Friday, July 31, 2009

Jayden's 2

I can't believe that Jayden is already 2. Wow how time flies. The past 2 years have been so much fun! He's such a smart kid. It's fun to see the new things he comes up with every day! He is catching on to everything. And he is sleeping through the night and putting himself to sleep on his own! It has been wonderful! He IS a toddler though and he DOESN'T like to listen to me at all! It's frustrating sometimes, but I'm trying to just enjoy these times, because I know they are going to be gone before I know it and I'll wish I could have them back! He is such a sweetheart to Jennilyn. He is so gentle with her and he loves her so much! He's been such a good kid for the most part. We feel really blessed to have such good children!

Since we got a bumbo seat for Jennilyn, Jayden has always wanted to sit in it, so we decided to get him his own chair and see if that will fix the chair problem. So he got a cars chair, and a bike. He LOVES bikes!
The bike was in the room when he came downstairs, and he was thrilled!
Jayden loving his BIKEAfter church sunday we got home and put Jayden in his chair for lunch and he was just being all cranky and our church gets out at 2 so we just figured it was WAY past naptime. So I picked him up and he was ON FIRE! So I took his temp and it was 103. So I gave him medicine and put him to sleep. When he woke up the fever was lower, but only 101. So I kept doing the same thing all day and all day monday. His fever wouldn't be so high when he was on the medicine, but once it wore off he was up to 103 again. The highest it got was 103.7. Poor kid. Terrible timing. He didn't have the best birthday ever! Of course he hasn't slept very well for the past few nights, because he has had such a high fever. He woke up on his birthday at 6, of course, so I took him downstairs to try and put him back to sleep. Well he wouldn't go back to sleep. He was wide awake and as happy as could be. So we woke up dad and opened presents. As you can see from the pictures that he was so happy. Sadly that didn't last all day. He helped me make his birthday cake and talked about it all day, but when it came time to eat it he wouldn't eat anything.
Our poor little guy was all but thrilled when it came time to blow out candles!
(He did blow, but because his throat hurts, he doesn't swallow his saliva, so he's just constantly leaking out of his mouth. LOL. So thankfully he wasn't close to the cake when he did blow! lol)
He ate breakfast, but since then he hasn't really eaten much of anything. He has a bunch of canker sores on the back of his throat and it hurts. He won't drink anything. He won't eat anything. The poor kid won't even take medicine. So last night we took him into the dr. I was afraid it was strep and I've had that before and it's miserable. I didn't want him to be miserable all night so we went in. They said it's a viral thing. Herpangina. It can also cause sores on the hands and feet as well as in the mouth, but Jayden doesn't have any. Anyway, so there is no cure. But we did find some sore throat suckers. YAY! They are helping. It doesn't seem to last very long after the fact, but enough to at least get some fluids and food in him.
This is how he was today after he realized it didn't hurt to eat his yougart. :) He sure enjoyed his food!
So it wasn't the best birthday, but at least he's only 2.
Happy Birthday bud! We love you!


Anne said...

Poor kid! I am glad that he is feeling least he can eat yogurt! Super cute bike too! Ashton was wondering why he and Jayden have the same kind of pj's but Ashton doesn't have a chair. I hope the chair solves your problem. :O)

madsens said...

what a rough day- thank goodness for sore throat succers!happy birthday

The Hulbert Family said...

Oh no!!!!!!!!!!! Sad. Rough couple days for him and mom it sounds like.

Josh and Melissa said...

Jayden is so big! I can remember the summer we were both pregnant and I asked you all these questions because you were going through things like 6 weeks with Jayden before I was with Kate. Fun memories!

Jess said...

Poor kid. Happy Birthday Jayden! Sorry we missed it!!