Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Happy Holiday!!

I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas. I sure did. I got a lot of presents. I got some clothes, shoes and a lot of toys (oh and some money). The best of course was all of the toys. Some of them were a xylophone, a drum, a rattle, a cool toy that lights up when you talk or make a noise, a movie, and a keyboard. A lot of the toys make a lot of noise. Man am I going to drive my parents crazy.
I had so much fun spending time with all of my family...grandmas and grandpa, uncles and aunts, and especially my cousins.
But I sure am glad that the holiday is over, because I am exhausted. It wore me out so much that I can't even sleep through the night anymore. My schedule is all out of whack.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Mini Vacation

At the beginning of the week. I went for a little vacation. Mom, dad and I left for St. Louis Sunday afternoon and didn't come home until Wednesday evening. We had to go up to St Louis for some of my doctor appointments. All of my appointments went well. I had a followup hearing test done. And of course I passed that test. And then on Wednesday I had two more appointments to go too. I saw neurology and they just wanted to know how I am doing and how I am doing developmentally. And of course I showed off a little for them by holding my head up for a little bit. And then while we were up there mom and dad decided to do some Christmas shopping. That was too exhausting for me, but I behaved very well though. I even got my picture taken with Santa. I wasn't too excited to see Santa so of course I didn't smile but I also didn't cry like all the other kids did that were in line. And then of course since we were in St Louis I had to see my Aunt Jen and Uncle Jason. Of course she had to spoil me a little bit. We got a lot of Christmas presents, some for me and some for others. I even got a sneak peek at some of them.

I also got to go swimming for the first time. I wasn't too sure about the pool. It was a little cold. But I really liked to hot tub. I floated and kicked my feet. But that was short lived because then about 10 girls came in and made a lot of noise and splashed everywhere, and I didn't like that at all.

Splash, splash, splash!!!

Look! I'm floating all by myself!!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Close call

If you think you can leave me on the couch anymore and walk better think twice. I thought I would be a little daredevil the other night. My mom was at work and dad was at home with me. We were playing and all but then he had to get some homework done. So he left me on the couch propped up on a pillow and gave me some toys to play with while he worked on the computer right next to the couch. It was working out pretty good, dad would talk to me and I was playing but then I decided to squirm around a little. And well I got a little close to the edge and was hanging over going head first. Dad saw me in time but it was a close call. Two more seconds and I would of had a bump on my noggin. I thought it was kind of fun, I had a smile on my face the whole time. So you better watch out, I am getting a little more mobile these days.

Thursday, November 30, 2006


Guess what? I went to the doctor yesterday and I actually gained weight. In fact about a half a pound. I am not sure how I did it because it seems like I have been throwing up a lot to have gained that much. But who cares because I am gaining. I also got some more good news, my ear infection is gone. I even celebrated by not sleeping at all last night. Mom even called into work because she had to stay up with me all night. I think I slept MAYBE 2 hours last night. Even though I didn't sleep last night, I really have been in a good mood all day and haven't slept to much today either. I only took about a 2 hour nap all day. So I will probably sleep pretty good tonight. I don't think mom will like me if I stay up again because she can't afford to stay home another day.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Thanksgiving weekend

Man, what a busy week! I went to the babysitters as normal Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. But since Thursday was Thanksgiving I spent it with all of my relatives and then the rest of them on Friday. I got to see all my aunts and uncles and all of my cousins. I think I might be getting an overload of my Aunt Jen. She has came down from St Louis 3 weeks in a row. Well, maybe not because I sure do like when she comes down because she spoils me and holds me all the time. You can never get enough of that.
Then on Friday, I spent the whole day over at my grandma Vickie's. My Aunt Tresa, Uncle Huts and Aunt Annie all came down and also Ollie and Tori. So there was some more spoiling to be done. My cousin Tori I think is a little jealous because when Aunt Tresa was holding me she had to be right there in her lap too. Ollie would come over and talk to me sometimes and I would just smile at him. I was very good both days but man am I glad it is over because I was exhausted.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Shop till you drop

Well I got another surprise this weekend. I got to see my Aunt Jen AGAIN! She came down this weekend of course just to see me. I also got to go shopping with my mom, grandma and aunt Jen. We went to all of the craft fairs this weekend and man was that a lot of fun. Yeah right! But I was on my best behavior and just rode around in my stroller the whole time. I was so exhausted I couldn't sleep that night. I have been eating okay this week. Every now and then I just decide to throw up. I don't think that Pedisure settles in my stomach very well. But hopefully I am getting enough to gain some weight before I go back to the doctor. We'll see.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Rough Weekend

