Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Esme's Immunization Appointment

Happy New Year everyone! I hope it is a great year for all of you and for all of us as well :)

Tomorrow we go into the doctor for Esme's immunizations. It was supposed to be on Friday, but I called the doctor today and they moved it up a day. That is because Esme has what could be the beginnings of a cold. She has had junk in her nose three days in a row and been 'snorting' when she eats. I'm feeding her more often, whenever she will nurse, and that seems to be helping her a lot. If the doctor says she is well enough to get her shots they'll give them to her tomorrow after checking up on her cold. Of course I'm a paranoid first-time-mother, and it might not be as bad as it seems. I hope it isn't ;}

It snowed here a little bit yesterday and today ;) but not even enough for a snowball.

I ordered the reprint copy of the Voynich manuscript the other day from Ebay. Apparently there are a lot of people very interested in understanding what it is about... codebreakers and such. Glad to see other people see this as a valid form of entertainment as well. I've been making little books of obscure plants, animals, math formulas, mechanical diagrams and 'secret' pictographic languages since I was a kid. I was a very bored but also very imaginative little kid. In college I found a well-bound set of Leonardo's Notebooks in our college library and spent many days sitting there looking through all of his varied studies in math, science, anatomy and art. Even now, as an adult, looking through my sketchbooks would produce things quite close to Voynich, strange creatures and plants doodled on pages with phonetically encoded text of quotes I'm not sure I want other people to read... musings and poetry and the like.


Chris said...

I hope she feels better tomorrow! But just think of the fun if she was in daycare - my brother and SIL's immune systems have REALLY gotten a workout.

Jennifer said...

A trick for a baby cold... Get a bottle of Ocean salt water nasal spray. Drip a couple of drops in her little nose. Let it stay in there a minute or two. It's a good idea to perhaps nurse while you are waiting. Then take a nasal bulb and gently suck out the nasal mucus. It works quite well with infants who are too little to blow their own noses.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the appointment. I hope little Esme is feeling better soon.

Jeanne said...

I hope Esme's feeling better soon. A first cold is no fun.