Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Cranky Pants

Parker decided that he was going to be a little more vocal today than usual. This afternoon, Parker voiced his opinion about everything. The only problem was, we had no idea what he was talking to us about. To be honest, we are pretty sure he was just being cranky because of the teething. He does have a teething ring that we keep in the fridge, but I don't think it helps very much. I keep having to show him how to hold it in his hands and aim the ring at the part of his mouth that is sore. We used to put the ring in the freezer, but the doctor had mentioned that the liquid may expand while freezing and cause the ring to break. I am pretty sure that the frozen or even a semi-frozen ring would soothe the pain more than the refrigerated one.

Mommy talked daddy into going for a walk with the her and the little monkey this evening. Now, I am not much for long walks but I figured it is time for me to lose some of that pregnancy weight. Unfortunately, daddy matched mommy pound for pound when she was pregnant!

Parker got a new toy and book yesterday from his Auntie Kate and Uncle Michael. A new Backyardigans book and a Stuffed Tyrone. For those of you that are unaware of who Tyrone is, he is an orange moose on the Backyardigans. Parker is very fond of the colour orange as he regularly checks out his Tiger from across the room.

Parker went down to sleep just before eight thirty tonight. We are hoping that we will have a repeat of last night where he slept through the night and finally got up at 5 am for a 130 mL feeding. Yes, I did get up out of bed every time I heard him stirring as I wanted to make sure he was not rolling over onto his tummy. But we decided not to change him or feed him unless he started crying. We will do the same tonight.

We have continued to monitor Parker's temperature and respitory rate. He has yet to show any signs of a fever and his sleeping respitory rate after our walk tonight was 39 breaths per minute.

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