So today, while on vacation, I took Iris to the doctor. She has had cold symptoms for three weeks now, and that is SO not normal-- not for any kid, but certainly not for a child who is amazingly so healthy. I am so lucky I found a pediatrician to take her to 2,000 miles from home. It turns out, she has her first (and hopefully last!) ear infection. It's very mild-- or at least, it's not causing her any pain, so the doc gave me the option of giving her antibiotics. I have a prescription if I want to fill it. I'm erring on the side of not, because lord knows no child needs to be given antibiotics all willy-nilly, but being the worry wart that I am, I looked it up on the internet. Sure enough, the vast majority of ear infections clear on their own without antibiotics. We'll be waiting this one out, barring any worsening of her symptoms. I just hate that's she's still coughing and still has a boogery nose.
Iris's other first, much more exciting that the ear infection, is that she has learned how to have a conversation on the phone! She has always enjoyed pretending to talk on my cell phone, but would just sit there if you held the phone out with someone on the other end. She talked to her grandpa briefly on Saturday and has since carried on a couple good sized conversations with her dada. Of course, Matt loves it because he can interact with her while he's away from her for so long.
Last night we finally-- finally!-- got to the pool. Hmmmm, guess that would be a third first! Iris just loved it, even though her teeth chattered the whole time. Yes, it wasn't warm, but damn it, we enjoyed it. I will post pics of that later (and maybe, just maybe you'll catch a glimpse of my giant pregnant belly in one of them!) and hopefully get up some more vacation photos. I'll deal with it later when I'm not so exhausted.