4 months

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Chaz seems to be feeling a little better this weekend- thank goodness!!  I took him back to the doctor on Friday, because he started wheezing again, but the doctor insured me it was still the same thing and not to worry.  He's not so sure about solid foods... seems to just want his bottle so if anyone has any good suggestions- let me know!  He ate great the first day, and ever since he's not interested.  I'm pretty sure he needs it- he's about to eat (drink) me out of house and home!  :)

4 Months Old!

Ryan's friend, Scotty came to visit and meet Chaz- I think Chaz liked having someone beside Mama and Daddy to play with!

Saturday was so pretty- we pulled his exersaucer outside and let him play.
Can't wait till spring!  (Ignore the hair- it goes EVERYWHERE!)

As Ryan would say- I normally dress him "like a girl" so this weekend,
I put him in overalls and jeans. 
 His daddy LOVED it!

As most of you know- I don't cook... ever.  Luckily, I have my own chef and he has a new assistant!  Chaz will sit here for hours watching his daddy- too cute!

Urgent Care, New Friends, and Cereal

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wow... what a weekend and week we've had!  First... for the not so fun stuff.  Chaz had his first visit to the Urgent Care on Sunday night.  Ryan and I thought we heard some wheezing on Saturday night, but it quickly went away and we didn't think anythinig of it.  Well, on Sunday night- it was obvious he was wheezing.  The weird thing was that he was playing and laughing like normal, but the harder he played the louder his breathing got.  I called the pediatrician and the nurse told me to take him on in.  When we got to the LeBounheur Urgent Care, the nurses and doctor were SO nice.  I'm sure it didn't hurt that Chaz was flirting with all of them and grinning everytime they would pay him any attention.  They took us on back and sure enough- he was wheezing pretty bad.  They gave him 2 breathing treatments and sent us home with an inhaler to do every 4 hours.  He was already scheduled for his 4 month check-up on Monday so when we went we had his doctor examine him.  The verdict:  Bronchiolitis.  It's a respiratory virus that is caused by RSV.  The bad thing is... there's nothing you can do for it- no medicine and no more inhaler.  He seems to be feeling a little better, but he just doesn't understand why he can't suck his paci or eat and breath at the same time.  It's about a 5 day virus and we are hopefully on day 3 or 4.

Chaz wasn't so sure about these breathing treatments....

Other news:  Chaz's friend Hardin was born early Saturday morning!  Chaz and I were so excited to go meet our new friend. 

He wanted to make sure his Aunt Amy Hardin didn't forget about him though...

Best Friends already!

Last... his 4 month check-up.
He weighed 15.14 lbs (50% percentile)
Almost 26 inches (50% percentile)
Got 3 shots
Started on cereal AND baby food!
Wears anywhere from 6-9 mth clothes
Size 2 diaper
Rolling on a regular basis
Loves to jump in your lap
REALLY wants to sit up- trys to anytime he's leaned back
Sleep is still interfering with eating- but, hopefully cereal will help
Smiles at everybody
Slobbers everywhere- teeth are definitely coming soon

He's a happy boy when he wakes up from a good nap!

Only Ryan would feed him cereal on the couch!  This is from this morning.  He can't go back to daycare yet, so it's a boys day at home! 
And, it looks like he made a happy plate!

Wish List

Friday, January 21, 2011

My wish list: (in no particular order)

Vera Bradley Computer Bag- any color excepted.

SUN & beach... I want to break up Old Man Winter- the only thing you are good for is Snow Cream, and I've had enough for this year.  Thanks.

Adobe Photoshop CS5

No more medicine = healthy family.  Ryan went back to doctor today- bronchitis... 2 shots. 

 Pandora "C" charm.  I have the "G" and "R" and now that we are a family of 3...

The finish line to a half-marathon.  I'm getting the runner's itch again... but, Old Man Winter is really making this hard...

Vera Bradley Tote... in any color.

Sleep, sleep, and more sleep.

Tom's in canvas, size 8.  I just love these.

No, I don't need a watch- (but, I do like this one).
I really just want more hours in my day!

