8/16/08

sick days


Thank goodness, Flynn's LaoLao is here, because less than 24 hours after she got her, my somewhat latent giardia really kicked in hard, and I have been inhabiting the 8th circle of Dante's inferno ever since. No good to anyone, really. It's miserable being sick during these early days when our daughter is just getting to know us...I know that I am not presenting her with "the real me"...heck, I don't even feel human! So it's frustrating. But LaoLao has been picking up the slack while I've been flat on my back.

Here's a gratuitous picture of QiuQiu in the squash patch, wearing her I Heart New York t-shirt.

This was just before I got really, really sick. We took Flynn to her first consultation with the head plastic surgeon from the Rose cleft team. She had to spend wa-a-a-y too long in a tiny doctor's office, and since she is just learning to state her preferences , she made no bones about the fact that she was bored silly.

An old standby: the mirror. The girl enjoys nothing much more than looking at her own face, be it on a camera, a computer or in a mirror. She's smitten with herself! Hey, at least she has a good self-image right out of the gate!

13 comments:

Heather said...

I hope you're feeling better soon, but TG for LaoLao!

I hope you got a good feeling from the cleft team and I must say who wouldn't be smitten by that face?!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Gee Maia... hope you are feeling better soon... good thing your ma is there... take care

Carrie said...

Oh I hope you feel better soon!

Cavatica said...

Yuck. Hope you feel better soon! I love the pics of her in the squash patch and checking herself out in the mirror. She's so intense.

ThatGirl said...

Be well! I was sick right after we got YaYa and she wasted no time bonding with Dave, which was a happy/sad conflict for me. It all comes back around, so rest, rest, rest.

Hugs to Lao Lao!

kerri said...

Get better Maia..
I love the first picture, it's beautiful..

M@rgriet said...

Bummer... Hope you feel better soon. And give my love to your mum!
xxxx M.

Fiona said...

She knows beauty when she sees it - good on her!
Hope you feel better soon.
Fi

tiffany said...

Feel better soon! There is never time for a mama to be sick. :( Plus I hope you get to enjoy the time with your mom. Rest up.

rubyiscoming said...

Blech - hope you are on the road to recovery - and glad that the visit with the cleft team went well!

kris said...

So sorry you're sick Maia, hope this clears up soon...

LOVE that pic of Flynn looking in the mirror- so much INTENT... wish you could see inside their little minds to know what they're thinking!

Yoli said...

I hope you feel better soon Maia and I love how intentely she looks at herself in the mirror.

Yoli said...

I hope you feel better soon Maia and I love how intentely she looks at herself in the mirror.