October 2011

  • Ear infection: now with blood

    Ear infection: now with blood

    This ear infection just won’t quit. And now Namine’s ear is bleeding. Wonderful.

  • Father-daughter time

    Father-daughter time

    Every night, Namine and I have a routine. She gets a bath, then she takes her medicine. Since she still has a sinus infection, she has to take this antibiotic, Amox-Clav. (Namine calls it “Ah-mah claf.”) It has to be taken with a little food, so it’s become a little tradition for her to have a couple Golden Oreos (which she prefers to the normal ones, a child after my own heart) along with her medicine.

  • Fatherly duties

    Tonight I introduced Namine to one of the games on my PS3.

  • It’s officially autumn

    It’s officially autumn

    You know fall has arrived when everybody gets sick. Well, it’s here for the Eiche household. Yesterday morning, Namine woke up from a nightmare at about 6 in the morning. As if that were not bad enough, she also woke up with the croup. You know, it’s kind of funny. We’d gone to church the night before in anticipation of being able to sleep in. Just goes to show you, you can make all the plans in the world, but you can never predict anything. Of course, we know that better than most.

  • School and therapy

    School and therapy

    We kept Namine home from school yesterday due to a fever. Because she can’t go to school until 24 hours after a fever, we’ll be keeping her home today as well. We took her temp before bed last night, and it looked like it was going down. Hopefully she’ll be able to go to school tomorrow.

  • Matters of heart

    Matters of heart

    We let Namine wheel herself into church yesterday morning, and she could not have been happier. For most of the church service, she sat still on the floor, hands folded, and listened to pastor. She also likes to page through the hymnal, looking at the music.

  • A trip to the pumpkin farm

    A trip to the pumpkin farm

    Yesterday we took Namine to a pumpkin farm. It was a vertitable parade – me, Jessica, Namine, my sister, my mom and dad, one of Jessica’s sisters, and her mom. We had a lot of fun. Namine had a blast, especially on the hay ride.

  • Tragic news

    I was going to write about today’s trip to the pumpkin farm – and don’t worry, I will yet – but I have something much more pressing on my mind. I learned tonight through a friend over Facebook that his grandson has died, not yet 13 months old.

  • Persistent infection

    Persistent infection

    We paid a visit to the ENT clinic yesterday, in order to see whether Namine’s ear infection had cleared up yet. It hasn’t. As a bonus, Namine had a panic attack in the clinic, too.

  • Bathtime with Namine

    Bathtime with Namine

    I love talking about Namine. Can you tell? She’s growing so fast! Not so long ago, it seems, we were giving her baths on the kitchen counter in a bucket. (Don’t laugh.)

  • In love’s own words

    In love’s own words

    As Namine gets older, she gets ever more independent. But even as she grows, learns, and develops, the little things she says and does remind us that she is our little love. She is God’s gift to us, and we treasure her more each day.