Thursday in the Outer Banks was WAY worse than we could have imagined. In 28 years, I have never felt it SO hot and the heat index was well over 110. We went to the beach for about a half hour early in the am before it was just unbearable. Jake HATED the beach and Gage seemed apathetic about it the whole time. He seemed he wasn't feeling too well and was a bit cranky. We didn't even get back outside 'til around 6pm....when the heat index was still over 100. The air was so humid it slapped you in the face when you walked out the door. However, the boys didn't seem to mind and had some fun playing in the pool together.
On Friday, Jamie and I actually got a few minutes of alone beach time while the boys napped. It was a moment I thought wouldn't be in my future for quite a while. Unfortunately, later on that evening, Gage came down with a fever and seemed to be pulling at his ear quite a bit. This might be why he hadn't slept through the night for 3 nights...I thought it was the change of scenery. We still planned to go home that night, so we gave him so Tylenol and loaded up the car. This time Jamie and I hit the jackpot. It only took us 4.5 hours to get home and the boys slept the WHOLE way! It was awesome. Here are a few other pictures from our week at the beach.
Look at the belly on this kid!
Gage and Grandma
Whatchu lookin' at?
Gage as a shark
Fast forward to Friday after midnight when we made it home. This was the only night this week that Gage slept through the night, car and everything. Since then, I have had quite the cranky baby on my hands. Saturday morning Luke took him to the dr. and we expected to hear he had an ear infection and to get an antibiotic. However, the doc looked at his ears and said all was well and to bring him back if his fever continued after Sun. He had a fever on and off all weekend and has been acting just about close to awful! I feel bad for the little guy b/c I know that he doesn't feel good but it's my 1st week back at grad school and it's hard to deal w/ sleepless nights again.
So he is feverish, pulling on his ear, has a bad diaper rash and seems to have bad gas to go with it. He crapped on himself tonight and is just generally unhappy! I want my perfect baby back! I know it's not his fault and that he doesn't feel well, I just think it'll take quite a while to get him back on schedule after travel and being sick. Ah well, every baby is entitled to a bad spell, right?
Here is a final picture of Gage and his Daddy and here's hoping that my baby will feel better soon.
By the way, this post was supposed to be much better. As we vacationed at the beach, I kept thinking of good and funny things to write, but after it was all said and done, what I'm left with is pretty boring. Oh well......it's the pictures that people care about, right?
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