Sunday, March 30, 2008

Growing Up

Lately, I have been having the hardest time wrapping my mind around my bebe turning One. I just can't believe it has been a whole year since I was laying on the couch as a beached whale, finding mobility so difficult, grown out of maternity clothes, basically wearing the same pair of blue gym pants and xl t-shirt every day because it was the only thing that fit. Eh, this is the beginning of a post i should write on his birthday, I suppose.

What i really came here to say today was that OUR BABY TOOK THREE STEPS ON HIS OWN YESTERDAY!

He was out in front of me, facing me, and I was holding his 2 new balls that we bought him at walmart on friday. He must've REALLY wanted them because he took THREE steps to get to me (and the balls). As soon as he reached me/them he dropped down on his butt and went right back to crawling, though!

Roger and I *thought* we saw him take a couple steps between the chair and exersaucer on Thursday night, but neither of us was looking directly AT him when it happened, so we weren't positive!

I suppose before I know it I'll be posting about his first pair of big boy shoes and playing at playgrounds!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Can we ever just catch a break??

This is going to be a short update... Just to say that now I have STREP THROAT. *sigh* one of these days we are all going to be healthy and happy at the same time, right? I really hope that day arrives quickly. I am SO OVER this winter. BYE BYE BYE. DON'T let the door hit you on the way out.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Finally, A Decent Day!

Today made it up to about 60 degrees here, with BEAUTIFUL sunshine. Ian and I spent some much needed time outdoors. I set the pack-n-play up on the front porch and we both sat outside and soaked in some rays. It was glorious!

I had the windows open and everything feels a bit fresher in here now. I really hope more days like today are on the way. (They probably AREN'T for awhile...but I'm hopeful)

Here's to a GREAT day!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Egg Hunt, Easter Basket, Sick Baby

Since I last sent you an update, we had a very sick little boy! Wednesday did NOT go well, and Wednesday night was horrible. I think I slept for about 2 hours total and Roger got about 5 hours…Ian probably slept for about 5 too. Thursday morning, we took Ian’s temp. first thing and found that it was back up over 104 and we immediately called the doctor. They sent us down to Children’s hospital for testing, etc. We spent the morning there and left with the diagnosis of “sinus infection” and a prescription for antibiotics. Ian spent most of Thursday VERY grumpy. His nose was so stuffy that he couldn’t nurse. When he would finally fall asleep his snoring was SO loud that he would wake himself up.

He was all the way up to 104.8 on Thursday night/Friday morning. We put him in the tepid bath at that time, and kept him on the 3 hour alternating tylenol-motrin piggyback (as his doctor suggested) and kept trying to get him comfortable enough to sleep. His nose was SO stuffy that he could NOT breathe through it at all and had to sleep upright...which meant that one of us had to HOLD him in the chair while he slept. So we didn’t sleep much at all tuesday night-friday night. Friday night Roger and I alternated who held him and who got to sleep… Roger took the first shift and I slept until Ian started fussing, then I took over and when I opened my eyes the next time it was light out.

Saturday he had one fever temp (102.8) in the morning and then sometime on saturday the fever just "went away" and he hasn't had one since!

Last night he FINALLY slept in his crib for most of the night--until 4am, when I was too tired to get him all the way back to sleep before putting him down and just brought him into our bed so he would fall asleep while we slept. He has been sleeping SO much better! His nose is also starting to clear.

He HATES augmentin. They didn't flavor it at all at the pharmacy this time and so it is like swallowing chalk. (I tasted it...I always taste it) He also has diarrhea from the ordeal and is getting diaper rash. I am trying to stay ahead of the rash but the poos are "sneaky" and I have been missing them!

Anyway, overall, it has been 8 days since this all began, and I'm so thankful that it seems to be ending now.

Thanks so much for your continued prayers and thoughts!!


Susan (Roger & Ian)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ian's Easter Portraits

I'm sorry you need a magnifying glass to see them...

Monday, March 10, 2008

Ian's Easter Pictures

Sorry they're so small!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Ian Learned to Play "gumballs"

Ian has learned to play with his Roll Arounds Gumball Machine. He knows how to push the lever and get the gumballs out, and then put them back in the top and start all over again! I got some cute pictures and a video of him this morning. Sorry the video is sideways! (AHHH)!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Ian Thinks the Snow is Cool!

It kindof ruins it that Roger is standing in the background in SHORTS! It was only about 27 degrees today, but Ian was restless indoors so I bundled him up for a few minutes and took him outside. I set him in the snow and he just started laughing and shrieking with joy!

I only caught a little bit of it on the video, but it was REALLY REALLY CUTE! (of course, ha ha ha)