Saturday, November 14, 2009

Poor Sick Boy

Poor, sweet AJ is sick. He's had this cold now for over a week- runny, nasty nose and a little bit of crankiness, but it seems to be getting worse now. He's not been sleeping well. He's been waking up most nights at least once crying. When I give him Tylenol, he seems better and goes back to sleep. This afternoon, I put him down for a nap and he woke up after only an hour and was just laying in his crib, moaning and not really moving. Finally, after letting him stay in there for a while (thought he might fall back asleep) we got him up. He is miserable and I know just how it feels. He can't get comfortable, is sooo tired, but can't sleep and he's got a fever. It's hard to tell how high it is, but it's at least 101.1 (it's really hard to get a baby to stay still to take his temperature!)
Hopefully, he'll start feeling better tomorrow and get some good rest tonight!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

AJ Update

It's been a little while since I've posted an official update on how AJ is doing. Here goes:

* We have officially moved to one nap a day. I'm pretty happy about this, but at the same time, it's strange because AJ is getting less sleep now. He used to nap 2 times a day, sometimes for 2 hours each nap. Now, he takes one nap for 2 hours. Somehow his little body knows EXACTLY when it's been 2 hours! I expected that he'd take one longer nap, but no such luck. Thankfully, he typically wakes up rested and happy! The other bonus is that he's now starting to sleep a LITTLE later.... I've been lucky enough to sleep until 7am a few times :)

* Speaking of waking up- most days when he does wake from his nap, I give him some juice and he sits on my lap and quietly drinks his juice while we watch an episode of Mikey Mouse Clubhouse- it's our time to snuggle. I love it!

* AJ is learning a few new words- I don't know if he's any smarter than other kids his age, but I like to think he is! He's learned to say, Baby (be be), Apple, Pop (he says Dop), Hi, Hello (sounds like HOLLA), bye bye, and Uh Oh.

* Eating is still a bit of a challenge. Some days I'm amazed at what he will eat. Other days, he will only snack here or there. He does love his milk and juice though.

* AJ's FAVORITE book is the nursery rhyme book that his Oma gave him for his birthday. We read it EVERY SINGLE DAY! It's so funny how he knows that book. He points out all the animals and loves to turn the pages. I love when he wants to read because he'll go get a book and bring it to me. I sit on the floor and he plops right down on my lap. We do this MANY times a day.

* Poor boy has a cold.... He's had it for almost a week now. I had originally thought it was maybe teething or something until his boogies weren't clear anymore. The other night he woke up at midnight with this super painful cry and I went in and rocked him for a while. The next day, I took him to the doctor thinking maybe he had an ear infection, but thankfully he didn't. Just a cold. I think he's on the mend, but for now I have that child with the yucky booger face. Oh well, it happens!

* He has a serious attitude! There are times when I tell him "no" and he'll look back at me and yell, "MMMAAAAAAAAA!" which I think is his way of telling me NO very sternly. Grrr... Then, other times, I'll tell him no- like when he's trying to climb across the kitchen table- and I'll walk over to him and say "AJ, sit down please" and I end up saying it over and over. I will get closer to him and he'll make this funny face and I just want to crack up! But I know I can't. He's a character!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


These two...I tell ya! They are TROUBLE! :) Well, that's not really true. AJ is the instigator :) Every day, AJ tries to feed Buster food. ANYTHING! Cheerios, milk, bananas...anything! And then he terrorizes the poor dog by driving his truck around the house so fast that poor Buster can't sit still! He lays on him (as seen below), tries to ride him and pokes at his eyes! This dog is AMAZING!!!!!! NEVER NEVER NEVER has Buster even thought about hurting AJ. He is sooooo wonderful. They truly are a special pair :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Finger Painting!

Here's some video of AJ's first time finger painting. He really enjoyed it, but like all kids, all he wanted was for me to squirt on MORE paint.... That's the part he really enjoyed. And the whole experience didn't last for much longer than what you see here :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Today, we were reading this book and there was an octopus in there. AJ started saying it and it sounds like....

Breckenridge Pictures- November 2009

Run to Mommy!!!
Hugs are the BEST!!!

Swimming with Daddy!

Naptime perhaps??

Being silly with Daddy

My Handsome Fella!