Thursday, December 26, 2013

Baby's First Christmas

It wasn't what we hoped it to be to say the least! 
It started out with good intentions, we had early Christmas with the Sour side on Thursday. I cried helping Luke open his first gift, and he got some good ones! Loved playing with them the next day and into the weekend. Monday I left work early and we headed to TX for my side of the family's Christmas. Every year we go to my Nanny's house Christmas morning and she makes everyone breakfast! Yes she is 81 and there are approximately 50+ of us, but she loves it. Well we finally out grew her house this year so we were going to have it at my aunts. 
My immediate family does gifts on Christmas Eve, so you just have Santa in the morning. We do our traditional Mexican Chrismas Eve dinner and leave cookies and milk for Santa. 
We had big plans to visit people all day Christmas Eve, but those changed quickly when Luke woke up at 4:30 am with fever and a cough. Well in small town of SS the one urgent care place was closed, so the ER is where we went for a flu test (our doctor in Shreveport said we should go). No flu but possible croup, no medicine except one dose of oral steroids that did nothing. 

We stayed home all day trying to get his fever of 102 down and make him comfortable. We did dinner and presents with him seeming to feel a little bit better. But the night was a different story, poor thing couldn't sleep for more than 15 minutes at a time. So no sleep for mommy and daddy, either. We headed back to Shreveport first thing Christmas morning. We called our doctor on the 
way in and she said we needed more than an office visit, so to the ER we go again. Another flu test, chest xray and more Tylenol and Motrin, we still have the croup. This time we were sent home with steroids and cough medicine. We had to skip the Sour and Brooke's Christmas dinner. 

He slept good last night and woke up sounding better. 
Luckily we have a birthday right around the corner we can make up with that! And we have the Christmas spirit all year long! 
So here's to a better 2nd Christmas! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

11 months!

So we made it! To 11 months that is. 
I cannot. I tell you, CANNOT, believe my baby is a month from being 1 year old. 
So that means we are in full planning mode. 

As much as I say that I don't want to go overboard, it is going to happen! We have a huge family, tons of family with kids and close friends with kids. It is just going to be huge no matter what I do, so might as well make it spectacular, right?!?! 

So it has been a good minute, let me update you on my ever growing baby: 
He has been a crawling pro since 6 months. 
Pulling up and walking around furniture since 6.5-7 months
Eats like a grown up since about 7-8 months (table foods, feeding himself with hands) 
Finally started holding his on bottle at 9 months
About that time he started taking a sippy cup (so well we have basically already taken is bottle away)
He only had 3 bottles of milk a day, just with meals (none when he wakes up or right before bed) 
He sleeps 12+ hours a night, bedtime around 8-9pm
Naps twice a day, each 2ish hours
He is a super flexible baby with eating and sleep schedule. So easy. Very blessed. 
Walking since about Thanksgiving (still prefers to crawl)

He has officially started throwing temper tantrums when you take things away from him or does something he doesn't like! Where did my baby go?!?! This isn't supposed to happen yet! I was not prepared! 

We are loving holidays with this guy! He just makes everything Merrier and Brightet and more exciting! 

Stay tuned for birthday stuff, Christmas pictures, and tantrums updates!   

Now picture overload!