Thursday, October 22, 2009

What do I Brush?

It is so entertaining to watch little Emily (age 13 months) with her big brother, Tyler (age 4) and Shelby (age 6). She wants to do everything they do. Tonight they were brushing their teeth. We only have two step stools in the bathroom. She was first upset that she did not have a stool. Shelby offered up her stool since she is tall enough to make due without one. Then Emily was given a toothbrush and she brushed her teeth...well, sort of. She did have the brush in her mouth at one time before she moved on to her hair.

She is also talking a lot more now. She will point to things and say, "What's That?". She also loves to say "Bye-Bye", "No-No", "Night-Night". It seems as though she picks up more and more each day. In no time she'll be choosing a Medicare supplement plan. I think that her being in day care is making her personality really shine as well. She is just too funny. She was singing itsy bitsy spider yesterday while we were waiting at the doctor's office. She was quite the trooper as she had to have an in/out catheter procedure done to collect some urine as well as blood drawn out of her teeny tiny arms. The staff at the doctor's office are all so great and treated her with the utmost care and respect for myself and my mother-in-law who was of course by my side. Emily has been really sick for the last week. She has been sick at her little tummy. She has eaten very lightly and what little bit she does eat she vomits up shortly there after. The doc tested for urinary/kidney infections, strep throat, and pneumonia. Once those three were ruled out he determined that she must have had a stomach bug that has left her with ulcer-like symptoms. She was not dehydrated. That was my main concern since she was not drinking very much and what little she was did not stay in her body for very long. She seems to be feeling better now. She's still not in tip-top shape but she's doing much better than she was. It was so good to see her playing with her siblings tonight, and back to her silly self!

6 comments, add yours here:

chilly said...

lol Really great photo!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Big sis and big bro,
I will brush my teeth like you—
watch me as I do!

My Ruby Tuesday

Anonymous said...

Love the picture!

Akelamalu said...

Aw bless her! It's so worrying when little ones are poorly. :(

Lori said...

Very cute picture. That was nice of Shelby to offer out her stool. I should send Kaitlyn to your house so Shelby can give her "big sister" lessons. Kaitlyn seems to be very jealous of Kenleigh. I hope she feels better soon. Bless her heart. She has really been through it this week.

Patti said...

That is a wonderful photo! Love the capture. It's so natural and innocent.

I hope Emily is feeling better. It's difficult when they are so little and can't tell you what's wrong.