Sunday, April 23, 2017

Weekend Wrap Up

Just a few things to say about the weekend and then a lot of pictures. I stayed home with Carson on Friday. He did fine with the new medicine and seems to feel better. He still has a terrible cough, but he's sleeping better and isn't grumpy anymore. It rained ALL weekend long, so baseball was cancelled. Miles was able to attend one of his best friend's birthday parties and we caught up on a few things around the house. I took several pictures over the weekend, so let's get to that.

He prefers his toys stacked on him.

He smiles like this even with a double ear infection.

He seems to enjoy breathing treatments this go around.

Playing on his knees like a big boy. 

He pulled up like a big boy in the bathtub. I love his big belly hanging down :)

After his bath, I always sit him like this while I dump the water out of his tub. I just wanted to remember this one day. He is the cutest little thing.

Better than me at selfies.

Attending Gaige's party was definitely a perk of the baseball tournament being cancelled. Several boys got to come that wouldn't have otherwise. It was a swim party at an indoor pool. They had a blast.

Miles and his friend, Mason. Miles refers to him as his "best friend Mason" every time.

The kids sang in church this morning. Miles was so uncomfortable the whole time. He did it, but he doesn't like the spotlight at all.

While in Target, Miles accused me of buying the socks that were in his stocking at Christmas. Apparently they sell them at Target. He's always been amazed b/c they have an "M" on the bottom. He was impressed when he saw the same socks but they had an "S". Then, he saw others with S, M, L, XL...

He and I ran a few errands after the birthday party. We ran up a bill in Dick's buying random baseball stuff. On the way to the car, I asked if he was excited about all his new stuff. He said, "Yes, especially the Big League Chew". I'll remember that next time.

We went shoe shopping. He wanted some exactly like Darrin's. We found them, but they didn't laces, only Velcro. That wouldn't do, so we will have to order some online.

He spent his money at Target to buy two "light savers". 

There was also some early morning game playing on Saturday while Darrin cooked breakfast and we waited for the official text saying that baseball was rained out.

This boy loves books. Marmee bought him the cutest book called Dear Zoo. We read it over and over.

In other news, we booked our family vacation this weekend. We leave in six weeks. The original plan was to leave Carson home with the grandparents and take Miles. After all, we took Miles when he was the same age and it wasn't fun. This sums up how Miles felt about the beach.

When we told Miles that we were going to leave Carson home, he immediately started crying. I tried to explain that Carson would have more fun at home, but Miles was not buying that. I do not think he would have been able to have fun b/c he would have been worried about Carson and missing him. So....we are all going. I think Miles is right though. We are excited to have our first vacation as our family of four. We booked a first floor condo that steps out to the pool so, it will be easy to go in and out for diaper changes and feedings. And, we are only staying four nights, so it won't be completely exhausting for anyone. Carson goes with the flow more than Miles did at that age and he doesn't sleep as long as Miles did either. I think that will help a little. Since the beach is six weeks away, some sort of diet and exercise plan begins tomorrow. I'm putting it on here to hold myself accountable. If you know me, please text me and ask me how I'm doing.....and tell me to step away from the cookies and chocolate :) Off to bed now to get ready for a productive week ahead.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sick Baby

Last night, Carson started looking a little puny just before bed. His cheeks were red and he didn't seem to be his normal, happy self. Sometime during the night...I have no idea what time b/c the nights run together with a baby...he started crying and I had to put him in bed with us. That's unusual and it happened the night before that too. I decided then that he was going back to the doctor today.

Darrin took him this morning. He hasn't run a fever, but he's been grumpy, needy, and pulling at his right ear even though the left ear was the one that was infected last week.

His visit revealed a double ear infection and a wheezy chest. They gave him a steroid shot, an antibiotic, and breathing treatments. The antibiotic is supposed to be really strong. We start it tomorrow. The pharmacist scared me a little with the warnings. She said to watch him for an allergic reaction, don't put him straight to bed, and also give it to him after a big meal since it can be hard on stomachs. Sounds like a fun medicine. He did great with his first breathing treatment tonight...much better than the last time we did them.

I think I'm going to stay home tomorrow and try to get him better. He's pretty needy right now and seems to be uncomfortable. I plan to start his antibiotic after his lunch and then hold him most of the afternoon. Hopefully a day at home and some TLC will do the trick.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Less Words Wednesday

We went to watch Darrin's scrimmage tonight.

Carson watched intently for the first hour and then got a little restless. It was time for dinner, so I fed him 3 jars while he sat next to me. He was perfect and didn't miss a bite.

Miles told me at less five to watch him b/c he was scared he was going to fall. He got up to play once and came back to tell me to watch him again. Very protective big brother.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

9 Months!

Carson was 9 months last Wednesday! This is the only way I could contain him for a picture.

We took him for his 9 month well visit on Thursday. It was a family affair as are many of our doctor's visits.

He was sick while I was out of town, but he hadn't run fever in two days, so we went ahead with the well visit. I knew there was a chance that he might have an ear infection, strep, or something like that and wouldn't be able to get shots that day, but I was happy to take him since we already had the appointment.

