3:26 PM

The Thanksgiving Sickies

December 23, 2009

A Thanksgiving post? Right before Christmas? Oh yes, you read right. Our house has been over-taken by the sickies!

Poor Kaleb started with a horrible cough 4 days after Thanksgiving. Of course the spread of germs was rampant on that day and we just couldn't avoid the inevitable, even with my constant hand washing. The doc diagnosed him with croup and gave him a single shot of steriods. We start the humidifier, get out the vicks and set up shop in the living room so Kaleb can sleep in the recliner.

Fast forward three weeks, two more doctor visits and finally a $93.00 antibiotic did the trick. Just in time for Christmas germs! I'm sure Kaleb barely remembers what it is like to sleep in a normal bed.

Thanksgiving, nevertheless, was a blast and we really enjoyed seeing the whole family. I cannot believe how different things are this year. Kaleb even got to eat at the big boy table!

The big kid table & feeding himself.

Now that is what I call service. He is a ladies man :)

We did a little Christmas decorating- he loved it!

I promise I won't wait another 4 weeks this time, even if my house gets the sickies again!

Kaleb is 1 year, 2 months, 4 weeks old.

1:34 PM

14 Months

Thursday, December 3, 2009

So we (thankfully!) got internet hooked up at the house and I have an entire booklet of blog's that I need to catch up on so here we go...starting out with Kaleb's 14 month stats:

Height: 33 inches (or close to it... I couldn't get a good read on the little runner!)
Weight: 32.5 pounds

I keep waiting for his weight to come off like everyone says once they start walking. Tomorrow marks 3 months since he started and we've seen NO weight loss. He run's now. Full speed. We still haven't seen him drop or hold a weight. Thankfully he's in the 95th percentile on both things so his height and weight match up. He is solid. People are always genuinely surprised when they pick him up.

Here are some of the AMAZING things he's doing now:

He can show you where nose, ears and eyes are on any person, especially himself. He likes to stick his finger up his nose instead of on it, but I'm going to count that!

When he likes something he makes this "O" face and sucks in air really fast. It sounds like he's gasping as if to say, "Oh my goodness. Do you see that!?" I love this sound.

He can point out which animals are fox, bear, bird, dog and pig. He makes sure to kiss them when we ask, "Where is fox?"

He loathes when anyone tries to sit in his chair. We sometimes set stuffed animals in it and he throws them on the ground.

He isn't attached to anything including a pacifier.

If you ask him a question he can shake his head yes and no without prompting.

After he drinks out of a straw he says, "Ah!" like he just quenched a huge thirst.

He had mastered these words: Mom, Dad, Daddy, Sacha, Suede, Don, Hat, Ho-Ho, No, Stop, Cheese, Sit, Broom, Dog and Done. And today he was walking around saying, "Wee wee wee wee wee."

When he brushes his teeth he sways left to right the whole time. When he finished he says, "Done!"

He is obsessed with music. He is especially fond of songs with really strong beats. He is an awesome dancer. He actually moves to the beat. Thank God he has mommy's rhythm!

He has mastered the stairs.

He knows if he wants the gate down all he has to do is run at it full force and tackle it over. We are currently searching for gates you bolt into the wall.

We took a night light down because it was too bright and the next morning he went to the plug and tried to put it back. He also tries to put DVD's in the DVD player. He's so stinkin' smart.

He likes to help me empty the dishwasher. He picks up one thing at a time and waits patiently for me to take it from him and put it away. While I'm putting it away he picks up the next thing... it takes me a good 1/2 hour to empty but it's worth it to let him help. I've never seen anything like it before.

He started throwing tantrum's this month. They are NOT fun. I can usually avoid them if we stay on our schedule but Lord help us on Holiday's.

I cannot believe he is 14 months and talking, running, jumping and playing like a big boy.
Where did the time go?

Kaleb is 1 year, 2 months, 1 week and 1 day old.