Saturday, June 13, 2009

Oodles of info...

Ok, I know, that title is kind of corny...but it is the first thing that popped into my head. So anyway, things have been kind of busy (like always). I really wanted to post pictures last weekend, especially since I do not seem to find time during the weeks to do so. However, I was sick on Sunday and couldn't stop vomiting enough to post. I will definitely try again this weekend.

Things are going well. The boys and I had appts. on Thursday. Brody has his four month check up. He is now 19.5 lbs and 29 3/4 in. long (98% for weight, 99% for height). He is in 18 months clothing (some 12 mos). He continues to roll on his belly...ALL OF THE TIME and seems to enjoy it better. He babbles all of the time and laughs at us constantly. Brody has learned to spit bubbles. In my toddler class that IS NOT allowed, but with him it is too cute so I have to admit, I kind of encourage it ;). He is absolutely fascinated with his bubby, Kaden. It is too sweet.

Kaden also had an appt. We headed to KC for his. We just had occupational therapy, which we just started last month to work on oral stimulation (trying to get him eating by mouth). He did awesome. I was so proud of him. Of course it took a little bribing (stickers are such a blessing), but hey, it got him focused and ready to work. He is such a big boy. Potty training is going GREAT. He still has his accidents, about once a day...but we actually have been able to get him to tell us that he needs to go while we are out too (which has been hard to do). After his appt we went to Nebraska Furniture Mart. On our way there Kaden told us he needed to use the potty and held it until we got there and made it to the potty. Another proud mommy moment (something only a mommy can appreciate I guess). He is doing unbelievable with spelling. I honestly can say that he can spell more words then not (within his vocabulary, if that makes any sense). He, again, continues to amaze me.

My appt. was due to the fact that I just have not been feeling myself. They took blood to test a number of things. Everything came back within normal limits. They did say that I am anemic, so I have to start taking vitamins again (I am horrible at taking pills and couldn't wait to stop taking pre-natal vitamins, but now I am back on them). I am to go back to see the Dr. if I continue to be nauseous, tired and have a new found pain in my upper abdomen area (which I didn't know existed until the Dr. was pushing around on me...wow it hurt!). No...I am not pregnant...had that thought myself...but 4 home test and one blood test has confirmed it. Well enough about me.

Today after I got off of work my boys (including Nate) and I went to the zoo. We went to something called "Dream Night". It is an evening set up for "special needs" children and their families. It is a free evening of fun. Kaden had a lot of fun. He had his heart set on seeing the monkeys, however the only thing we could find were the orangutans and they were sleeping. He also talks about "big cats" all of the time and said he wanted to see the lions. We found the lions and he decided that they were scary and didn't want to stay in that area very long. He is funny. I forgot my camera but they did give out disposable cameras. Kaden also got a t-shirt and a stuffed animal (a big, SOFT stuffed panda bear). They provided dinner and musicians. Kaden wasn't too into dancing tonight for some reason. When we got back on the road, Kaden said he had fun and signed "more." I think he was already ready to go back. I asked him if we could go again another day and he was definitely into that.

So anyway, that is what we have been up to besides Nate working on the house which seems to be getting closer and closer for move in time. Can't wait!!!

Oh and Jenny, from Zach's Gang...sorry I just found your comment from the end of May (long story). Thank you so much for the award. I haven't had a chance to see which one, but thanks a lot for thinking about us!!!

Sorry that this is everywhere and unfortunately I am not going to proof read so it could be even worse. I hope you got through it without too much confusion!!!

10 comments:

Niff and Andy said...

It sounds like everything is going so well! I think Brody is going to be a football star with how quickly he's growing.

My Three Sons said...

You know that Brody is only 9 pounds less than Carson? LOL Carson is still in 24 months so I guess in a year you will be handing me down the clothes. Hee hee

Kaden sure is a smart little cookie!! That is too bad that the monkeys weren't out. What zoo did you end up going to?

Let me know if the doctors figure out what your mystery illness is. That sure can be frustrating when your trying to be a mommy as well. I hope you start feeling better soon.

Love you guys,

Kaci and Carson

Zachery&Allie*Mommy said...

Wow Brody weighs almost as much as Allie..she is only about 26 lbs...Sounds like the boys are doing great. And take care of your self girl! You know we can't get sick then everything will fall apart,,which i know you know that. I've had alot of troubles my self, I sit and think at night I need to go to the Doc for this and that, then I'm like gosh their going to think I'm crazy, but you let it all pile up and then decide to go and I would be there for hours just complaining about every part of my body!..Anyways take care and get to feeling better

Aimee said...

Glad to hear that things are going well other then your sickness. I hope the dr's are able to figure out something soon.

Rachel Dominguez said...

I cannot believe Brody is weighing in at 19lbs. How cute he must be with some rolls going on. Can't wait to see new pictures.

I am glad the potty training is going well. One accident a day is awesome, especially for boys.

I hope you feel better soon.!

My Three Sons said...

Just checking in. Wanted to make sure your feeling better.

Thinking about you,

Kaci

Angel Gabi's Mommy said...

I CANNOT believe how big Brody is! Kins is comfortably in 18 months, but she is only 13 months. He is gonna be one big boy, as if he's not already! Sounds like Kaden is doing very well too. It is always great to hear all is well. Now if you can just get over whatever it is that is causing you pain. I thought for sure you were gonna tell us you were pregnant ;)
Prayers and Love...

BiLlY, sAm, AnD bOyS!!! said...

I am so behind on reading blogs. But I finally had a chance to read yours! Sounds like the boys are doing great! Glad the potty training is going so good! Hope they figure out what is going on with your sickness! Get well!

The Peters said...

I don't think switching baby bouncers will work. I have two, actually, and they are both pretty neutral. The infant bouncer I had is not the best quality and Brody would probably bottom out in it, which is what happened to Aric and why we bought the second one. The second one converts into a toddler rocker and Aric is using that right now. Well, if kneeling in it backwards and riding it like a bucking bronco can be deemed "using it". Thanks so much for the offer, though.

Are you feeling any better?

The Bryant Family said...

Hey Amy. thank you for posting about Tucker. I SOOO cant help but think that del nido could have helped Ava....i know there are reasons for everything...but sometimes it makes no sense. There are so many kiddos here that are being helped, miracles....
Thank you for keeping us in your prayers....Tucker is a very special boy for sure and am grateful we found your family.
Hug those gorgeous boys for me....