Monday, February 28, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
3 days after we got back to WY Daxton came down with a terrible head cold….blahhh! It was terrible, in fact he is still coughing, but at least he is much happier. Once the cold was over I was thrilled to have my happy baby back, but instead, he decided that since he had all this attention during the night while he was sick, he was not about to give that up. Thus my problem, Daxton will not sleep through the night anymore. I went from a baby that was sleeping 10-12 hrs a night to waking up wanting food twice or more a night! On top of that he is too strong to be swaddled, so every time he gets his arms free he is wide-awake and not happy. Now we are weaning him from the swaddle which he as actually doing well. He still takes three 2 hour naps a day so I’m hoping we can take advantage of those to help break his swaddle habit.
We had Daxton’s 6 month appointment this week and got some interesting news. Daxton is now in the 5th percentile for his weight, which breaks my heart. His pediatrician gave me some tips to get him to eat more but he is still just my little birdie eater. McKay tells me not to worry too much because we are both pretty small people and we were small babies. Luckily he is healthy, but I can’t let it go and I am worrying out of my mind. To change things I decided to introduce formula more firmly with him but he is not having it! This has been so frustrating because it has never been a problem that we have had to deal with and it is unsettling that his weight percentile is continually dropping. I am going to keep trying to work with bottle feeding and nursing to see how it goes.
On a lighter note! Daxton is super fun and awesome during the day and like I said, his naps are perfect. He loves his jumperroo more and more all the time. Sitting up is getting better and now he is able to rock back and forth on his hands and knees. I am still holding out that he will not crawl before Mexico.
"What are you lookin at frog!"
Dax does this a lot realizing that there is some crazy frog eying him, so Dax decides that he will have a stare down with him. Makes me laugh!
"Ha ha I won the stare contest!"
While Daxton was not feeling well he was very snuggly
Anybody that has spent even a little time with Dax knows that anything that you are putting up to your mouth he thinks he has to have it too. He was trying so hard to get this cupcake and it got as far as getting just on his face.
Thanks for your help Vicks, nose sucker, Tylenol, saline drops humidifier and Puffs but hopefully I wont see you all for a while. Gezzzz having a sick baby stinks!
Monday, February 14, 2011
This year Valentines Day was little different than we expected. Besides celebrating my birthday on the 12th, Dax and I have major colds and we aren’t sleeping much. With all this going on, McKay and I decided to pass on celebrating this year, and focus on getting well again. We took Dax to his pediatrician and got good news that he does not have RSV, which was a relief because it is going around Laramie big time right now. Apparently our little guy has a severe head cold, but he should start getting better soon.
I couldn’t handle the fact that it was Valentines Day and we weren’t going to do anything to celebrate. To change that, when Daxton went down for a nap I grabbed a bunch red, white and pink pieces of paper and cut out hearts and hurried to stick them up around the house before McKay got home (lame I know but it filled the void). Then, I got our homemade dinner ready. I made McKay’s favorite; Tri tip roast, mashed potatoes and steamed veggies. Yummy! I also made some heart shaped sugar cookies for us to decorate and eat when Dax went down for the night. I am sure McKay was thrilled to decorate cookies but he’s a trooper.
I am in love with not only my husband but also with my life. I am so grateful for all the love that is in our home right now. Happy Valentines Day everyone!
We say this around our house quit often so it seemed perfect when I saw it. Obviously I had to get it.
Fun fact about V-Day.
About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets. ( I totally did NOT make a sugar shaped like bone for Sammy. You cant prove it!)
Friday, February 11, 2011
Wow, We can’t believe that our baby Daxton is a ½ year old already. He is growing like a weed! He is 16 lbs. now and he eats a lot, sits up and when he has something to hold on to, he stands up without any help. McKay and I have a bet going on about when he will crawl. McKay thinks he will be crawling sooner I do. While on his tummy he pushes up with his hands and lunges with his feet to move around and tries so hard, but I still think it will be a month or so before he gets moving around. I would rather him not be crawling while we are with my family in Mexico in March. Unfortunately I it’s not up to me though.
