Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Yep! I'm feeling better :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Feeling Better....I Think!

For all of you who follow my blog, I thought I'd do a quick little update on AJ. This morning he woke up with a fever (at 5am!) and again I gave him Motrin. He was pretty good this morning actually- playing and having fun- but still not wanting to eat. Then he got a good morning nap in and when he woke up, his fever was gone....and it hasn't come back yet! By the afternoon, he did finally eat some yogurt and a few cheerios and some grapes. Then, tonight after his 2nd nap, he had a pretty decent dinner and still no fever :) So, I think we MAY be on the mend! YAH! I miss my happy baby boy!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sick Boy

Well, it was bound to happen.... AJ got his first fever yesterday. UGH! It makes me so sad to see him in such pain.

Yesterday he woke up pretty cranky and didn't want to eat breakfast. After taking Pop & Grammy Cory to the airport we came home and I noticed that AJ was burning up! I took his temperature and it was 101.9 so I called the doctor. They told me to give him Motrin and lots of fluids. He slept for a few hours and then woke up feeling and acting pretty good. So I thought maybe he was better. WRONG.... Around 5pm he started getting hot again and just acting like he didn't feel well. I gave him more Motrin and he hung out on my lap for about an hour watching TV. This is totally NOT normal for him. He never sits on my lap this long and is constantly moving. I hate to say it, but he was SUCH a sweet boy; very loving and cuddly- of course I'd rather he not be sick, but it was sweet.

At 6:30pm (an hour before his usual bedtime) he passed out. He didn't wake up again until 4am when I went in and gave him some water- which he drank SOOOO fast- and more Motrin. He was burning up again. He thanked my by letting me sleep in until 8am!

Today, he seems to still not be feeling well. He's still got a fever, but not as bad. Now it's 100.2.

Luckily, we'd already had AJ's 1 year wellness check up scheduled for today, so I told the doctor about all of this and he told me not to worry; that something is going around. He told me to keep him hydrated and give him white grape juice. Hopefully he'll be better by tomorrow!

Here's his 1 year stats:

22.2lbs 40th percentile
28 3/4" 20th percentile

Baby boy sure is thinning out!

Monday, June 29, 2009


Here's AJ's new trick :)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Monkey Party!

Wow! What a day! AJ had the best birthday party! It was awesome and so much fun!

Thankfully, AJ got a great nap before the party so he was really in a good mood when everyone showed up to the Monkey Birthday Bash:) We had LOTS of kids hanging out helping celebrate. We had 2 pools, the climber, playhouse and lots of toys. It was a HOT day, but thankfully we put up a few canopy's and we were able to stay relatively cool.

Here's a few pictures from AJ's big day!

Hanging with Pop

With Grandma

With Papa Tom

The Monkey cake that Jason made

The party!

Time for presents!

Speaking of presents, people were SOOOO generous! AJ got a wonderful new wagon from Grandma and Grandpa Dave. He loves it! He also got this great little 3-in-1 tricycle from Pop & Grammy Cory. It's a rocker, then a push bike, then when he can reach, we can turn it into a tricycle. He also got some great books, many Vtech toys, some adorable clothes and so much more!
When it came time for cake, we all expected AJ to stuff his face full. He'd never had cake or ice cream before. Well, he did really enjoy the cake, but it took a little time for him to really dig in. He checked it out, played with it tasted it a bit and then finally after I broke a piece off for him, then he really went to town.
I expected that he'd eat the cake and then get a sugar high and then crash. I didn't expect that he'd get a pretty bad stomach ache which then led to very bad diaper rash- ugh! POOR KID! He's never had diaper rash before...until now.
AJ REALLY enjoyed his party. He played with the kids in the playhouse, on the slide, in the pool and just had a blast!

"Happy Birthday To You"