Thursday, January 27, 2011
-can turn the lights on and off while standing in his crib... he did this for the first time this morning
-loves to clap, play peek-a-boo, give slobbery kisses, give hugs, and will now throw both arms up in the air when we say "touchdown auburn"
-willingly ate table food yesterday at lunch... a few bites of a roll from Logan's. This is progress!
-gives Daniel a hug and kiss without being prompted when he finishes putting on his pj's at night and hands him over to me for his bottle. Daniel started teaching him this a while back and one day he did it all on his own while Daniel was talking to me and not expecting it... it's so sweet!
In just a couple months we will be celebrating 1 whole year with our sweet little boy! What a year it's been. We are going to have a very small, family party and I can't wait! I am going to attempt to make his cake, although I have never attempted this kind of thing before. I found a recipe that looks fairly simple so we will see. I will definitely have to do a practice round before the real deal! More on that later...
**Another new post below**
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Friday morning right after I fed Maddox, he threw up EVERYWHERE. I thought maybe he had just gotten choked and didn't think too much of it, since he has been a spitter-upper since day 1. He ate his rice cereal that morning and then ate his baby food at lunch. We got on the road about 12:30. With only about an hour left in our drive up, Maddox threw up again. This time worse. After a call to our pediatrician and explaining the day's events to her (and after realizing that he had not had a wet diaper all day) we were encouraged to take him to the Vanderbilt walk-in clinic. They told us to lay off the formula for a day or so and try to get him to drink pedialyte. Well, we knew this would not go well. He HATES anything different from his normal diet. But we were able to get a little of it in his system and thankfully, he slept great Friday night and seemed to be better the next morning.
Then came the bug for me. I started feeling lousy Saturday afternoon right after the baby shower. It started with just an upset stomach, and then got worse from there. (I will spare you the details!) My wonderful husband and great in-laws allowed me to seclude myself and go off mommy duty for the night. I woke up this morning feeling a little better, but still not 100%. We talked and decided that we should probably head on home just in case Daniel was going to get it. Nobody wants to be traveling with a stomach bug. So we packed up and got on the road about 9:15 this morning. Daniel drove and Maddox and I quickly fell asleep.
About an hour into our trip I woke up and asked Daniel how he was feeling. You see where this is going. Yes, he was starting to feel bad, too!! How terrible can this get?? We switched drivers in Birmingham when we stopped to feed Maddox and I was SO READY to be home!! Thankfully we made it back quickly and my sweet mom volunteered to come get Maddox for the rest of the afternoon so we could get some rest. This is not at all how I envisioned our weekend going.
So here we are, with me recovering and Daniel living the dreaded stomach bug. :( I hope this goes away fast!!
Here is the one picture I got from the shower... I was so glad I was able to be there, despite everything else! Carrie is going to be such a great mommy and there are so many people that are going to love/support sweet little Owen Kate. We can't wait until she is here!!!
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
So, after his bath tonight we decided to give it a go for a few minutes. What a sweet little boy...
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Shirt #2...Shirt #3 (I did this one for a friend of mine that is giving it as a gift)...
If I could change anything about the dragonfly one, I should have positioned the green fabric so that more of the polka dots were showing instead of only 2... but you live and learn! It was too late once I realized it. I think it still looks ok though. This is pretty fun!!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Weight: 22 lbs. 14 oz. (80th percentile!)
Height: 28.5 inches (50th percentile)
Head Circumference: 18.25 inches (50th percentile)
I can't believe at his next appointment he will he 1 year old! I spent some time yesterday looking at birthday party invitations and trying to decide what we want to do. We are thinking maybe a low-key family party but we will see. I just can't wrap my head around the fact that the first year is coming to a close. This is just too much fun! :)