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My Week with Honeybee

What an amazing week I’ve had…and it has been unintentional. Due to an employment change, I had the opportunity to stay home this week. Every day I have had the opportunity to stay home with my Honeybee and have uninterrupted time with her.  I could not have asked for a better week even with the unexpected surprises.

Last Friday, my Honeybee woke up with a very high fever and a pitiful countenance.  My poor Honeybee.  I took her to the pediatrician’s office and discovered that she had an ear infection yet again and would require a shot of antibiotics in that visit, another shot the next day, and a 10-day course of Cefdinir for the next week and a half.  The first two days, she was miserable and not at all like her fun loving and energetic self. On that third day, she was almost back to normal.  There were no fevers and her smiles had returned.  And by that evening, she was back to Honeybee status.

So, I’ve been home with her every single day and I am amazed at the little person that she is.  Her personality is amazing.  She is feeding herself.  She is putting words together. She really gets that mommy and daddy are hers. Today, FatherWinter called me on the phone.  I put the phone on speaker, but muted the call on my end because Honeybee was babbling.  Once she realized it was Daddy on the phone, Honeybee shouted in a perfect pitch “Hi Daddy”. I was amazed!  I was disappointed because I had the phone on mute and FatherWinter didn’t hear her.  So of course I took it off mute, but she wouldn’t repeat it.  Sigh….lol.

This week I have seen my Honeybee put balls in holes, play with cars on the floor, and have bonded with her in wonderful ways.  I am so blessed to see her little personality and get to have the moment with her just she and I.  And how perfect is it that I get to do it at home without interruption.

I’d actually planned on taking us out for walks and walking in the mall while shopping for hats for an upcoming tea. Our car had other plans.  The engine light has come on and she is currently in a state of jerking.  So we’ve been spending time in our home and I wouldn’t change those memories for anything.

Honeybee had her first taste of salsa con queso. She liked it so much she licked the bowl.

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