Thursday, February 26, 2009

No Sleep For Me!

I'm not sure what happened last night but I didn't sleep for more than an hour at a time. What gives? Mommy and daddy are both super tired...and so am I...I've napped twice today!

I've had a great day today so far...I ate...then I went and got coffee with mommy and sucked on my binkie...then we dropped off my prescription for Prilosec...then we went home. I ate again...pooped...and played on my mat for a little while. I'm trying to turn on my side...started trying last night but haven't been able to do it yet. Mommy and daddy kept flashing the camera at clue what that was all about?! I'm just trying to roll...that's all!

Oh, and I sat in my swing today while mommy ordered me some personalized stationary :) Then the cleaning ladies came and they watched me smile and coo at mom. Dad came home for lunch and I snuggled with him. (Betweeen you and me...I think he's a little bitter about not getting any sleep last night). Oops! Gotta go! Gotta eat!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I Love My Daddy

I love my daddy so much. Get this...he slept in the recliner with me from 730pm-1115pm! I was fighting my nap...and so he rocked me to sleep and then we both moved to the 'man' room. Daddy listened to his Ipod while I slept on his chest. I did pretty well last night. I woke up to eat...and then went back to bed until 2/3'ish...ate...then went back to bed until 4/5'ish? It's all a blur...but mommy says I did good.

I'm not as fussy today as I was yesterday. I think I'm feeling better from my vaccination. I think it was just a 24 hr. thing. Today, mommy took me for a drive around town...she got a cup of coffee and I slept in my carseat. We looked at all of the beautiful houses...mommy showed me some cows and horses...and we watched the sun shine thru the car windows. Mommy said we could maybe take a walk later today if it gets warm enough. It's supposed to be 66 today! It'll be my first day 'out' since I've had my cold - so I'm hoping it'll be nice enough.

Here's my 'To Do' list for today:
*get coffee with mommy
*play on my playmat
*swing in my swing
*tummy time
*clean out my nose
*take a walk with Bailey & mommy if it's nice outside
*love mommy
*say hi to daddy when he comes home for lunch
*read a book...okay who am I a TON of books today!

Am I busy or WHAT! I might be able to schedule you in if you want to give me a kiss today. Just call my people (mommy/daddy) to see if they can pencil you in.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I Feel Blah :(

I had my vaccinations yesterday. I got the Rotavirus (oral) and the Haemophilus Influenzae type b (shot in the thigh). I'm holding up OK today. I did well last night - took some infant tylenol and slept a few hours here and there...but I have been nothing but fussy this evening. I have no rash or anything on my leg from where I got my shot - just a lot of diarrhea. I went thru like 4 diapers in no time...and even thru my clothes and on to mommy's shirt. Oh well, I'm sure this will pass...

Daddy is holding me right now...and he's been walking around with me ever since he got home from work. He came home early to help mommy out. She's really tired today and needed a break. Hopefully, she can get some sleep tonight if I'm feeling okay. My cold is almost gone - just a stuffy nose to get rid of at this point.

I know vaccinations are good for me - but boy do they mess with my mojo...

Monday, February 23, 2009

It's Vaccination Day

Today I have my 2 month checkup and I am so nervous. I have to get my vaccines today...and mommy and daddy are getting all worked up. I think we're going to try the alternative vaccine schedule - which is one vaccine at a time = more visits to the doctor. But that way, if I have a bad reaction, they'll know which vaccine it was from. On the otherhand, I think I'd rather get all of the ones I need today - in one swoop - so that I don't have to go back multiple times to get poked. You know what I mean? I'll leave it up to mommy and daddy. I know they'll make the best decision for me.

I'm still fighting this cold. I got up several times last night because I was having a hard time breathing through my nose. Daddy and I slept in the recliner again with the humidifier on, while mommy slept in the bed with Bailey (my dog). I had to have my nose suctioned out...boy do I hate that.

My eye was all goopy too. It was so goopy that I couldn't open it. Mom had to put a hot compress on it several times just to get everything to loosen up. It looks better this morning - but now it's all crusty. And my nose is still plugged. And I still have a cough. This sucks.

Wish me luck today. I hate shots...and I'm going to need all of the support I can get (okay, maybe mommy needs it more). I'll report back as soon as I can.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Don't Sing To Me While I'm Half Naked...

So, mom was changin' my diaper a minute ago...and she had me all bare-bottomed...and proceeded to sing to me...kiss my face...and make cross-eyed smiles at me...all while I'm half naked. being a boy...and having to pee...I peed. She had my legs up 'cuz she was cleanin' me up and I managed to pee all over my face - into my right eye and in my hair! And I'd gotten a bath by grandma today and everything! Oh rats!

When grandma came over to the changing table with a wet washcloth...I knew I was gettin' the rubdown. Good 'ole gram - coming to the rescue :) Sunny side of things - I managed to miss my onesie completely - so mom didn't have to change my outfit afterall!

