Sunday, January 4, 2009


Sarah has hit two milestones this week. One is a positive, growing up kind of thing. The other is one we have been very blessed to avoid for so long and would have been just as happy to continue postponing it!

We'll start with the positive. One day earlier this week, completely out of the blue, Sarah decided she wanted to try a shower instead of a bath. It was a bit surprising; Sarah historically has been afraid of the shower spray. But we agreed to let her try it.

She loved it!! She has wanted a shower every night since. Needless to say this is quicker and uses less water. And Sarah enjoys trying to scrub herself (she's such a big girl) as she stands beneath the spray. :)

On to milestone number two, the not-so-happy one...Sarah is finally in need of her first antibiotic. The cold she has been suffering through for several days now finally turned itself into an ear infection. Sarah has had colds and viruses before, but this is the first time she's had an ear infection and the first time she's needed an antibiotic. I guess we couldn't dodge it forever. And I do know we have been very blessed to have gone as long as we have.

In spite of being ill, Sarah is her normal chipper self. She was dancing around the waiting room at the pediatric clinic. She does complain when her ear starts hurting (we were told just to give her Tylenol or Motrin for that), but otherwise she is still playing and happy. She's quite bummed that we haven't taken her ice skating as we had planned this weekend. She still wants to go, ear infection or no ear infection! Hopefully we'll be able to do that next weekend, when the medicine has had time to work and she is feeling better.

Oh, and I almost forgot to tell you the most entertaining part! When we went to Wal-Mart to fill Sarah's prescription, Nelson never even had to give a name to the pharmacy cashier; she recognized us! Or rather, she recognized Sarah. But here's the kicker: she remembered our search for Christmas carrots! I am still terribly amused by that. Sarah and her Christmas carrots are famous! :)

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