Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Chickenpox

A while back, a sign was posted at Marla's day care alluding to the fact that one of the other infants recently had the chickenpox. Two weeks later...ta da!


Marla turned four months old yesterday, so she's getting this at a much younger age than many, and several months before we would have been able to vaccinate her. She started showing the first rashes on Saturday, and was handling it pretty well until it became more of a full-blown thing yesterday. Hey, at least it wasn't full-blown when we were on the road!

Personally, I had chickenpox when I was 3 years old (I think), and don't remember much about it. But based on how Marla's acted the last couple of days, it's pretty miserable. Hopefully by the end of the week, she'll be done with it and return to her smiley old self, and promptly resume her quest to roll over on her own. (She's getting there. It's pretty cute to watch.)

Well, I guess it's good to get it out of the way, right? It was going to happen eventually, probably, although it is making for a rather unpleasant week so far. Fortunately, both of our employers are very accommodating, because obviously, we have to keep her at home until the chickenpox is gone. Unless we want to get a bunch of other babies sick, too, which...we don't.

1 comment:

Spartangoogle said...

Maybe Marla really had the cow pox!