Still have a cold...but finally pooped my pants today - up to my shoulder blades and all :) Daddy says I'm so talented :)

Friday, February 20, 2009

MIA No Longer

I'm back! I've been MIA for quite some time now...sorry 'bout that...but you'll never believe why...I have a heard me...a COLD. Mommy and daddy took me to the doctors on Monday when they noticed that my right eye was getting all goopy and then heard me cough...and then realized I couldn't breathe all that well. The verdict...the common cold. The cure...nothing. We'd just have to wait it out.

I'm on day 6 now...and I'm not getting any better but I'm not getting any worse - so I guess I'll look at that as a positive thing. I'll tell ya what though - I sure hate that dang bulb syringe. Have you ever had that done? First, they douse you with saline drops...then they suck the brain-snots out of ya. Sucks. Sucks all around. There's no other way to say it. And mommy cries about it. I know she feels bad that she has to do it...but that's what the nurse told her to do. If anyone out there has ANY OTHER tried and true methods of getting snot out of a baby's nose - please - tell my mom. I'm not sure if I can handle one more night of sweating it out with my papa in the recliner while the humidifier runs...if I wanted to live in the Bahamas...then I'd move there.

Grandma Ruffing is in town. She came in late Wednesday night to help take care of me. Boy is she good :) She plays with me and reads to me...and holds me all the time. She leaves on Sunday and boy am I going to miss her. She's good company for mommy too. Sometimes mommy gets overwhelmed with staying home with me all day. Not because she doesn't love me - but because I've had one thing after another...and she hasn't really been able to enjoy the wonderful little boy that I am. I can't wait 'till this cold is over, then mommy will really get to know my true personality.

Oh, and I wanted to say something again about that Miracle Blanket. The inventor (Mike) emailed me to thank me for sharing my positive thoughts about his product and I should be thanking him! I really can't say enough good things about this blanket...even during Dylan's cold (oh this is Dylan's mom talking now) we've used the Miracle Blanket and it's made all the difference. Dylan always wakes himself up when he flails his arms and legs around. With the Miracle Blanket, he's all tucked up and cozy like a little cocoon. Love it, love it, love it :)

Saturday, February 7, 2009


I have an update on my fussiness...I went to the doctor's yesterday b/c mommy and daddy were concerned about my painful crying fits. I also started to pull off when mommy was trying to feed me - so she knew something wasn't right. I saw Dr. Vo and from what my symptoms are (loud, painful crying, tightened tummy, clenched fists, red face and sticking my body straight out like a board after every feeding, as well as spitting up and sometimes vomiting after every feeding)...I was told I have GERD (Gastroesophagus Reflux Disease) - aka - acid reflux. Dr. Vo said it was hereditary (my dad has do both of my grandpas).

Mommy and daddy put me on my prescribed medicine last night. I have to take it twice a day for at least one week to see if it gets any better. If it does, than I have to stay on the medicine for a good month before weaning off of it. My digestive tract is too immature to prevent acid from coming back up into the esophagus - which in turn, is causing me a lot of pain. If this medicine doesn't work...than I have to go on an antacid prohibitor to see if that helps...and if that doesn't, than I have to go back to the doctors and drink this dye stuff which will help the doctors see what's going on in my tummy. Hopefully, we won't have to go down that road.

I sure have been thru a lot...and mommy and daddy are crossing their fingers that my pain will go away. They feel so bad for me...and they just want me to be a happy and healthy baby. Keep me in your thoughts everyone...and wish me luck with this medicine - and that it will do what it's supposed to do. Mommy is very, very sad.

I'll check back in with you all give you an update on my tummy. Oh, and by the way, I'm a big boy now...officially...I weighed in at 11 lbs., 4 oz. yesterday...I'm quite the piggy :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I'm 7 Weeks Old!

Can you believe it? I'm 7 weeks old!!! I'm growing up so cheeks are getting so chubby! Let's see...what's different about cheeks are hands are bigger...I have more rolls...and Im cuter than ever! Yep, you heard me. I'm a cutie - mommy tells me so!

I definitely have colic...and I proved that to mommy and daddy last night...kind of like I do every night :) Mommy made homemade Weight Watchers mac n' cheese and she actually thought that her and daddy were going to eat dinner together - ha! yah right! Wishful thinking folks! I cried right thru that thought! We did all get to go to bed together though...and I slept from 930pm to midnight for my first stretch. Isn't that great!? Then mommy fed me...then tried to put me back to sleep but I was she woke daddy up and said, "I need a break". So daddy stayed up with me and rocked me back to sleep. Meanwhile...mommy went to the spare bedroom and wrapped herself up like a little cocoon and shut the door so she could get some shut-eye. When daddy went to wake her up this morning...she looked at him like, "who the hell are you?" (I think she was in mid-dream or something) b/c I heard her say to daddy..."I forgot where I was."

Did I ever tell you about the time when mommy and daddy were trying to get me to sleep one night and I just wouldn't do they were both really tired...and well...the next morning...mommy went to plug in my baby monitor to charge it up and instead of trying to hook up the monitor she tried to hook up her chapstick! I guess she was really tired!!! Oh...and one morning, daddy couldn't find his face cream (he ALWAYS puts it in the same place) and he finally found it on top of the shower?! Boy, my parents are funny!

I'm definitely giving them a run for their money. That's what they get for calling me, 'faker, faker, bellyacher'!