I realize my birthday and anniversary are a few months away, but if anyone would like to tell Ryan about Valentine's Day... just teasing!  It's always fun to have a wish list, and if you feel the need to honor a wish... you can email me for my address :). 

1 year ago today....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My life changed forever.  I wasn't feeling very good the week before and actually took 2 pregnancy tests on a Thursday.  The first said "+", but barely so I took a digital that said, "NOT PREGNANT."  I assumed it's 2010 and digital trumps analog so I'm not pregnant.  The following Monday, I decided to take another test... and another... and another... and another... you can see the picture.

6, yes SIX tests and 1 year later....

I come home to him everyday!!

God IS so good!

Monday, January 17, 2011

It's only day 2 of my week and let's just say it started off rough.  I was in the doctor's office for 2 hours yesterday with a sinus infection that I have actually had since last Tuesday, got a shot, got my medicine, and finally got home to my babies.  I had been in Jackson since Saturday afternoon for a friend's wedding... congrats, Amanda.. it was gorgeous!  I knew I better go on to the doctor so I did that on my way home yesterday.  When I got home, the antibiotics decided to do a turn on my stomach.  As many of you know, I had some major issues about 2 years ago and after a scope, I found out that I had gastritis.  Thankfully, it is controlled my diet and medicine, but antibiotics seem to make it flame up again.  After about an hour of pain, it finally surpassed and I was able to eat dinner and go to bed.  For about an hour.  Chaz decided he didn't want to sleep last night and if he was awake... Mama should be, too.  I think I was able to sleep for about 3 hours total.  I woke up to it raining- that's never fun.  Got to work late because people in Memphis can't drive when there's water on the road.  Had to deal with mean people through email... and the list goes on.... 

But, I just got the best call I think I've ever gotten.....

Nana is cancer-free!!!! 

It's so strange to think about the call that I received a couple of years ago telling me that my 1 and only grandmother had cancer.  I cried and prayed and cried and prayed.  But, I know Nana and I knew she would pull through.  Boy, did she!  She faught hard and even got her diploma to prove it!  :)  I've sat at my desk for the last 10 minutes crying and praying... THANK YOU, JESUS!!

Looking back- my "rough" week, really hasn't been so rough after all!  :) 
It's been a long road, but I'm so proud of you, Nana!! 

3 Month Pictures

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Chaz had his 3 month pictures done last weekend by a friend of mine, Courtney Noffsinger.  He wasn't in the best mood (come to find out we had ANOTHER ear infection), but as long as I was close- he did fine.   She got some great photos and here is the sneak peak she put on facebook.  I'm putting the link to her post about Chaz at the bottom!  Enjoy!!

Another Post?!?!

Monday, January 10, 2011

I'm loving this snow day...and it's only 9am!  I'm getting so much done, which includes loading more photots!  Here are some from my phone... those seem to be my favorite because it's always by my side and easier to grab than my big camera. 
The lighting isn't the best but, oh well!

Love Bathtime!

Hate when I have to dry off..

Mama always has me in a hat!

My sick boys watching football.


Ready for Church

Praying for snow!

He LOVES holding his hands.

If any of you know my daddy, you will think this is hilarious!  I caught Reid on the phone the other night, and he looked just like B! 

Stay tuned for Chaz's first Snow!!  He's catching a power nap before we go play!

We're getting on a roll.....

Sunday, January 9, 2011

literally!  Ryan and I went to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl last week and when we got home, Chaz started rolling!  He's not doing it every time he's on his stomach, but he gets really close!  He stayed with my sister while we were gone, so of course Aunt Lou Lou says she taught him. :)  We also had our first ear infection a few weeks ago.  He's been battling a cold for a few weeks and it wasn't getting any better.  With us going out of town, I decided to go ahead and take him in.  Sure enough.. those ears were infected.  Man what a difference antibiotics make!  He's eating, sleeping, and playing SO much better!  He's a happy little man and we are just loving it!  I also think it's fair to say he's looking more like his Mama!  What do y'all think... it's probably the fat cheeks, but that's ok! I finally downloaded some videos to my computer so I'm putting one from tonight! 

3 Months Already?!?!

Going to Church

Hanging out at Christmas

Playing with my best friend, Reid