Well I didn't start the weekend off very well. I had a followup appointment with the doctor on my ear infection on Friday. And well its still here. So he put on a stronger antibiotic. I also had to get more shots...again. But now I think I am done with those for awhile. On another note, they also weighed me, and I LOST 2 oz. The doctor isn't sure why I am losing weight but I am. So he told me to drink as much Pedisure as possible. Which that continued the rest of the bad weekend. I have had Pedisure before but not that much at a time. It did not settle in my belly very well but yet sometimes it did. So when it didn't, everything that I drank and the food from before all came back up. And it tasted much better going down than back up. I also got to stay at Grandpa and Grandma's house again because dad was out of town hunting and mom had to work. And with everything going on you can guess that I wasn't on my best behavior. I stayed up all night for them. I even made them miss church because I stayed up so late. Between not sleeping and throwing up, I don't know if I'll be invited back.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Happy Halloween

I hope everyone had a great and safe Halloween. I sure did. As you can see I was a football player. And not just a football player but a Chiefs football player named Priest Holmes. Of course I am a Chiefs fan because my dad is and well I didn't have much of a choice. But I would of liked them even if my dad wasn't a fan. I had an exhauting Halloween night. I first went over to see my Grandma Vickie and Uncle Dale. Then I went over to my cousins house and saw everybody over there. But on the way over I decided I better take a little nap. And that was short lived. Because there was no sleeping when I got there. There was too much going on. By the time I got home I was exhausted. I was so exhausted that I couldn't sleep. Which was fine because I didn't have to get up early this morning.

Monday, October 30, 2006


The doctor called today and told me my tests came back just fine. Which I am not sure if that is good news or not because I am still not gaining weight like I should. But he did tell me at my appointment the other day that guys like me are more underweight than normal kids. So we will just go from there and keep eating like I am. I will eat anything that is in front of me and I am not a picky eater.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Too little

I had my 15 month checkup today. And if you haven't heard I have not been gaining much weight. So that was moms concern today going to the doctor. And well of course they weighed me and I have actually lost weight from my 12 month checkup. At 12 months I weighed 17.7 lbs and know I only weigh 17.4 lbs. I guess getting sick a several weeks ago and getting dehydrated set me back a little and I haven't caught back up yet. Because I lost almost a pound then. On the other hand I am growing the other way. I am 30 inches long. But the doctor is going to check a few things out and make sure everything is a okay. So mom and I had to go over to the hospital and get some blood work done. But it wasn't too bad I was a big boy. I am starting to get used to it. The doctor also listened to my heart and checked my ears and said my one ear looks a little clogged and said I have an ear infection. So he put my on an antibotic for 10 days. I told mom to stop bragging about me not having any ear infections and look what happened. I blame it all on her. Other than all of that everything else is okay.

Monday, October 23, 2006

My second home

Another weekend, both my parents had to work again. Which is why I am calling my grandma and grandpa's house my second home. Which is not so bad. I seem to always have fun there, especially this weekend. My Aunt Jen came down to see me this weekend. It's been awhile since I've seen her. So of course she had to spoil me. My two cousins were also there. So I got to play with them too.

I have really gotten to like my cousin Drew a lot more. He isn't so rough with me anymore. Which is really nice. He doesn't want to jump on me, now all he wants to do is lay next to me and give me kisses. So I think we will be good friends.

He also likes helping me out every now and then. When I am thirsty he brings me something to drink and helps me hold my cup for me. Now thats a nice cousin.

I also liked playing with my cousin Luke. We were pretend playing. He was the banker and post office and I rode my car around and ran my errands taking my money to the bank and running to the post office. Mom had to help me a little because apparently my driving isn't the greatest.
I guess we will have to see what happens next weekend. Who knows what I'll do, maybe I'll go combining with grandpa.

Thursday, October 12, 2006


As you can see from the picture, I am a very happy boy. I am usually in a pretty good mood. Laughing, smiling, and giggling. Especially when someone is tickling me. I must of got that from my mom. I have also become a lot more vocal and making more different sounds. I sometimes surprise myself at what comes out of my mouth. I have also discovered something new inside my mouth, and when I move it around and talk sometimes I make a different sound. Mom and dad keep telling me it is my tongue, but whatever. All I know is that it sounds pretty cool. Another sound I make is this growling noice. I sometimes make it just because and sometimes when I don't want to do something. The other day, Ms Brandy my speech therapist was here. I kept wanting to look to the right because I like looking that way and she wanted me to look the other way. But I was putting up a fight. She finally forced me by pushing my head the other and as soon as she did I growled at her. I did not want to do it and I was letting her know. She thought it was funny and was glad I was expressing my feelings. But she didn't give in and still made me look that way so I finally gave in. But I wasn't happy about it and growled at her a few more times just to let her know. Mom says I have a little attitude.
I still don't know what I am going to be for Halloween, but if I keep this growling up maybe I should be a lion again like I was last year. We'll see.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

All By Myself

Look at me, I am finally doing it! I am holding my head up all by myself. I am holding it up a little longer week by week. I think my record is about 20 seconds. As you can see from the first picture, I am using every muscle in my body to keep my head up (even my eyes, which is why they are rolled up). But it don't matter because I did it.

