Thursday, February 25, 2010
It's 5:15 a.m. I am on the couch with a restless, coughing little man who just woke, but haven't slept more than 2 hours myself tonight. It's been a rough pregnancy night! Anyway, I thought I would try my hand @ a mobile blog post. I have been wanting to update for so long, but my God life is so busy! Between JDH being sick for nearly 2 weeks now, doctors appts, Junior Auxillary Ball,the stomach bug rampant in every member of our immmediate and extended family, and school I can't find the time to do it all. Work has not even been a factor besides this weekend. I have missed 2 weeks of my 2 day/week clinic job because of JDH being sick then last week preparing for the ball. Jonathan has been BIG help with the sick little man, even taking him back to the MD so I could study for my 1st exam of the semester. I am, no we are, so dang lucky to have that man in our lives!
Anyway, this post was intended for a explanation of the lack of blogging along with some updates on our little men.
First briefly, Cohen is doing well. I have not seen him in a while since I haven't been at my clinic job where I get 3D ultrasounds done. What a change from our pregnancy with Jackson who we saw every other week from 23 weeks on! My OB doctor check ups have been good with the except of yesterday. I have been having lots of Braxton Hicks contractions which are normal, but the frequency (like every day, every few minutes) have increased but not the overall intensity. I mentioned to my MD. She decided to check my cervix which unfortunately has resonded to the contractions. So I have gotten 1 of 2 steriods shots to mature Cohen's lungs in preparation that he comes early and started on Procardia to help decrease the contractions.
Jackson is getting so very big and mature. He is definitely not a baby anymore. He is practically running everywhere. Though he doesn't speak many words besides "duck" and an occasional "uh oh" but tries to talk TONS, his receptive language is UNBELIEVABLE. He knows change diaper by heading to his room, eat, body parts (head, nose, mouth, belly, foot), up, drain in bathtub, ball, sun, dog, kitty, Sam, Lucy, Yetti, Papa, smacks when you say "kiss," winks to just the word "wink" now, and signs "more." There are probably more but I can't think of them right now. He has moved up to the bigger classroom @ school. He sat @ the table and took a nap on a mat on the first day in a chair with which they were very impressed. He just won't take a dang sippy! It is his nemesis! We were ready for him move up because he was the most developed in his class and scared it was holding him back, but suddenly he started doing all these grown-up things! Now I want to keep him my baby forever, which he will be. Reminds me of the book and my mom who have it to me @ age 17. I read that same book with the inscription in it to my little man now. "I'll love you forever, I'll like you always. As long as I am living, my baby you will be!" Though she gave me a copy of it when I was 17 it has always been a great book in my family. I can remember it circulated somehow through my Uncle Glen's (Mom's brother)family when I was not even a teen. I think that is where we get the saying we use a lot in my family "I LIKE you and I LOVE you." Okay, tears! I hope @ least this brings you a little joy! I promise to upload some photos soon
. If not me, maybe the ghostwriter will appear after a year long hiatus!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
This is JDH in his Spongebob yellow gown before getting tubes and adenoids out back in mid-December. He has slimmed up so much in the last month now that he is walking.
I told Jonathan as soon as JDH started walking that he needed to start working on footwork skills for soccer. It took all of a minute to teach him. Unfortunately, it looks like he may be right-footed. He won't use his left. Is it too early to tie that foot down and make him left-footed??? KIDDING! (sorta)
I am trying to download the rest of them but having trouble.