The Lil Italian has had quite an exciting 2 1/2months so far in his life. He started on out in a NICU and we were really hoping that that was going to be the end of his medical drama...little did we know...ohhh, little did we know.
LIl Italian got to start Daycare when he was 8 weeks old and LOVED IT! They did so much fun stuff with him and he seemed so happy there. He was htere a week when we noticed he was a little off. So, after sticking his thermometer under his arm because I'm not quite comfortable sticking that..um..up there. But it was a 101.9 so off to the pediatrician we trucked on a Saturday morning.
Two hours later, LIl Italian and I were on a helicopter to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh! He had had a spinal tap to check for meningitis and went into shock afterwards. So, he was loaded on a gurney and off we went. Swarmed by a huge team of nurses and doctors when we got there, they quickly treated him and got him stable but not before giving his mom and dad a mild heart attack. He stayed in Children's while being poked and prodded, scanned and searched. We both may have been uncomfortable with people taking his temperature..up there..but a few days of having it done every four hours and he doesn't mind it quite so much anymore...which is to say he doesn't scream BLOOD MURDER when they checked it.
All is well now, he's home..he's been pulled out of daycare for the next few months just until his immune system is alittle more matured. In the end he was diagnosed with acute viral syndrome. He's all recovered now and growing like a weed!! This child is sooo full of drama!! He's lucky he's cute. ;-)
So, no more day care for him...now he stays with Vinny's dad who is absolutely loving this time with him...it's actually more convenient..it's on my way to work and we're saving ALOT of money! and I go there every day after work to find them sitting his a recliner chatting..it's really so cute!
I love motherhood though....for every sleepless night, the next night I miss him horribly if he doesn't wake up..for every time he spits on my shirt, I miss when I don't to feed him because I'm at work...I love how he just looks around..you can see it in his eyes that he's learning something new every minute! Seeing him smile is like an instant high!
On another note, Christmas is coming way too quick..I don't have cookies made yet and I'm really really hoping I finished Christmas shopping by then!