Tales from my life as a mom of 2 sons and 2 daughters


Cheli On Monday, February 26, 2007

Ok So tomorrow turned into about 2 days later.. oh well not much to write about anyway.

The baby goes tomorrow to a dermatologist to take a look at this bump on his chest. It's been there since he was born but over the last few months it's grown and changed shape and color and being that I'm in school for nursing my first thoughts wandered to cancer and when I mentioned it to the doctor at his WBV she said that she would like a dermatologist to check it out. So we head to St. Augustine tomorrow. YeeHaw. Maybe if the kiddo is in a good mood we can stop at the outlet mall and walk around. Wouldn't that be nice.

Speaking of walking.. the kid is into everything! He has now mastered the art of walking and has moved on to the much harder task of running (which he can do for 2.5 seconds before falling face first into the ground). It's so sweet to watch him. I love this age. Well most of it. He is going through MAJOR MAJOR seperation anxiety. Doug drops him off in the mornings and he screams as soon as the teacher takes him. Its short lived but he hates it. Then he has been giving us a rough time at bed time lately which I think has a large part of seperation anxiety as the cause. Although he went to bed tonight at 7pm with no fight.

Today was his first day in the Toddler Room at the daycare. He did so good. He is taking naps on a cot now and goes outside twice a day when the weather permits to play on the playground. Sit in a real chair at a little table and eats off a plate. My little big boy! *sniff*

School is going well. I have 5 1/2 months left. I have a midterm tomorrow in Musculoskeletal and then a final on Friday in Human Growth and a Final in Musculoskeletal on Tuesday. Wednesday we enter our 4th semester (there are 5 total). I found out on Friday that my GPA right now is 3.75. YAY. Things are going good. Almost done. Can't wait.

OK well it's 9:30 I need to head to bed. 6am comes early.

Cheli On Saturday, February 24, 2007

Took the baby for his 1 year pictures today, thought I would share them. I'm too tired to do a real update so I'll do one tomorrow.





Cheli On Tuesday, February 13, 2007
River had his WBV today.
He is 23 lbs 8 oz and 29 1/2 inches long.
He got 2 shots and we refused the Varicella .. however the daycare does require it be given by 15 months so I need to do some more research on it and if we decide not get it I've got to figure out how to go about getting that waiver filled out or whatever.
She said that he has patches of eczema on his belly, elbow and shoulder and prescribed a cream to use for a week and then told us to use Aveeno all over his body to help with moisturizing and itchiness.
She referred him to the lab for his hemoglobin test.
She said that he's got 2 other teeth coming through so he'll have a total of 9 any day now :)
He goes back May 14th for his 15 month.
Cheli On Sunday, February 11, 2007

Happy Birthday River!!!!

It's official my little boy is 1 year old.. amazing.

At 12:21am on February 11th, 2006 River was born weighing 7 lbs 4 oz and 20 inches long. He came out not crying because he was a sicky baby and spent 5 days in the NICU to stablize his blood sugar, billirubin levels and temperature.

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It wasn't long before he was home and doing wonderfully. Before we knew it our little helpless baby was able to move around and able to "communicate" what he needs.

Now it's been 1 year since he was born and boy oh boy how he has changed!

  • He is now about 23 1/2 lbs and 30 inches long (we'll find out exact measurements on Tuesday.
  • He has 7 teeth! and more on the way.
  • He's able to walk around like a big boy
  • He's eating table food exclusively now
  • He can say "mama", "dada", "baba", "ni ni" (night night)

It's official... my baby isn't a baby anymore :(

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Cheli On Saturday, February 10, 2007

In less than 3 hours my little boy will be 1 year old! I can't believe it.

It's amazing what 1 year can do...










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