Tag Archives: baby

First Word?

4 Feb

Hmm, we are on the fence about whether or not this counts as Charlie’s first word.

Check out the video. Would you count it?

What was your baby’s first word?

Ear infections suck

2 Feb

On Janaury 3rd Charlie went to the doctor for his 9 month check up.  He left with a perfectly clean bill of health.  After our December to remember of illness we were so excited that he was finally in the clear.

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What Isn’t Glued Down: An update

1 Feb

A “What Isn’t Glued Down,” update:

Good news! Charlie passed the rocks! Yes, rocks.

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What Isn’t Glued Down

1 Feb

Everyday is an adventure with my son.  He is not a chill baby by any stretch of the imagination.  Even though our house is baby proofed, I find that I have to follow him wherever he goes or else he gets into trouble.  Our house has to be clean as a whistle. Inevitably, if there is something that shouldn’t go into Charlie’s mouth he will find it and eat it, no matter how gross or how small.  Some of his favorite things to put into his mouth are Sherman’s dog toys which he uses as teething toys,  Sherman’s  dog food, and the rocks from our fireplace floor.  We have been wondering how to deal with each of these issues.  Is there any other solution besides following him around the house like his shadow?

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The trick to administering antibiotics

29 Jan

Charlie loves Tylenol and Advil to a degree that somewhat worries me.  When he sees a bottle of Tylenol or Advil in my hand he waits patiently for me to twist off the lid. Once it is off  he excitedly opens his mouth for a dose of medicine.  Antibiotics, on the other hand, he does not accept with such grace.

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And now it’s bronchitis

28 Dec

This cold and flu season is kicking Charlie’s butt. :(

He started December with a cold.

Then he got Hand Foot Mouth Disease.

Now, he has a bronchial infection and is on the antibiotic Zithromax.

I feel so bad for him.  At this point, he has been sick 26 of 28 days in December.

One of three visits to the doctor in the month of December

Update: Hand Foot Mouth

14 Dec

I have heard that some babies are no worse for the wear when they get HFMD.  Charlie is not one of those babies.  He is miserable beyond words.

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It’s time for baby gates

1 Dec

Charlie is almost 9  months old and on the verge of crawling.  Right now he does the all fours dance.  If you’ve ever seen a baby who is on their way to crawling, I’m sure you’ve seen it.  The baby pushes up to all fours and either rocks back and forth or side to side.  Eventually, the rocking turns into actual movement.  That’s when life as you know it with a baby changes forever.

We live in a 3 story town house. Not the ideal setting for a baby who is mobile.  My in-laws came to visit for Thanksgiving and gently urged me to get gates up asap.  I, being the über prepared control freak that I am, had already done my research.  Because we are renting, we did not want to get gates that altered the space in any way, such as drilling holes into the drywall.  I knew we wanted pressure mounted gates.  These gates have the amazing ability to stay in place, without mutilating our walls.

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He’s not gaining weight!

6 Oct

In July, Charlie weighed 13 lbs, 8 oz.  At the end of the month we took him on a 2 day trip to Northern California to visit family.  Larry and I had a wedding to attend near their house.  I knew about this wedding since before he was born and had been prepping for it since his birth.  We all know I had a crappy milk supply, but that did not stop me from pumping enough milk to freeze and store in preparation for this weekend.

It took me 4 months, but I was able to store 60 ounces of breast milk.  That may not seem like a lot to a person with a “normal” milk supply, but for me that was a HUGE Continue reading

Snot Sucker

30 Sep

Charlie is on day 6 of his first cold.  It breaks my heart to see him sick.  I posted on facebook that I wish I could blow his nose and in poured the responses about the “nose frieda,” aka the “snot sucker.”

Watch the video to see how it works…


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