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Monday, July 11, 2011

Colston where are you eyes??

     Teaching babies "new" things and watching them learn is almost the best thing ever.  Seeing their little eyes light up with excitement just tops any oridinary ordeal.  Yesterday I began to ask Colston where are you eyes, show me your eyes, and I would point to mine, then point to his, and proceed with his nose and then mouth and then ears.  However, I decided to take a step back and just work on the eyes.  I must say it is the most adorable thing.. I know say, "Colston can you say eyes, show Momma where you eyes are!" and he'll say with an excited tone of voice "eyeee."  It really is the sweetest thing ever.
     Due to running, running, running, last weekend, and Chris' complaining, we decided we would just hang around the house for majority of the time.  We really got out of the house two times.  First, was Saturday am and we were going to a yardsale to check out the great deals that this lady had.  However, while browsing I happened to look down at my 10 mth old's ear and saw fluid draining from his right ear.  He got tubes put in when he was 4 mths old, and was the best decision I have ever made on behalf of his health.  Seeing the fluid really worried me, but more the less upset me. 
     After waiting gosh must have been 2 hours with a very overly tired little boy, the Dr. finally came in the room to see Coast man.  He  checked his ears and the tubes were both still in place, and open for fluid to pass through.  No sign of infection either.  GREAT!!  So he gave Colston his measly little antibiotic and we were on our way. 
     That afternoon I gave Colston his first round of antibiotic drops in his ear.  The following morning I gave him his second dose.  The third dose was due around lunch time.  I simply leaned him over to his side, let the three drops drip into his ear, and wham.. I have a histerical child!!   Suddenly he became enthralled with pain, and there was nothing me or his Daddy could do to calm him down.  It had me so upset.  I didn't think much of it, just thought maybe he was irritable and tired, so i ignored what happened and progressed to put him down for his nap.
     After he awoke, we got dressed to go to Nana's to have dinner.  He played fine, ate pretty well, and acted like he felt normal.  When we finally got back home it was time for bath, which he always loves.  Still was fine, layed him on the changing table lotioned him up, put his diaper on, and his pj's and turned him on his side to give his drops again.  What do ya know, histerics again!  Then, I really got upset.  I just didn't know what to do.  It must have taken an hour to calm my baby boy down, but soon after that hour he passed out and woke only once in the middle of the night.
     I called the ENT and he is switching his antibiotic to something a little stronger to try to knock out any infection, if there is any at all.  Pray for him in hopes that his ear trouble is healed real soon.
     Here is a few of my favorites from his photoshoot 2 weeks ago.  He is growing up so fast, and it truly breaks my heart!

Until Next Time,

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Almost 10 Months... SERIOUSLY??

     Holy Cow!  Would you look at my almost 10 month old baby boy.  I am usually NEVER certain of anything, but I AM certain that this little boy, that I call Son, has made me the most proud Mother I could possibly be.  I know people say it all of the time, but seriously - He was just handed to me after 22 1/2 hours of hard labor.... worth every minute!!  I am still in awe of him as I was the day I laid eyes on him...  and I certainly am in more love today than I was yesterday.  Never knew I could love him more and more, but I do. 
     Now that Colston is 2 days away from being the big 10 months... I wanted to document some things he was doing so I can keep record of it.  Of corse he says Mama, Dada, and the notorious Nana... & oh boy does he love his Nana.  When he isn't getting his way.. it's Nana, Nana, Nanana!  hahaha Which cracks me up!  How could a 10 month old know when things are going his way, he wants Nana -
  • He has 8 teeth now - 4 on top and 4 on bottom.  SO CUTE!!
  • He doesn't just cruise while holding onto something - he runs!  lol
  • He takes steps without holding onto objects - but soon falls.
  • He stands without holding onto something.
  • Understands No (but doesn't always listen)  hehe
  • Plays Patty Cake
  • Waves Bye Bye
  • Loves playing peek-a-boo with blankets/towels
  • Feeds himself very well
  • Drinks TONS of whole milk (still on formula though too)
  • Loves, loves loves Cheetos
  • Sleeps with Mommy & Daddy still (not the plan but I love every minute of it)
  • Will let you know quickly what he wants/needs
  • If you feed him something he doesn't like he'll shake his head back and forth profusely...
  • LOVES LOVES LOVES AND LOVES to imitate people's gestures...
  • Bath time is his favorite time of day...
  • Currently in 18-24 month clothes, size 4 diaper and size 5 or 6 shoe.... :o(
  • Is completely off of baby food
  • Ear tubes are still in.. with NO problems... knock on wood!
     WOW.  Making that list makes me so sad.  It is completely amazing how fast babies grow.  I've always been told, but never ever understood.   
     On Friday, July 1, we took his 9 month pictures a little late, like 3 weeks late.  The weather wouldn't hold up well enough for us to get baby boy's pictures finished.  Anyhow... we finally got them finished.  They turned out fabulous!  He was such a big boy, and did so well!  Here's a few sneek peek's!

Let Me just start out by saying that BrittneyVioletPhotography was absolutely fabulous.  She first went to the beach with us, then to the lumber yard in down town BSL, then some old scenery in BSL then to the Crab Fest. and then back to the beach for us!  It was such a blast to have a nice photoshoot of little man again.  It had been such a long time since we had did this many pictures.  My favorite one (SO FAR)  is the one of him standing by the fence in the shed.  He's just so adorable and makes this Mommy so proud! 

Here are some more cute recent pictures of my baby boy!

Swingin'  - He loves to Swing!

On Our way home from the Water Park...

The Sea Lion Show.. He was so Intrigued by those animals!

Colston and Dada at the Crab Fest!

"Coast Man",
     My how 10 months have flown by.  I so wish it could slow down so much - but I think it's getting faster and faster.  Mommy's already starting to plan your first birthday bash!  You are going to have the most fun ever.. I can't wait for the big day! You  make me so proud, and I'm so glad to call you mine!  Seeing you reach all of your milestones puts a smile on my face.  I'm sad to see you grow so fast, but seeing you accomplish new things in life brings joy to my heart.  I can't wait to see the young man you turn into, but while I wait, I'll enjoy the sweet, chubby, chunky cheek little boy that God gave me!  Everyday I pray for you to be a respectful, honorable, humble, and godly man, and I know that you will! I hope you know that I love you Son... and that your proud to call me Mom! 
Happy 10 Months to you baby boy.
I love you with all my heart.
I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always.
As long as your living,
My baby you'll be!