Good news: Rachel’s abscess is doing a lot better. I took her to her pediatrician on Tuesday, and even by then it was noticeably improved. Most of the redness surrounding the abscess was gone, and it didn’t seem to bother her at all. The doctor said to go ahead and finish the antibiotic prescription, and that should be it.
Bad news: I’ve had a pretty bad cold this past weekend, and while I am feeling better today, I think I gave it to Rachel. Sorry kiddo. I’ve been wiping her snotty nose all day. She has been a little more snuggly than usual, and I admit that I like that a lot.
Good news: Rachel is becoming pretty independent. Up until recently I couldn’t play the piano. If I played while she was napping, she would wake up immediately, if I practiced when she was up, she would immediately come to me and demand to be held, then climb all over the piano. Now I am actually able to practice a little. She plays quite happily by herself for a while.
Bad news: While Rachel is happily playing by herself she is getting into EVERYTHING! Her arms don’t look that long, but she has an incredible reach, and she’s fast. Nothing is safe from her investigation.
For the record, I do not lock her up in Scout’s kennel so that I can enjoy some peace and quiet. She really climbs in there herself and closes the door (but she can’t latch it). She goes in there practically every day.
This is Rachel’s with a dinosaur shaped chicken nugget.