As far as therapy is going, I am working really hard. I finally got rid of my occupational therapist and got a different one. She isn't really an occupational therapist but she focuses on OT things. She is called a developmental therapist. She is focusing on a lot of the same things that the other therapists are but more on focusing and vision.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Pics of tadpole

This ain't much fun. I thought I said I don't like sitting up.

This is the worst position. I'm suppose to lift my head and prop up on my elbows.

This is more like it!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

My Tadpole

Well if you are wondering from the title what my tadpole is a positioning device for therapy. Last week, I came home to it sitting on my doorstep. Mom and I weren't sure what it was at first but were pretty excited we got a new present. I think the therapy fairy dropped it off for me. We got it out and started playing with it. Not really knowing how to use it, but we figured it out after reading the directions. But of course, I have that male instinct of not reading directions and I told mom not to worry about them. But finally she got the directions out and we were in business. Later, we found out that it didn't come from the therapy fairy but from my coordinator through First Steps (which is who I get my therapy through). First Steps bought it and my coordinator got her hands on it and wanted it to go to one of her I was the lucky one who got it. After using it, I don't think I am the lucky one. It's just another toy that makes you work. Supposedly, I am pretty lucky that I got it though, because they are very expensive. My speech therapist calls it the Mercedes beanbag. Someone told me it costs about $1000. Which sounds like pocket change to me but I don't have the concept of money yet. I am sure you'll see pictures of me sitting in it soon because mom has been taking tons of pictures.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

The bug

Well, I had another visit to the doctor and the hospital. I forgot what it felt like. Wednesday night, I wasn't feeling too good. I woke up about midnight and got sick to my stomach and threw up everywhere. Then every 10 minutes I woke up and tried throwing up but nothing would come. There was nothing in my little stomach to throw up. I woke up the next morning feeling okay. I ate a little, so mom decided me to take me to the babysitters. Well that didn't last long. After about 2 hours, she fed me some applesauce. And well that wasn't going to stay down. So she called my dad to come pick me up ASAP. By the time he picked me up, I threw up 2 more times. We were on our way home and I started getting sick again. So instead of going home, dad took me to the doctor. When we got there we barely made it in the door and I got sick again. So the doctor rushed me back to the room and checked me over. He said I looked pretty bad and told me to go to the hospital to get some fluids in me because I was dehydrated. But before leaving I had to make another mark. I threw up again and had some diarrhea. I made a mess everywhere. Finally we made it to the hospital and got some fluids in me. I was starting to feel a little bit better. The only thing was, they wouldn't let me eat anything. The doctor wanted to give my belly a rest. That didn't make me very happy. But late that night, I got to drink some Pedialyte. I did well with that and kept that down. So the next day, I got to eat some real food. And did very well with that so I got to come home late that afternoon. Before going to bed mom gave me a little milk (since the doctor put me back on a regular diet). But I wasn't quite ready for that, I drank about 1/2 ounce and well that came back up. So she gave me some Pedialyte and I slept the rest of the night. I was exhausted. I guess this is what it takes for me to sleep through the night. Mom decided to give me a break from milk today too. Which is good because I don't think I am quite ready yet. Feeling sick doesn't feel very good. You can even ask my dad, he came home from work early feeling sick. I don't advise anyone to get the stomach flu. But I guess that is not in my hands.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Special powers

I'm hiding!
I don't know if any of you know this, but I have a special power. I can communicate with my cousin Tori. We have this special power where we can send each other messages. She has been telling me to get up in the middle of the night and stay up for several hours at a time. So I have been taking her advice. If any of you don't know her she has been getting up a lot a night also. For the past several nights, I have been getting up around 3:00 or 4:00 and staying up for 2-3 hours. I am a little fussy but ususally I am just wanting to stay up and play. I don't think mom is liking it too much especially when she has to go to work the next morning. Sorry mom. It may be because of my tooth also. Another molar broke through the other day. So that leaves 5 more to go. One more molar and 4 eye teeth. I can't wait till they are all in.
I've also discovered I like Chinese food (I didn't get that from my grandpa). Mom was craving Chinese, so dad, mom and I went to eat Chinese. So I decided to eat some. And I really like it. I ate a lot of rice, some noodles, some type of chicken, and some shrimp. And man was it good. But then mom decided to give me some crab ragoon and that wasn't very good. I crinkled my nose up at that. Mom couldn't understand why I didn't like it because that is her favorite. Maybe in 7 years, I heard that's when your taste buds change.
Well hope everyone had a good Labor Day. It was pretty much the same ole kind of day for me. Get up, eat, play, sleep, eat and play some more.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Bang Pop Bang

