Sunday, November 30, 2008

5 Months

This month Eli has beem to the doctor twice for his bad cold. He finally got put on breathing treatments and finally seems to be breathing better. He was a little over 18lbs at his appt. last week, although I don't remember exactly what it was.

He can sit up!!

not for very long though, I think he's stayed up for about 30 seconds (once).

He still adores his big brother. The last few days Rowan has started calling him Bubba- not sure where that came from, maybe he spends too much time reading Quigs' blog?

He loves finding his feet, and is very happy to get those bulky cloth diapers off so he can actually reach them!

He doesn't do to bad with his breathing treatments

and has even fallen asleep more than once
they claim the treatments may make children hyper- hhmmm...
must have the opposite effect on already very active children

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Bad Kind of Sharing...

You know the kind of sharing that involves the big brother coming home from daycare and smothering his baby brother with hugs and kisses and snot and sneezes. And now Eli's sick, so congested that we took him to Convient Care- somewhere I try to avoid at all costs. His doctor didn't have any openings and we decided he needed to be seen TODAY, so we braved it, and it was great. We didn't wait at all- seriously, we sat down and they called his name maybe 2 minutes later! The doctor was super nice and we were in and out pretty quick, definetly changed my opinion of Convient Care.
Eli was pretty congested and his breathing sounded worse(not like ER visit bad though, nothing scary) today and he was starting to cough. The nurse was surpsised that his oxygen levels were good because of how his breathing sounded. We were given an in office nebulizer treatment, something I remember very well from my own childhood. He actually did really well with it, Rowan seemed a little more freaked out just from watching it. We were sent home with some liquid albuterol and told to get him checked out next week if he's not sounding better. They said he would probably be pretty wired after the neb. treatment, but they were wrong. My little power napper took a 3 hour nap!!!!!! Hopefully he'll sleep as well tonight as he did today.

He still seems pretty happy though and is just as smiley as usual.

Monday, November 17, 2008


They've changed a lot since this first picture, they are now pretty close to the same size.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


This week is International Babywearing Week. There really is a week for everything isn't there. Anyway, Steph at Adventures in Babywearing is giving away a new sling from Nonny & Boo to everyone that posts here so I thought I'd enter. The fact that I never win anything always makes me want to keep trying.

I had this black pocket Hot Sling when Rowan was a baby but really didn't use it much, this pic is with Eli in it when he was just a few weeks old. I like to use this sling for quick trips when it's not worth the time to put the Mei Tei on.

This is my Mei Tei from Mei Tai Baby, and I absolutely LOVE it. I don't know how I could live with out it seriously! Sometimes I use the stroller but most of the time i feel a lot better having Eli attatched to me so I have more control over Rowan. It also works great at home when Eli is fussing, if I am trying to cook I just put him on my back and he is instantly happy. Even better most of the time he is instantly asleep, a definite lifesaver when you have a baby who doesn't nap more that 20 minutes at a time.
Of course I'm not the only one in this house that wears my baby, remember Rowan and his bear. Ok so he wore it once, but whatever, it was quickly and crappily made.

Anyone else have a carrier they love? I would love to try new ones, but they are quite expensive.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Eli has developed a new habit. He can even put himself back to sleep with it, well he did once! I'm sure I won't like it as much in a few years, but for now is there anything cuter than a baby sucking his thumb?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Final Days of Fall

I'm pretty sure the gorgeous weather we've had lately is coming to an end. I hate the cold and I know even though I'll promise to still do stuff with the kids we will most likely spend our cold days stuck at home. But for now we've been really loving these last few days. Since the weather has been in the 70's (in November!!) we've spent a lot of time outside, even an ALL day park outing with HQ and kids. I love everything about fall- the colors, the leaves, the food... I've been trying to take more pictures especially in the late afternoon when the light on the leaves looks so great, so enjoy some pictures of our last few days of fall. Sorry if they are really little, I tried.

Can you find the kids?

Does it get better than jumping into leave piles?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy -Day After- Halloween!!

I'm having trouble uploading pics so this is all you get. Rowan was Batman once again this year and Eli was a dog or cow, not sure and some people would say dog others cow so we're saying dog/cow. It's the same costume Rowan wore as a baby and I had thought it was a cow (or dog, don't remember) and then someone said what a cute dog (or cow, but you get it by now right?). So now who knows, you decide, either way he's cute :)

We went to a kid party thrown by someone Mike goes to school with it was ok. Then we headed to my mom's and hit the streets for some candy. Later we went to my mom's church where they had a party with lots of games and cookie decorating... It was actually alot of fun (I guess I was expecting them to talk about the evilness of Halloween) and Rowan got to play with his cousins. Today we let Rowan pick out one piece of candy for the next week (I know I'm so mean) and he traded the rest of it. Mike was given some Thomas trains and tracks by someone from school so we finally gave them to him in exchange for most of his candy. Now he doesn't feel like we just took it all from him, he gets new toys and we get candy w/o having Rowan go insane from all the sugar.