“ODD THINGS” We LOVE about our Daxton.
Dax is very resilient. There have been several times that he has been bonked, scratched, stepped on (by Sam), scared etc…. and we freeze waiting for him to cry. Instead he furrows his eyebrows and brushes it off. Even when he gets his shots he’s tough and cries less than we expect. He is one strong dude.
Dax loves strange things. For example, he is turning into an adrenaline junkie. Scare him; throw him in the air or blow air in his face, he loves it! When we play fetch with Sam and he returns the ball back to us with Dax in our lap, Dax starts kicking and squealing like crazy. You can see the fear in his face for a moment, but he loves it.
Another strange thing he loves is anything cold. He likes being cold, sucking on ice cubes or cans of Diet Coke and when blow cold air on him when changing his diaper, he squeals and does his own unique laugh (I will explain next).
Dax has a hard time laughing and giggling. In Utah, everyone kept trying to make him laugh, but failed every time. He has this very low, cartoon like voice when he is babbling away, so we found out that when he is tickled or excited he makes this low, grunting, yelling noise. It is a very unique laugh for sure. For how happy and smiley Dax is we thought giggling would be common, but as with all the other odd things he does, it suits him well.
Food, lets start with the food that he likes.
Bananas, prunes, avocado, sweet potatoes, rice cereal and oatmeal plain or mixed with fruits or veggies, applesauce, green beans, pears, peaches, squash……etc. Get the picture? He eats and loves everything except 2 things, formula and peas. He will actually eat the peas but does so with disgust. He gets so excited when I get out his bowl and spoon and prepare his food. He starts panting like puppy and throws his arms around.
Daxton loves his Sammy and wants to watch him every chance he gets. Sam, on the other hand, is hot and cold with Dax. Sometimes Sam avoids Dax or looks at him with annoyance and walks away. Other times he lets Dax touch and roll around with him. There have even been a few times when Sam will play tug of war with Dax. All in all, Sam is great with Dax and is not aggressive at all, thank goodness. They will be best buds someday, especially when Dax learns to throw the ball and crawl around with him.
Today is my birthday and I must say, it is one that I will never forget. Daxton came down with a cold the last night and needless to say, it was a rough night. After the bad night, he was so snuggly and needy for us all day. Snuggles from Dax was the best Birthday present ever! Thanks buddy! McKay was here the whole day too, which is something we aren’t used to. The last year of pharmacy school if McKay wasn’t catching up on studying, he was working at the pharmacy, which isn’t the ideal way to spend a Saturday in my opinion. For my birthday McKay made me breakfast, gave me a massage and took care a Dax so I could take a nap. For dinner all my favs pizza, Diet Cokes and ice cream. Thanks for the best birthday ever McKay and Dax. I love being a mom and wife, and look forward to many birthdays with you guys in the future.
Big Baby Blues
In UT my two mother hen nieces played and took care a Daxton every time they came over. Here we have them giving him his nightly bath and they even changed all of his diapers while they were there.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
1st Daxton sits up all by himself! He falls over after a min or so but does a great job using his balancing skills and when they fail him (which it does quit often) he uses his hands to hold himself up. When he gets really excited it’s all over he forgets and topples right over. He is getting so big.
2nd His naps are very consistent. 2 hrs twice a day. Coming from UT and having lots of new noises and just plain being busy with other activities with family and friends, naps were whenever we could get them in. So go Dax!
3rd We are just so happy to be in our nice warm home with McKay being on some sort of normal schedule, kind of a 8 to 5. We have never experienced this EVER! He gets to come home from teaching his class at UW everyday for lunch too! We love our Daddy.
Being in UT with everyone was quit the treat for us. We had so much fun and did so much . Thanks to both parents for letting us stay in your homes. We will never forget that experience.
All the stuff we did in UT will be in a later post when I get some time very soon.