I have learned that I like banging things together. For example, when I have a rattle in my hand, I like hitting it against another toy. It makes a really loud sound and drives my mom crazy. I am also getting to where I roll my head around much easier. I still like to favor the right side. But if I want I will roll it to the other side with hardly no difficulty. As long as I don't arch my back and throw my head back first. I always have to remember to tuck my chin and then roll my head over. Then it is much easier. I also made a new noise the other night. I make it by sucking on my arm and then letting go and it makes a pop sound. It surprised me the other night. But of course I kept doing it because it sounded pretty cool. With all these new sounds I am making I am sure to drive my mom and dad crazy. But they sure are proud of me for learning new things.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Not so well

All shackeled up.
Dad decided to handcuff me the other night.

Well I got to go to the doctor again today. I was up all last night coughing and not feeling very good. Mom was a little worried because my cousin went to the doctor yesterday and had this virus and since I was around him this past weekend mom was worried I had what he had. But the doctor said it looks like I just have a bad cold. I feel a little bit better today. But yesterday was the worst. I didn't want to eat anything and everything that I did eat, I threw it back up. But today, I am eating much better. I still have these coughing fits every now and then. Hopefully tonight goes better than last night.
I also got to meet my new speech therapist yesterday. It wasn't a very good day for me to see her, but I really like her. She talks to me a lot and plays with me. She explains everything she is doing while she is playing with me. Like, if she is shaking a toy she says she is shaking it. She doesn't really care what I say so I don't have to say to much when she is here. But she works my brain and is letting me absorb everything she is telling me. Which is why she explains everything she does. Her logic on that is, eventually I will get all this information and one day it will come out in words. Which makes sense, I guess.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

You're FIRED!!

A while back I had to fire my speech therapist. I am still working on getting a new one. And now I am getting ready to fire my occupational therapist. She keeps cancelling and not showing up. And I am tired of it. A boy needs his therapy. I can't do this all by myself. Mom and dad are doing the best they can but that extra help sure is appreciated. The only thing is that there are not many occupational therapist that do first steps. So finding another one might be a problem. So I am going to go ahead and keep this one until I find a new one. Even if she only shows up once a month or when she can. But once I find another one SHE'S FIRED!!!

Friday, August 11, 2006


Today, I got to spend the whole day with mom. She didn't have to go into work today. And of course, I didn't let her sleep in on her day off. That would be too nice of me to do that. I have to much of my dad in me to be that nice. So we got up at 6:00 and started the day. We played most of the morning, but then I decided we should take a morning nap. So I fell asleep about 9:00 and took a two hour nap. All that playing wore me out. Then I got up and ate lunch and played some more. Then I had to get ready and get all handsome to go get my 1 year pictures taken. I wasn't too happy about that. I decided to take a nap on the way to JCPenney's where I got my pictures taken. So when we got there mom had to wake me up and I was not ready to get up yet. Also it was raining when we got there so we both got pretty wet. I think mom got the worst of it though. But that didn't make things any better. I smiled a little bit for my pictures but I guess I could have done better.
On another note, I got another tooth. So that makes number 10. I think. Another one on the bottom - an eye tooth. It didn't bother me to bad like the other molars did.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


When you come in from the hot heat outside. A popsicle sounds pretty good. Its cold and refreshing. Except it is really really cold. Dad gave me a popsicle the other day and it was really good and I ate about half of it but I had to make this face with every bite. The face of oohh this is really really cold look. But I kept coming back for more.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


