Saturday, November 27, 2010
He had a rough night, lots of crying and waking up. Thankfully all five times were before 10pm. We ended up giving him some Motrin when he complained of an earache. He's also pretty sniffly, so we scrapped our Children's Museum plan. Snotty kid = not a good museum guest. We wouldn't want to spread germs on all the touchable/interactive exhibits.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
The first person who had to deal with us was a nurse who tried to take James' weight and height measurements. No cooperation. So we had to use the baby scale and lay him down on the changing table for a height measurement. Stinker. He is at 36 pounds and 41 inches. This makes him at the 50th percentile for weight and the 65th percentile for height. Normal.
We had a few minutes before the doctor came in. James was pretty hesitant to respond to her, as nice as she is, but soon enough he was quietly cooperating and then even smiled and laughed once.
I don't know what is happening here, but it's a funny shot-
Dr. Keis looks a little crazy in this picture but I assure you she's nice and normal.
The camera adds ten pounds. Don't judge.
Everything was nice and normal. We didn't have any real questions or concerns. It was nice to get James to the doctor and be assured that everything is good.
Well, after the doctor saw us the nurse had to come back in for some shots. It seems so barbaric to hold him down for a shot :( He had a nasal flu spray and then a shot in his thigh. Some vaccine that I don't remember.
>James was pretty normal once we got home. Jim called a nurse line to make sure this was normal (and it was) and we watched him for the rest of the night. He slept normally and woke up just fine.
I forgot to blog about last month's parent conference. Here is the sheet that Mrs. Kathy went over with us. Again, normal, normal, normal. Of course I think James is above average and very smart. I am amazed every day how much he really does know. Lately, his favorite thing to do is ask us, what letter does _________ start with? Random words. Usually p-, m-, and s-words. Pumpkin. Mommy. Snake. Scissors. I love that he's showing an interest in words, reading, and writing.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
James spent the day with the familia- Tia Kiki, Tia ChaCha and Grandma Rosie. James signed ChaCha's leg cast with the outline of his hands. "The Healing Hands of a Child" as my cousin Cesar said that will provide love and good energy through her healing process (:
Saturday, November 6, 2010
He helped me make his party cupcakes this morning. I could tell, from that, that he is indeed a big boy. He accepted my explanation that the cupcakes were for later and he was okay with that. The younger James would have wanted a cupcake NOW! He was so helpful. He helped me place the cupcakes in the cupcake transporter (this huge wonderful contraption) and then he supervised my frosting. (He may have dipped his finger in a cupcake or two, and licked off the frosting. Sorry if you happened to eat that particular one. It was too cute and I ended up giving him a small spoon to lick so he wouldn't keep putting his fingers in :)
And then the party! I was so anxious all day because we counted the people we were expecting and realized it was much a longer list than we thought before. We had some last minute RSVP's, which was cool. We had plenty of cupcakes, favor bags, and cookies but we were worried about the space. It ended up just fine. Phew!
I would describe it as happy chaos. Lots of little kids running around, waiting for that sugar high, and anxious to get to playin' at the playground. We had cupcakes and ice cream and then released the kids to play. Phew.
James waits patiently for cupcakes.