Friday, February 17, 2012

22 Months and 22 Weeks

Sawyer is 22 months and is full of personality! He is learning new things everyday and you never know what will come out of his mouth.
Here are a some things that he is up to these days:
  • Weighs 31 lbs
  • Size 5 Diaper
  • Still very attached to paci and binky but we are limiting them to only bedtime, naptime, and car rides.
  • His favorite shows are Super Why, Barney, Sesame Street, Caillou, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
  • Knows most of the letters in the alphabet thanks to the foam letters that stick to the bath tub, puzzles, and I assume Super Why!
  • Can count to 10. Funny story-I knew he could count to maybe 5 but the other night Keith was wrestling with him and held him and did pretend bench press and started counting out loud. Well, Sawyer chimed in around 6 and said 7,8,9,10. I was so surprised! I have no idea how he learned them. The only place I can think of is MDO but I didn't think they taught them things. He is such a sponge and you can tell him something once and he remembers.
  • Meal times are a hit or miss, especially lunch. I am trying to not get frustrated and just let him tell me when he's hungry. He used to eat any veggie when he was a baby but now, not so much. I stress so much about him eating a "balanced" diet but then find myself settling on things like turkey hot dogs and chicken nuggets just to get him to eat. Soooo frustrating. I really think it's more of a control thing though.
  • Is showing signs of being a strong willed child and has definitely starting throwing tantrums when he doesn't get his way.
  • Goes to sleep around 7:00-7:30 and sleeps until around 7:15.
  • Considering moving him to a "big boy" bed. We are so back and forth on keeping him in his crib or moving on up but I think we have decided on buying him a full size bed (with rails) and use the nursery furniture for Savannah. It is becoming impossible to bend over to get him in and out of the crib because of how low it is and Keith nearly thew his back out when he changed his crib sheet. Maybe that's because he is 30. He he!
  • Loves to read his favorite 4 books before bed every night. He has already memorized the words in most of them so maybe we should switch them up :).
  • Takes one nap that is normally 2-3 hours.
  • He is in a clingy stage and wants to be held all the time and rocked to sleep. While I love cuddling, it is becoming very difficult with the ever expanding belly.
  • Is obsessed with the You Tube app on my iphone so he can watch the Wiggles, Barney, and Elmo. I am SO guilty of giving it to him to keep him entertained while in restaurants or in the stroller. Oops!
*****Update! 2/18/12: Sawyer went #1 and #2 in the potty today!! Funny story actually. A couple of weeks ago my Mom gave me a potty for him to use just to introduce it to him. After babysitting him last Saturday night she kept saying how he is really interested in the potty and he told her he had on a stinky diaper and to go change him. He has been showing signs for a couple of weeks now but it has really been more me not wanting to fool with it because I have heard horror stories about potty training boys and he is pretty young. Not to mention, I have NO idea what I am doing. We started just putting him on his potty before his bath but he never went but still liked to sit on it naked ;). Well today, after his bath, Keith was using the bathroom and since he wanted to be like Daddy, he sat on his potty and was trying so hard to pee that he pooped! TMI sorry. Keith called me because I was on my way to Emme's Party and I was almost in tears I was laughing so hard! I was telling a lot of my family the story and they really encouraged me to just give it a try and not to stress about it. So, I made a trip to Target to get some M&Ms, a Sesame Street Potty Seat because the his potty is a little small and to see which one he likes better, pull ups, and some flushable wipes. My biggest question is when to put him in underwear. Do I start with pull ups and then transition? I am going to take baby steps and just put him on the potty every 2 hours and if he goes he goes and if not no M&M. In the meantime I am going to do some research and see what I need to do about underwear and how to teach him to hold it. I really can't believe this is happening and I am trying to not have expectations. So here we go...
    I got this sweet gift for Valentine's Day from the sweet ladies at his MDO. I can just see him now saying "CHEESE"!
    Honey saved the day and brought the doctor kit to the Dr.'s office today. He walked over and put the stethoscope on my belly so we had to of course do a reenactment to take a picture.
    Keith Jr.
This past week he has been more sick than he ever has. Up until now, he has only suffered from ear infections which I am thankful for even though they are no fun. Well, when he woke up from his nap on Wednesday he was on fire! I took his temp and it was 103.5. I freaked out and called the nurse because I don't even remember the last time he had one so I didn't know if I should bring him in. She told me to give him Motrin and Tylenol and to call back in the morning if he still had a fever. At this point, I thought it was just a fever virus because he had no other symptoms. Later that night he started drooling really bad which I thought was odd. So, the next day he still had a fever so I took him in. The strep and flu tests were negative, thank goodness, but his throat was very red and he had puss pockets on his tonsils. At this point, his temp was 104.5!! He felt tortured at the doctor after they swabbed his nose, throat, and pricked his finger. She ended up putting him on an antibiotic because his white blood cell count was high. We went back in today for a recheck and he is doing a LOT better. His wbc went from 18-12 and she was very pleased. Of course, all of this happens when Keith was out of town for work. He was so worried about him and was texting and calling me constantly. He held him so long when he got home last night. He had listened to the St. Jude commercials on the way home from Mobile and I think they really got to him. ;(

Today I went for my 22 week check up with Dr. Ellis. Everything went well and I hope she didn't think I was crazy when I pulled out the list of questions on my iphone. I told her about Sawyer being sick so she wrote me a prescription for an antibiotic in case I started feeling bad. We also discussed my sciatic nerve and hip pain I'm having that is causing numbess in my legs. She mentioned having a prenatal massage and coincidentally Keith booked me one for today so yippee!! The only relief I can get for the dry/bloody nose is saline spray. My iron was borderline but nothing to worry about. I gained 3 lbs since last month which makes 13 total. Her heartbeat was strong (140s) and she could even hear the difference between the heart beat and the blood going through the veins. So cool! I am measuring 23 weeks so almost on track. Next month is the Diabetes screening so I hope I pass!
                                                                     22 weeks/3 days