Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Long Overdue Update

So we've been battling illness in our family.  Mia's cold turned into a sinus infection and she is now on antibiotics...hopefully that will get her completely better.

Last week I went up to Madera with Calvin, Asher and my mom.  We stayed for a couple days while Calvin was getting some allergy testing allergy testing.  It all came back normal, so at this point, there is nothing we are aware of that he is allergic too.  I decided that I should keep a food journal to see if we can isolate the symptoms with the food and hopefully that will give us more answers.  He was a trooper though and did really well. 

On Saturday we got an early Christmas gift.  Asher had another echo done of his heart and it came back perfect.  The tiny ASD that he had is now closed!  Praise God! 

The kids have been enjoying the holiday season.  They are enjoying all the festivities that are leading up to Christmas...we have a few outings to look at lights planned and just really trying to spend quality time as a family. 

My brother and his wife and kids are coming from North Carolina for Christmas this year, so we are looking forward to spending time with them.  It's been over a year since we've seen them, so we are excited that they will be here. 

Asher is super close to walking...he can now stand still for a few moments.  He did actually try to take a few steps the other day, but nothing too serious yet.  One of these days.  :)

Monday, December 02, 2013

Happy 10 Months Asher!

10 months already?!  Now time is just flying.  We've settled into a nice routine with the little man.  He still naps 3 times a day, but that's probably because his afternoon nap gets cut short to go pick up his sister from school.  Regardless, it works for our family and I am thankful.

We did some sleep training and he falls asleep on his own so easily now...but he still needs me when he wakes up and can't get back to sleep.  Probably partly out of habit, and partly out of comfort...I am his pacifier.  One of these days I will cut him off, but I'm not quite ready yet.

Sadly, our days of growling like a bear have been replaced with sharp, high pitched screeching.  I want my baby bear back.  It upsets Mia more than anyone else and as much as I tell her that he is a baby and he is just learning to talk and will make unpleasant noises, she still doesn't understand why.

We put up the Christmas tree on Friday and Asher got so excited.  And then when we turned the lights on, he was awestruck.  At first, we thought we might not need to barricade the tree and that he wouldn't really play with it, but after we were putting ornaments on for awhile, we realized that he would pick a tiny needle off the tree and then attempt to eat it.  Sigh.  I will not miss the days where everything goes in the mouth.  So, our tree is now blocked off by a baby gate, a couch, and a rocking horse.  So, far it is working to keep the munchkin out.

Here is our handsome little man.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a really nice Thanksgiving with family.  It was a relaxing day with lots of great food (of course) and fun times.  Asher really enjoyed his first Thanksgiving meal...he downed a piece of pumpkin pie (a tiny piece) and was sad when we wouldn't let him have anymore.  Here are a couple of pictures :)