Monday, September 25, 2006

The pressure of a name

I thought I would post another picture-less entry. I still can't find my camera:(

Anyway, as most of my friends know, I have a fascination with baby names. Even though, we are very, very, very (is that enough?) far from having another baby, I love to keep up with what people name their children and I found the coolest website. It's called Baby Name Wizard and it links to a blog by the author of the book.

It's a study of names and why some are popular and what will be popular in the next few years, etc.. If anyone else enjoys this, it's really great reading.

Of course, this is a serious scientific study that makes me feel a little guilty that Josh and I just picked a name we liked:)

Friday, September 22, 2006

Fever and a rash

Well, I hadn't posted in a while so I thought I would rant about the reallly boring things going on in our lives.

Apparently, Eli has mastered catching viruses that result in a fever and a rash. Three weeks ago, he had a horrible fever one day that went away later in the day and then the next day broke out with a rash all over his legs.. He had "hand, foot and mouth disease" and was out of daycare for a week.

This week he had another horrible fever that the doctor determined (over the phone, which I think is weird) was Roseola, another virus that would result in a rash. No rash has popped up yet but I am just waiting. He seemed 100% yesterday and today so I don't know if his fever was just a fluke or if he will just be lucky and not have a rash.

Can a baby run a 102 fever when they are teething? I haven't seen any teeth yet, but.....

Overall, minus a couple of runny noses, I feel like these are both very minor sicknesses to what he could catch...ESPECIALLY since he is at daycare. I wanted to post them for all the Moms to read about just to keep us all informed. For any one who doesn't know ( though I am sure most of you Moms know) with both Roseola and HFM disease, there wasn't any treatment or medicine so they just have to get over them and the fever only lasted a day so....

I feel like as a first time Mom I am learning something new every day:) Plus, since my kid is in daycare and will probably catch everything there is to catch, I felt like I should share my knowledge with all the other Moms in our blog circle:)

Friday, September 01, 2006

Happy Birthday to You!

Today is my best friend Amy's birthday and I am hoping she checks my blog today:) If you do Amy, I love you and I hope you have a great day today!!