Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jan 23 2011 On the move

The Boy is officially on the move. 
He looks like a drunken little old man but, moving non the less! It's only been a few days for full time upright walking, so he's still perfecting his form. At first you could see the surprise on his face with every successful step. The better he got the less concerned he looked! I swear he tried to run yesterday, he giggled like a crazy person, tripped, caught himself on his ball (he was carrying it), looked at me like, 'that was weird' and made the choice to walk the rest of the way. It's so uber cute I can't even stand it.
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He's really coming into his own these days. Everyday this kid does something that captures my amazement. Maybe it's a mom thing, has to be. The things I used to hear others talk about seemed cute but unremarkable. Now, I sit slack jawed, as my baby looks at me, grabs his crotch and say', 'Pee pee'. I wanna call everyone I know! I'm extremely proud and slightly bemused. I like to tell myself that the things my kid does are  just more interesting and 'awe' worthy then the stories I heard before entering motherhood....but I think not. I KNOW there's someone listening to my stories rolling their eyes, probably right now!! Anyway, here's an example of one of my many, daily awe inspiring moments...A few hours before this picture was taken I stood in the mirror with kye making faces. I'd make one then he'd make one. He'd never before followed my lead so closely. I realized I'd never had him smile on cue so I decided to start practicing. I said, 'cheese', exaggerated a smile and he followed suit. Cut to later. I said, 'cheese' and this is what I got! Just one time, it took me one time to get this kid to smile on cue! (I know that won't last long! ha ha) He's amazing and so stink'n cute!


You know how we love bath time...my Jaws rendition is horrible so if you don't have sound your not missing a thing!
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The best for last. My silly silly little man. And my crazy grown man in the back ground...again, if you don't have sound it's probably for the best. If you do have sound you might want to turn it down a little! video
We love you all and thanks for keeping tabs on our little Boog. 
I hope he makes you smile half as much as he does me.

I had no idea that having a child meant my heart would go walking around outside of my body.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Jan 13 2011

We made homemade play dough today... lol 

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Dec 26th 2010 (I'm catching up!)

I am so behind!! 
Christmas night Kye's cough got worse and he developed a slight fever. We gave him Tylenol and ibuprofen and he slept through the night. The next day he was still not feeling very good. We were giving him his breathing treatments every 4 hours, sometime as much as 3 in a 45 minute period per the nurses at Childrens. As the day went on he felt worse. He had a fever of 101ish even with Tylenol. His attitude was up and down so, we weren't to worried. Of course we were in touch with the exchange who said to pay more attention to his actions then the number on the thermometer.  He'd play like normal then, out of nowhere, flip into a fussy needy little boy. He wasn't eating much either but, he was having wet diapers, which means he's drinking enough. Anyway that night after he'd been in bed for about an hour he woke up crying. He was visibly red and shaking. His temperature was 102.6 so after calling the exchange we decided to go to the hospital, just to be on the safe side. We gave him Tylenol and slipped out the door. On the way you could tell he was feeling better. Little turd. At the hospital, of course they were concerned with his breathing. He ALWAYS breathes faster then a 'normal' kid, add in the fever and he was in the yellow zone...there are 3 zones, red, yellow and green. Just like a street light but regarding health. So what put him in the yellow was the rate he was breathing (under 50 is ok he was at 54 per minute) and HOW he was breathing. When a person struggles to breath they use their stomach muscles, you can see the air 'sucking' between their ribs and as they try harder, their nostrils will flair and you'll nee the neck muscles strain. Kye was using his stomach muscles and, mostly because of his missing pec muscle, you could see between his ribs when he inhaled. whew! Got all that? ANYWHOO...they always get alarmed at his breathing. Honestly, I need to count his breathing when he's not sick so we know what his normal rate is! Anyway, in the end he got Ibuprofen, some antibiotics and was fine. After about 45 min he was charming the pants off of everyone! They did discover a slight ear infection that the doctor said was more then likely caused by the cold he had. 
Kye had a pulse-ox on (the original tinky foot maker) so when it came off he had to smell them to be sure...


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He's doing much better! He was the day after! No fever since then and the cough, although still there, is much better.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

and still more pictures from Christmas.....

Baby got a Grover!!!


Oh yea Santa brought him a four wheeler.....

and a car!!!

Grammy and Boog

oh baby kisses!!!

More pictures from Xmas...

December 18th, #1 Christmas.
Me and my Grandmaaaaaa

Grandpa, Grandma and Kye

These are my balls..(oh stop it)

Cousin Lindsey and Kye sharing ;-)

awe, Kye, Ashley, Kristen and Lindsey

Cuz BJ making me wear reindeer antlers...sigh

The whole family

sweet! Kissing cousins