Carson makes it really hard to know if something is wrong, b/c even though he was all smiles, she said he had a really bad ear infection in his left ear. She thinks the ear infection is a result of drainage rather than his ear being the initial problem. He's had an ear infection in his right ear, left ear, and a double ear infection once. She's hopeful that he won't have anymore problems with the warmer weather here now.

He weighs 18lbs 13oz (25th percentile) and is 27" long (15th percentile). Our preemie is catching up fast.

She asked about all the developmental milestones. He seems to be very close or right at where he needs to be. I can't tell that he's behind at all. She asked if he was pulling up yet. I told her no and then that very night he did this at Miles' game. So much for the nifty stroller that was going to keep him contained at baseball tournaments.

He has become the best sleeper. It was such a struggle, but we can finally lay him down awake for naps and bedtime and he goes to sleep without a fight. He sleeps 10-11 hours at night and usually naps 1.5-3 hours a couple times a day at home. He doesn't nap as well at school, which is to be expected with all the other babies, but he does pretty well there too. During nap time at home now he gets a blanket and stuff animal. At night he still sleeps in a sleep sack and gets his glow giraffe. Every night when we lay him down, he rolls over and plays with the giraffe's ears :)

He eats 7 jars of baby food a day and drinks 4 bottles. He can't figure out what to do with a sippy cup, but Miles was challenged in that area too. I'm not pushing that this time. He'll figure it out eventually, hopefully with the help of his daycare teachers :) He still loves to play with toys and listens intently when we read to him. He shows us more of his personality every day. He is a little joy and all three of us love him to pieces.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Less Words Wednesday

I left on my work trip on Monday afternoon. While I was gone, this little boy had baseball practice, a baseball game, a book fair, and a school fundraiser.

This little boy got sick & had to stay home from daycare for 2.5 days, got a tooth, and started crawling. 

Big shout out to Daddy who managed to take care of Carson and get Miles where he needed to be....AND cut the grass, do the laundry, clean (and I mean clean, not just straighten) the house, along with several other random projects. I didn't have to worry at all while I was gone b/c he text me to say, "I got this" and I knew he did. I am very thankful for my capable husband.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Weekend Wrap Up

Here are some pictures from our weekend (and last week since I've been MIA) in no particular order b/c I'm exhausted and I have to go out of town tomorrow for work. I'm only allowing myself a few words per picture b/c I have a ton and I can't afford to be here all night. Here goes....

Thankful for coaches that have end of the game prayers.

Miles' travel team is the Medina Hornets. Go Hornets!

A woman did not design white on white baseball uniforms.

Miles' played against one of his friends from Martin this weekend. Miles is playing third and his friend, Kohen, is on base.

We got a new stroller recently. Apparently when you don't put the brake on a 3 wheel stroller, they will roll. Carson rolled off the driveway and fell completely over in the grass.

 He had a busted lip but was otherwise ok. Miles cried for longer than Carson. That about sums up their personalities so far.

Carson likes to find the one spot I can't see on the video monitor.

We went out to eat with our good friends, Rachel & Travis recently. Lots of laughs were had.

This is why I bought the stroller. It served as a play pen during Miles' games this weekend. It was a huge success.

Carson tried lasagna recently and loved it. I think it might have hurt his stomach later though. I was hoping he would outgrow his tummy troubles, but he's still showing signs of lactose issues.

Faux hawk and Lil Bro shirt.

This boy loves carrots.

Scoping out the competition. 

Yes, he was.

Darrin recruited these 4 at UT Martin four years ago. They are about to graduate in a couple weeks, so they came to see us. It is such a joy to see players mature over their college years. This is definitely a special group. They are going to do great things!

Ran into one of my college roommates this weekend at the ballpark. What a fun surprise! We don't really keep in touch b/c busy lives but it's fun to pick up each time we see each other.

We traveled an hour and 45 minutes one way to our tournament this weekend and decided to come home on Saturday and drive back on Sunday. It was a long weekend.

Carson could not have handled the weekend any better. He was seriously perfect. Played at the baseball field and slept in the car the entire time.

Miles ran a fever last Thursday for just a short time. He had to miss school and his first city league baseball game. Thankfully it went as fast as it came.

Nate, Tyler, and Miles...good friends!

After we got home from the tournament today, he practiced for two more hours.

We are loving a new game called Stratego. I bought it used for $3 and we've already gotten our monies worth out of it.

Carson is scooting and so close to crawling. It's about to get interesting around here.

I got this from Carson's teacher the other day. Guilty.

Our tournament this weekend was half way between our house and my mom's house, so she and my sister-in-law came to watch Miles play.

They also go their Carson fix.

Miles and his cousin, Rowan.

It was so good to see my good friend, Shannon. It made our drive to the tournament worth it.

Every day Carson's sheet says the same thing....he ate everything and slept a little. He eats everything, everyday.

The stroller was a success for napping too.

It was a fun weekend and now I have to pack and go to bed. I'm not even proofing this (doesn't usually do any good anyway) so forgive all the typos. Goodnight, all!