Thursday, February 19, 2009

A week later...

So a week after his run in with Francis the cat Xander's face is looking much better already. Hopefully it won't scar- there are a couple of deeper spots that still are pretty pink but I think his skin is young enough that he should heal up no problem! It's been a very interesting week all around though. He cut his first tooth yesterday- it's still just sitting on his gum but he has a tooth! It's the front lower left tooth. Also I think he has been going through a growth spurt b/c he has been nursing every 2-3 hours all day and all night! This is in addition to eating 5-6 jars a baby food a day! The little piggy man... He has also decided that he needs to be a grand adventurer. Yesterday I found him three steps up the stairs! I was in total shock. The little bugger crawled right on up the stairs and then looked back at me like hiya mommy- aren't I the cutest! I just about died! So the true babyproofing began last night. Daddy needs to put the baby gate at the base of the stairs and we are slowly cleaning the living room of anything that can't be chucked on the floor or chewed upon! Away go the DVDs etc. Hopefully Frank will have time to build us the new entertainment center that we have been designing in our dreams! That way we can get all our fun things-like the playstation controller that he is totally obsessed with- out of his path of adventure!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Our first trip to the ER...

Well we had our first trip to the ER yesterday. We were visiting my sister-in-law and the kids were playing on the floor with Leo laying next to them. Leo was kinda weird the whole trip- he was being very protective and not wanting to let us out of his sight, kinda following us all over the place. I don't think he was very happy about being brought along- outside of his comfort zone he was nervous. Anyway my sister-in-law's cat came over to visit the kids and apparently Leo didn't like it and started growling at the cat, who then took a swipe at him and caught Xander's face instead. I of course had gone to the bathroom while this all happened and in the ensuing commotion my sister-in-law is yelling at me to come quick cause"it's really bad" so I am scrambling to pull my pants up as I run out into the kitchen to find her holding a big bloody rag over half of Xander's face... Anyway he's ok, a little banged up and bruised but the Dr tells me that he shouldn't hopefully have any scarring b/c he is so young. He's getting antibiotics now to prevent infection but he didn't need any stiches.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Xander is 8 months old!

Hard to believe it but our little man is already 8 months old! They grow and change so fast. He is developing such a personality- mostly stubborn like his mother b/c if he doesn't get what he wants- boy you better watch out! He doesn't have any teeth yet but I am wondering if he has been working on some this weekend b/c he has been more fussy than usual. Luckily I have to work this weekend so poor Frank has had to deal with the bulk of fussiness. Mostly he just wants to be held all the time- he's fine as long as you don't put him down or confine him. The problem is that he is so mobile these days if you don't confine him he gets into trouble! He started crawling, really crawling on his hands and knees on his 8 month birthday! He's been army crawling for a while (a month at least) but Friday morning when I put him down on the floor he popped up onto his hands ands knees and hasn't stopped motoring since then! He also started cruising a little- he pulls himself up into a standing position on absolutely anything he can get his hands on- whether it is stable or not! and he's been tottering around the coffee table and this toy thing my mom got him for christmas. Twice he's let go and stod there for a few seconds before grabbing back on or falling over. Luckily he has those big cloth diapers to pad his bottom! I'm not ready for him to be walking (even now some serious child proofing needs to happen) but I think no matter what it will happen before I am ready.

In big and exciting news we are going to Hawaii in April with some friends from Peace Corps. One of our friends got access to a (basically) free time share for a week so all we need is to pay for transportation, food and entertainment! Whoo hoo- awesome tropical vaca here I come! I know it will be a long plane ride with Xan but I am hoping that a week laying by the pool and playing at the beach will make up fo rthe plane ride. We got a pretty direct flight- only one stop so maybe he'll sleep (yeah right!), then again maybe if he doesn't sleep we won't have to worry so much about jet lag.