Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Quick Post

I have a lot of posts that I want to write but have not had the time lately since we have had way too many days with all the kids and the hubby at home ( and more snow is expected this week--another 3-6 inches--we just got rid of all the stuff that fell the last time!) Anyway, just wanted to write down about Will's appointment today for my memory. He had an ENT appointment to check on his reflux and laryngomalacia. He did so well! He weighed 16.3 lbs and the effects of the laryngomalacia are just about gone--no more noisy breathing or choking when he eats. He snores every once in a while but nothing like before. The doctor wants to continue him on Zantac for 6 more weeks and then take him off and see how he does. We are supposed to go back and see him in 3 months for our final appointment. God is so good--no long term problems and he is almost done with medicine:-) More later! I have to go fix something for supper:-)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday Jake!

Jake, you are 5 years old today! It doesn't seem possible that my 3rd baby is that old and will be heading off to kindergarten in August. Time has flown by! We had your well child check up today and you weighed 39 lbs (50th %) and were 43 inches (75%) tall. You love all things Toy Story 3 and Cars. You love playing with Emma and sometimes with Caleb:-) You love going to school and ask everyday if it is a school day (you go on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). You have learned to write your name and can count up to 16. You are a very good eater and will usually eat anything put in front of you (except for roast and cubed steak--maybe a texture thing?) You are very helpful with your baby brother and love to hold him. You can dress yourself but still enjoy having help with your bath, washing your hair, and brushing your teeth. You go with the flow pretty well unless you really wanted to do something else. You have enjoyed learning to play video games this year--your favorites are on the DS and the playstation. You have some trouble staying in your bed at night--a process we are still working on. We tried a ticket system to get a toy at the end of 14 nights of staying in your bed, but after the 14 nights you were right back downstairs. You hate talking on the phone to anyone, including me. You also dislike when you have to have your hands dirty--especially if you have to touch something cold or sticky:-) You are a sweet little boy and I can't wait to see what exciting things God has in store for you this year--we love you Jakers!

Monday, January 10, 2011

5 months old

Will you are 5 months old today! Here are some highlights from the past month:

You had your first Christmas and didn't really know what to think--you actually slept through the older kids opening all their gifts and woke up about 8:30am. You didn't pay much attention to you gifts but enjoyed the company of both sets of grandparents that day.

I am not sure how much you weigh but you are starting to outgrow your 3-6 months clothing.

You tried rice cereal but really didn't seem to like it (like every other child). It seemed to upset your tummy so we are waiting to start it again until you are 6 months old.

You wear a size 2 diaper although I feel like we will move up a size before you are 6 months old.

We finally ordered your crib and put it up last Friday--you have been sleeping great in it. We are still waiting on your bedding.

Mom finally figured out that you would enjoy being swaddled for naps as well--the first day I swaddled you for a nap you slept for 3 hours.

You have been taking 2 good 2-3 hour naps each day since and still sleeping most of the night.

You have really been blowing raspberries this month--and drooling all over the place.

You have been spitting up more lately--I think due to the fact that you have outgrown the current dosage of Zantac you are on.

You are smiling a ton at your brothers and sister--all they have to do is start talking and you grin and grin.

You love your daddy--you missed him when he went to the Sugar Bowl ( he left on Saturday and didn't make it back home until Thursday)

You still hate tummy time but we are trying to get you to roll over so it is a must:-)

You were pretty high-maintenance this month until mommy figured out the nap problem.

We love you and can't wait to see what you do next Will!

Saturday, January 01, 2011


Resolutions for 2011:

Listen more, talk less
Eat better
Cut down on caffeine
Keep a prayer journal
Find a church in Columbia
Make friends in Columbia
Be less homesick for NWA
Do a better job of speaking my hubby's love language
Don't sweat the small stuff

Happy 2011 everyone! What are your resolutions?