I had my 1 year checkup yesterday. It wasn't much fun because I had to get 3 shots. It didn't feel very well. But mom drugged me with Tylonel before I got them so that helped a little. But it still really hurt. The doctor checked me all over and said I was looking pretty good until they weighed me. I apparently haven't gained very much weight since my 9 month checkup. I now weigh 17 lbs 8.5oz that is up only about 6 oz from the last time, which isn't the greatest. I sure thought I weighed more than that, mom even thinks so and thinks the scale was wrong. I grew in length about 1/2 in. I am a whooping 28 inches long. The doctor didn't seem to concerned except that we need to keep an extra close eye on it. I will go back in about 3 months for my 15 month checkup and if I haven't gained very much weight again. They may take some blood tests to make sure everything is okay. So I better start eating to make sure I don't have to do that, because I hate when they have to prick me for blood. I have had enough of that. But other than that, the doctor said everything looks great.
I also showed off my teeth for her with a big smile. Another molar poked through last night. This one came in much easier than the last one. I didn't even wake up last night. It might have been because mom gave me some more Tylonel because I had a little bit of a fever because of the shots. I woke up in a great mood this morning and got to spend the day with my Grandma Vickie.

Monday, July 31, 2006


Well Saturday was the big day. I had my birthday party. All of my family and friends came over and we all had a good time. Dad barbequed, we all ate and then it was time for the good stuff. Birthday cake! And presents! I really like birthday cake especially the icing as you can see from the pictures.

I can't wait to get my hands in that!

Just the beginning

That's how you're supposed to eat cake. Isn't it?

Being smothered by my cousins

I had such a good time. I got some great presents, but my favorite is my bean bag. I like to sit in it a lot. It's nice and soft. I was so worn out by the end that I went to bed as soon as everyone left and slept the whole night.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to Tyler
Happy Birthday to me!!!

Can you believe I am already one year old and can't hold my head up yet. Who would of thought that. I may not be able to hold my head up yet but I prefer it that way. I'm working on it and I will hold it up when I am good and ready. Don't rush me. Anyways I got to spend my birthday working on holding my head up. My therapist ended up having to come in the morning and ruin my birthday for me. But I cooperated and worked hard and held my head up for several seconds with some help. After she left I got to spend the rest of the morning with mom and dad. We got to play and have fun. Then they both had to go to work, so I got to spend the rest of the day at my cousins Luke and Drew's house. I got to watch Luke ride his bike without training wheels and crash a few times and of course watching Drew play. I even got to eat some ice cream and man was it good. Overall I had a pretty good birthday but this weekend is going to be the best part of my birthday because that is when my party is going to be. And I get to open up all my presents.

Thursday, July 20, 2006


Well what has changed since the last time? I have been extra, extra fussy. Not sleeping. Driving my mom and dad crazy. And making a lot more noises. Why is this you ask? Well, I have been fussy and not sleeping because I am getting another tooth. And not just a tooth but a molar. And man do those hurt. But it finally broke through yesterday and feels much much better. I finally got a good nights rest last night by sleeping ALL night. Mom and dad liked that a lot. I have also been making a lot more different noises and sounds. And I really like listening to myself. Another thing that I have discovered is that I don't like being myself. The other night mom was making supper and I was in the living room playing. I was fine for awhile but then I discovered I was by myself. So I started fussing and made mom stop to play with me. On another note, I have taken a liking for real food. I will still eat the baby food but it sure isn't the same as the real stuff. Mom is still trying to feed me baby food every once in awhile to get rid of it. Good thing I am not a picky eater. I can't wait till that's all. My favorite food now is ravioli. One of the reasons I am eating adult food is because I am chewing my food up much better. I used to not chew so well and gag on a lot of my food. But I have finally achieved the whole chewing concept. I still gag every now and then when I am not paying attention or are so hungry I forget to chew.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Home, sweet, home

Home, sweet, home! Mom, dad and I went on a road trip this weekend. We went to see my Grandpa Lanny, who I've never seen before. He lives kind of far away. I was really good on the trip. I slept most of the way there and most of the way back. But because of that it took me awhile to go to sleep at night. It wasn't to bad though. My Aunt Tresa and Uncle Huts and cousins Ollie and Tori were there too. So I got to play with them a lot. I like playing with Ollie. I think we will be good buddies when I get bigger. He makes sure Tori doesn't take my toys away from me. He looks out for me and tells me that he likes me. Other than that I had a fun trip but I was ready to be home and sleep in my own bed.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Early mornings

This is what I was NOT doing at 3 o'clock this morning or the morning before. Yesterday morning and this morning I decided I wanted to be up bright and early. I thought it was time to be up. I woke up bright and early and mom gave me a bottle thinking I was hungry and well I kind of was so I drank my bottle but then I wanted to stay up for a little while. Mom put me back to bed hoping I would go back to sleep but I didn't. I laid there and played and listen to my music until I fell to sleep. I did sleep in this morning until 9:00. So I was ready to go after that. Mom and I have been playing all morning and even did a little therapy. Which tuckered me out. So then it was time for my afternoon nap. I'll try not to sleep to long so then maybe I'll sleep through the night and not have to wake mom up so early tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Disaster at Walmart

