Thursday, December 10, 2009

Our Pathetic Patient

It's been a rough week here in the Hoffman household. Eleanora came down with a nasty cold/fever Saturday night which she graciously decided to share with me. We both have been feeling lousy and mopey. Ben's been amazingly patient with both of us, and has been healthy so far. Our bout of cabin fever (6 days without setting foot outside) was broken today with a trip to the pediatrician's office where Eleanora was diagnosed with double ear infections. We're hoping the antibiotics kick in soon so we can get back to our daily routine of walks, dance parties, playing and fun.

Here are some pictures of happier times early last week. We had a wonderful couple of days hanging out with Ellie Wahlman, the sweetest little 3 month old around while her parents, Katie and John (who we were also very excited to see!), were in town for business. Eleanora loved-loved-loved Ellie the first day we had her and wanted to kiss, feed, dress (hat and socks), and pat the baby. The second day jealousy occasionally reared its ugly head. There were a couple times (with book in hand) Eleanora tried to either push Ellie off of my lap or sit directly on her to get into our normal reading position. Sweet Ellie is a doll and just watched Eleanora's every move. I think they're destined to be friends for life!

"Waving 'Hi' to Ellie"

Playing peek-a-boo with Ellie

Giving Baby Ellie a Kiss

"Helping" me feed Ellie

We also had a great trip to the local playground where we had the jungle gym all to ourselves. Eleanora loved being king of the castle!


Mark and Jenn said...

Poor thing! Get well soon, Eleanora and Mommy!

Erin said...

Get well soon, E! And, Ellie is a mini-Katie...adorable!