October 30, 2009


Well Aiden got some type of virus and has been sick for the last 3 weeks off and on. Just when we think he is better, we get calls from school that he is sick and needs to be picked up. Poor kid. He was tested for the flu and the test came back negative but I wonder how accurate it was. Anyway, taking care of a sick 4 year old and a 1 year old that gets into EVERYTHING I have had no time to update our blog. Also, I don't have all that much to report because all I have been dealing with is bodily fluids that no one wants to hear about anyway.

Mia has been home for 3 months now and is doing great. She went from wobbly walking to running circles around me in the matter of days it seems. She also gets into everything like I said. She loves to get into our cabinets and pull everything out. Just when you have one mess cleaned up, she has done something else. So needless to say she certainly has us on our toes. She still hasn't really said any real words yet except for baby blabber. And she has not gotten any more teeth yet - she only has 4. As far as the sleeping goes it has gotten much better. Most nights she sleeps from 9 until 7 and takes one short nap in the morning and a two hour nap in the afternoon. I find that if I let her sleep any longer in the afternoons that is when we run into issues of her getting up in the middle of the night and not wanting to go back to sleep. She also loves going to the nursery at the gym which is great. She has so much fun in there sometimes it takes me awhile to get her to leave. Mia has become a huge fan of daddy as well. But she really does not go to anyone else unless they have an interesting piece of jewelery on. She will smile at people but she does not want them to hold her. Her favorite game right now is tag. The entire time she is making monster noises. Aiden is having a lot of fun with her now that they can actually play with each other. He also is very protective of her which is funny to see. He is a great big brother.

In the moments of wellness we took the kids the State Fair. They had a blast. What a difference from two years ago when we couldn't get Aiden to ride anything. This time he even rode on the little roller coaster and the whole family rode the big Ferris Wheel. The kids played the ducky game in which everyone gets a prize. But I think everyone had the best time in the petting zoo where they even had a huge but very friendly camel. Mia loved feeding the goats especially which were more at her level. Aiden also got to go to the pumpkin patch with his class. It was his first time riding the big yellow school bus which I think he was actually more excited about then the actual trip.

October 12, 2009

Official 1 Year Appointment

We were able to get our official 1 year check up on Friday. Mia is doing well. She weighed 20.6 lbs and is 29 inches long - in the 30th percentile on the growth charts. She got 2 immunizations and handled them like a champ. No more heart murmur heard but she does STILL have an ear infection. We are on oral and drop antibiotics and if it is not cleared up we are off to the ENT. Sleeping is still an issue. She is down to getting up once a night for a bottle. The doctor encouraged me to try to bring her a bottle of water instead of milk. She said that she may be getting up because she knows she will get some sweet milk - I guess she has me trained - lol! I tried that for the first time last night. She didn't seem two upset about the water and drank a little of it and than pushed it away and I rocked her back to sleep in about 50 minutes. I will try it again tonight and see what happens. She is still not saying much of anything. She is constantly babbling but doesn't really say any words. She does like to point her little finger at things and wants to know the what they are and watches our lips very closely as we tell her what the object is.

Unfortunately, our state has been hit hard with the flu and our doctor's office is out of vaccinations at this time. Aiden has a fever of 102.9 right now. The doctor told us that we should bring him in if his fever continues tomorrow and they will test him for the flu - great! Oh well what can you do.

We went to the Ole Miss/Alabama game this weekend. Alabama won big time but we had a good time. It was nice to have it a little cooler outside this time if only it weren't so muddy. Mia ate the entire time - I guess she has the tailgating thing down - lol!

October 6, 2009

Watch Out World

We have a walker on our hands! Miss Mia started full out walking on Saturday. She kind of looks like Frankenstein holding her little hands out in front and tottering around. She is pretty quick on her feet and does some pretty smooth turns and everything. Yup she is keeping us pretty busy getting into everything - tee hee.