Monday, January 25, 2010

Quiet weekend

Nothing much happened this weekend. It was a quiet and slow weekend. Saturday was such a nice day, we spent a lot of time outside. Colton got a new pedal car, so I put that together while he was napping. On Sunday we went to church and played some more outside when we got back. I put together Dad's new garage cabinets (he gets me to put everything he buys together or it would end up in a thousand piece laying in their front yard!!) while Colton slept. I get ALOT done while he is napping because that is the only time I am not chasing him around! We went to Sonny's for dinner, came home took a bath and Colton went to bed. Yeah I said it was QUIET and SLOW!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Long weekend

Yes it was time. Colton went to the barber and got his hair cut. He was better than I thought he was going to be.

Personally I kinda liked the shaggy look.

He looks like such a little man now.
Getting ready to go to church Sunday.

It was a nice long three day weekend, which would have been great if I was not sick. I think Colton caught a cold when he was at MOPS on Tuesday and he so nicely gave it to me. With him, it was just a runny nose. For me, it started with a runny nose and then it was a stuffy nose and now it is congestion in my chest. I have to say that I am glad it didn't develop into more with him.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Whatever was "wrong" with Colton seems to have gone away. It must have just been a virus of some sort. He went to MOPS yesterday and they said he had a great time. Mom said when she went to pick him up, she heard him crying. They said that when all his little friends started to get picked and leave, he started crying. I guess he didn't want them leave. Either that or he was worried that he was getting left!! He still doesn't say too much. I would say he has about a 5 word vocabulary. He understands a lot though. If you tell him to go get something, he will. Or if you say where is your foot, he will point to it. He must be the smart silent type!!! LOL

Monday, January 11, 2010

Ok so now what is this?!?!?!

As an update to Colton's eating, it has gotten better. I have followed Dr.Sears "shovel it in while are willing" attitude. When we first start the meal, he is all for eating. So I start feeding him "rapid fire". One bite of this, one bite of that and so on in pretty rapid succession. This seems to work pretty good. I get a good amount in him before he starts refusing or wanting O's or yogurt melts. I read Dr. Sears chapter on feeding the one to two year old in his "Baby Book" the other night and it need help and ease my mind somewhat. They only need 1000 to 1300 calories a day. Some days they may not get it all, some days they go over so the days balance out. We have also started his "nibble" approach. Offer healthy nibble type snacks throughout the day. This has also gone well for us. I do recommend this book. It has a lot of helpful info in it.

One another note--I was totally stressed out the end of last week. So when I went to my mom's at lunch on Thursday and Colton was eating Mac and Cheese, applesauce, and vanilla pudding with his milk. He ate all of his food and was pointing to the Cheerios so I went to go get him some. I leaned over to put them on his tray and I noticed that his hand had what looked like raised welt. My mom looked at it and I asked if they had been anywhere or if he had gotten into something outside. She said no, he hadn't even been outside all morning and he hadn't been out of her sight. Well as we we talking, I noticed it getting redder and then I noticed some on his other hand and more on his upper arm. He wasn't in any distress or having trouble breathing or itching at them and he didn't have a fever. Then I noticed some more on his other hand so they appeared to be multiplying. I got his shoes on him and went to the pedi. office. Well, they were closed for lunch---UGGHH. There is only one pedi in this town mind you. So I took him to the ER. When we got there I noticed that there was welts now on his face and on his neck. As we sat there for who knows how long waiting to be seen, the ones on his hands disappeared and the ones on his face started to fade as well. After we still hadn't been seen, I decided just to leave since he wasn't experiencing any other difficulties. I went to CVS and talked to the pharmacist and she told me the dosage for Benadryl. By the time I got him back to Mom's house, he looked better and I gave him the Benadryl and he went down for his nap. I don't think it is a food allergy since he had all those foods many times before and never had any sort or reaction. When I got him home that night he was still fine and all the welts went away. Well Friday I get a call from my mom who said that he has the welts again. I told her to take him to the pedi and just see what they say. Well by the time he was seen, the major welts has disappeared and maybe just one or two little ones were still there. The ARNP said she thought it was probably just a virus since it comes and goes. She agreed with me that she didn't think it was any type of food allergy because he has not eaten and kind of new foods and he had no other tell-tale signs of a food allergy. She said just keep giving him the Benadryl every 6 hours or so and just watch him. They came and went on Saturday they were back sporadically throughout the day. He doesn't seem to be bothered by them whatsoever, so I guess maybe it is just a virus and it has to run its course. As a "new"mom and never had seeing anything like this before it just kinda freaks me out, but I guess he is fine. No fever and it hasn't slowed him down any!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

What happened?

What happened to my sweet and happy little boy?!?!?! This past week, he has turned into a crabby, whiny, cranky and clingy little baby. He decided that eating is overrated. He doesn't want you to put him down when we get home. He won't play by himself anymore. He spends most of his waking hours whining and with his head down and butt up on the carpet. I would say that it is attributed to teething, but he is only getting one bottom tooth (that I see) and he never acted like this before when he got four teeth in a matter of two days. I bought him some Pediasure yesterday, which of course he liked. I have to get some sort of nutrition in him. I don't really know how much to give though. I guess I should call the pediatrician and ask. I want my cute little cuddly baby back!!!! :O(


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