Sunday, December 30, 2012

Close Calls

I have had several close calls over the past few months.  During the most recent, only 5 seconds stood between me and catastrophe.   It involved a vehicle that was driving along in front of me in the left lane.  He swerved off into the median, over-corrected and then swerved across three lanes of traffic and onto the right shoulder, over-corrected again and swerved back across all three lanes.  He ended up spinning a couple of times and was facing me in the left lane.  This was a major interstate and somehow, by the Grace of God, he didn't hit a single person during all of that.  I assume he was a "he" because he just turned his car around and drove off.  A woman would have needed a moment to compose herself.

I believe God gives us these "signs" to remind us how much we have to lose. If I had been 3-5 seconds earlier, he would have slammed into me.  It's so easy to get caught up in work, cleaning, cooking and all of the other day to day activities that you don't cherish the small moments.  The past few weeks I have made an effort to really be in the moment with little man.  Although I'm starting to lose my mind with all of the clutter, I think Christian has appreciated more one on one time. I'm also mortified that our neighbor sees our house in its current state when she comes over to walk Lexi every day.  BUT -When I'm old and grey, I won't look back and wish that I had cleaned my house more.  I will wish that I had spent more time with my family and friends.

We took lil man to the ENT on Friday and the doctor said his ears still look terrible.  He is set for tubes on 1/8/13.  In the mean time, they're not giving him more antibiotics so he's just having to "tough it out."  Poor sweet boy.  And poor mom and dad.  He was up from midnight until 2:30 last night...


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

First let us remember the reason for the season... Happy Birthday Jesus!

We have been so busy over the past week.  We went to my parents on Saturday night for dinner with my Mom's side of the family.  Then we went back yesterday for my Dad's side of the family and the immediate family.  Christian has been sick with the same ear infection for weeks.  We have been on three different antibiotics in the last two weeks trying to get rid of it.  He got pretty bad the day before yesterday and yesterday.  He was vomiting and not eating much which is very unusual for him.  Poor bud.  Thankfully he started feeling better yesterday afternoon so we just showed up a little late.

Today we spent a rare, quiet day at home.  Lil man played with all of his new toys and seemed a bit overwhelmed by all of it.  We probably should have saved a few things for today.

Tomorrow Tristan is coming over to spend the day with John and Lil man.  They are both very excited!!

He looks like he's crying but he wasn't.  This is his super excited face!

Daddy and Lil Man.

My mom and brother

Mom and Dad on her new bike.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Poor Lil Man

Poor little man is still sick.  He has been on antibiotics for 6 days but he's still pulling on his ear and running a fever.  I guess I'll need to call the doctor again tomorrow.  We made an appt with an ENT to determine if he needs tubes.  Four ear infections in 2 months seems like he definitely needs them!  He has that appt on the 28th.

John had a soccer tournament this past weekend.  He played Saturday and Sunday night against teams that were in their twenties.  He's usually sore after a game so I wasn't sure if he was going to make it playing two games in two days.  Well not only did he bring it for the second game... they won!  A bunch of thirty year old men who were sore and tired from playing the night before, beat some twenty year old guys.  I'm sure that's a boost to the ego!!  Way to go hubs!

We have had a busy week and it's only getting busier!  This lady is tired!  I'm doing my best to slow down and try to enjoy Christian's first Christmas. 

Here are some outtakes from our Christmas card photo shoot.  Haha!


Thursday, December 13, 2012


Poor little man.  He had a temp tonight of 102.5.  I don't know if it's his ears again or if he has the crud that everyone in the state has.  He's also still trying to cut that sixth tooth.  It's so close!  Due to both of those issues he had a rough week with his sleep.  He's been waking up A LOT.  We know that he doesn't feel well so we've been rocking him back to sleep.  Poor fella.  Hopefully he'll feel better soon.  We're taking him back to the doctor in the morning.  They said if he had one more ear infection that we should get him tubes.  Eeek!  I know it's a very minor surgery but it's still scary!

Here are a few things about little man that I don't want to forget:
1. He loves Lexi.  He likes to share his cheerios with her.
2. He loves the theme song for Big Bang Theory.  He doesn't really care for TV but he will stop whatever he's doing when he hears that song.
3. He likes to do pull-ups on the towel bar. (He is definitely his father's son)
4. He is walking extremely well now.  He rarely ever crawls now.
5. He knows what "No" means but he will test me by inching closer and closer to whatever object I have told him not to touch.  He's so cute that it's hard not to laugh.
6. He still goes to sleep on the bottle and we're really nervous about transitioning him to a sippy cup.
7. He is learning to share.  He'll bring me his toys and stand there looking at me until I offer to give them back.


Sunday, December 9, 2012

10 Months Old

Christian is 10 months old!!  Where did my little baby go??  He's now a rambunctious, 26 lb bundle of energy! He wouldn't even take a second nap at school on his 10 month birthday because he was too busy having fun.  However, that meant he was super tired and fussy when we got home.  I had to take his monkey picture after he fell asleep.
Too tired to stay awake for his monthly monkey picture.
This weekend has been packed full of fun!  Yesterday we had our annual KPMG girls brunch.  Last year Emma was the only child there.  My how things have changed in just a year.  Here's a picture of us with our little babes. 
Lots of kiddos!
Rhonda was there but had to leave before the picture to tend to a sick baby.  And Rachel graciously took the picture.  If only Gloria could have flown in from San Francisco! (Hint.. Hint... Gloria)

Last night we dropped off little man with my parents and headed out to two parties!  We're social butterflies!  We went to a party with some of my friends for a couple of hours and then a party with some John's friends after.  We had a great time at both.  The first party even had a photo booth which was really fun. 

Christian had a great time with Granna and Pop but he didn't do as well with his sleeping this time.  Mom said he was up from 10:30-1:00am.  At least he slept until 8:45am so they got to sleep in a little.  I picked him up at around noon and then we went to Tristan's softball party at 2:00.  Lil man walks more than he crawls now so he was toddling all over the softball facility.  Most of the time he was trying to make a run for the food table! Haha! 


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Another Ear Infection

I took lil man to the doctor Friday and he has another ear infection. Boo!  They said if he has one more that we should consider tubes.  I guess that would be for the best. 

We noticed that he's been super slobbery lately and I think we figured out why.  He has sprouted another tooth!  He now either has three or four on top... he wouldn't let me get a good a look so I don't know for sure.

He eats pretty much everything that we eat now except nuts, honey and citrus.  For dinner tonight he has butternut squash, corn, banana, 1/4 slice of cheese, 1 cracker and a handful of cheerios.  The one place I am failing is on the meat.  I don't eat a lot of meat so I don't make it very often.  He gets so excited when he has it on his plate though!!  I should definitely work on that!

He is becoming more of a mama's boy now.  There have been a few times when I was holding him and John tried to take him that he pulled away from him.  He still pulls away from me somtimes too but now John knows how it feels.  I would say it's about even now for which one of us he wants to hold him.

Here's a video of lil man walking... and burping. haha.

Please say an extra prayer for my dad.  They had to give him a shot that pulls the marrow out of his bones to increase his blood count.  He says it makes every bone in his body hurt.  Poor guy.


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