Well, Ben woke up from his nap yesterday with a fever of 102 degrees. Poor little guy just wanted mommy to hold him and nothing else would do, even when daddy got home. Kids are amazing though and, after his Advil kicked in, he was playing and acting as if everything was perfectly normal. The boys are not up yet so I'm not sure what today will bring.
We decided to wait and see how he is feeling today before canceling the babysitter. I am hopeful that we will still get to go because, otherwise, it is going to be a very long weekend, with the dad on call at the hospital. What that means is that he has to go to the hospital and do rounds every morning for two weeks. It usually takes about half the day, or until around noon, if all goes well. If it is a weekday, he goes on to his office after that and may see patients or work on his research. If it is the weekend, he gets to come home. Some days he is also on call in the evenings, which means he normally gets a call every time they admit a new patient. Yesterday evening, he was in the middle of one of these calls while I was trying to get dinner on the table and Ben was very upset that I had to put him down for a few minutes. The dad tried to hold him but he quickly decided that only mom would do, probably because dad's attention was focused elsewhere. So I gave up on getting dinner ready and just sat and rocked Ben and the dad picked up where I left off when he got off the phone. I was happy to see that, by the time dinner was served, the medicine had kicked in and Ben was a happy little guy again and ready to join us for dinner.
I woke up during the night a couple of times, wondering how he was getting on, since his medicine wore off around midnight. He never cried out so I think he slept through the night OK.
In other news, we had a very fun play date yesterday with the mom and kids with whom we go to MOPS. We went to a wonderful park and then played at their house for a while, then lunch and home for a nap. Everyone got along very well so it was a very successful first play date at someone elses' house.
I hear the boys (Nick saying "brother, brother", trying to wake up Ben, as usual), so I had better go see what today will bring....and now I hear Ben and he is not crying...that's a good sign, right? Hopefully, hopefully he is feeling better.