Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Runny nose
Watery/itchy eyes

We headed to the doctor today to double check that these symptoms were allergies and nothing else. Poor buddy can't sleep between the coughs and cries. 

Thankfully, it's nothing. He's got stuff going on in one ear but not an infection.  She did say it probably causes his some pain though so we started to give him some Tylenol along with Zyrtec to dry him up. Hopefully, it goes away soon.  

Ice cream always helps a trip to the doctor. Our big boy is finally starting to do better at the doctor. He'll finally sit quietly (after a few cries and yells) so we can talk to the nurse. And even let's the doctor check his chest and ears. Progress.... 

Monday, April 14, 2014

January-March 2014

....And once again, I start off by saying I'm trying to end the long break away from blogging. It's spring break and I have high hopes to write a few posts to catch up. However, a lot has happened since December and our boy is growing, developing, and learning like crazy! 
So... Let's get started where I left off. I want to be sure to get as much as I can in writing, so we have something to look back on. 

January (18 months)
  • after a little scare with red, swollen eyes while taking amoxicillin, it is now documented that Kaden's allergic to it. They aren't 100% sure but it was enough to not let him try it again. 

  • picky eater (and still is. Maybe even worse now)

  • took his love for trucks to the next level

February (19 months)
  • first ice cream cone thanks to an episode of Blue's Clues that played over and over again
  • after playing and learning all about football from Dad, he got a hand-me-down helmet from an old student of mine. He isn't too sure about wearing it though. He wore it long enough for me to snap a quick picture.
  • not sure when this began, but one of his favorite hats is his "cone hat". I couldn't even get him to take it off to go into the store. 

  • HCS was closed a lot during February due to bad winter weather, so that meant a lot of extra time on our hands. We even won free Chicfila for a year because of Kirby's mad song writing skills. 

*knew majority of the alphabet

  • 5 Little Monkeys nursery rhyme caused Kaden to say "Fall down. Bump his head." All the time! 

March (20 months)
  • 2nd "real" hair cut. Thank you lollipop for getting us through it. 
  • worked on his basketball skills (bending and pushing the ball up and in)
  • he's a "dipper" now. He likes to dip his food into sauces. Mainly, mustard. 

  • LOVES (I can't stress it enough) being outside! He likes digging in dirt, exploring in the yard, going for walks, looking for animals... 
  • talks about his friends at school all the time. Ellie. Brantley. Rose. Bennett. 
  • became more independent and tested his boundaries a lot more. Diaper changes were (and still are) either really easy (he tells us he pooped and he lays down to be changed) or it will be a hitting and kicking fight to get the job done.
  • He started hitting people and things this month (and again... still does) Usually when he's mad about something, tired, or he's playing around with us...trying to be funny. 
  • started talking more in short sentences ("momma go" "eat breakfast" "take a bath")

Currently (21 months)
  • wears 18ish month shirts and shorts/pants
  • size 5 diapers
  • talks in sentences ("Momma play with us, too." "I go outside") and a few times even had a conversation with us ("Hey, Momma. Whatcha doing? Momma pickin' weeds?")
  • uses "thank you" appropriately
  • very shy around people he doesn't know... Shy=won't talk to them and says "no" when they try to say hi to him
  • aggressive with his toys. Daycare even asked us about it. He hits them or uses another toy to hit them.
  • can identify and count the numbers 1-10
  • loves brushing his teeth
  • drinks milk from a sippy cup with a straw
  • loves breakfast, but lunch and dinner are a struggle (macaroni and cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, bread/toast, sliced/shredded cheese... and grilled cheese, ravioli, and hot dogs are a hit or miss)
  • bedtime is around 7:30.  This was with hopes of him sleeping in later.  Didn't work.  He's up between 5-6 every day.... closer to 5
  • sleeps with his "papa and mukey" at nap and at night
Hopefully, I can keep up with these posts. I know my family reads them and I want so badly to do it for Kaden and our family. I want to be able to go back to reminisce.