Tuesday, May 26, 2009

6 month check up! (a few days early)

*Just a quick note that I LOVE our doctor.....he is so sweet, spends time, answers questions and is just an all around neat guy. If you are looking for a family doctor check out www.harmonyfamilyhealth.com *

Now on to the stats:
16.8 pounds, 27 inches (or as the doc says he is "two foot, three") and his head is 17.5 inches around. He is "well developed, well nourished, well appearing, alert, active and in no apparent distress" :-D

On the other hand, the doc was able to see JJ's little "head shakes" that I have noticed for the past three months but just chalked up to "a weird baby thing" (there are a LOT of those). Thank goodness JJ did this right in the office! Doc says "I am sending you to see a Neurologist at Children's Hospital". He has met all of his developmental milestones so there are no worries there but we might see something on an EEG or an MRI. Especially with JJ's history of respiratory arrest at birth......

Please keep a good thought for us that the head shakes are just "a weird baby thing"......or maybe a sign of baby genius, or special mutant powers, or......just something SIMPLE. The doc reminded me this is nothing NEW and won't change anything.....I know that in my heart.....just a little un-nerving.

No new photos here, but if you are on facebook check out the photos we uploaded recently....

More soon....

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Camera for Mother's Day:

I got a new camera for Mother's Day.....it's all fancy and has lots of buttons that I have no idea what they do.....but I'm learning....

Here's my boy all "prepped out".

And "on the move"

Last weekend was Miss Ellie's Welcome Party.....it was a BIG TO DO at my house....it was so much fun but boy am I glad it's over :-)

My beautiful sister and her beautiful daughter

Photos of the FUN

and now for the cutes giggle on the planet:

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Catch Up:

A little catch up on our adventures in the life of new parents....

My First Mother's Day: We hosted a breakfast at our house which was a lot of fun. We had My sister and her two daughters over along with my dad (the rest of the family was out of town). JJ thought it was a cousin party for him (it was). The dad's made waffles, sausage and OJ. My sister was DYING for crab legs so we went to Big Shucks for dinner....it was WONDERFUL!

Our original plan had been to go to Ren Faire but the weather report was for rain... babies, strollers and MUD were just not our idea of a fun day so we restructured our plans only to watch a beautiful day unfold.....but we all enjoyed Mother's Day very much...

JJ LOVES his Cousin Ava

Yesterday we went to the mall for a small errand and I watched dozens of kids with large yellow bags with LEGO stamped across them run all around the Mall.....WE MUST FIND THE LEGO STORE I said to my sister and look what we got to do:

Build a block...

Hand it to the MASTER Lego builder to help him create an 8 foot tall R2D2 out of legos and we got a certificate for helping and a coupon to the NEW Lego Store

JJ thought it was AMAZING! He loved watching the kids at the mall (ice skating, playing, in strollers, at the disney store)

I can't wait until he is old enough for his own set of Legos! They have huge sets for 18months old. They are train sets, zoo, farm....it's adorable. Also, Mommy loved looking in Build a Bear, JJ didn't really get it.....that will have to wait til he is older. :-)

In other news:
JJ is trying very hard to crawl. He rolls over both ways, and now scoots around a bit...it's very exciting! He sucks his right thumb (YEAH!, I have been hoping and wishing for this, cause you can't loose it like a binky) and is much more interested in butternut squash than rice cereal but is still not thrilled with solids so we're not pushing them.....just trying it out here and there when he seems excited to watch us eat. We have a doc appt next week so I'll have a weight update at that time (I'm thinking 16 pounds).

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Five Months Old! OH MY!

Time Flies when you are having fun...and we are getting older by the minute.....DANG!

We had a wonderful visit with Grandma. All day Friday we had both babies. Thank goodness for Grandma. I got laundry done, and even got to wash some baby stuff that has needed washing for MONTHS and we made dinner for the whole family.

Poor Maddie was fighting off a cold and was pretty tired and miserable.....JJ too....so it was a long hard day of fussy babies but Grandma didn't seem to mind. I think she was happy to be needed and play with the little ones. They are growing up so fast.


and for those "professional mammas" out there: yes, he is too young for that chair and probably too young for cereal.....but it's all for entertainment right now....and this is ENTERTAINING!

Happy Five Months my little Plankton....mamma loves you!