Friday, September 24, 2010

Savannah's Smiles

Our baby girl started to smile at week Nine.

Now, at Twelve weeks, I have finally been able to catch it with my camera.

You are beautiful sweet daughter of mine, and your smiles light up this world.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Welcoming Fall~ Not the Flu

As we welcome my favorite season of the year - I have found myself thinking more and more about ways that I can avoid my family from getting sick.

Sounds impossible, I know.

Especially since Cole is at the magical age of two, and is still putting things in his mouth. Only those things aren't little cute toys and his fingers. Its more along the lines of dirt, boogies, anything he finds on the floor, in the backyard, and so forth.


Instead of gently saying " No baby, lets not taste that." I find myself constantly turning around and screaming " PEOPLE DONT EAT DOG POOP COLE. "


Although I may not be able to completely dodge the flu (especially with Cole's disgusting infatuation with POOP ) , I have realized that I can educate myself with viruses that are on the rise, like whooping cough, H1N1 and other very scary flu-like sicknesses that are extremely contagious and often go misdiagnosed.

Last season I shared with you about our use of Echinacea and Golden Seal.

With whooping cough on the rise, I thought I'd share this link. Its very interesting, and gives you the access to hear what the cough sounds like, comparing it to a non whooping cough. There is also a video of a two year old who has the contagious cough. Its heartbreaking to watch, but very informative.

I hope that this fall season brings you warmth, laughter, and many thanks. Minus the flu, whooping cough, and anyother cough!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Two Years and Two Month Checkup(s)

Today we had Cole's Two Year checkup and Savannah's Two Month checkup.

Weight : 23 lbs
Height: 34 inches

Cole is in the 80th Percentile for his height. The doctor still says he is going to be a tall one! But for now, he is on the petite side.

His ears, eyes, mouth, head, ect. are all perfect. She gave us lots of praise for his health since we have never called her, had to bring him in, or have had to visit the emergency room yet. **** KNOCK ON WOOD!****

We are contemplating giving him the D-TAP vaccine since he will be starting Pre-School in the next year or so. But, I am still doing lots of reading and research before that final decision is made.

Here are some interests and new things Cole has discovered he loves and hates!
*His pillow that he has named "Pow." He rubs the corner of it as he sucks his thumb.
* Yo Gabba Gabba and Little Bear are his favorite shows.
* "Good Night God" , " I Love You Through and Through" , "Green Eggs and Ham" and his Bible are his FAVORITE books as of now. He wants to read them over and over and over again!
* He loves cheese, cookies, and pasta.
* He loves bath time
* He has used the toilet, but still shows no interest in initiating using it on his own.
* He has been sleeping in his bed, and through the night for the last couple of months ( Thank God! ) - but every once in a while we still get a little visit from him.
* He loves to play outside, and his bestfriends are the dogs. They are all super gentle with him, and really help keeping him entertained!
* His chores are -
Putting his clothes in the hamper
Throwing his diapers in the trash
Keeping his room cleaned. Mommy still has to help him with this!
*He loves brushing his teeth
*He pronounces clock like __f*ck!___ We are working really hard with having him including the< clllll>- sound in the this word!
* He loves, loves, loves to dance - just like his mommy and daddy.
* He has boxing gloves, and loves to play what he calls " ding ding ding " with anyone that will box with him.
* His building blocks are also a favorite.
* He still cries whenever he leaves his Grandma Wilkins and Mimi... but never cries when I leave him. Ha!
* He has learned this names of his cousins, friends, and Uncle's and Aunts. Right now the one he asks for the most is his "Uncle Jon."
* He shows interest in all sports, and can name and identify Hockey, Soccer, Baseball, and Football.
* He loves prayer time. We say prayers over our food, when we drive, and anytime we go to sleep. He pronounces " Amen" perfectly.
Finally, He is a perfect big brother. Anytime Savannah fusses - Cole is right there to pop the pacifier in her mouth, make her smile, or cuddle up next to her. He is gentle, loving and very attentive with her.

Weight: 12.5 pounds
Height: 24 inches

She is in the 90th percentile with her weight, and the 98th percentile with her height.

Her eyes and vision, ears and hearing, and head growth are all on track and checking out perfectly.

Our little Miss is smiling, cooing, kicking, focusing on us and things around her, and can follow our voices. Her neck muscles are amazingly strong and anyone who has held her would agree. - Just as her doctor did!

Savannah has the kindest most gently loving spirit. She is a girl who knows what she wants, and she is happy to give her opinion.

Comparing her with Cole's baby book, she seems to be a bit ahead of where Cole as at this age, but I think thats because she has already realized that she has a older brother to keep up with!

and - her hair is INSANE!!!! haha

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Celebrating Mom

46 years ago today, our beautiful Mother entered this world.

I came across this poem a while ago and thought I'd share.

Happy Birthday Ma!


If I knew it would be the last time

That I'd see you fall asleep,

I would tuck you in more tightly

and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time

that I see you walk out the door,

I would give you a hug and kiss

and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time

I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,

I would video tape each action and word,

so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,

I could spare an extra minute to stop and say "I love you,"

instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time

I would be there to share your day,

well I'm sure you'll have so many more,

so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow

to make up for an oversight,

and we always get a second chance

to make everything just right.

There will always be another day to say "I love you,"

And certainly there's another chance to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get,

I'd like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike,

And today may be the last chance

you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today?

For if tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss

and you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today, and whisper in their ear,

Tell them how much you love them and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry," "Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."

And if tomorrow never comes, you'll have no regrets about today.