Friday, October 23, 2009

My Very Own Food Blog

I just started a new food blog to keep track of all of my recipes and stuff like that. If you're curious here is the link to it: Powdered Sugar!!

Charlie 10 month update!

Charlie turned 10 months this week. He is starting to cruise a little.  He points and when he does Chris and I think he may be saying "dat" but who the hell knows.  He got his first buzz cut, thanks to Daddy. He doesn't look like a little baby anymore. So sad!

He has come down with a virus and a staph infection. He's on an antibiotic, Motrin & Tylenol.  Since starting the antibiotic his rash/staph infection has gotten a bit better.  His fever is pretty much gone today. He got one dose of Motrin at breakfast and has been free of any fever/pain meds since then. 

The nights have been the tough part.  He only sleeps for a couple of hours at most and won't fall asleep again unless I'm holding him up against my chest.  Chris has been super supportive often taking the night cries without me having to elbow him despite working late the last couple of nights.  Charlie went down for his afternoon nap without much of a fight. Hopefully, tonight will be better.

Charlie is starting to smile and eat again so that's a good sign.  Dr. Sarah said we should see a big difference in him by the end of the weekend.  I think he's about 75% of the way back.

Amazingly, Ellie has remained fever/virus free.  Somehow Charlie is the only one in the house that got it (for now!). Here are some pictures from a recent park playdate and Ellie with the life size version of herself she made at school!

Charlie is a huge fan of the swing.

Ellie & her new buddy Audrey.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A (mostly) Charlie Update

Charlie had his 9 (1/2) month appointment today. We had it late because he was supposed to get his flu booster. They were out and I was rather annoyed. Oh well. Anyway, he weighed in at 20 pounds 13 ounces and was 28 1/2 inches long. Dr. Sarah was really impressed with how well he is doing and was happy to hear that we got to drop the Urology specialist!

Charlie is pulling himself up on anything and everything. He doesn't really "cruise" yet though... which I'm okay with because I feel like it is delaying any random trips to the ER. He crawled up the two steps my MIL has at her house last weekend. That was cute to see because we don't have any stairs at our house. (Can I get a hell yeah to having a ranch when you have small kids running around!) He has 7 teeth with #8 well on its way to popping through. His first word was "Dada" and second "Mama" I swear he sometimes says "Hi" and "Ellie" but that would make him a boy genius so I guess it's all in my head. Dr. Sarah did say that she doesn't think he'll be an early walker, but could be an early talker since he can already distinguish between Mama and Dada. I guess his ability to do that so soon makes him super special :) I was happy to hear that because I have been setting myself up for him to not be that great a talker because second kids typically aren't when they have older siblings to speak for them (or so I've been told).

He is completely on table food and is transitioning well to milk. We'll have him transitioned off the bottle and completely on milk by 11 months. The ped suggested we do it this way with #3 coming so close after Charlie's 1st b-day. His iron level was through the roof so there were no worries on her end about going all milk so early. Did I mention meatballs are like his favorite meal of all time :)

#3 is doing great. He's completely healthy and is getting to be a little porker. We can feel him outside my belly now which is fun for Ellie and Chris. I have an appointment in a week or two for a regular OB visit. Nothing exciting going on here (finally!). Here's a 24 week belly picture:

Ellie is beyond adorable and continues to love school. We just got back from our annual trip to Maine and she was quite the dare devil. It was the first time she actually went on rides at the fair and she was the most excited for the Ferris Wheel... which is super sized and gives me heart palpitations just looking at it. Yeah... Ellie was bending over the edge looking DOWN!! Who knew she had that in her?

Here are some pictures from our trip: