Monday, March 02, 2009

Chicken pox

Yes, after two previous false alarms, we finally have chicken pox!
Over the weekend Kaio had this blister on his upper lip which looked like it was filled with liquid, but since there was nothing else on his body, I blamed it on teething!
On Sunday evening, while bathing Kaio, we noticed some red spots on his chest and back. We counted them and put him to bed, already expecting it to be chicken pox.
After a good night of sleep our little guy woke up in a great mood, no fever, no itching, no lack of appetite but more spots over his body. I took him to the GP whom confirmed a mild presentation of chicken pox. Luckily both Jason and I have have a 'light' weeks at work with no traveling and we revise staying at home with him.
Kaio and I spend our first day confined in the house and it was great. I adore spending time with this little guy and he responds so well and is always game to do anything with us. He is also very capable of entertaining himself. (we already learned that if it goes to quiet when he is playhing by himself, he is probably doing something he is not supposed to - the other day he was very silent and when I went to look at him he unrolled an entire toilet paper roll all over the floor and was having a blast - all I could do was laugh and join him in throwing it up in the air!)
On Sunday I was doing some gardening in the back garden and Kaio helped me by putting leaves in the garbage bag, grabbing the broom to remove dirt, etc He has been enjoying our garden - he grabs his coat and stands by the door trying to say 'outside'.
I forgot to tell this adorable thing Kaio is doing: when he grabs a book or wants to watch tv, he comes and stands in front of us, turns his back to us and backs up until he can sit on our lap! Sometimes he miscalculates it and has to back up for several feet before reaching us!
He continues to 'speak' and imitate words. A very useful one is 'down' for when he is on a chair or being held.

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