Monday, April 28, 2008

And the water keeps going up...

Well folks, it is very exciting here in Davenport, as we watch the Mississippi River rise up out of its banks and flood downtown. This is the first time since I've lived here that the river has been this high, and I'll admit, I really just want to stop the car and rubberneck. It's not really that exciting to watch, but I have this gross facination with it. I don't really understand. The husband says that currently they are predicting that the river will get to 19.5 feet. That will be in the top 10 floods on record for the area. And it is supposed to rain/snow tonight, which won't help either.

Here are some links to pictures/articles:

Downtown calm as Mississippi nears 19-foot mark

River levels

Breaking news - The Quad City times

If I can, I'll try to take some of my own at some point. They aren't really letting people downtown though.

Friday, April 25, 2008

OMG! No bumps, scrapes or bruises!

It's been a whole week, and little man has only had one accident report at daycare this week. (And it totally was not him, he got bit!) His nose isn't scratched, he forehead isn't bruised, and he looks pretty normal! I may actually get his 1 year pictures this weekend! Wow!

And it's official, Round Two of baby insanity has started, we have (at least) two pg friends, and I'm sure there will be more to follow! Will we join them? We will have to see what happens!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

So apparently clumsiness is hereditary?

Last post I wrote about how little man fell and scratched the corner of his nose. Well, yesterday, he fell and did the SAME THING! How does he do this? He has a little bump on his forehead, the side of his nostril is all scraped up, and he has a scratch UNDER his chin. But nothing anywhere else. And this is after meeting the concrete face first. Hmm.

Okay, so he fell down at daycare. Then we get home and we are making dinner, and I step to the side, just as Little Man walks by, and he trips on my foot and slams his forehead into the cabinet. The little bump on his forehead is now a HUGE bruise with some little scrapes in the middle of it. What a great mom I am. He cried and cried and cried. We put some frozen peas on it. Still pretty blue, but at least the swelling is going down some.

So today he is back at daycare. Guess what? He fell down again! And whacked his forehead in the same freaking spot, AGAIN!! Argh! We are never going to get 12 month pictures done!

I have to tell myself he is a little boy, he is going to get bumped and scratched and probably haveb roken bones. Too bad that doesn't make me feel any better.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

3 Years

Yesterday was our third anniversary. I got flowers. :) I figured I wouldn't, since hubby tends to forget to do that kind of stuff. He says he thinks about it, then forgets to call the flower people.

It was kind of funny, because my coworker called into my office that someone was bringing flowers in, and I came out to get them, and our secretary was holding the flowers and hugging the delivery guy. My first thought? Well, maybe I'm not getting any after all. But it turns out that the delivery guy was an old friend of hers, and the flowers really were for me. Yay!

We didn't do much last night, because I usually have class until 6:30 on Wednesdays, and don't get home till almost 7. So we are going to go out on Friday or Sunday I guess. We'll have to find a babysitter.

Speaking of the baby, he got his first real "owie" yesterday. I guess he fell over on the concrete and scraped up his face. He has a lump on his forehead and a scrape on his right nostril. Not sure HOW he did it, but he did. I mean, how do you get JUST that part of your nose on the pavement. Anyway, we shall be postponing 12 month pics again. We may get them before he's 2.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Year old, big head, no words.

So a few weeks ago we had little man's 12 month check up. He was at 22lb 9 oz, 29.5 inches tall and his head was a whopping 49.5 cm. That is 19.5 inches. The nurse took the measurements, and told us our percentiles, (about 50th for height and weight, above 97 for Head circumference) When the doctor came in, she seemed a little concerned about his head, so she measured it again. And got a BIGGER measurement. She said they will need to monitor that. I guess it can be a bad thing.
Everything else the the appointment went pretty well, his iron level was a little low, so he has to have vitamins. The Dr was also a little concerned that he doesn't really have any words. I mean, he talks all the time, I just don't know what he is saying. Daddy is convinced that he calls his binky mama. I keep telling him, I am mama, not the binky. Now, almost a month later, I think he is starting to get it. He also says something that sounds like, "I can get it" or "I can do it," which is most commonly used when we try to feed him.