Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Chicken Pox Take 2!

2 weeks to the day of Murray's first spot, Harris' first spot popped up on his chest! Poor wee love had at least 13 on his scalp; more than 20 in his groin/and boy's bits; too many on his face (including eyebrows and lids), neck and ears and several on his chest, back and armpits and a random one on his foot! He was so good really, but v v pale on Thursday and Friday. He barely smiled and just looked at me with great big eyes. I was really glad I phoned the doc and asked if he could have some piriton (yes, but max, 3 times/24 hours) as it really took away the itch and reduced the amount of on his back break dancing he was doing! LOL!

It has been a long week though - the 2nd week of in house activities in 3 weeks and this time with a perfectly healthy toddler! I'm v glad Al had a holiday Monday today and that the weather has cheered up a bit today and yesterday so we could take the boys to the park so Murray could play and Harris could sit in buggy well away from everyone, but at least getting a change of scene and some fresh air.

Here are some recent pics.

The boys playing together!


Pancake sous chef Murray mixing the pancake batter


Sous chef, 'margarine-ing' the pan


The finished product with honey and fruit pot - yummy!


Look at that super cute, eager beaver! Gorgeous!


Tractor fun at the park.


King of the Castle!



Murray at the Park!

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Chicken Pox!

Poor Murray has had a good dose of the Chicken pox. Poor wee soul, he was covered. Had never thought about it before, but some of the places they can get spots is rather mean! Just so I have a record, things that really helped were: Tepid baths with bicarb of soda; children's piriton (really good); calpol; tee tree antispetic cream for the yukky ones and special cooling gel stuff specifically for the pox called vira gel. Also keeping him as cool as poss so vest and shorts and pants rather than nappies as much as poss, plus just a sheet at bed. He was a wee star.




A Quarantine Activity: Make A Rocket!


Here are some pics taken recently:

Shopping for a new Hoover. Harris was besotted with his big bro and kept lookng up at him and laughing. Murray was being really sweet and was super happy to have Harris there and kept giving him kisses on his head. Heart swelling moments!




Daddy and Harris
 

Grandma and Grandad came to visit and we went to Auchingarrich:
We played in the sand.

Petted the baby chicks

And Mummy, Harris and I had fun on the slides.



Bedtime stories with the boys.