Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Busy, busy - and 13 months old!

It's been so long since I've posted I don't even know where to begin...

Well, our little family survived our first tax season. We sure missed having Jason around and now that April 15 has come and gone we are sooooo happy to have our Daddy back! That's probably why I haven't been around to post much. We've been able to get in so much quality time together that I haven't even thought about posting to the blog. Bad Mama, I know.

Jack turned 13 months old yesterday. I'm not exactly sure when you stop counting months. Is it at a year, 2 years, when? I'm sure Jack wouldn't appreciate my calling him 162 months when he's 13 1/2 and in the 8th grade, but I digress...

This month has been our first full "toddler month". Jack is not just walking now but running everywhere! One of his favorite things to do is run around the house with anything in his hand - a dishtowel, a dryer sheet, a phone, a remote - and then for no reason whatsoever, he'll slam whatever he has to the floor. Not really a problem when we're dealing with a dishtowel or dryer sheet. A bit more concering when it's the phone or remote.

He babbles tons now and loves to say Dadadadada over and over. A great ego booster for Jason I'm sure since Daddy was a bit concerned that Jack kind of forgot who he was during the first quarter of this year. Jack also says Mama and we think he has his own version of no - nyeh, nyeh, nyeh while shaking his head. He generally does this after we've gotten onto him for throwing food or standing up in the bathtub or trying to play in the toilet.

We've been trying to get Little Man well for the past few weeks as well. Several weeks ago Jack had a runny nose which was most likely just allergies. Well, about a week after his nose stopped running he awoke in the middle of the night and screamed for an hour - no consoling this kid AT ALL. I took him to the doctor the next day and found out he had a double ear infection - ick. Things were looking up after 10 days of antibiotics and our recheck visit with Dr. Raine. That visit also happened to be Jack's 12 month check up and he had to get his shots. I had Jason go with me because frankly, I'm not strong enough to hold Little Man down anymore. After getting over the "shot yuckies" Jack was not sleeping again and his nose started running. Well, after a few days we decided he needed to go back to the doctor so we went to see Dr. Joki (the doc on call) this past Saturday. Indeed, the ear infection is back. Sooooo, now we're on a stronger antibiotic, eardrops for pain, and now Tylenol because Jack's had a fever for 2 days. Whew! Having a sick kid really stinks.

Speaking of Jack's 12 month checkup... Jack weighed in at 23 lbs, 8 oz and was 30 and 3/4 inches long! He's in the 60th percentile for weight and the 75th percentile for height. Our little boy sure is growing fast! What a blessing he is!
Playing with Gabby
Food is messy...... so we take a bath!

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