"Ah, yes, the mobile toddler. There is no question that a toddler's mom is a tired mom, and for good reason. The emotional and physical energy needed to supervise an energy-packed tot can take down the most physically fit mom. If your toddler happens to be a boy, add fifty percent more energy."
Saturday, September 08, 2007
There is a strange virus going around. I was afraid Steven was having an allergic reaction to milk since it's only been a week (last Mon) that we switched over. He woke up congested at the beginning of the week with a rash on his forehead. By mid-week, the rash had spread down the sides of his sweet face and he also had a diaper rash (neither rash was very severe, but they were obvious enough that I noticed). Thankfully, we had his 1 yr old well-visit already scheduled on Friday afternoon and our pediatrician said that it looked like the result of a virus. Apparently (after talking to other moms) this virus has been making the rounds...and now I have it (minus the rashes in case anyone was wondering)! Thankfully, I didn't start feeling bad until Thursday night, so today (Sat) Charlton was home so that I could spend most of the day in bed. All this to say that I am completely drained and worn out. Since all I feel like doing is laying around, I picked up a parenting book I've been meaning to start. When I read this paragraph, all I could do was laugh:
Wow! Our family has entered toddlerdom. Does anyone have any energy I can borrow?!
Steven's stats at 1 year are:
21 lbs. & 6.5 oz. = 30% weight
30 inches = 50% height
18 1/4 ? = 50% head circ.