Friday, February 26, 2010

Please pray for Layla Grace

I "found" her blog through someone else's blog, but please take time out of your day and pray for this little girl and her family. It puts a lot into perspective about how much we take for granted our kids and how we should be thankful for every moment we have with them. I know when I go pick Colton up, I will hug him a little longer and little harder after reading her story.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

It has been a while

It has been a while since I posted last. I guess mainly because not much has been going on. Nothing new and exciting to report. Colton is still just as crazy as ever!!

We are still working on the biting thing. I don't think he is doing it out of anger, I think he doesn't realize it hurts. When he is giving you a hug, sometimes will bite your shoulder or he will come from behind and bite your back. I correct him and give him a "time out" for one minute, but I am not sure if he gets why, but we are still trying.

Colton still goes potty every morning. That seems to be the only time he goes on the potty consistently. Every now and then he might go if he wakes up dry from his nap. Usually though he is wet and poppy when he gets up. I don't know what it is about him a taking a nap and going poop. He almost always goes during his morning "quiet time".

He has his 15 month check-up coming up the beginning of next month. I got a letter in the mail about a week or so ago from the health department saying that he was missing some vaccines--well yeah I know. I have delayed his MMR and his varicella until he is at least two. I will give him his MMR at two and then think about the varicella a couple months afterward. He has to have two boosters by the time he starts school, which for him will be a year later than some kids since his birthday is in December--unless he goes to private school. Regardless, he still has 3 to 4 years to get the shots. I am not refusing the vaccines, just delaying them until his little body has a better defense system. Once I am sure sure that the Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB) is fully formed and intact, I am more comfortable with having him immunized.

He still isn't much of a talker, which I have to say does concern me just a little. He has several words that he says--mama, my mama (usually this one comes out in church), dada, mulk (milk), bud (bird), book, maybe hi and bye every now and then. He understands directions, like if you go ask him to get a book or to bring you a shoe or his socks that he insists on taking off. He babbles to himself when we are in the car. He likes to look at books, but doesn't really want you to read to him. He gets "obsessed" with a book and wants to look at it over and over. First it was his NASCAR book, then it was the first Christmas book, then the fuzzy farm animals, now it is Brenden Bear and the Farm Animals. We have tried reading him Dr. Seuss' ABC book, but he only makes it to D!! I hear or read about other kids his age that have a much more advanced vocabulary, might know how to count to 3 or4, know some colors and shapes. I know it is WAY TOO EARLY to worry about him falling behind, but it does still concern me.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Random pictures

He is on a mission. He gets this serious little look on his face and off he goes.
He needed to do some work on his mower.
He looks like he is holding a microphone, but it is a push monkey that clangs.
One of his new favorite foods--chicken tacos. He ate one and a half. I figured they might be too spicy for him, but I guess not.
Time for an evening drive on Lightning McQueen.
Isn't that just so cute. I dread the day he gets his license and can drive an actual car!!

He has gone potty every morning now. He even has gone after a couple naps. I am so proud and so is he when he looks in the potty. Now if we could only stop his "love nips"!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

5 days and counting

5 mornings in a row now Colton has gone pee on his potty. He likes go in the bathroom and lift the lid and look inside it. After he pees and I cheer and make over him, he always wants to look inside and see the pee too LOL. He helps me take off the cushy seat and wash out the pot. I think I will wait until he can climb up and use the trainer seat before we move on to trying to go poo in the potty!! I don't want to wash that out!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Guess what?!?!?!

Colton went pee pee in the potty!! I figured I would buy him a little potty so he could get used to sitting on it and not be freaked out when the time comes to do some real potty training. Last night I put it together and he seemed interested--well he wanted to take the cushy seat out and look in it. He kept opening and closing the lid. This morning I went and got him up and asked he if he needed to go pee pee. He giggled and I took off his diaper and sat him on the potty. I said "go pee pee in the potty" and he gave me a strange look like "what?" He sat there for maybe a minute and then he went pee pee. I know, purely coincidence, but it is at least a start. I made a big deal and cheered and showed him his pee pee and he went running off buck naked!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My little comedian

These past couple weeks Colton has really become quite the comedian. Sometimes he does funny things on purpose and sometimes he isn't trying to be funny--he just is. He does really enjoy a game of Peek-a-boo and will play it anywhere--behind a door, behind a cereal box, anywhere that he can. Also he thinks it os fun to be chased. When we are outside playing he will start running and look behind him to see if you are chasing him. If so, he just starts giggling and sometimes trips!! Unfortunately this is not always a good thing. The other night, he was getting ready to go to bed and told Steve good night. He was heading down the hall--not watching where he was going--and BAM into the wall. I felt so bad because of course he was crying, but I told him to watch where he was going. I bought him a potty seat that goes onto a regular toilet seat and he walked around with it and then put it in his head and wore it like a hat LOL.

He still amazes everyday. I just wish he would talk more ( I say that now but when he really is talking I will probably regret saying it). He knows what he wants and if you give him directions, he will do them. He just doesn't say much. He points and uses his own language, which can get frustrating for me and him because I can't understand him and he isn't getting what he wants.


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