24/52 {baby/toddler/life updates}

This week Eva had fun at the Kid’s Club everyday, but on Friday evening she became very sick. For the first time in her life, she had croup and a fever that reached 101 degrees (The highest she’s ever had before this was 99.)! Β There always seems to be something going around at the kid’s club. But what are we going to do? I’m not going to put her in a bubble. By Sunday morning she was fine and we went on our second hike of the week. Eva had a blast and insisted she take her doll stroller with her. (This “hike” is paved part of the way so she was able to.) I couldn’t get over how adorable she looked.
Video of the Week:
Eva just pushing her stroller around at the beginning of the hike.

Damian is becoming a more chill baby everyday, which I’m very grateful for. He’s still not quite as laid back as his sister was, but hopefully he’ll get there. He is very, very smily, giggly, and goofy, though. He loves to try to talk to us and his little voice is so sweet. He started off Week 7 sleeping great (4-5 hour stretches), but towards the end his stretches went back down to 3 hours. He was finally old enough to be able to go to the Kid’s Club this week so he went there for the first time as well. He did better than I thought he would. I was worried he would cry the whole time, but thankfully he didn’t.


  1. glad Eva is doing better. She looks super cute with her stroller. Mia pushes hers everywhere she goes, too. Many times, it’s straight into the dog (on purpose) after which it gets taken away (probably 15 times a week). She loves watching Eva’s videos. “I wanna see Eva!” And your little dude is getting so big. WOW. what a handsome guy. -Misty

  2. Love your blog!!! Especially since my younger two are the same ages as yours,my youngest was born april 25th and her sister will be 2. Your blog makes me want one of my own but I don’t know how to start. Anyway could you do a blog on Eva’s favorite toys or on your favorite toddler and baby toys? I would love to see that.

  3. I hope this doesn’t come across as being rude or mean, but running a fever is a good thing. It is our body’s natural way of fighting off an infection or sickness. I hate seeing stressed out parents in an ER over a fever just for them to be told to go home(after we have run all those “needed test”{which is just a way to hike up the bill for the insurance companies}) If your kids are ever running a fever let them! They will fight it off, but if it goes past 24 hours even after Motrin, sleeping, and drinking fluids then take them to the ER or doctors, because their body isn’t able to fight off whatever they got in contact with. I love your blog and just don’t want to see another scared mama!

    • I’ve explained before but the reason I’m paranoid of fevers is because while living in Tanzania a fever was the first sign of malaria or dengue! Lol. I know it’s not a risk here but I still can’t shake the fear that something worse could happen. Anyway, Eva ended up having strep throat. πŸ™ They called us on Tuesday with the results of her three-day culture. She’s on antibiotics and doing well now, though. πŸ™‚

  4. I have no idea what croup or ‘hand foot and mouth’ are but they sound scary! Strep throat in a toddler is crazy scary. I get it once a year and it’s terrible but I’m an adult with the ability to understand what is happening and drug myself haha I can’t imagine being a little helpless person with it πŸ™ I hope everything gets better asap! Also, I love her little stroller!

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