Monday, July 25, 2005

Kian and Blue, Walking and Growing!

Kian Loves Blue :)
Kian is SO cute! The other day we went to Toys R Us and I saw some Blue dolls (Blue is the dog in the TV show Blue’s Clues) that talk. I showed one to Kian.... I have never seen a child's face light up so much! lol He was hugging and kissing her and saying "bubububu" lol Which I think is him saying Blue :) He loves it when I play it with Blue and still gives her hugs and looks at her like he’s surprised to see her…he loves Blue :)

Kian’s walking more and more!

Kian's also walking more now! I would say he's walking about 50-70% of the time now! I finally went out and bought him a new pair of Robeez because he outgrew his other ones. He hasn’t worn shoes at all this summer as there wasn’t really a need. But now there is! He’s walking now up to about 3 feet lengths and growing! He’s bound and determined to get as far as he can and then he almost immediately gets up and starts again…although he does crawl at a lightening speed so if he wants to get somewhere fast that’s what he does. He's doing so good and so quickly! I would say he started walking a bit on his own on Friday...and then he's just taken off! Its bitter sweet in a way...he's growing so much!

Speaking of growing…

Kian has already out grown his size 12 month PJ’s! I’m dreading what is next….I feel like we are always buying him clothes! lol His diaper has been leaking through a lot lately and I think it might be due to his shorts being too tight…so tomorrow the hunt begins. I am hoping to find a consignment shop here that I can get some at…I found some when we were in SLO at a consignment shop and they did us well :)

Thursday, July 21, 2005

No PB&J, No Fluffer Nutters....No Peanuts for my Peanut :(

Tuesday I thought that I would give Kian a peanutbutter and jelly sandwhich for lunch. He has never had PB before so I spread it on pretty thin...I could see the bread though it. He started eating and I noticed that the look on his face was one that he wasn't enjoying it....but I thought I would let him go at it just to see if it would grow on him.

Then he started to rub his eyes...and he was rubbing a lot! So, I got a washcloth to wipe his eyes because I thought that he got something in them. As I started to wipe, he started to get bumps all around his eyes where he was rubbing and all on his mouth and face. I called the pediatrician and the Dr. got back to me and said to give him Pulmicort and Albuterol and then some Bendryl (which I didn't have) but he said to give him the breathing treatments first before going to the store. As I am preparing his breathing stuff, I heard him crying and thought he is just complaining because I wasn't in there. I checked on him and saw that he vomitted all over the recliner and floor :( I called the Dr. back and he said if he vomited again to take him to the ER. He said that it was good that he got it out of his system. Thankfully he didn't vomit anymore...

Kian's eye was a bit swollen for the rest of the day and for the entire day yesterday. Tuesday morning I had made an appointment to get his pictures taken (yeah we are two months late for doing our one year) so I had to call and cancel. The last time I made an appointment was before Father's Day which was when we were in the ER with Kian with an asthma attack! I'm a bit afraid to make our next appointment! lol!

We did have an appointment with our Dr. to talk about Kian's breathing issues and he did talk to us about the peanut allergy that Kian had. I am glad that the Dr. got to take a look at him and his eye. Kian's doing fine now...but I'm a bit shook up about even having peanuts or peanut butter in the house! I don't think I have ever been so scared in my entire life :( It all happened so quickly...

A word of advice, make sure that if you give your kids a new food that could be a high allergy food...make sure you do it early in the day and on a week day so you can call your Peds office! I am so glad that's what we did or I would have spent extra money and time at the ER.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

We Bought A New Car!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday we went to the car lot just to look….Jamie had to go to work so we figured if we found something we would come back on Sunday. Well, we found a deal too hard to pass up! We bought a 2005 Toyota Matrix! It’s silver and I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it! hehe The salesman took a photo of all of us with our new car and is suppose to be emailing it to us – once I have it I will post it here (if it’s any good!) But here is what a Matrix looks like in case you haven’t seen one:

It took us about 4 hours from start to finish. Kian was past a nap (although he did fall asleep for about a half hour in the Matrix while we were test driving which had me SOLD pretty much! He NEVER falls asleep in the car!) And then the only things I had for him to eat were Geber Wagon Wheels and Beechnut Toddler Banana Cookies (which he LOVES). So, I gave him as many as he wanted until we could get home. He actually did pretty well considering that he has a cold and his teeth are bothering him.

One other GREAT thing is that they took our ’86 Volvo! Take a guess at the blue book price….$238! Nice huh?!?!?! They said they would give us that for it but that they would take out charges for the smog and some other stuff so we ended up getting about $50 for it! lol! I figured it was worth the $50 just to put toward the loan and not have to worry about the car later on. I have to say I don’t miss that car but that Volvo was my very first car that I purchased myself. It served us well – no problems at all over the last 5 years.

Michael and Jamey Are Having a GIRL!

I am so excited for Michael and Jamey! Michael was in our wedding and Jamie was in his a few months after ours! They just found out on Saturday that they are having a girl! Her name will be Cambria Dawn…how pretty :) We are SO excited for them! If we can get them to live a little closer, Kian would have a little girlfriend ;) We can’t wait to see little Cambria in December!

More Tooth Drama

Kian (aka Mr. Crank E. Pants) has been a bear to deal with this last week. Today he was laughing and tilted his head back and I saw that he has the other end of the molar poking through now….boy oh boy are those things really hurting him :( I have been keeping him on Tylenol and trying the Hyland’s Teething Tablets but the tablets don’t seem to be working for him…I give them to him anyway incase they do anything…right now I just want to help him in any was possible.

