Sunday, January 30, 2011

Stomach Virus and Cold

Brandon had the stomach virus that has been going around last Saturday into Sunday. He woke up coughing around 12:15. At first I thought it was his cold that was waking him since he had woken up with a cold on Saturday with a runny nose and cough. He was coughing and then threw up. He then proceeded to throw up on and off until 3 am when he finally fell asleep on the floor with his head on the towel I had put on the floor for him to get sick on. He slept for almost 3 hours and then woke up and wanted his milk. 45 minutes later he woke up again and it all came back up. He got sick one more time after that before it switched to the other end. He had a fever sometime in the afternoon and I finally gave him tylenol around 5. Within an hour he was feeling so much better. He has also had a cold all week. The runny nose and cough have continued. Despite being sick he has been in an overall good mood.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

2 1/2 Year Well Visit

Brandon had his well visit last week at the pediatrician. He gained 2 pounds since he turned 2 and now weighs 24 pounds, 8 ounces and he grew 1 1/4 inches and is now 34 1/2 inches. The pediatrician was very happy with his growth in the past 6 months. I mentioned to the doctor that Brandon hadn't been eating well in the past month or so. I had assumed he was either getting his 2 year molars or going through a picky phase. It turns out he has thrush. I feel so bad that I didn't realize something was bothering him. He has been on diflucan for the thrush since Tuesday and is already eating so much better. He said Brandon is doing well and doesn't need to see him again until July when he turns 3.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Massachusetts and New Hampshire

Last weekend Stu, Brandon, and I went to Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We visited my cousins when we were in Massachusetts. We had a great time with them. We hadn't seen them since Brian and Laura's wedding more than 1 1/2 years ago. Brandon had a great time playing with my cousin's kids. Saturday night there was a birthday party for my cousin Jenny's kids, Mia and Avery. Brandon had so much fun at the party. There was an area for kids under 4 with a ball pit and slide. Brandon spent the whole night playing in it.


Mia and Brandon

playing at the party

Catie, Julia, and Jack

On Sunday we went to New Hampshire to visit Stu's friend Melissa from college, her husband Dave, and their 1 1/2 year old daughter Keelyn. We had a nice time visiting them.

Keelyn and Brandon

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2 1/2

Brandon is 2 1/2 today. I am not quite sure how my baby is already 2 1/2. The past 2 1/2 years have really flown by.

Brandon has changed so much in the past 2 1/2 years. He is no longer a baby but has turned into a toddler with quite a personality. He runs, jumps, and climbs. He has started talking in the past few months. He has a ton of words now and repeats everything he hears. He is starting to put together two word phrases now. He can throw great tantrums. He is also a very loving little boy. He comes up to us and kisses and hugs us without being asked to. Brandon LOVES his babysitter and her daughter who is his age. It makes it so nice going to work knowing that he is so happy. Brandon is not a good sleeper. He entertains himself well by playing with his toys. He knows all of his letters (capital). Brandon loves Elmo and likes most shows on Nick Jr.

Brandon still wakes up several times throughout the night. He falls back asleep as soon as I pick him up and rock him but will not try to put himself back to sleep. I am not sure what to do about his sleep. I can't let him cry it out because when I tried he threw up all over the place and I can't deal with that. Hopefully one day he will decide that sleep is a good thing.

Brandon is wearing 2T shirts and 18-24 months or 2T adjustable pants. He weighs approximately 25 pounds and I have no idea how tall he is.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2010 in Pictures













Saturday, January 1, 2011

Blizzard 2010

On Sunday it started to snow here. We got 31 inches of snow but with the snow drifts it was 4-5 feet in a lot of places. Stu was at the firehouse on standby starting at 4:00 on Sunday afternoon and couldn't get home until Tuesday morning around 11:00 since they hadn't plowed our street. Brandon has been having so much fun playing in the snow.