My little boy turned 8 months old yesterday with chicken pox all over his face and body. It was the 3rd day after the first break out so when I got home from work, most of the fluid-filled vesicles have started to crust over.
He only had mild fever, like 37.7 degrees, during the first 2 days of the infection. He was still very active and vibrant as ever especially during daytime. But on the first 2 nights, he was restless while sleeping. So the Mr. and I had to carry and sing him lullaby almost every hour until around 5 am - his waking hour. Last night was back to normal, he slept so soundly. Yey! He only cried when he needed milk. He has been, relatively, a very good and cooperative baby during the first stage of the infection.
I found Perry in the vegetable garden watching his lola (grandma) tend the plants yesterday afternoon. He enjoys the outdoors so much and would always say " 'ama " (short for "sama" meaning "I'll go with you") with both arms raised as if shouting "carry me! carry me!" to anyone he sees going out of the house. And he would go crazy over you if he sees you carrying the pink umbrella. =) He is simply irresistible. And he knows a lot now.
Lola Priscy tends to the string beans (sitaw) with Perry and his nanny Nine. On the left are the new sitaw plants and on the right are the old ones that still bear vegetables but are soon to be replaced with new seedlings for better harvest.
Perry waving his hand at me beside the bitter gourd (amplaya) plants on the left. Under those trellises are eggplants.
that's the bitter gourd (amplaya) plant and the sticks underneath the trellis are markers beside each eggplant seedlings.
On the other news, it's really good to have your own vegetable garden so you can eat fresh and organic vegetables everyday. There are other vegetable plants in our backyard like tomato, squash (Perry's favorite), bell pepper (my favorite), okra (lady's fingers or gumbo), cucumber, among others. We also have some herbs and lots of fruit bearing trees. I also have a pack of chamomile seeds waiting to be planted this weekend if time permits. This vegetable garden is one of the things I love about living in a farm.
Do you have your own vegetable garden too? Tell me about it. =)