Well the day started off pretty good. I got to go to my Grandma Vickie's this morning and then I got to spend the rest of the day with mom and dad since they were both off. I even had therapy this afternoon. I did really good during that time. I worked really hard but I did get a little fussy when the therapist wanted me to get up on my knees and elbows (in the crawling position). It was hard work and I didn't like it very much so I had to tell her about it. Then after that, that is when everything went bad. Mom, dad and I decided to take a trip to Walmart. Everything was going pretty good. We were about half way through grocery shopping when I started feeling kind of sick and decided to throw up everywhere. Well pretty much just all over myself. So, we headed to the bathroom and got cleaned up and then hurried up and did some speed shopping. We got home and mom gave me a bath and I felt much better. I don't know what went wrong. It may of been that bottle I drank right before we left. Who knows.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

11 months

Here is a picture of me finally. Mom has finally slowed down on taking pictures. Man am I tired of smiling all the time, but I sure do smile for the camera when she takes a picture. I can't believe I am already 11 months old (well in 1 more week). Pretty soon it's going to be my birthday and man am I excited about that. I can't wait to open up all my presents and eat some birthday cake. I sure do like my sweets. I've been staying busy lately. This week has been exhausting. Mom doubled up on my therapies on Tuesday. Then the speech therapist came on Wednesday and the OT came again today to make up for last week. So I am pooped. But I still worked hard in all of them.

Saturday, June 17, 2006


My new favorite game is spinning around and around. The other night dad was holding me and started spinning in circles. I started smiling and laughing until he stopped. And then I wanted to keep going so I would get so excited I laughed and kicked my legs (that's how I tell people I want to do it again). Dad kept turning and going faster and faster and faster until he got dizzy and couldn't go anymore. But I still wanted to go some more. So mom even did it for a little bit. Besides that game, my other games I enjoy is playing rough with dad. He likes to throw me around a lot. Drop me onto pillows and onto the couch. He's not throwing me long distances like from couch to couch like my Uncle Dave does to my cousins (Luke and Drew). I don't think I'm quite ready for that yet. Mom doesn't understand why I like that so much but I do.

Sunday, June 11, 2006


Man have I been busy lately. I have been on the go a lot since mom has gone back to work. I went to the babysitters 3 days last week. I went to my grandparents house the others days. I've been so busy that only 1 therapist came to see me that week. It was kind of nice to have a break. But I have 3 coming this week and maybe another one to make up for last week. So that will be exhausting.
On another note, I got to a liking for tomatoes. Dad decided to give a me a taste of one the other day when we went out to eat at El Torrero's. And man was it good. It was so good I ate the whole slice and it was a big slice.
I am also talking a lot more. I am getting different sounds out. I still like to say "uh" the most but I also say "ah", "ooh", and "ga" every now and then. Still no mama or dada yet. Eventually.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

One right after another

Well I got another one. My sixth tooth broke through yesterday. So now I have 4 on the top and 2 on the bottom. I'm going to be able to eat just about anything now. But they sure are a pain coming in. My teeth hurt so bad last night, I woke my up three times. I went to bed around 9:00 and woke up at 10:30, 12:00 and 2:00. The first time I woke up I fell back to sleep pretty much right away. But when I woke up at 12:00, mom gave me some Tylonel to help the pain go away, it helped for a little bit but I woke up again at 2:00 and they were hurting again. So mom gave me some teething tablets and that helped a lot. Because then I went to sleep and didn't wake up until 7:30. I woke up in a good mood and have been playing all morning.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

New friends

Well, my first day at the babysitters was Friday. Mom dropped me off in the morning and I said "Adios". Mom was a little sad. But I made new friends pretty quick. There is another little boy, Grayson, who is about my age and as soon as I got there, he laid down on the floor next to me and patted my belly. He was really nice. We played all day. There was so much going on I didn't even take my morning nap and around lunch time I just passed out on the floor in the middle of all the excitement. Ms. Briana said I was a very good baby. Later that day, dad came and picked me up and I was so excited to see him. Finally a familiar face. I don't think I am going to be going back until Thursday and Friday next week, since mom is working at night the other days. I can't wait to see all my new friends.

Thursday, May 25, 2006


I have been sleeping much better lately. My 5th tooth finally came in last week and since then I have been sleeping like a baby. I usually go to bed around 9:00 and wake up around 6:00. I haven't been as whiny and fussy either. I also discovered I like to laugh. It's more of a little giggle than a laugh. But dad likes to tickle me and I laugh every time. Even when he doesn't tickle the anticipation gets me so excited that I laugh out loud. I have also learned how to sort of clap. I don't open my hands up, I leave them in a fist and clap them together. I sure am showing those doctors I am learning stuff.

