Is this the 90’s?


I saw this meme the other day and thought it was funny because it seemed as though everyone was talking about Pokemon Go and I was super out of the loop. After all I have a (almost) 6 month old baby and a full-time job. I’m busy!  Some days I’m lucky if I have time to shower.

I never got into the cards when I was a kid, I think I thought them too boyish at the time so I really didn’t know anything about what the game entailed but my husband came home Friday with Pokemon Go downloaded which got me curious… Continue reading

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Update on my Sick Baby

The Urgent Care doctor was right yesterday, it did get worse before it got better.

I ended up calling the nurse line again in the evening because Theodore wasn’t eating much, just a couple ounces after we got back from the doctor’s office and he threw up twice more and had diarrhea.  Poor sweet sick baby!  All in all I had 3 wardrobe changes yesterday and Theodore had 6 (including the two in the middle of the night).

Luckily the nurse was able to give me some good guidance, which included not feeding him any milk for 8 hours after the last time he vomits.  Apparently, baby’s little bodies can’t break down the protein in milk so Pedialyte helps because there is no protein but they stay hydrated.  I wish I would have thought to have some Pedialyte on hand in case he ever got sick but with him being so little I didn’t think he could have it yet.  So I had to drag my projectile vomiting 5 month old out to the store to get it.

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Theodore being such a good boy waiting in his high chair for more sips of Pedialyte.

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Not a Great Start to the Weekend…

Today I had kind of a scary morning.  Theodore woke up at 2am so I made him a bottle and went into his room.  He was doing really well sleeping through the night for several months but between having a lighter sleep and transitioning out of the swaddle he’s been waking up several times a week.  I go to pick him up and notice that his sleep sack is wet, not in itself strange since he often spits up.  But his sleeper under it is soaked, as is his sheet and mattress protector.

I give him some milk and get him changed while my husband gets his bed changed and we all go back to bed.  He drank a bunch of milk last night after he ate 3 ounces of sweet potatoes so maybe he just had an upset stomach.  A half an hour later he wakes up crying again.  I go in and he threw up again!  So we get him and his bed  changed again and I check his frontside for signs of an allergic reaction because it was the first time he had sweet potatoes.  I don’t see anything and he seems very tired but in a good mood so we put him back to bed.

When he started stirring this morning I went in to feed him like I normally do and he’s eats normally so I go on to getting him dressed for the day and I notice a terrible rash on his back.  Of course my husband is away this weekend with his friends and I have to decide on my own what to do.  I called to speak to a nurse and we agreed it was a good idea to bring him into Urgent Care.

The doctor said it was very unlikely that the sweet potatoes caused the vomiting or rash but to hold off on giving him anymore for a couple of weeks.  She’s inclined to believe this is the start to a viral illness, as he also had a low grade fever.  He’s been sleepy most of the day and not eating nearly as much as he normally would (and unfortunately he threw up again this afternoon) but all in all he was still in a pretty good mood.  I hope that carries through the weekend as it’s just me taking care of him all weekend.  It’s already awful to feel helpless when you’re baby is sick and there is nothing you can do to make him feel better but it could be a lot worse if he’s fussy and inconsolable all weekend.  The doctor warned me though that it’s likely to get worse before it gets better.  Poor Theodore!

Theodore – Month 5

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I’m happy to say Theodore is thriving!  I, on the other hand, have been sick as a dog which is why my 5 month update is almost 2 weeks late.  I’m operating under the presumption of better late than never.

Today when I was dropping Theodore off at daycare I was watching his primary teacher hold him and I thought “OMG, he’s getting tall!”  I realized he was about as big, although not nearly as coordinated or advanced, as the twins in his group so I asked how old they were thinking they were about 9 months…they were actually 13 months old!  I think our “little”boy is going to be tall!

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Theodore – 5 months (wearing a 6-9 sleeper already!)

It seems like every month babies learn so much when they are this young.  His hand-eye coordination is much better which makes playing with toys finally fun for him.  He’s getting good at following us with his eyes even if it means turning his head.  This morning I talked around the bed and he peeked over his shoulder to watch me.

We started him on solid foods a little early because he was getting really interested in our food and it seemed as though we were feeding him milk 24/7.  As my husband would say “his milk tank” always seemed empty no matter how much we fed him.  So far he’s had oatmeal, bananas, apples, and pears.

I’m so relieved Theodore has such a sunny disposition.  It’s been a little harder getting him down for bed now that we’ve stopped swaddling and he’s been waking up earlier which has been a challenge because we love our sleep but seriously this kid is happy and smiley about 90% of the time.  He’s so much fun to be around.  I tried to capture his laugh on video but he gets too mesmerized by the phone.