Sunday, March 18, 2007

Liam is doing better

Liam is doing much better. Even Friday afternoon he had spurts of his regular happy go-lucky self. Saturday was better and today was the best. He certainly still has a cold and the runniest green nose on earth, but he is happy and feeling like himself. I noticed, though, that he is more wired than he usually is. When I got home from church today he came barging at me with a big snotty excited grin on his face. He gave me the sweetest, but short hug and then proceeded to run back to show me what he was up to. He was all over the place, one ricochet short of bouncing off the walls.

Later, when Uncle Drew stopped by he noticed Liam was a bit shaky. Drew said it was from the breathing treatments... and that it also makes you wired and hyper. Hmmm, no wonder!

While Drew and Ian went to go scope out some fishing spots, Liam and I went on a drive, too, but to find a prime playground. We went to a local elementary school first and played on the slides and swings for a bit. After about 20 minutes we got back into the car and drove around town. We found another elementary school way north and it had 2 playgrounds. One that I could see from the street, and one I didn't see until we were playing at the first. Prime park indeed! This little treat of a playground was nestled in the shade and surrounded by a brick wall. As we walked around the wall, there were protruding bricks forming squares that were each painted a primary color. Liam was facinated by them. He went up to each one and pushed on it like it was a very big button! I was laughing at him! It was so cute how he associated their shape and color, no matter how huge they were. This little nestled park was designed for pre-schoolers I guess. It was pint sized. Everything was just made for Liam to enjoy. We were both thrilled! I especially loved watching him jump and bounce on the little wiggly bridge. It's so cute when I say "jump" he does just that and seems so pleased with himself!

We got home, ate omlettes and toast for dinner, then Liam went swimming in the bathtub, then his breathing treatment mixed with a little Baby Einstein, then to bed.

He was so sweet to be around today. Just a little ball of energy and lots of extra smiles!

Liam this morning, reading his books.


Daisy said...

I'm glad he is doing so much better. You must have been so scared. I'm sorry that you had to go through that but it sounds like you handled it like a pro! I hope that you have been able to catch up on a little bit of sleep though, it sounds like you really need some after the past few days. Is Liam going to need inhalers?

Robin said...

I can't believe the little guy had an asthma attack, how scary! I am glad he is medicated and doing well. He is a handsome little smarty pants and he cracks me up. I love you guys!

Stepherz said...

I'm glad the two of you had such a fantastic day. I think the fresh air is good for his little lungs too.

Yep, the breathing treatments make even adults a bit shakey, you can imagine what it does to a brand new body system that has hardly been tainted by environment, pullution, and medications.

He's such a sweet little fellow. I love the picture of him looking at books. My Bella is a book addict too. She has been since she was teeny tiny. SHe even insists on sleeping with her favorite books.

I'm so glad he's doing better!

Kayelyn said...

I am so glad your little cutie is feeling better. He looks so intent in his reading. Makes ya just want to give him a squeeze.

Dorky Dad said...

We will drive long distances to get to decent playgrounds, though we have a nice one here within walking distance. We like some variety in our lives ... I just can't stand looking at the same boring old playground day after day.

utmommy said...

I'm so glad he's feeling better. I hate sick babies, I feel so helpless.

Yeah for finding a new playground!!