Sunday, October 26, 2008

and I did it again

man, how does that much time go by?

I am sick with a nasty cold which Tristan and Ryan and both coming down with, Hubby is next, I'm sure. Hubby is recovering from a little outpatient surgery but luckily seems to be feeling better today.

We had an offer on the house last week, but it was a total low-ball and the guy was not able to get enough financing to meet us anywhere near the middle. Oh well. Had another person in yesterday and hopefully there will be an offer soon that we can accept.

Went to visit my family and friends in the midwest this month too. It was a great visit. My dad played basketball in college and his university honored him with a spot in the Hall of Fame so we all flew back to attend the induction ceremony. It's always fun, as someone's child, to hear about what your parent's lives were like before you came along. We also drove to Tulsa to visit some very dear friends and had a blast. She recently moved into a house with a pool in the backyard and Ryan is such a great swimmer now. He was diving off the diving board and didn't need any assistance in the deep end - so much like his daddy.

Tristan is nearly running these days and just in the last few days his walking is less side to side and more balanced bi-lateral movement. He is less and less like a baby every day and it's so bittersweet. He is using more and more words (not all intelligible to others, but many are) and even though I have been using signs with him for months, he hasn't used them back much until lately. He has started signing 'eat' and 'thank you' in the past week. He is also cutting his canines right now and boy that makes him cranky. Poor guy.

Ryan is doing very well in school, reading way more than I did by early Kindergarten.

The boys are really starting to play together, it's just so much fun to watch them interact.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Bad blogger, BAD BLOGGER...

How in the hell did it get to be nearly 2 months between posts?? Oh yeah, life got busy. Ok, I will try to sum things up so we can just move on.

-after the nightmare camping trip, Tristan somehow regained his weight plus some to make it over the 20lb mark by 12mo check up. Official stats are buried somewhere in the paperwork. He's 90-95% for head, 75% for length, and only 10% for weight.

-all the grandparents, one aunt, and the boys' cousin came out for Tristan's first birthday celebration and christening. It was a WONDERFUL visit that wasn't long enough - seriously.

-Tristan turned a year old.

-10 days later, Ryan turned five. (Zoiks Batman, really, already?)

-4 days later, I turned 35. (woah, now it's getting serious)

-9 days later, Hubby and I celebrated our 8th anniversary.

-we have been busy getting Ryan ready for Kindergarten and I am getting initiated into the world of BTS shopping from the parent's perspective. (Why on earth do the 'pretty' pencils cost $1.00 each? The plain wooden yellow ones work just as well for 12/$1.00, we're getting those!)

-I have been knitting a LOT lately. I will do a post soon (I promise) with pictures of some of my latest work. I am now part of an online store with some other great gals that I chat with online. Our store can be found here: Growing up Green.

-our dearest neighbors moved to Idaho and we miss them terribly.

-my dad got elected to the hall of fame for his university for basketball back in the day and we are all headed to the midwest in October to be there for the ceremony. (Go Daddy!!!! We always thought mom was making things up when she said you were the star of the team, guess we were wrong!)

-Tristan took his first steps yesterday. I will post a video of him 'walking' soon, hopefully tomorrow/later today depending on what time zone you are in.

-Ryan got the training wheels off his bike and is a natural. Video of this to come too.

-Hubby got promoted at work and I couldn't be more proud of him.

-Hubby bought me a new laptop for my birthday - yippee!! (It's pink. tee hee)

-Tristan is sick again, this time a double ear infection. But he was well from that last post to this one, so maybe I should take another leave of absence so he will stay well???? Nah.

Ok, so that about sums it up. If I forgot something, I will tell you later.

Sorry I have been such a bad blogger, I will try not to let it happen again. I will try to read at least the most recent posts from all my blogger friends too. Heather, I got your email, sorry I didn't reply, busy, as you can see above, and then it got buried in my inbox. My bad. Sorry.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Poor sick baby boy.

Tristan is sick again. He developed an ear infection from his latest cold picked up at the gym childcare (oh joy!) and was just getting over that when we decided to go camping for the weekend with our neighbors. He refused to nurse nearly all day on Friday (which made me nervous since he still won't take a bottle and is not taking any version of milk out of a sippy cup yet) and I attributed it to the new surroundings while camping. He finally nursed on Saturday morning and later we got the first of many diarhhea diapers. Four full days later and he is still having diarhhea and today, he started some vomitting. Yuck. I was worried enough about dehydration on Sunday night after not noticing any wet diapers the entire day that I took him into the ER to get checked out. They said he was ok at that point and gave him some nausea meds to hopefully help him feel better and eat/drink more and to follow up with his pediatrician. After the vomitting today, I took him in and his doctor said that he is not quite at the point of needing IV fluids, but getting close to it. He sent us home with orders to give 1 tsp of electrolyte solution every 10 minutes + nursing as much as he was willing and if he held that down, to try a little applesauce for dinner. He ate about 2oz of applesauce, that was it.

The worst part is that he is losing weight from all of this. I was so excited when I took him in for that ear infection to see that he had gained 11oz in 3 weeks! I was sure he would make it to 20lb by one year so we could put a forward facing carseat in Daddy's and save money on gas on the weekends, but now that probably won't happen for a bit longer. At that appointment, he was up to 19lb 11oz and as of today, he is back down to 18lb 14oz, nearly a pound lost in a matter of days - 5% of his total weight. He is so darn skinny!

For the most part, he is acting normally. A bit more clingy than usual, but wouldn't you be if your mommy could cuddle you all day long? My chiropractor is going to have some extra work to do after this is all over.

Hopefully we will be able to keep enough fluids in him to rehydrate without needing to go to the hospital for the IV.

On a lighter note, I have finished a few more knitting projects for gals online and I would love to show them off!

no idea why blogger can't figure out to NOT rotate this image. whatever.

This is probably my favorite so far, it is a soaker under layer (like the one above), but a skirt over the top, all in one piece. Took a long time, but sooo cute!

The mom I made the skirty for sent this picture of her little one in it at the beach - I can't STAND how dang cute she looks!!!

Monday, June 09, 2008

11mo old pics & video

This kid is ALL OVER THE PLACE now and he isn't even walking yet. Getting him to hold still takes some serious pre-planning. He specializes in the crocodile death roll during diaper changes. Here are some pics...

No pictures, please!

No really - I mean it - no pictures! Oh, you talkin' to me?How you doin'?

Video to come soon. Gotta get it uploaded.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Summiting Mount Everest - well, not quite...

Hubby caught some video of Tristan climbing his latest peak. Scary how quick he has gotten at it too.

Video: Tristan's First Ascent

Monday, June 02, 2008

and #6 is here now

tooth #6 showed up overnight. Wow, that's a lot of teeth all at once. Poor guy, poor mommy. LOL

Hopefully now we'll get a bit of a break. Too bad he has yet another cold starting up. Thank you to the childcare at the gym for once again getting my baby sick. Almost makes it not worth it to go get a work out.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

tooth #5 has arrived

top, right of front right. noticed it today. hopefully #6 will arrive soon so we can get a break. this kid is literally dripping drool, it's so gross.

he also pulled up using his high chair today and proceeded to walk around the kitchen a bit with it. looks like I need to pull the walk behind toys out of the attic.