The kids and I had a blast playing with our friends Natalie, Simri, Amanda and Sunni at The Shops at Willow Bend (only in Plano, Texas can a "mall" be called "the shops at"). Though it was probably the busiest we'd ever seen the play area, thanks to the rain, we still managed to squeeze in portions of conversations between chasing a renegade toddler who went AWOL and changing explosive diapers. I am so encouraged and blessed to know these amazing women. Thanks, girls, for letting me be a part!
After lunch, we decided to hit the play area one last time. Reid wasn't really interested in playing (which is very odd for him). Instead, he reclined in my lap, wadded up his blankie, pulled it tightly to his chest, stuck his thumb in his mouth and rubbed the silky border of the blanket between his fingers. And there he remained for the next 15 to 20 minutes. I was in heaven!
As I was holding him, he seemed unusually warm - not hot really, just warm. As soon as we got home, I started him on his Ibuprofen/Tylenol cycle (in March, he had a febrile seizure so we have to keep his temperature under control). Besides being extra cuddly, he had no other symptoms. This morning he was fine! So, I, Dr. Mom, diagnosed him with a mild case of a very rare (at least in our family) virus, the snuggle-bug. Thank you, Lord, for the snuggle-bug!