Though I'm very excited about my tooth, I did have a little bit of a bad week because I ended up with a staph infection on my girl parts and bottom! :( Last week, when I hurt my eye, Mommy and Daddy also had the doctor check out what looked like the beginning of a diaper rash. He gave them a prescription cream to use on my "area" for up to 10 days. So, Mommy and Daddy used it and my "diaper rash" steadily got worse. In fact, on day 9 of the 10 days, it got really bad, where I had some of the sores starting to ooze and let me tell you, when I peed, it HURT!!! So, Mommy took me straight to Dr. P. She saw my bum area and said, "Oh My!" She said it wasn't a diaper rash or yeast infection, but looked like strep. She ran a strep test, which came back negative, and then said, "It's appears to be a staph infection." Mommy felt really awful, but Dr. P assured her the issue was that the medicine the other dr. gave us just exacerbated the problem. In any case, she gave Mommy some new antibiotic cream and some special "Triple Cream" to put on my lady parts and bottom. I'm happy to report that 4 days later, it's starting to go away and I'm back to sleeping through the night without waking up screaming from my diaper area! Mommy knows now that pediatricians, NOT urgent care doctors, know best about baby's sensitive areas!
In other news, my school had a really nice picnic over the weekend and I went. Ms. Audrey and Ms. Elsa, Ms. Jayme and Ms. Ellen were all there and I got to picnic and play at the beach park where the picnic was. It wasn't a "warm" day, but it was not raining, so we'll take it! While at the park, I got to ride on the swingset and...a MOTORCYCLE! I also got to eat part of a HOT DOG for the first time...now THAT is good food!
|Kaety riding a "motorcycle" with Daddy's help|
...and I learned how to use Nester as an acrobatic platform (Mommy's not entirely thrilled with this new feat!)...
|Kaety standing on Nester's back!|
|This makes GREAT noise!|
- sounds other than "dadadada" (I do say bababa, mamamama, though infrequently)
- learning to sign words and more sign understanding
- working on tongue control
- continued focus on building core strength so I can stand and walk on my own.
- differentiating objects from flash cards
- learning at least one word that means something
- eating with utensils (what are those?!)
- more learning on "nice touches" so I don't continue to pull hair and supposedly to prepare me for when Baby Sister comes in a few months.
With all the things to work on, I have several things that I'm doing that surprised Ms. Donna in particular such as:
- turning and moving from one object to another while "cruising"
- climbing up 2 stairs
- making choices in objects (though Mommy doesn't think I really do it too consciously yet!).
Finally, the other news this week is I got my "walking" papers! Officially on July 5th, I'll start to transition out of Ms. Audrey's room into a new classroom with other toddlers. Mommy's sad we're leaving Ms. Audrey, but happy that Baby Sister will be in Ms. Audrey's room this fall. I'm going to be going into the same classroom as my friends Peyton and Christopher, so that should help the transition a bit. Stay tuned for more information on how this goes in the coming weeks!
Have a GREAT week...Ta Ta For Now... :)