Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I have an 8 month old, and other updates

Well, this week is already flying by. Time seems to be doing that lately!

So my little man EJ is now EIGHT months old. I don't really know how that happened!! Unfortunately, he had to spend that day in the hospital. He had continued to get more and more lethargic and ill, so I finally took him back in. They gave him an IV, steroids, antibiotics, fluids, a catheter, Tylenol, and Motrin. His fever was so high and we just couldn't break it. However, after all night and lots of meds, my little one finally turned a corner. Thank God.
Since then he has made slow improvements, with the last 24 hours showing a lot of improvement! They switched his regular antibiotics to azithromycin and I think that did the trick.
Poor sweet baby, he has been through a lot. I am just so very glad he is finally getting better! He is starting to act like his normal little self as well, and I am just so very happy about that!

So what else has my little eight month old been doing?
-Well his crawling is getting a little better. He still hasn't lifted the belly off the ground yet though.
-He is trying to pull himself up!
-He is loving eating by himself. He does not get all the food in his mouth (probably 90% ends up on the floor), but he sure tries! He eats chicken, puffs, Cheerios, grapes (peeled and cut up), cooked veggies, banana, avocado, squash, potato and anything else form my plate I can mash up a little or break into tiny pieces for him. He loves to eat!
-Still battling the crib, but at least he is back in there. (I would love for him to start sleeping better at night though)
-He LOVES being outside all of the time. No matter how cranky, he is always happy outside.
-He loves his Nana D. He will not go to anyone except Adam or myself, but will go to her!
-He says "dat" which is that. I can not believe he talks. Everyone he meets is amazed. His current vocab is mama, dada, night night, that, hi and what I think may be bubba (for his brother). Amazing! I will try to get it on video for all of you!
-He is just about to have a second tooth. It is right there and should break through any day now.
-He is very attached to his "binky". This is not a paci but instead a silky blanket. Austin has always called his a "binky" so that is what EJ's is called by default. He loves it though and snuggles with it in his crib. This is also often the only thing that calms him down!
-He loves toys! Anything that makes noise he loves. The louder and more lights, the better lol...
-He loves books. He will let you read to him but also trays to taste the book.
-He does not like changing his clothes. He hates laying down! He wants to be sitting up in the middle of the action.
-He also loves to snuggle!
-Oh and last but not least, he finally gives kisses! He will open his mouth in anticipation of the kiss. So cute!

Well I suppose that is it. I am so so busy right now, between my job, the three kiddos ( I watch a little one three days a week!), house work, photography, baking, cooking, child wearing, bathing, diapering, reading, crafting, learning about sewing, and all the other many things my life throws at me, I am beat! But I love it and am so thankful!!

God Bless!

ps I will try to get pictures posted soon!! I promise!

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