Monday, May 22, 2006


Sorry I haven't updated in awhile. But I've been really busy and so has mom. She had to leave me this past week. Yes she finally got a job. But that means I get to spend extra time with others. I got to go to grandma Vickie's one day and to the farm another day and spend the night. That was a lot of fun. And of course I was on my best behavior. I get to go to the babysitters for the first time on Friday. I went to my dad's softball game last night. I was cheering for him but it must not of been good enough because he got his butt kicked (I hope I don't get in trouble for saying butt). They lost pretty bad. But I still told him good game.
Today, mom, dad and I took a road trip to St. Louis. I had another doctors appointment. They took another picture of my head. And guess what? My brain has gotten bigger. The doctor said it had expanded even more from the last time. So that's great news! I try to tell people that I'm getting smarter all the time. I mean I'm interacting, I smile, I laugh, I even cry sometimes. I still only get out vowel sounds when I talk but I am practicing smacking my lips together to make other sorts of sounds. So I'm working on it. I can't do everything at once. Then I wouldn't be able to impress you everyday.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Change of routine

Well if you all didn't know. Mom is back to work. She started this week. I haven't had to go to the babysitters yet because she is working really late and dad is home at that time usually. So I get to see more of dad now. Which is pretty cool. He plays a lot of fun games with airplane! But he's not quite sure of the whole routine yet. Tuesday night, he fed me and gave me a bath but he forgot to brush my teeth. I tried to tell him. Then Wednesday night he fed me, gave me a bath and brushed my teeth. But he forgot to comb my hair. And when you don't comb my hair, it gets all curly on top and I look like a girl. But no harm done. I am always asleep by the time mom gets home at midnight, but last night I wanted to tell her good night. When she got home I decided to get up and tell her hi and then fell back to sleep after she tucked me in again.
Tonight I get to go to my grandma Vickie's house for a little bit while mom and dad are at work. So I'm pretty excited to see her. She always feeds me some sweets. Sshhh...don't tell mom. And then tomorrow night I get to stay overnight at my grandma and grandpa's house. So I know I'll get spoiled there too. I think I am going to like this whole work thing for mom.

Monday, May 15, 2006

No sleep

Well another night of no sleep. I think my teeth are really bothering me. I decided I would go to bed at 7:30. I was really tired. Yesterday was a busy day for me. I went to my Aunt Tori and Uncle Dave's house to celebrate Mother's Day. And I didn't really want to take a nap. I took about an hour nap in the morning but that was it. There was to much going on and to many people wanting to hold me. So therefore I went to bed at 7:30. I woke up at 11:00 and mom gave me a bottle since I fell asleep without getting one. But then I decided my teeth were bothering me and was fussy until about 3:00 and then mom gave me another bottle hoping I would go back to sleep. I think I fell asleep about 3:30 but I put up a fight. But once I fell asleep, I didn't wake up until 9:30 this morning. That felt good sleeping in.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Robin Hood

I watched my first movie last night. Mom and dad bought me Robin Hood the Disney version. I really liked the beginning. It started out with a rooster singing and whistling. And I thought it was the funniest thing ever. I probably laughed the first 5 minutes of the movie. Then after that I lost interest. But I did like the part where they sing. It was hilarious.

Friday, May 12, 2006


I don't know what my deal is but I keep getting up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep. I was up twice last night. I went to bed around 8:30 (which is pretty early for me) and woke up crying around 11:00. I think I was having a bad dream because dad said he came in and tried to calm me down but I was still kind of sleeping and once he woke me and I saw his face I was fine. It took me awhile to fall back asleep but once I did I was back up again at 12:30. Mom gave me a bottle and put me back in bed hoping I would go back to sleep but I wasn't quite ready. I laid in my crib for about 45 minutes talking to myself and then I finally dosed off. Then after that I didn't wake up till the morning at 7:00. I think my teeth are bothering me a little bit too. So that may be part of the problem. I am still waiting for that other top one to pop through. Anyways, I hope I sleep better tonight (at least mom hopes I do).

