Monday, January 30, 2012

Semiperfect Number

Well, I'm 18 months old today.  Time sure does fly!

I came home from school on Thursday with a fever.  Mom took me to the doctor Friday morning just to make sure everything was A-OK and doc said it's just a cold and possibly because more of my teeth are coming in.  I haven't been eating well and still haven't hit that 20lb mark.  But really the big events happened over the weekend.  First off, dad got lasik Friday afternoon.  The procedure went well enough so that we headed over to Dido's Friday night for dinner.  He and Donna make us enchiladas and all the fixin's! 

Before and After
Saturday morning dad headed back to the doctor for his post-op checkup and he hit a wrinkle.  Literally his cornea wasn't as smooth as it should have been, so they had to do a touch up procedure which left him a little worse for wear.  While he recovered, Mom and I prepped for the Nass' baby shower.  This entailed going to the balloon store and taking a nap...pretty sweet!  I had a really hard fun time sharing my toys with my friends Avery, Mason, Amelia, and Evan (Zach is still too young to fight me for my toys). 
Probably the best part of the party was Avery's dancing!  She sure did enjoy that Elmo tool bench (hint hint M&K). 
On Sunday, I hit up the Sesame Street Live show and got to see Elmo.  We got there early to get our pic with Oscar and see some of the other characters up close.  For the actual show, I only lasted about 30 minutes before I was ready to head home.   Why is Elmo the newest guy on the block, but also the coolest?
Since today was my bday (as I mentioned earlier) we spent the 60 degree January day at the park and then mom treated me to some fun at the toy store.  Something I learned is that Dinosaurs don't fit through the Trevi Air Vent.  I did come home with two new toys...score!
After dinner we did some dancing, shared lots of hugs, then had story time before bed.  Hugs and Kisses!


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

VDO

I watched a lot of V-D-O's over in Thailand.  Here's one of some of the highlights of my trip.



I don't have much going on right now. I'm slowly getting over my jet lag and my fear of sleeping alone.  As I mentioned, I spent most of last week staying home from school.  The weekend was pretty low key but there were a few highlights.  On Saturday I met mom and dad's friend OJ who they knew from work.  It was his birthday party down the street so we stopped by.    

But before that, we headed to breakfast and then a trip to the library. 
Sunday we hit the gym.  Thanks again Miss Amber...I forgot how much fun the place was! 
Sunday night BobBob dropped by for a trip to the park and he stuck around for dinner. 
I returned to school on Monday and have found the routine easy to return to and comforting.  I'm finally getting back in the swing of things.  The weather has been nice so mom and dad have taken me to the park every evening to get some fresh air, sunshine, and to wear me out so I get back to my usually 11 or 12 hours of sleep a night. 
While I was away, I learned a few tricks.  I can climb up dad, I can count to two, and I can name my primary colors.  Next up...naming shapes.
 Oh, and did I tell you I love STICKERS!  They stick to EVERYTHING!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Well you probably thought I was still stuck in Thailand in the hospital...

Last I left off, it was Friday, January 13th and it did not end up being my lucky day in terms of getting to go home.  The doctor came by after lunch and said I still had about 30% congestion in my lungs.  She said I could go home, but if it were her kid she would keep her one more night.  That swung the decision.  After a good afternoon nap, Gma and Gpa snuck us out of the hospital to go have dinner at a sandwich shop across the street to get mom and me a change of scenery.

After dinner I had another breathing treatment.  Old hat by now and I've come to realize 1) crying will do no good and 2) it makes me feel better.  On top of that, I had another one at 2:30 in the morning that I completely slept through.  In the morning, I had another crappy suction treatment.  Then Yai Pom came to hang out until I was released and to drive me home.  Unfortunately, we didn't get to go home until almost 3pm so she took a morning snooze with me.  I also finally got my IV "mitten" taken off.   I think the nurses were a little sad to see me go, but I couldn't wait to get out of there.

When I got back to the condo dad was waiting for me!  I missed him almost as much as mom who even shed a few tears when she saw him.  Our last day of vacation was spent relaxing at Yai Pom's house.  The whole family got together for a lunch time meal.
While I napped, Mom, Dad, BobBob and Uncle Dave went to get a foot massage during which they scraped all of dad's callouses off his feet.  Pretty gross, but you can see the foot dandruff he left behind.

For dinner, some of us headed to a sushi place.  Seems like a ridiculous number of plates for the number of people sitting at the table.  Uncle Dave said he'd hate to be the dish washer at the place.  After dinner, we said our goodbyes to the family.
 




We got up on Monday, January 16th and headed to the airport.  I had my last car ride out of a car seat.  I'll miss getting to hop all around the car.  We hung out in the business class lounge (thanks Pa Ad!) before the long flight home.  I did very well, sleeping 7 hours on the longest leg (a 10 hour flight). 
Once home, I quickly got reacquainted with the doggies and my toys.   
This gave mom some good ideas about how to handle timeout.

 














I am getting over my jet lag and only sleeping 6 or 8 hours a night which is hard on mom and dad.  Luckily Mimi and Donna have been available to come watch me during the days before I transition back to school.  We also went to the doctor on Wednesday to make sure I was recovering as expected.  Doc gave me a clean bill of health and said I sounded great.  We went ahead and did my 18 month checkup a few weeks early.  I've lost some weight since being measured right before the trip, but no concerns.  I now weigh in at 19lbs 7ozs, am 30inches tall, and my head is in the 70th percentile.  Funny thing is my cousin Paige who is a year younger than me outweighs me by a few ounces.