander the zoo after lunch anyways.  The only animals Eva cared about were the fish, but it was nice for her to get fresh air.

Later, Yaniv brought the zoo home and caught an opossum in our backyard.

Finally, we ended the evening with a romantic dinner at our favorite upscale sushi place.  It was the first time we'd eaten out without Eva, but I think we were both so tired we weren't able to fully enjoy it.  I did, however, thoroughly enjoy the saki.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Winning Friends and Influencing Babies

Eva is on her way to becoming President, the first time it could be possible on the Boshernitzan side.  Who thought I'd give birth to a first generation American??

So, how is she on her way to becoming President, you ask?  The answer is simple: networking.  Eva has made 4 good friends.  Ayla, Caleb, Leo, and Noa.  Yeah, they're in the partying phase right now, rolling around on blankets and all.  But give them a few years and they'll be the next Greenspan, the next Clinton, the next Obama, the next Hawking etc...  

Monday, March 21, 2011

Our Backyard and Its Wonders

We're working on landscaping, and although we started mulching 3 weeks ago, we still haven't finished.  However, even though our yard isn't in its normal glorious form, it is being visited by magical creatures like a baby owl.  

One morning, Yaniv went to check on the pool, and for a moment he glanced into the palm tree.  There it was - a tiny baby owl.  He thought it was dead or sick and planned on adopting it, but as soon as he went to move the branch to reach the owl, it flew away!

The thing that is really keeping us from finishing the landscaping is not our owl infestation, but Yaniv's obsession with building an herb garden!  So he went to Home Depot, bought wood, and spent 2 hours screwing it together, filling it with dirt, and planting herbs.  All in the dark.  Because he couldn't wait till morning.  : |  This is my stern, serious writing tone. 

It did come out beautifully, though, so I'm not actually complaining.

Friday, March 18, 2011

March Madness

We're working with Eva on forming a sleeping schedule.  All other schedules are pretty much baby led since I'm too "driven" to follow a schedule during the day.  

It's like this:
  • 6:30pm: story time + bath + full feeding
  • 7pm: bedtime
  • 10:15pm: full feeding
  • 3am: short feeding
  • 7am: wake up
Obviously bath time is my favorite part, even though Daddy gets the honors.

Of course, if you asked Eva, it's the schedule above plus waking up at 2am and 5am for at least half an hour, talking to herself, turning around in her crib to look at her soother, getting out of her swaddle, and other general non-sleeping activities while Mommy ignores the monitor.

We are still working on tummy time and rolling over.  The tummy time is getting longer and more productive, although Eva views it as eating hands/carpet time.  The rolling over... well, she's done it 4 times, starting at 2 months, but none in the last 3 weeks.  So we're still waiting on that one.