Are we really ready for this?

We're up and ready to move, just got to figure out how those legs work

Our little guy is ready to crawl, you can just see it on his face when we play on the floor. He gets up on his hands and knees and scoots across the floor, but doesn’t quite grasp the concept of moving those little legs yet. On top of that, now he’s figured out that he can navigate his walker, which translates to my DVD stand is being terrorized. And he loves to walk! He’ll demand to get down, holding our hands of course, and walk all over the house and investigate everything. He’s so ready to learn, and all I can think is “Are we really ready for this?”.  Continue reading

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Missing in Action

His first time playing in the leaves!

Wow.  Can you believe it’s been 3 weeks since my last post?  You’d think I fell off the face of the earth!  Between doctors appointments, vacation, and teething we’ve been going crazy over here.

We spent a wonderful week in Lake Placid enjoying the fresh air and the view of mountains covered in colorful trees.  Unfortunately we found that our little guy does not like sleeping in the pack and play overnight. I actually think we came home more tired than when we left!   But he loves watching the leaves all over the ground and certainly enjoyed the change of scenery.  A big surprise for us was the amount of hair that started coming in on his head finally!

My baby boy had his 6 month checkup with the doctors office (shots included).   His skin has been slowly improving, but his legs are still terrible.  Doctor told us they aren’t healing because he has another skin infection.  Just a couple days after the antibiotics and his legs are looking great!!  But can I just tell you… I have never found myself so mad with a nurse before.  I’m sure you’ll agree that there is a difference between “owie” crying, and “holy god that really hurts” screaming.  The agony on his face and the noise of that tiny little body instantly ripped me into peices.  When the nurse pulled the needle out of his leg, it started a river of blood down his leg immediately.  And to make it worse, she bruised him at both injection sites on the one little leg.  Now I realize that these immunizations are for his well being, but damn lady!  You don’t need to stick the needle that deep!  He’s all of 26 pounds!  I probably ranted about this for 3 days I was so upset.  My little guy?  He was over it as soon as the Motrin kicked in and had a good cuddle with his momma.

And finally, teething. Ugh. Is there anything worse?  Feeling him tense up and scream with pain when it is at it’s worst literally kills me inside.  If you don’t know what a Razbaby RaZ-berry Teether is, go find one.  It made such a huge difference for him.  He likes to grab onto the handle and munch on that poor little sucker anyway he can.  He sticks to each side, bites down and pulls it out, anything that simply makes him feel better.  He even recognizes it now and starts chewing on it the second you put it near his face.

So that has been this little family’s adventures.  It’s been hard getting back into a routine, but we finally are getting back to our rhythm.  I hope you’ve all been enjoying your own little adventures!  I have lots of blog posts to catch up on!

Rolling Over

A nice morning surprise to see my guy happy and "chatting" to his mobile!

I’ve been eagerly waiting and watching my little guy for any signs that he is going to rollover.  And so far nothing.  I won’t say I’m worried, he’s too smart for any of that nonsense.  We know he can, we’ve gone in his room because he rolled over and woke himself up (he hates sleeping on his back). But I want to see it happen! Continue reading

The feelings I never prepared for

My high-school sweet heart with our little guy. Not in a million years did I expect to feel so much looking at the two of them together.

I’ve wanted to be a mom since I was young.  I wasn’t in a rush, just knew it was something I really wanted.  I expected the long nights and diaper disasters everyone warns you about.  What I didn’t expect was how extreme my feelings are for my son.  It’s like a whole new definition of love.   Continue reading

Four Month Checkup

Makes you just want to scoop him up and snuggle doesn't it?

Today was the day of his dreaded 4 month checkup.  This is the first time the doctor has seen him since he first prescribed antibiotics to help fight a skin infection developed from the Eczema.  So the checkup consisted of all the normal chatter.  We talked more about our little guys skin.  It has improved, but is still in pretty rough condition.  We’ve recently found that the Aveeno Baby Daily Moisturizer is actually working much better than the Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy even did.  So we’re already applying the lotion 3-4 times a day on top of nightly baths.  And now we’re trying a topical antibiotic instead of the oral.  Hoping it heals the spots left that are really bad.

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My Dear Watson – WP Writing Challenge

We got to fit in one unscheduled dance at our wedding. A moment to just breath during the chaos. He has always been that moment for me.

So I recently tripped over The Daily Post, and found this nifty little section for Writing Challenges.  What a wonderful idea!  So why not participate?  This week’s was called My Dear Watson:

Life just isn’t the same without your trusty sidekick. For this week’s writing challenge, tell us about your partner in crime.

What a perfect way to brag a little about my “Watson”!  I should probably start with some background though, huh?  My husband and I met at my brother’s boy scout meeting.  My parents were divorced so my dad would drag me along to the meetings held in a church.  I would sit in the hallway with a book and read while the meeting went on, and wait “patiently” to go home.  I couldn’t tell you how many meetings I went to, there were too many.  But one day out of nowhere my future husband came up to me and we just started chatting… and we never stopped.

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Development

We found our little guy likes watching Curious George. But only if we'll hold him while he watches.

Very rarely do I pay for an app, and if I do it has to be strongly recommended to me by a friend.  So when a friend suggested I look into Wonder Weeks (after commenting on my little guy being extremely fussy), I couldn’t help but to look and see what it was about.  Can I just say…. wow.  It couldn’t be more dead on.  Gave me an idea of when to expect him to be fussy due to changes in his development.  It even gives you little tips to help them learn and grow and makes me feel like I’m doing all I can for my little guy. Plus, it makes me a little more understanding when he wants to nurse and cuddle all day.   Continue reading