Saturday, January 24, 2009

we have a walker.....

It's official! We have a walker. For weeks, actually months now, Drew has been walking around holding on to stuff. He holds on to chairs, table, the wall, and walks along them. Some times he'll let go for a moment only to grab on to something else. But today all that changed. He officially walked on his own, holding on to nothing and he not only did it once, but many, many times, almost to the point that the cheering and encouragement I was giving him became forced. I mean after like the 17 th time saying "good boy," it kind of looses it's appeal. However it's still very exciting!!! I've wanted him to walk on his own for a while now and he's finally doing's both a happy day and a little sad, because it just reminds me again how fast his growing up and how he's now, according to the baby books, a "toddler" and no longer my little baby.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Drew a big brother…….????

It’s the cycle of life. The day you step onto the dance floor at your wedding the talking starts….when are you going to have kids, then when you have your first baby, the question becomes when are you going to have another? Why are we in such a rush to rush our children, grow them up and make them big brothers and big sisters? Drew is doing pretty good as an only child and with the silliness of his daddy, he’s not lacking in any playmates, so I think I keep him as my baby for now. My only baby!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A week of sickness…a trip to the ER

Drew has been sick this past week. It started with a small cold and turned into all out vomiting and fussiness. After he couldn’t keep anything down all night Friday and into Saturday, we took him to St. John’s ER. Although I was not happy to be there, they were great, best ER experience ever. Drew has RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). He’ll be ok, it’s just a real bad cold, with serious symptoms for little guys like him and as long as we watch him, give him his breathing treatments and make sure he can keep liquids down, he’ll be just fine.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009




Last year at this time I was bringing home my little boy from the NICU. He had spent two weeks there, without me, which was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. He was so tiny and helpless, and at the time I had no idea how to care for him or if I’d be good at taking care of him.

Wow, how much a year changes things! Today, this tiny little helpless boy is no longer. He’s now a strong, which I’m reminded of everyday when he pulls my hair, healthy and happy big boy!

What a wonderful combination!

Friday, January 9, 2009

2009 update

Wow so much has happened this year and even the last few weeks. Drew now has four teeth, he's drinking milk instead of formula and he's on mostly all adult foods....guess that's what happens when you turn 1!

Also when you turn 1, you go from being a little energetic to full on craziness, you never stop. He's all over the place, in to everything and keeps us on our toes....a lot! It's fun, but very busy!

Drew got his first real hair cut last week and he looks like a big boy (I have photos, just can't get to them now but will post soon.) We started spiking his hair last night and he looks pretty cool.

He's now in a front facing car seat, so that's fun to drive and watch him. I got this little mirror that attaches to my windshield so I see everything he does- and believe me he does a lot. Also, I will pay someone big money if they can tell me how to keep socks and shoes on a toddler...all he does is pull them off, and he does it fast!

That's all for now, I'll post more photos this weekend.