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


What a busy week! Mom has been dragging me around and meeting several different babysitters. Mom had a weird feeling about that Stacey. She said she was really nice and all but there was just something about her that she wasn't sure of. So we were on a hunt for a babysitter the past week and a half. And we finally found a good one. Her name is Ms. Brianna. She has quite a few kids she takes care of but I think I will be able to hold my ground. She has twin boys that are 4 years old and a 9 month old boy. And then she also takes care of a 1 year old girl and a 5 month old girl. I think I will have a lot of fun there. And if you haven't heard yet, my mom finally got a job at Drury. So that means I will be getting to go to the babysitters in a short while. She starts next week but she is going to be working nights the first week while she is training. But after that I will be going to the babysitters. I know mom will be sad but I'm ready.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

New toy

What's gold and shiny and makes a lot of noise? My new favorite toy. Mom always likes putting a blanket over my face and play peek-a-boo. Which I think is pretty funny. But now she wants me to reach up and pull it off. Well I don't want to work that hard...I don't like lifting my hands above my head all the time. The therapist thought maybe if mom put something lighter, like a tissue, I would pull it off. So mom went and found a gold tissue paper, one of those that you use for wrapping. And I love it. I love to crinkle it up and make a lot of noise with it. We played peek-a-boo for awhile but I mainly just wanted to scrunch it all up. I played with that for hours last night and drove mom crazy. The cheapest toys are always the most fun.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Pull, pull, pull

I have discovered HAIR. And when I see it, and I can get a hold of it, I pull and yank on it. I think it is funny, but mom thinks it hurts. It's not like I pull hard, although I did pull some out the other day. She didn't think that was very funny. But I told her it will grow back and that made her feel better. I even try to pull dad's hair sometimes, but his is a little harder to grab on too. But I still try to get a hand full.

Monday, May 01, 2006


I got to meet my new babysitter today. Her name is Stacey. She seems really nice. She babysits 2 other kids. She has a 21 month old girl (AJ) and a 2 year old boy (Dagen?). AJ is her daughter. I don't think she liked me very much. She was a little jealous of me at first, especially when her mom was holding me, but I think she got used to me after awhile. Hopefully it won't be an every day thing for her. I think I will have fun there but probably not as much fun as I do at home with mom. But it will be good for me to be around other children. I'm not sure when I will start going there since mom hasn't found a job yet. But hopefully pretty soon, because dad tells me she'll be working for him if she don't find anything soon. And I heard that he's not an easy guy to work for.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

9 months

Well, I am 9 months old today. Time sure does fly by. And guess what you get to do at 9 months....go to the doctor. I did very well at the doctors. I even smiled for him because he didn't give me any shots. I guess you don't get shots at 9 months. That's a big relief! Everything checked out okay. My ears look good, my heart sounds good, and he said I even look good. The only thing he said is that I am a little small for my age. I only weighed a little over 17 pounds and 27 1/2 inches long. Which means I am only in the 5-10 percentile for weight and the 10th percentile for height. But he is not to worried about it and just wants to make sure it doesn't fall any lower than that.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006


I am getting stronger every day. The therapist think I am doing great. I mean look at me sitting up all by myself. I am such a big boy. But it is still really hard. But I am working on it. The other night me and mom were sitting on the floor and she was holding my body and I held my head all by myself for about 30 seconds. That's a record. I even did it again the next day. I am determined to hold it up because dad said if I don't hold it up by the time I am a year old, he says I don't get any birthday cake. And you all know how I like my sweets.

Now that were on the topic of sweets. My speech therapist brought me a sucker yesterday during therapy. I guess she thinks I am doing really good. But later I found out that it was actually for therapy. She wants me to get my tongue stronger. Because sometimes when I am eating food I like to push it out with my tongue. She said most babies do that but a way to work on that is by sticking your tongue in and out. So that is what the sucker was really for, but I got to taste it and man was it good. I was sticking my tongue in and out the whole time. I think she is going to be my favorite therapist.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Go, Go, Stop

I've learned a new game. I like to imitate other peoples voices. Well it's more like they say something and I come back with "uh". But dad tells me to go and then we go back and forth and when he says stop, I stop. I stop almost everytime. I know I am just so smart. But I really like playing it and we play all the time.

I worked really hard today. And by that I mean supervising. Mom, dad and I worked outside all day today. We first went over to Grandma Vickie's and helped her in her yard. But that wore me out after awhile and I took a little nap. But then we came home and worked some more outside. But of course I just watched and played with the neighbors dog. He liked licking my feet. I am sure I'll sleep good tonight.

Friday, April 21, 2006

1st Tractor Ride

My grandpa taking me on my first tractor ride. As you can see from my expression it wasn't much fun. Like I said before I didn't like it at first but after awhile I thought it was alright. I'm sure it will take me a few rides before I really enjoy it. Then I'll be begging for rides. And as my cousin Luke would say 'Let's go feed hay grandpa.'