You know what? It just doesn’t stop. After she got over pneumonia, Tomoe got sick again.
This time, it’s bronchitis. Last week, the doctor gave her that diagnosis, and I thought he was pretty much correct. I’ve been through bronchitis 3 times, so I know what it’s like. The cough she had was horrible sounding. Well, it seems she got over it pretty quickly, then got sick again today. High fever all day after seeming pretty healthy for the first time in more than 2 months. I guess it was just too good to last. She doesn’t seem to be coughing much, but it’s mainly just a runny nose and sore throat.
Another thing she’s doing that isn’t making life easy is defiance. She’s trying to touch and grab everything she can, and when it’s something she shouldn’t have, we take it away and she talks back at us angrily. She’s not using words, but she sure is angry. She’s not at the age where she learns limits, though. She keeps trying and trying to do things she shouldn’t be doing.
On the upside, she is attempting more words. Her “hello” is now “he-o” and her “bye-bye” is now “dye-dye.” Not bad. She learned “choudai” which is Japanese for “give” so she’s saying “Please give to me.” However, she often refuses to say it and cries instead.
She’s also been very affectionate at times. One example is when I was getting ready to take her to the nursery yesterday, she climbed up on my lap and gave me a big hug. When we got to the nursery, she didn’t want to let go of me and started crying. She didn’t want me to leave. She understands she’s staying, though.
Tomoe can do something my mom probably can’t do. She can turn on and unlock my iPhone. Sorry, mom. I’m joking!