Friday, February 15, 2013

Where has the time gone?

Oh my, the last post I made on here was back in August.  Wowzers.

Let's review what has happened since-
1. We put our house up for sale
2. We went to Disney for Jackson's birthday
3. We bought a house near my parents and moved in
4. Chris switched jobs and will be switching jobs again next week
5. I put in my two weeks and will be working part time, from home for my dad starting next month

Jax has gotten so big and has finally broken the 24 pound barrier.  Ha!  He is still a skinny minnie but is wearing 2T pants and shirts.   Yay, for being in the same size pant and shirt, you have no idea how much easier it is.  I did shed a quick tear the last time we went shopping because he is no longer in infant sizes but that is life.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The asthma adventure continues

Little man was doing so well that he was off of all of his medications except for singulair.  That went well for all of two weeks and then he started sounding like hell again.  Daycare called me twice to pick him up within the span of a week so we back to the doctors.  He is hoping it is just a summer virus aggravating the issue and that it is not allergy related.  We are giving all four meds two weeks to work, then we will wean him again and see what happens. Time will tell.

You know my kid that was so good with the nebulizer?  Yeah, not so much anymore.  I have to hold him down now with my legs because he refuses to sit for it.  I think he got so used to not having to do it anymore that he just isn't having it.  Bummer dude.

Kid is growing like a weed!
Height- 32.5 inches
Weight- 24 lbs

Saturday, April 28, 2012


Asthma- in the past week of daycare I have been called several times because Jackson needed albuterol.  Fine, back to the specialist as he said last time he doesn't want him on the albuterol except for in extreme situations and at night.  What did the say you ask- that the noise is coming from his adenoids.  COME ON.  Daycare has been with him for a year and a half now, they know him and I trust them 100% when it comes to his asthma.  Of fucking course the day we went in it was raining and he wasn't wheezing.  The plan is two weeks of albuterol twice a day and then they will see him back in two months.

Good news is that he is now in the 23 pound range!  He was 24 with his clothes and diaper on but let's not get too crazy.

On the food front he ate bagel bites this week for lunch!   His teacher actually took his picture because he ate so much twice this week.  Yes, two out of five days at this point is a win in my book.

In other food related news he loves to eat cereal out of bowl with milk and his own spoon.  He will eat this every single time we put it in front of him no matter what time of the day it is.   I throw in some fruit to make it at least partially nutritious and call it a day.

I think this week I am going to give spaghetti-os a try.

Failures- last week's lunchables and pasta with butter were failures.  Popcorn chicken was 50/50, he was double fisting the hell out of them at home but wouldn't touch them at daycare.

Beauty front- I had enough points in my birchbox account to get the Stila Primer Pot.  It's an eye shadow primer-worthless in my book although I have oily eyelids so don't take my word on it.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Quest

I was thinking earlier today of what I wanted to write about and it came upon me-the quest to find things Jackson will eat.  This is tough stuff people!

This week's purchases included popcorn chicken, pasta with butter and parm cheese, and a turkey and cheese lunchable.

Last week failures included pizza and smucker's pb&j sandwiches.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


I realized that I am completely unable to track my child's milestones/growth/whatever else without this blog.  I tried remembering to put everything in the baby book and when that wasn't happening I grabbed a journal.  Yeah, no dice on that one either.  Not going to happen.

Easter Photo Dump

Pin the tail on the Easter bunny- he did a pretty good job!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

18 month update

Height- 30.9 inches
Weight- 21 lb 15 oz

I know his height and weight are the same from his last appointment at the old doctor's office!  Luckily our new doctor is connected to Neumors(which has done quite a few weight/heights on him in the past year) and according to their growth chart he is doing just fine.    LOL, I never did trust that old doctor anyway.  He is growing out of his pants and runs into the table now so he has clearly grown since his last appointment.  I am guessing as soon as they start measuring him while he is standing we will get a more accurate reading.  The weight is a whole other ball of wax and that is correct, we have to go back in three months for a weight check so hopefully we can put a little on him during that time.

Which brings me to the same exact problem I had at the beginning of winter.  This kid likes to have growth spurts right before seasons change and it is is next to impossible to find lightweight pants for him in the next size up.   All they have out now is shorts, which we already have a ton of since that is the size he wore in Disney!  For now I am just doing a ton of wash as it is supposed to go up in the 70s again next week and then  hopefully he will just be in shorts from here on out.

The asthma situation is frustrating.  We saw the specialist two weeks ago who was aghast that we were still doing pulmicort/xopenex every day.  Dude, I don't have asthma and I know no one whose child has it this young.  I am only doing what the doctor, that we got rid of by the way, said to do.  We were instructed to give him the pulmicort twice a day and albuterol as needed.  Sounds good to me, except if he doesn't get the albuterol at night he coughs all night long and then is doing some majorly fast breathing by the time I go to get him in the morning.  I call and he says, well he probably needs it at night and that means his asthma isn't well controlled yet.  OK.  Then I ask when to give the albuterol because he can't tell me yet.  He says well, "at night, when he turns blue or stops playing."  LOVELY, wait until he turns blue you say.  You know, even though I don't have asthma I have needed an inhaler before due to season allergies and pneumonia and I am 100% sure they didn't tell me to wait until I turned blue to use it.

I didn't know what he was talking about when he said the not playing thing but I quickly found out.  Now when we are outside he will get winded and come to me and want to be picked up.  He isn't full out wheezing yet or turning blue but he no longer wants to play so then I just bring him in and we chill out inside.  It sucks.  I then talk to his pedi about it two weeks later and he said the same thing, albuterol is a rescue, he doesn't need it as often anymore.  Blah blah blah.  "His asthma probably isn't well controlled."

How about you fuckers tell me how to control it better.  He is already on a shit load of shit that apparently isn't working as well as it should.  I keep telling you I think the singulair does absolutely nothing for him yet you keep him on it anyway.

Oh, and you know how much albuterol they gave me?  25 vials per month, which last time I checked isn't even enough to give him one vial a night.  OMG OMG OMG

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Longwood Gardens

The kid's area was awesome!
Oh yeah, he just stuck his hand in his mouth
He would have stayed here for hours

"Painting" on the walls

Fun new thing we are doing- when Jax doesn't want to hold my hand he sits on the ground

Lunch at Cosi, we were not impressed!

Obligatory flower pic