Friday, July 08, 2005

What will Kian be When He Grows Up?

Someone posted this question on one of my message boards. She said, based on their current interests, what would your baby want to be when he grows up. One person said her son would be a hairstylist because he's always playing with people's hair, another said her daughter would be a dentist because she's always sticking her fingers in people's mouths hehe

I said Kian would be a driver of some kind...maybe a race car driver....a driver of pretty much anything would please him! He pushes literally ANYTHING around that he can LOL A laundry basket with clothes in it (which he will unload along the way), Leggo box, dump truck, car, empty box....whatever he can get his hands on he will try to push around lol!

In fact, a few weeks ago at Gym Kids the teacher got out a bin with balls in it of all different kinds for the kids to play with. Guess what Kian did.....he took the bin and pushed it all around LOL I had to take him away from it because none of the kids could get the balls...and heck there are other things to do.....he can push stuff around at home LOL I guess it could be worse ;)

One Small Step for Man............Houston, we have a tooth!

Ah, it was a day of milestones today! First, Kian got another tooth (to make 5 1/2 - he has half of a molar) and the one that came through today is right next to the two bottom ones :)

THEN! Tonight I was on the computer and he was cranking to get my attention (he can't come in the computer room) and I walked over the gate to him and was standing a bit away from him. He stood on his own (he has started to actually free stand more lately) and then took about 4 steps toward me! I was in shock! I called Jamie immeditaly to tell him the new :) I hope that Kian can save some of those steps for Daddy when he's home :) I have a feeling that Kian won't really be walking for a while...but those first steps are always a milestone :)

He does push things around a lot and can actually walk pretty well...he pushes around a dumptruck a lightening speeds around the house (he really doesn't have much to hang onto when he's doing it so I know he can do it without it!). Right now he just needs a little more confidence :)

Hopefully now that that tooth has poked through Kian will be a little more like himself. He's been SUPER cranky over the last few days...although those teeth come in pairs so I need to brace myself for the other half of the molar, it's partner, and the tooth on the otherside on the bottom...phew! hehe

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Battle Cold #206:(

Kian was up until about 2AM last night. I went in there to tend to him about 4 times in an hour and finally I asked Jamie to go in there…usually he will stop if Jamie goes in…and sure enough he did! We all didn’t get much sleep last night….and we all are still battling this cold thing…how in the world do we get colds in the summer time! Unreal! I swear, if someone has it we get it :(

Kian is starting not to eat very well. I can understand how he feels as I have no appetite either. He is drinking a lot of fluids though which is great. I gave him the Pulmicort again this morning and we don’t have any wheezing at all…thank God! Seriously! I have decided to hold off on calling for a referral for a while. I want to see how Kian responds to this treatment plan we have now and do some praying about it for various reasons. Please pray that I have wisdom to make the right choice for Kian.

Keep us all in your prayers too as Jamie is working those long hours (16 hour days at least for the next week or two) and we are all sick and run down :(

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Free Standing, Teeth/Cold and Gym Kids

Free Standing!
Kian is now free standing more often and for longer periods of time! I think that going to Gym Kids has really helped him since he’s seeing other kids his age walk. I seriously expect him to stand more often and start walking in the next few months :)

Today was our second to last day of Gym Kids. It doesn’t start back up until the end of August! I can’t believe that it will be that long! I know that Kian really likes it! He actually was venturing off without me for most of the day today! He really is doing great!

Kian has another tooth!

Today Kian was looking up with his mouth open so I took the opportunity to take a look and sure enough there was part of a molar sticking through! It’s on this top right side and only half of it is through. I also gave a bit of a feel to make sure it was a tooth and not just something white and I felt a few more bumps where teeth are getting ready to pop out…also molars. Not looking to the fun of those coming through and I am sure he’s not either! But I know he needs more teeth than the 4 (almost 5) that he has now :)

4th of July
My friend Martina and her boyfriend Paul came over to celebrate the 4th with us :) Martina is a friend of mine from college and she lives in Denver right now. Paul lives in Fresno (which isn’t far from here)….they met through eHarmony :) Paul is a really nice guy and we all had a great time together! I can’t believe that it’s been about 3 ½ years since I have seen Martina! We had a lot of catching up to do! Not to mention, she had to get used to the fact that I have a baby! lol! I sure wish she lived closer, but I am so thankful for the time that I did have with them.

Kian’s cold/teething
Kian has a bit of a cold or it’s symptoms from teething…right now I am not sure. He has a really runny nose and a bit of a cough. He’s also been really cranky…so it could be sick and teething at the same time. Last time I thought he was teething he ended up in the hospital with respiratory problems. Kian’s Ped told me that if he started to show signs of being sick I am to give him the Pulmicort…we just stopped it on Saturday :( I can’t believe that I am going to be giving it to him again. I am going to give him a breathing treatment with the steroid (plumicort) tonight before bed. Tomorrow I am going to put a call into the Peds office for a referral to a respiratory specialist…hopefully we can get this looked into more and see if there is something more we can do or what the best way of treatment is. I would feel better talking to someone who just handles breathing issues.

So, if you think about it, say a little prayer for him and for Jamie and me as we have this cold too (runny nose, cough…)…Jamie’s been battling it for about a week now and I just started getting it a few days ago.