Saturday, December 11, 2010
Eli is still nursing as well as eating baby food and table food. He loves toast and scrambled eggs as well as cherrios and pretty much anything you put in his mouth. This boy can eat! He especially likes to feed himself. He is starting to want to pull away and look around when he nurses but I am still pushing him to continue because I really would like to make it to the year mark when we can graduate to whole milk. He likes the 'Nuby' sippy cup and drinks his juice/water mix readily.
No new words yet but he is doing his hands like a spider going up a web for the 'itsy bitsy spider' and will clap his hands together. He has waved 'bye bye' a few times but doesn't do this consistently or on command yet. I keep thinking I will teach him a few baby signs but forget and do them sporadically so he hasn't picked up any yet. He is so observant and loves to study things.
I think walking will definitly be the next gross motor milestone.. he is getting closer by the day. Eli is still cruising around one handed, squatting and standing back up with one hand, and has stood by himself for a few seconds before falling. He loves to 'walk' around the house holding on to the furniture or by pushing his walker. He is only still when he is asleep... We get through church with the help of cherrios and juice!
We are enjoying watching this baby grow and my heart melts when he smiles up at me. He is already a 'mama's boy'... very clingy to me, cries when I leave him and will say "ma-ma-ma". So sweet! ( I will try to post a pic soon.. I need to find my camera!)
Thursday, December 2, 2010
We went to Stride- Rite and bought Eli's first pair of shoes. We bought him pre-walker shoes where he can still feel the ground but has support for all his one handed cruising. He acted like a mermaid that had sprouted legs and did not want to stand up... hence the picture above.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
This child is going to be walking soon. He crawls lightning fast, pulls up on EVERYTHING and is cruising around the furniture one handed. He has stood by himself a few times for a second or two. He is wearing me OUT! Eli has learned how to use the pincher grasp and is feeding himself puffs and yogurt bites. I am hesitant to try finger foods cause I am petrified he will choke. I don't remember being this nervous with Isaac.. maybe because I hadn't worked with babies with swallowing problems and learned all about dysphagia at that point. I know he is fine but it still sikes me out. Let's see.... what else.. he reached for me and said mama :) Josh was jealous cause he wanted him to say Dada first! He has also been imitating "hey". Eli loves to play. He has a new game called "up.. down". When you hold his fingers and say "up" he pulls up and when you say "down" he plops down on command. My big boy weighs a whopping 19 lbs 9 oz....and my arm, back, shoulders, etc can testify to it!
We had a health scare this month. Last Monday my mom called me at work and said that Eli was throwing up and I needed to come home. So as I was on the way she called again panicking telling me to hurry. He had thrown up around 10 or so times, couldn't hold his head up, his lips turned blue and looked 'lifeless'. Since Mom lives 2 minutes from the hospital we rushed him to the ER. They did a complete workup (CT scan, abdominal x-rays, blood, urine) and all they found was that his white blood count was elevated 3x's normal. After being at the ER 5 hours they finally sent us home without a indefinite diagnosis as to what was going on (the ER doc said it could have been a seizure). We stayed up all night watching him. We followed up with his pediatrician the next day and he was not sure what was wrong either. He ordered more blood and this time his white blood count was back in the normal range. The peditrician said from a description of what happened that it did not sound like a seizure but he couldn't give us an idea other than perhaps food poisoning. I think food poisoning is unlikely too because all he is eating is breastmilk and baby food. So anyway we are so very thankful he is back to normal and just pray that this was an isolated incident that will never happen again!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
|Our mammoth tent|
|Eli chillin in the pack-n-play|
|Bryce, Isaac and Braedon|
|Josh, Eli and I|
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Josh had a work conference so I tagged along and of course Eli had to come since he is not yet weaned. Isaac enjoyed a few days with his cousins and had a blast at Bible school at our church.
Eli did great on the plane ride. We gave him a bit of benedryl per the pediatrician's instructions, I put saline up his nose pre-take off, and attempted to nurse him during take off and landing. I think his wee ears were just fine!
Monday, August 2, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
When we got back from vacation, I noticed that Molly wasn't acting right. She was very lethargic and then she started vomiting....so we decided to go get her checked out. Sure enough she had an infection and it was affecting her liver. The vet recommended that she be hospitalized for treatment. Two days later and 390 bucks later the mouser was home. Now we get to stuff... I mean nicely place a pill down her throat for 30 days. The first day I ended up calling my sister-in-law to come help after Josh and I had a riff about getting the pill down. Evidently I was not holding her still enough for his specification. He preceded to tell me that she was a house cat not a cougar or mountain lion and I should have no problem holding a 15 lb cat! So we worked it out... he does it all by himself :)
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
He has a very laid back personality... except for meal time when he gets downright angry when you take his milk! We have started rice cereal mixed with breast milk via spoon. He doesn't like to eat his cereal when he is tired or ready to nurse so I have to catch him in between. I just bought
Sleeping.. what is sleep? That thing I have not had in 5 months! Occasionally we will have a good night which consists of sleep from 10 pm to 3:30 am (feed, poop, change), and then sleep until 6 am or 7 am. Other nights I succumb to exhaustion and put him in the bed with me and feel like a sow with my piglet attached! Yeah yeah.. I know this is not a great.. heck, even good arrangement but at least I do nod off. I definitely did NOT put one of Isaac's mattresses off his bunk beds in the nursery... and I most assuredly do NOT end up sleeping in there 4-5 nights a week! :o
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
We decided to go hiking up at Linville falls and then drive the parkway to Boone. Eli loves to ride in the Baby Bjorn! We ate at Josh's favorite restaurant (Makados) and then went shopping to the shops on the parkway. Fun day!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Isaac went to Centri Kids camp with our church and he had a blast! He is so much like me.. ready to go go go. When I was 7, I flew to my Aunt Jane and Uncle Richard's house and stayed a week without even a twinge of homesickness. Isaac is so much fun and outgoing I knew he would love it. The first words out of his mouth were, "Can I go next year?". Our youth pastor posted a few things on facebook during the week and they just happened to be all about Isaac!
"One of our kids just fixed his lunch plate including the following: peaches, pickles, and fries! That covers 3 camp food groups - fruit veggies and starch..."
"7:30 am - axe body spray covers ALL odors...including 3rd grade boy sweat"
Isaac- " My arm pit is chaffed....Youth Leader- "well how come?".....Isaac- "probably from not showering"......."hahaha"
Summer- "Just got a call asking where Isaac's soap and shampoo are....the same place his tooth brush is....which means he hasn't used either since he left for camp Mon!!"
All in all Isaac had a wonderful time.. drawing closer to God and forming new friendships... even if I did need to dip him in Clorox when he got back!