Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Sickies...

Blogging is definitely not as easy these days with two bambinos! 

This little family has been fighting the sickies for two weeks and hopefully is starting to pull through! Poor Nate got it first and had a full work schedule plus traveling...luckily he got to get some uninterrupted sleep thanks to us being out of town. Next came D who started with a cold that quickly turned into Croup...poor baby couldn't breath or talk! Two doses of steroids (poor kid kept throwing up the liquid form) and lots of delsym later and he is finally starting to feel better...still has a cough and runny nose but the voice has returned! Then came poor baby Grady. He seemed to miss it at first and then developed this nasty cough which led me to freak that he had pertussis and rush him to the doctors...turns out he had the beginning signs of bronchitis and is now on a nebulizer. Although he sounds terrible he is still the happiest and sweetest little thing! As for mom? I got lucky and caught my cold right away...zicam and cold meds helped kick mine in two days...God knew I couldn't handle being sick with two sick kiddos!

We're on the mend and have spent a small fortune in co-pays and much for getting back on a budget this month! I think we should just build a small campground at the doctors office...thank goodness it's only a mile from the house!

Even with all the sickies, the boys are still full of energy and smiles...gosh they're a blessing!

Hard to see, but Daven and his "ruff ruff" both are wearing sunglasses, per D's request!

At the doctors...for the second time in one week! Both boys were such troopers!

 Park playdates are about the only thing these boys can do right now...especially during school hours so we don't pass on our sickies!

 Nebulizer time! He looks so pitiful, but really does fairly well...just a little confused!

Oh yeah, did I mention we're attempting to potty train at the same time?! The kid gets it and does fairly well, but when you're sick it's not an easy task...especially since he doesn't want the m&m's! We are taking it very slowly and hoping to not overwhelm him! He does best sans diaper & underwear...lots of naked time at our house and LOTS of puddles to clean up! 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

3 months!!

Weight: 13.6 lbs
Height: 25"
Head: 15"
New Skills:
- You can roll over! You've only done it a few times, but you can definitely get over!
- Laughing...especially when Momma kisses your lil neck!
- Teething...we JUST got you to take set naps and then you started teething - goodbye schedule!
- Bedtime routine has stuck! If I don't get you down between 7:30 and 8 you are a grouch! We eat, burp, give kisses, and go to bed! You sleep for about 5-6 hours and then are up at 12/1a, 2/3a, 5/6a...we will figure it out, but so far it's working for us!
- Found your hands!
- Trying to grab at objects on your play mat...although you're still not a huge fan of that mat!
- Still hate your carseat...looks like we will be converting you sooner than later, but that's okay...we baby wear you like a fool!
- You LOVE to practice sitting up! You're extremely strong and pretty sturdy when I pull your little arms! You laugh every time and seem to not grow tired of trying!

Oh my oh my, you are growing so fast! I can't believe you're already 3 months old! You are our sweet smily baby who is typically happy unless you're hungry or just tired of not being held! You LOVE attention and light up whenever someone looks your way. Your big brother has really warmed up to you and loves to come check on you and say, "hi baby". You light up every time you see him and laugh at his silly antics! You are a snuggle bug and curl up in to a little ball whenever I hold you, BUT you love your space at night...I'm happy for that! We love you to the moon and can't wait to see what next month holds for you!