Poor baby. She's been a clingy, fussy, drooly, nose-runny, unhappy mess for the past five days and six nights. Won't eat. Won't sleep. Six nights of waking up crying every few hours-- inconsolable unless snuggled tight in the rocking chair by Mama for hours on end. Irritable, agitated, on-edge. Fever on-and-off. Just not herself. At all. Finally we brought her to our beloved Dr. Aleks first thing this morning... diagnosis: double ear infection... prescription: antibiotics and a strict regimen of motrin and tylenol. Within a few hours (and after a much needed 2.5 hour nap... finally! [after 3 days straight of not napping]) she was already on track to returning to her normal-cheery-Meera-self. We're on the road to recovery. "We" intentional. One sick brings us all down. For the J-M's it is all for one and one for all... and we all feel it when one is out of commission. Tonight it was rigatoni and meatballs, caesar salad, and garlic bread for dinner (a fav for all three bambinos, who each, including Meera, ate a ton)... and the day was ending feeling like maybe -- just maybe -- we're going to get back on track after a few days of derailment.
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About Our Blog
The Johnson-McCormick Family Blog is a blog spot for sharing the scoop on our little family's big life! We are Heather, Braydon, Kyle, Owen, and Meera Johnson-McCormick. Kyle and Owen are twins- born May 8, 2004 in Cite Soleil, Port au Prince, Haiti- adopted January 31, 2005. We became a "Party of 5" when Meera Grace was born to us on May 28, 2008. We have a crazy, fun-filled life with 3 bambinos and 2 big careers all under 1 roof - The point of this blog is three-fold: 1) to keep friends and family posted on K, O, and M's goings on's and our life, 2) to create an historical document/journal/scrapbook of this wild ride, 3) to be out there in the blogosphere -- loud and proud -- doing what we can to support other adoptive/inter-racial families and dual-career families in their journeys. Thanks for reading and following along! As Kyle and Owen say, "It's a bumpy bumpy ride!"(in a good way!).