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Thursday, February 28, 2008

February 2008

2/28/2008 5:24:51 AM
Ok I think I would be dumb to not potty train Cole now. He woke up at 4am and was crying/fussing. I ignored him since he really doesn't get up til 5:30 everyday. All the sudden at 4:40 he started crying more and saying PEEEEEEE! So I went in his room and he said "I pee, I potty." I took checked his diaper, it was completely dry, so I put him on the potty and he went. He held it for 40 minutes waiting for me to put him on the potty!! For some reason he is ok with peeing in his diaper during the day, but doesn't want to at night. I think I need to put him in some underwear this weekend and see what happens. Seems to me like he's potty training himself though.
In other news, little Miss Rylie gave us another scare. On Tuesday her eyes had a little green goop during the day, but she also has a cold. We figured it was the cold. All the sudden after we got home from work, her eyes got REALLY goopy and one eyelid was half swollen. She couldn't open her eye all the way. So I called the clinic and at this point figured it was pink eye. The nurse seemed really concerned and told me to take her to the Emergency Room. I didn't think pink eye could be serious and "ER worthy" but it is I guess if the eyelid gets swollen. So I took her, we were there til 1am and they said she has pink eye and something else which is basically her eye socket infected as well (although it is in the very early stages of it). This can put pressure on the optic nerve and you can go blind from it! Who knew? So she's now on an antibiotic and an eye ointment. Immediately after the first does, she was MUCH better. No more eye goop! Her eyes still look pink and her eye lids are still a little swollen, but she is doing much much better. :) Through all of this she has been very happy and hasn't been fussy at all!
2/25/2008 11:18:26 AM
Goin potty like a big boy..
Lately Cole has been waking up dry in the morning. 3 mornings last week he woke up dry, and went potty immediately on the toilet. This weekend he continued although Sunday and Monday he woke up a little wet but still peed right away on there. Today he's peed a couple times on there so he's doing pretty good! I just have to work on him telling me when he's going to pee and we'll have this potty thing down! I'm considering trying underwear. I think I'll be more persistent with putting him on the potty and try undies next week maybe. I would love for him to be potty trained at 20 months old :)
2/20/2008 2:01:02 PM
4 month check
Rylie had her 4 month check up today. Everything is going really well! She weighs 15 lbs 3 oz and was in the 80th percentile for height and 85th for weight. She had a huge growth spurt since her last check up and the doctor was very pleased with how she is doing. As of now we are not giving medication for her reflux since she only has bad days every couple weeks. Her medication takes a couple days to start working, so it is a little pointless at this time. If it happens to get worse, we might try some antacids like mylanta or something like that. I was brave and brought Cole with us for the first time. It went very well. He sat in the chair like a big boy and waited quietly. He looked at a couple books the whole time and ate a couple cookies. He cried when Rylie cried from her shots, but other than that, he was fine. :) I'm relieved that it is easier than I thought to go out with two little ones. Matt even went grocery shopping with both of them while I was working on Monday. He's such a good Daddy.
2/17/2008 12:01:54 PM
Sad week
It has been a hard week for all of us. Matt's Grandpa Hawley passed away on Tuesday. We spent Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday with the family which was nice but sad at the same time. The funeral was yesterday and there was a huge turnout. He was a very loved man. Matt spoke at the funeral and did a great job! The funeral overall was very personal and the pastor did a wonderful job.
There were a lot of people visiting that came from other states that I had never met, so it was nice to put faces to all these people I always hear about. It seemed to help everyone a lot to have Cole and Rylie around. They brightened up a lot of people during this very sad time. They both just ate up the attention and did very well around so many people they had never seen before. Everyone kept telling us that we should have more kids. :) We aren't too sure about that just yet. But we agree, they are pretty great kids.
2/17/2008 10:07:01 AM
Some funny incidents.
One day I went into my parents house to pick up the kids after work. It smelt like garlic which I thought was pretty weird at 4:00. I asked my mom if she was cooking, she said no. Then I went into Cole's room to get his shoes and it stunk really bad like garlic. I looked around and saw a ton of spices dumped out into the trash. Jayda and Cole had been playing with spice containers like usual, but this time, Jayda decided to dump them into a pan so they could stir them around. Jayda denied it for a while, but eventually admitted that she did it. They both had spices all over them, all over the floor, and all over the play dishes. It was pretty funny although that room STUNK!

This morning Cole was coloring and all the sudden started throwing pieces of paper on the floor and counted like this "two, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, nine." Not bad for 19 months old huh? He is also started to sing his ABCs. He's a smarty! It's so cute to see him grow up. Kids are fun.
2/11/2008 7:56:20 PM
Such rule breakers, we are...
So since Rylie is allergic to milk and soy the doctor said a while back not to start baby food til she's 6 months. We aren't listening to that advice for one because she's not allergic, she's intollerant of milk and soy. Solids sit in her stomach better than formula due to her reflux, so why not try? We gave her pears for the first time tonight and so far so good. Hopefully it stays in her and doesn't cause discomfort. We'll continue to do this for about 2 weeks and then find another food to give her. I don't want to wait until she is 6 months simply because if you wait that long, babies won't take the food. They are so used to bottles by then that they will only take formula/boob milk. I've seen it tons of times at work. If you start baby food from 3-4 months, they take it much better in the long run. She just had a few bites so it shouldn't do much as of right now. It will just get her used to eating. Also, Cole was eating table food by 6 months, so I'm kind of shooting for that with Rylie too. The sooner she eats solids, the sooner she gets rid of reflux!
2/4/2008 10:44:13 AM
Never ending colds
Cole has a cold AGAIN! It seems like he gets over a cold for about a week and then gets another one. We let Cole play at the McDonald's Playplace on Wednesday so I figured he'd be getting sick from that. He loved it though. It would be so nice to have a yard for Cole to play in. I'm looking forward to this summer when we can bring him to the park more often. It'll be much easier not being pregnant this summer!
We found the missing silky. It was just in with the dirty clothes. Cole is really funny with his silkys now. Whenever he's tired he takes the corner and rubs it on the palm of his hand, then the back of his hand, then his cheek. Sometimes he rubs it on my cheek too. It's pretty cute.

Rylie is doing pretty well. She is starting to play a lot more now. She plays in the exersaucer for about an hour at a time. She also plays on the floor either on her back or tummy and is pretty happy with it. She only cries when she is hungry, tired, or needs a clean diaper. She's a very easy baby lately. She is 3 months old and eats 5 ounces at a time every 4 hours. She's been sleeping through the night without making a peep. She goes to bed around 10 and wakes up around 5 or 6. She will usually eat and then go back to sleep for a couple hours. Once she's up, she plays and then eats again. She has a cycle going of eating, playing, and then napping. We usually don't give her any medication for her reflux but every now and then she has a flare up and needs it.