In addition to weighing in at 2 oz under 25 pounds, Colton is growing length-wise too. Too bad the only hair that's growing at the same pace is the hair that goes over his ears.
I tried to cut it today, but he's such a wiggle-bot that I botched one side pretty bad. Oh well- he doesn't care.
I dropped something today while I was holding him. In the past that would have made him jump and throw up his hands. He's growing into such a confident little boy.
He's really good at falling (onto his butt) from the standing position. Today was the first day I noticed him trying to bend his knees on the way down.
He ate red, yellow and orange sweet peppers (chopped up and raw) today. He likes all food. Hopefully he'll be able to consume dairy soon. When that happens, and he grows more than two teeth, we'll be golden.
We love this little bug so much. Even with his constant sniffles and coughs, we are
Today was my first day of class for the semester. I also have my annual report due tomorrow. I spent 13 hours at the office on Saturday... I decided to work from home yesterday and of course the baby started breathing like a Mack truck. Arghhhh.
Is it a virus? Is it asthma? Is it something else? Poor little guy was snotty (making us think it's not asthma) but it came on all of a sudden. The mystery continues.
After a dose of baby Benadryl, and being held by mommy for an hour (at 1 a.m.) he finally fell back asleep (with the cool mist humidifier). I was up by 4:30 and to work by 6 a.m. George took Colton in first thing. The good news was that his breathing was at 100%.
Again he received an oral steroid and we were instructed to nebulize him with an inhaled steroid twice a day. We were told to do this over a month ago, but one of the side-effects is thrush. I didn't want to travel to Minnesota and be stuck with a baby who has thrush (and where the mild thrush medication doesn't work)...
He did pretty well today and actually slept quite a bit, even though the steroid was supposed to make him hyper.
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Colton loves his vegetables. The report from daycare today was that he would rather eat the Lima beans over any of the others in the vegetable medley.
I remember throwing the Lima beans on the floor for my dog Willie.
George doesn't eat vegetables.
I don't know where he got it, but I'm not complaining.
Colton is an eating machine. It's crazy because he's not gaining weight. On Tuesday Daycare Stacey let us know that he absolutely loved Taco Tuesday. He ate everything but the cheese and three servings of beans. Yep, I saw those three servings of beans in the night time diaper - it looked like a "poo-fluff" package that oozed out from all sides. Thanks.
Then yesterday (Thursday) at daycare Colton ate an entire package of graham crackers for his afternoon snack - I can't even eat that much.
Today he woke up to 3/4 cup of oatmeal with fruit, a 6 oz bottle with rice and two banana pancakes.
Can you imagine how much he's going to eat as a teen?
They said they call him Bam Bam at daycare - he's strong so I guess it's a good thing. We should probably start saving for the eating fund now though...
We noticed the coming in of Colton's top left front tooth. He also started clicking (like trying to get a horse to trot). Good boy little C.
I was extremely ill for more than a week (almost didn't make our trip). The tests showed I did not have strep nor the flu, but whatever I did have it knocked me on my butt. It kept me in bed for days. George was wonderful as he would come home between shows to put the baby to bed. I laid on the bathroom floor and let him crawl around me until George got home - I couldn't move my body hurt so bad.
The doctor thought I had a virus similar to mono - and I agree. My throat was sore for six days, I didn't eat or really drink and had a low grade (101+ fever) for four+ days. And my body ached from head to toe. I did get over this virus faster than when I had the quasi-viral resurgence about four years ago. I nearly didn't make the trip as I wasn't sure if I had enough energy to travel alone with baby.
I'm glad I did make the effort as my mom had taken off a week of work and this allowed me to rest up. The one main problem was that because I was given an antibiotic I had to pump and dump for five days. With traveling I only had enough milk to make to Minnesota with two extra bottles. I discovered on the plane that Colton no longer thought formula was an acceptable form of beverage so when my mommy supply nearly stopped I began to get quite anxious.
I'm glad I packed the herbal more milk plus pills. These along with Gatorade and pumping every 1 - 4 hours (day and night) finally got my supply back up to 24+oz/day. This is still 12 oz short of what I was making prior to falling ill, but at least it's enough for baby C to get what he needs.
Baby C has pretty much mastered the pull-up to a stand. He can do it most anywhere. And the best part is watching his double peg-leg fall back onto his butt. I'll have to get a video to demonstrate soon.
Some things to note -
1. Do not fly United. The airline staff was not helpful at all. In Burlington they expected me to carry the baby, his umbrella stroller and our two carry-on bags down two flights of stairs (to the outside) and then up another flight onto the plane. If it weren't for a nice Burlington Airport employee I think I would have been in tears.
Then when we landed in Cleveland the next United check-in lady would not allow us to board early. So once again I was holding up the line trying to unload the baby from the stroller, pack up the stroller (to place below) and carry two bags w/ baby through the narrow aisle to our seat.
2. Buy a small umbrella stroller for maneuvering throughout the airport. I purchased the BeBeLove Single Umbrella Stroller with mesh pocket and canopy stroller for under $20 from amazon -
3. Pack non-frozen breast milk in easy-open containers. There is no limit to the amount of breast milk you can bring. But you do need to open each container so they can test with a vapor strip. If you want to bring squeeze pouches of food make sure they are 2 oz or less. If they are the 4.4 oz pouches you will need to open them.
4. If your child has fluid on their middle ear - fly, fly, fly. I tried following the tips I've see on the internet (feeding throughout to release the pressure - popping ears). This caused a fussy baby. I allowed him to sleep throughout the entire second flight and he "slept like a baby." Our pediatrician was right about this. His ears didn't pop/hurt him at all.
5. Sit next to Minnesotans - we did and they were all great :)
Working mom. Loving every bit of all this crazy life throws at us.