Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Annie's Homegrown mac n cheese (.49), Stonyfield organic probiotic yogurt (.50), Stonyfield organic kids yogurt (1.49), and some Jennie-O turkey breakfast sausage on clearance. I will be frying these up and freezing them for Dave's breakfasts.
I also got 4 boxes of Kashi cereal (1.25 each), organic steel cut oats (.74), organic peanut butter (1.14), organic canned soup (.44 each), organic juice and Starkist tuna on clearance (.92). I have to admit that I'm not too sure what to do with the steel cut oats so if anyone has knowledge in this realm, let me know. It was just too cheap to pass up.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Me: Ethan, you are being way too noisy. You need to stop jumping and banging and yelling. You need to lay down and go to sleep.
Ethan: (staring blanking at the room behind me): Oh, hi!
Me: Hi. You need to close your eyes and go to sleep.
Ethan: Poop! Poop!
Me: (checking his diaper) You do not have poop. Go to sleep.
Ethan: Cupcake? Cupcake?
What? What conversation was he having in his head where that made sense?
Thursday, February 11, 2010
What is an issue to me is the fact that he has 1 1/2 ear infections, which puts us at our fourth and fifth ear infections since the beginning of December. I'm starting to be able to recognize the signs, FINALLY. Those signs seem to be sucking his thumb all day long (instead of just when he's tired), waking up from his nap, waking up and crying for a few minutes at night and early in the morning, crying and hanging on me all...day...long. I've been getting frustrated with feeling like he's such a needy, clingy baby, but now I'm starting to wonder if his neediness has more to do with constant ear infections and less to do with his actual personality. If we can get past the ear infections (and constant antibiotics), I wonder if he will be a more pleasant child.
And speaking of constant antibiotics, I've had the dilemma of wondering when you reach that point of over-using antibiotics. Also, the dilemma of bringing that up without seeming to question an extremely experienced doctor's judgment. I did ask if there was a way to tell if an infection was viral or bacterial (because antibiotics won't affect a viral infection). I had always thought that you couldn't tell, but he said that it's a matter of what the fluid build-up in the ear looks like. If it's just plain fluid, then antibiotics probably aren't needed. If the fluid looks more like pus and red, then it's time for antibiotics. So, basically, he knows when to prescribe antibiotics and when not to. Good.
After all that, Noah got three shots...the "dreaded" MMR vaccine, the chickenpox vaccine and his fourth dose of pneumococcol vaccine (which, ironically, can prevent a certain type of ear infection, apparently not the kind he's been getting). No more checkups until 15 months, but we'll be back in two weeks for another ear check.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Invite some stir-crazy friends over and let the boys throw themselves around for an hour or two while the mothers drink coffee.
Bake some cranberry lemon bread.
And then...yeah, I don't know yet. Wave #2 of Snowmageddon 2010 has just begun.
Monday, February 1, 2010
At one year of age, my baby weighs 18 lbs 10 oz (no idea where that officially falls but I'm guessing it's still in the 5th-10th percentile). This weight actually means that he has gained 18 oz in the three weeks since his last doctor's appointment. I think he has recovered from the stomach flu.
Speaking of illness, Noah has his third ear infection in two months. Apparently, Dave had lots of ear infections and wound up with tubes when he was about 4, so this seems to be an anatomical problem inherited from him.
In other accomplishments, Noah said his first word a few weeks ago ("out"). He is pushing his walking toy all over the house as his main mobility mode. He can stand without holding onto anything for several seconds and he alllllmost took a step a few days ago but then realized he wasn't holding on and sat back down. He waves bye-bye. He screams and points at anything he wants. If I forget to put the baby gate up, he makes a beeline for the stairs and is gone in the blink of an eye. As of tonight, he apparently LOVES to eat fish. He is very fickle about vegetables; some days he's all about peas and then goes on a pea-strike for about a week. He destroys all of Ethan's creations and I've started hearing Ethan yell, "MINE!" when Noah steals the toy he's playing with. He is still my little snuggler; when he's feeling particularly snuggly, he lays his head down on your shoulder and wiggles his legs and butt around until he's comfy, all with a big sweet smile on his face. He knows the meaning of "no" and has started testing my consistency, all while looking happily devious.
Dave and I don't do the big First Birthday Hoopla so we celebrated Noah's birthday as just the four of us. Just cupcakes with a candle...and ummm, yeah...Noah almost burnt down his high chair when he grabbed the lit cupcake off the plate I was holding too close to him. He smashed the cupcake while Ethan demonstrated another creative way to eat a cupcake.
And then Daddy the Tunnel Monster attacked.
Happy Birthday Noah!