Over the last few days we've all been pretty ill. Naomi had it first, and was mostly on the mend by the time both of us had it - it even resulted in me being off work for a couple of days (highly unusual). I won't go into gory details, but it appears to have been some kind of virus that made it pretty hard to think about anything, or to keep in any food consumed. Not good. :(
Anyhow, over the weekend Naomi had the bug, and she was starting to show signs of being dehydrated. This led to a visit to the doctors, who gave us a course of rehydration stuff, with instructions to keep giving her 5ml of it (syringe into the mouth) every ten minutes until a wet nappy arrived. At the end of this exercise we were in no doubt that our daughter dislikes being given fluid in this way! Come 9pm - an hour and a half past normal bedtime - she was clearly most confused that the routine had been changed and the look on her face was heartbreaking. It will be really good when we can explain what's happening to her.
We ended up returning to the doctors, and as it wasn't clear what the problem was, were referred to Leicester Royal Infirmary for our first parental rush to hospital following birth-day. In the end all was declared to be well enough for us to return home (about 2am) - and I'm happy to say that as of today we're all feeling much better. This is particularly good as I'm off to Ireland next week for a conference and illness would not have aided the situation at all...Naomi also continues to learn about toys and playing, and here she is demonstrating some basic percussion skills. We're most impressed with this :)
Of course, toys don't need to be sophisticated. After eying up mummy's Diet Coke* bottle she entertained herself with it for nearly 20 minutes yesterday. Mostly a combination of bashing things with it and sucking on it, but all terribly fun.
(*other fizzy sugar-based beverages are available)