Saturday, January 22, 2011

Another First....

Well, we made it 13 1/2 months, but Owen has finally had to have his first antibiotic:( I think we did pretty good keeping him healthy, especially with him being born in the heart of "germy season." I noticed on Tuesday evening that he started getting a runny nose. He also started sleeping pretty restlessly....up a few times crying, but would always put himself back to sleep. Well, Wednesday morning he woke-up with nasty stuff dried all over his face...poor thing! His humidifier had broke and we had not been out to get him another out we went hoping that would help. Thursday he still had the runny nose and then a slight fever.....I didn't want to be the overly cautious mom and call the doctor for them to just tell me that it was a cold, so we persevered:) I was starting to get the same thing he was having, only I was about a day behind. Well, when I woke up Friday morning with a bit of a scratchy/sore throat, I decided we would call the Dr. and try to get him in to be seen. Gramma said she was fine with keeping him and even taking him to the Dr. on Friday morning, so I didn't take a day off of work.

Well, the Dr was very impressed that he was able to open his mouth (all you have to do is ask him to see his tongue or mouth and open it goes!) and she said that it looked irritated, so they would do a strep culture. Gramma mentioned that mommy had sore throat and that is why he was there....well the Dr. said that if it came back positive that she would write me a prescription too:) Luckily his ears were clear, so we were hoping for just an irritated in came the nurse to take the culture and she too was amazed at how easy it was to get him to open his mouth. Well, not too much longer in walked the nurse with 2 prescriptions.....he tested positive for strep! So, my intuition was unfortunately right. We have had to grudgingly mark off another first:( Lets just hope it's not one that is repeated often!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Teeth #9 and #10

Since around Christmas, Owen has been working on his 1-year molars. I can finally say that 2 of them have come in! He has his two top ones and the bottom ones are close behind. They seem to take forever to break through...poor guy! I could see the sides of them, but the bottoms were nowhere to be seen. Luckily we can give him Motrin now, so that seemed to help a little. Hopefully the bottom ones are a little quicker in appearance!

3 years ago....

3 years ago today we had our first consult at SIRM.....hard for me to believe! We've been through a lot and come a long way since then. So happy that we continued on our path because now we have the best thing to show for it...our miracle baby:) I wouldn't change anything along the way either!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

13 Months

It has been a while since I have been able to get on and update! It is crazy how fast the time goes by! I'm currently using all of my free time in the evenings studying for an upcoming certification that is why the long delay in blogging. It will continue until Jan 31st....but I will try to get on every once in a while:)

It is hard to believe that Owen is 13 months old! He is walking, no wait, more like running all over the place! Tony says he has "great closing speed" when he is going towards something that he shouldn't be! He especially loves to get into the bathrooms and unroll the toilet paper or empty the drawers! We finally had to give in and put latches on all of our drawers in the kitchen...he would NOT stay out of them! He amazes us everyday with something new that he has learned. He is "talking" up a storm. Most of the time we can't understand him, but he definitely tries to get his point across! He has a few words: socks, bath, that, this, banana (more like ba, ba, na-but we know what he means), ball, oh....just to name a few. Grandpa Steve got him to do touchdown the next to the last week of football (well, for us Buffalo fans!). He has also started putting his hand up to his ear and saying "hello" like he is talking on the phone....very cute. He also knows several animal noises: dog, cat, lion, elephant (yes...he really knows elephant), and he is close to having duck. He can also tell you several body parts: tongue, belly, nose, ears, and hair. Tony and I just said that we need to get some of this stuff on video....hopefully I will have some to post soon.

As for sleeping, he is still taking 2 naps a day....but I am not sure how much longer that will be lasting. There are some days it is difficult to get that morning nap in, but we will keep trying until he is for sure not giving in anymore:) He is eating most everything. We have tried peanut butter and eggs and he appears to have no allergies, so that is good. However, we have discovered that there are a few things that he doesn't like:) One is eggs.....We have tried, scrambled, fried, poached, only the white, only the yoke, in between toast....and he wants nothing to do with it. He also doesn't really like pancakes! Tony and I were baffled....give the boy some oatmeal and a banana and he is set for breakfast!

Well, I guess that is all for 13 pictures this month...sorry! It has only taken me 3 nights after starting this post originally to get it finished!