Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hoof & Mouth

Okay, so it's not really "hoof & mouth" (which I think might be a cow disease?) but it is "hand, foot, & mouth disease."

Ever heard of it? It's a tricky one. First of all, it incubates for 3-7 days before symptoms arrive on the scene and they can spread the virus during this time, not knowing that they have it. Last Wednesday morning, about 15 minutes before we were due to leave for Kindermusik , Noah became very fussy and I decided we'd better skip since he just didn't seem well. Good thing for those kids! He ended up passing out on my bed mid-morning (never happens!) and woke with a 102 fever. Two days later, after ups and downs of fever, a trip to the pediatrician who found ulcers in his throat, he broke out with this on his mouth and backside. I will spare you the pic of his bottom, suffice it to say, it is a bit gross. Nothing really on his hands and feet though. 7 to 10 days of contagion! Enough to drive us both crazy with boredom since we need to avoid other children and mostly stay home. Generally, adults do not catch this or do not show symptoms if they do. So glad my little boo is getting better now.

Sadly, we shared the bug with Noah's best buddy Adam, so the two boys are toughing it out together today while I'm at work. Noah's blisters are almost gone but poor Adam is just getting started. Beware!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Motivate Me

I need to get my blog booked. Ha! My intention since the day Noah was born (if you'll remember, a couple of friends actually made books out of my pregnancy blog for me...still thankful!) has been to put them into a book. I'm just not talented enough to use the do it DIY programs and too frugal to use the more expensive ones. So I plan on doing just a plain Shutterfly book but that seems a little boring...

Anyway, the time-consuming part is searching through old pics, not just copying and pasting the blog...but maybe if I commit myself to doing 5 posts a week, I will eventually book my entire blog! It's only getting worse right? ;)

Wish me luck!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

30 Month Stats

We visited the pediatrician this morning for Noah's 30 month well-check and flu shot.

Weight: 29.2 lbs (50th percentile)
Height: 36 in (55%)
BMI: 35% (whatever that tells us)

He had a good check-up, despite getting that nasty shot. Luckily, dumdums make everything better.

In speech therapy, we are now working on how to answer questions, or converse, rather than just parroting everything someone says to him. We are continuing to work on pronunciation, of course, but Noah has done well with all of his initial goals and is making progress. He is also learning colors and trying to get the hang of counting and identifying letters.

For the most part, he is a great sleeper and is still enjoying his crib tent. :) I see no good reason to make the switch to the toddler bed just yet. Jeremy wants to work more seriously on potty training, but I don't think Noah is really ready and I don't want to begin and have to stop because he isn't quite mature enough yet. But it's coming...

Noah is loads of fun and keeps us laughing. The other night I was gone to my Moms Night Out with my moms group from church and Noah cried at bedtime when I wasn't there to put him to bed. And who can blame him? I spend lots of time reading and cuddling and put on a great bedtime routine. Daddy rocks him for 2 minutes and puts him down. However, last night, Noah insisted that Daddy be the one to change his poopy diaper! I think I got the better end of the deal. :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Two and a Half!

We had pictures made on Saturday to commemorate Noah's half-birthday. :) These are all the rough shots, except for a few black-and-whites edited by Jeremy. I even included some of the funnies.

The last 6 months have really flown by!