Sunday, August 26, 2012

PGHS c/o 2002 10 Year Reunion

~July 21, 2012~
We had so much fun at Bradley's class reunion. It was held at Matthew's Bar & the food was catered by Jim N Nicks. It was so good to see everybody & catch up. {I noticed once we got there that both of my camera batteries were dead so I had to take pictures with my cell phone :( ...which was also almost dead-thank goodness for my Hubby's Mophie}

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

1st Nursery Visit

~July 15, 2012~
13 Months Old

Grayson used to sleep in my lap through church but he recently started fussing because it falls during his nap time & Mr. Independent doesn't want to lay in Mommy's lap anymore. So, Bradley & I finally registered him to stay in the nursery during church. After signing him in, we got a printed sticker that goes on his back with his name & id# {which they post on a screen during church if we are needed}. He walked right in & went straight up to another baby to get their paci...we gave him his then he went right on to playing. We called his name several times to tell him "bye bye" but he never turned around. His teacher said he cried a little when he noticed we weren't there but he did really good for his first time especially since it was also his nap time. Bradley checked on him {looked through the window} once during the sermon & I couldn't wait to pick him up. He was really happy to see us!
*Before Church*
 *Walking to his room*

1st Haircut

~July 13, 2012~
Well, I wasn't ready for this but Grayson's hair grows so fast & since he was having to tilt his head back just to look at us I thought it was time! I took him to Nina at Belle Cheveux, she did such a wonderful job with Grayson & making him feel better. He cried a little at first but once I sat with him and Nina talked to him & let him play with the comb, he was fine. I just couldn't get the curls cut from the back yet so she just cut the front. {But she did cut a curl for me to keep for his baby book}
*The first snip*
Miss Nina is so funny :)
Grayson became the entertainment in the salon!
He had to stop at every chair to talk to the women
Our little toddler!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Independence Day

~July 4, 2012~
Since Grayson had his 1st cold & 1st ear infection we spent the day inside instead of going to the pool!
I attempted to get pictures of Grayson dressed in his red, white, and blue... 
 ...but that quickly became a fail!
So, we went back inside to play in his playroom. Since he was much happier, I was able to get a few pictures.
 Look at those curls 
After eating lunch and taking a much needed nap, we went to Bradley's parents {Nana & Pops) house for dinner
*You know it's time to cut your child's hair when he has to hold his head back to look at you!*
 Going through his toy box
 Daddy brushing Grayson's teeth

Sick Baby

~July 3, 2012~
Grayson woke up at 2:30am with his first real fever, 102.9. I gave him some ibuprofen & rocked him until he finally fell asleep at 4:00am.
When he woke up {7:30am} his temp was down to 98.6, the nurse advised to just watch him & give him lots of fluids. She warned me that his temp would go up in the afternoon and she was right, it was 103.3. He didn't eat much all day but he drank tons of water throughout the day. At bedtime his temp was down to 101.1.
~All he wanted was for Mommy to hold him~
Apparently Grayson forgot how to walk when he got sick {I'm guessing he was weak from not eating much?!?!}...the first night he fell face first into the marble {bruise on the left} & the next morning he fell face first into the concrete {red mark on the right}. Both times he was just standing still, squatted down then just fell forward. Thank goodness for his long hair covering it up!
After a few days of having his first cold {congested with a runny nose} & not eating much, he started feeling better :)
~July 11, 2012~
I started having a gut feeling that something just wasn't right. He wasn't fussy or acting differently besides still having a runny/stuffy nose & he started coughing a few days before, I just had a "feeling," plus I wanted to talk to the doctor about some other concerns. So, I called the pediatrician's office and they were able to see him that morning. He had a fever {99.3} and weighed 21 lbs. 12 oz. {25th %}, gaining almost a half pound in a month. He actually did much better this time & wasn't afraid of the paper {on the table} at all. He didn't even cry until Dr. S looked in his ear.
Playing peek-a-boo
Dr. S confirmed that our sweet baby has his 1st ear infection so he started him on an antibiotic, which will also help with his cold symptoms & the constipation. He also has an Umbilical Hernia {occurs when part of the intestine protrudes through an opening in the abdominal muscles} in his belly button. It is a common & harmless condition that babies have since birth and it will close/heal on its own. The doc said the reason we are just now noticing it is probably because of all the straining he's been doing to use the bathroom, causing the bellybutton to protrude, & since he's standing it's more evident.
~Umbilical Hernia~
But, we are thankful that we made it over 12 1/2 months before Grayson's first cold & first ear infection!