Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Boy what a rough night!

Well for Owens first day he had to leave early to go to the Doctor. He has a cold with a touch of the croup. But not too bad. He is not coughing a lot..more just wheezing but the doctor said he is getting enough air and not straining to breath. The teacher said that he did good for his first day. She was holding him when I came to get him so that put me at ease.

Well last night Owen fell off the bed. It about gave me a heart attack. He did not even cry..just whimpered when I ran over to get him..more confused than anything. Thank God we have carpet. Of course I woke up Wes and got online to Dr. Sears and researched falls. He said they are no big deal unless the child is unconscious (which he was not!!) and that it happens a lot. He also said to keep an eye on them for 24 hours to make sure no bones are dislocated or they do not have a concussion. I think he is fine. I stripped him down and did a twice over..and no broke bones or bruises. He woke up fine this morning (so more than likely no concussion)..but I still feel so bad. It was totally my fault I forgot to put his pillow up by him. At least he is not hurt.

Hopefully today will be a better day.....

Sunday, January 13, 2008

My Big Boy

Well here we go...Owen is starting his first day of daycare (or school as they call it) at Growing Kids tomorrow. I got the phone call on Monday that they had an opening and they called us. She said she called me even though I was #44 on the list because I would call and ask where I was on the list. I have a whole lot of mixed feelings about it. Its nice because it is closer (timed it today..took me five minutes to get there), and he will be with kids his own age..but him being there brings up a whole new set of anxieties for me. Like, what if he falls and hurts himself. Or how long will they let him cry in his crib before they get him, will he be scared, what if he gets sick all the time, what if they are mean to him, what if and what if and what if the list could go on forever. I met the two teachers and you can tell they both love babies a lot so I should not be too worried. But it will take a while for me to get use to..probably longer for me than Owen. I will also miss the 100% trust that I had in Tara and our morning talks. Now going to work in the morning will be all business...drop off the kid..go to work..pick up the kid..ect...He has a long week this week too..I am going to work on Friday. Might as well make some extra money. I will leave when my tour is over during the week so he will not have to stay there longer than he has to. This week at least. Once he is use to it I will start working over for credit.

Well he was so cute tonight. He did not want to go to sleep and we let him fight it for an hour or so. So finally I had Wes take the Glider to our bedroom and it was about 10 min later he was out in my arms. It was so sweet. I just rocked him for a while..loving on him. He smells so good and he is so lovable. Which he loves to hug now and it is so sweet. Plus he is crawling on his hands and knees like crazy now. We also started music class for him again this past Saturday. He was indifferent this class..but I think it is because we woke him up to go. Wes came with us. I think it was a great family thing to do.

I am starting weight watchers..woo hoo. I need it. I am doing the at home program so once I am off here I am going to read it so I know what to do. I have a general idea because I was on it before. I hope it works. I need to start swimming too. It will only work if I also exercise. I plan on it soon. I might as well I am paying for it. Well not much else at this time...

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Sweet Dreams

My little man is currently in bed sleeping with daddy. It is too cute!!! I can not believe that he is going to be one years old in just a few months. He is such a doll face. When he smiles and laughs it just melts my heart. Even when he whines and sticks out both his upper and lower lips..its just too cute. He is very strong willed these days. I will tell him NO and you would think it was the end of the world. He cries and throws a tantrum. Its too much!!

Wes broke out the Medicine Ball yesterday, which is a 10 Ib ball that you throw around for exercise. Owen is terrified of it. He crawls to me as fast as he can and cries. We of course put it away but it is so funny that he is scared of a ball. Then yesterday Wes crashed the little flying helicopter on Owens face. That made him mad. But he is not scared of that..

Yesterday we went to see Mike and Myriah's little girl Margaux (I think this how it is spelled) Olivia. She is so cute. She has a perfectly round face and dark hair. So little compared to Owen. It was fun holding a little bitty baby again. She made all those cute little baby faces and sounds. So sweet.

Hard to believe that I am currently shopping for Owen's first birthday party. I know I have a few months to go but I do not want to get stuck getting everything all at once so I am starting early. I already got him three gifts. I am also going to get him a doll. Its a Waldorf doll and so cute and cuddly. I think dolls are good for little boys. Teaches them how to be gentle and caring. But once I get it I think I am going to have my grandma Sew his name on it..just to add a special touch. Then we bought him a gift a long time ago for cheap on Amazone. So far he has five things from us. I think that is where I am going to stop with the gifts..now I have to focus on the cake, invitations and decorations. I think I am going to have a precious moments theme. I think they are really cute!!!

Well I am going back to work after being off for a week. It is pretty stressful for me. I LOVED being home with Owen. I am going to miss him greatly. I need to get on it and let them know I want to move to the Elkhart office again. They will hopefully give in one day. I dont know if I can handle feeling this stressed every time I have to return to work after a vacation.

OH and lastly Sasha. Poor girl was chased through our yard by two big dogs the other day. This time she was smart enough to run as fast as she could and boy did she ever. Its funny now that she did not get hurt but I was pretty panicked when I saw her running. I was yelling out "RUN SASHA RUN!!!" and she listened. I grabbed her up and shooed off the other dogs..luckily they ran away when they saw me and did not come after me..since at that point I had Sasha in my arms. That poor dog has had no luck lately.

Not much else happening...

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Bye Bye

Not too many crazy things have happened lately. It has seemed to be pretty calm around here. Owen has been waving bye bye to himself..which is pretty darn cute. He also gets so naughty now when he is tired. It is so funny but not all at the same time. His new thing lately is that he has to sleep right on top of me. Luckily once I get him to sleep he will let me move him off me...

It is snowing here like crazy. Its so pretty and I am sure we have gotten over a foot of snow. Funny because for Christmas there was none..and now for New Years we have a ton. Speaking of New Years..WOW!!! Another year is upon us. Hard to believe that I started this blog a year ago..Even harder to believe that Owen is going to be ONE this year. My life is flying by. I swear it was just July a few weeks ago??????

OK the typing skills are pretty low right now. I am so tired..Its midnight and I have already been in bed for a little while..just had to get up to fill the humidifier with water..so thought since I had a free moment I would blog for a second. But honestly I can not hardly think right now..so back to bed I go...