Joanie- I would likely treat strep with abx as well, but I would get a real strep test, not just a guess from the doc before treating, which I assume you're already doing! :)
Mal- I hope you guys keep your power. We had snow, then very cold temps, and now buckets and buckets of rain. The frozen ground can't absorb it so our yard is a swimming pool.
Christina- awesome about the potty! It's weird, but just two days ago, Avery started indicating the need to go or that he had just gone. He's been doing it probably about 50% of the time. He'll say "uh oh, poop" or he'll grab at his diaper and look at me meaningfully. I'll scoop him up and dash for the potty and he'll generally be dry and then go. But sometimes he'll have just gone. If we could be more consistent, I think he could potty train the earliest of my 3, but I figure we'll start to push it a bit around the 19-20 month mark like we did with our other two. It's nice to do it when it's warm and he can go pantless inside or out and it's nice to be done with teething so we're not working on two things at the same time.
Yeah, Avery's eyes are definitely not brown, but I'm wondering if they'll turn a bit greenish (like grandma's) or more grey (like mine) as time goes on.