Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ice Skating

Yesterday Stu and I took Brandon ice skating for the first time. Brandon had fun skating. As soon as we got there he wanted his ice skates on. We had rented him a pair but he had some trouble balancing on them since they were single blades so we finally convinced him to put on bob skates (double bladed).

7 Months Old

Wesley is 7 months old today! At the doctor on Monday he weighed 19 pounds, 2 ounces with clothes and a diaper on so he is probably a little less than that. He wears size 6-12 month or 9 month clothes and a size 3 diaper. Wesley sleeps through the night (except for when he was sick). He drinks 5 bottles a day (three 6 ounce and two 4 ounce- sometimes the 4 ounce bottles are 6 ounce bottles) and eats three meals a day of baby food. His favorite baby food flavors are peas and green beans. He also really likes carrots, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash. Wesley LOVES Brandon. He gives him huge smiles and reaches for him. He also loves playing with his toys. He can sit by himself and can roll from back to front and front to back.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Finally Feeling Better

Silly Boy

Brandon loves getting in Wesley's jumperoo and jumping. He thinks it is so funny.

Poor Wesley

Wesley had another rough week. I brought him back to the pediatrician last Saturday morning because he was coughing and had a low fever (100). The doctor looked at him and said it seemed he had a cold and that hopefully it wouldn't progress to anything. The next day his cough got worse, his fever got higher, his nose started to run, and he was just miserable all day. I brought him back to the doctor on Monday after work and he had another ear infection. He also had a ton of post nasal drip which the doctor said was causing the cough. His fever finally broke overnight on Wednesday but his cough has been lingering. I brought him back to the doctor after work yesterday for his recheck and his ear looks good but the doctor heard wheezing. He thinks he has/had rsv. He now needs nebulizer treatments for the next 10 days.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Flyers Fan


It snowed last Saturday so Brandon went out to play in the snow for a few minutes. We didn't want to keep him out too long since he was getting over being sick. He had a lot of fun.

Friday, January 20, 2012

A Crazy Few Days

I spent the past two days in the same emergency room with two different kids.

On Wednesday Brandon woke up a lot worse than he had been. He was coughing much worse, had a runny nose, and a fever. I brought him to the pediatrician and he sent him to the emergency room because he wanted bloodwork and a chest x ray to check for pneumonia. They gsve Brandon iv fluids because he was dehydrated and they also gave him an antibiotic and steroid through his iv. It really seemed to help a lot. After 7 hours we were sent home and told to continue using his 2 inhalers- xopenex every 4-6 hours and flovent two times a day. He also needed to be brought back to the pediatrician for the next 2 days for an antibiotic shot since he wouldn't take the medicine orally and he was also given oral steroids to take for the next few days. He sounds SO much better today.

Yesterday morning Wesley threw up his first bottle of the day. 2 1/2 hours later, when he hadn't eaten, he threw up again. He then was gagging and throwing up on and off so I brought him to the pediatrician. The pediatrician said his ears are clear now and to stop his antibiotic and said he had probably picked up a stomach bug. He said to give him pedialyte which I did in the office. He threw it up right away. We went home but I asked the doctor before we left how many more times were ok for him to throw up before bringing him to the ER. The doctor said 2 times in 5 hours. He threw up 2 more times in a half hour. So he had to go to the ER. They gave him fluids for dehydration and zofran for nausea and he was finally able to hold down pedialyte so they sent him home after 7 hours. Since being home we have been mixing one ounce of formula with one ounce of ater and he is able to hold it down. He is not happy that he isn't being fed more. I cn try 2 ounces of full strength formula for his next bottle and I need to bring him back for a recheck today.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Questions and Answers with Brandon

I saw this on another blog that I follow and decided to ask Brandon the questions to see what his answers would be. I didn't realize how much he likes apples and peaches.

What is your favorite color? blue

What is your favorite toy? duck

What is your favorite fruit? apples

What is your favorite TV show? Max and Ruby

What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? apples and peaches

What is your favorite outfit? Elmo and comfy pants

What is your favorite game? doggy game

What is your favorite snack? peaches and apples

What is your favorite animal? tiger

What is your favorite song? ABC's

What is your favorite book? Elmo

What are you thankful for? cow and horse

What is your favorite cereal? fruit

What is your favorite thing to do outside? play

What is your favorite drink? yogurt

What is your favorite holiday? hockey

What do you like to take with you to bed at night? tiger and panda

What do you want for dinner on your next birthday? peaches

What do you want to be when you grow up? a girl like mommy

What's your favorite thing to do with Daddy? play wii

What's your favorite thing to do with Mommy? play wii

What's your favorite thing to do with Papa Earle and Grandma Marsha? make my new miis

What's your favorite thing to do with Papa Jim and Grandma Gail? make my new miis

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Just some cute pictures of Wesley from the weekend.

Brother Playtime

Yesterday I sat Wesley up and he started playing with some of his toys. Brandon came over and sat next to him and started playing with him. They played together for at least 15-20 minutes. It is so nice to see them playing together. They both really love eachother.

Now Brandon is Sick

I brought Brandon to the pediatrician with me on Friday when I brought Wesley since he had been coughing all week. His cough hadn't been too mostly sounded like post nasal drip but I had been having him use his inhaler all week with his aerochamber (this has been the first time he doesn't fight it) so I decided since Wesley had to go to the doctor and Brandon would be with me I would get him checked out too. Dr. Noaz said he just had post nasal drip and to continue with his xopenex inhaler and also give him claritin to help dry him out and a nasal spray. On Sunday his cough became more frequent and it kept him up throughout the night Sunday into Monday. When he woke up on Monday it also sounded a lot worse to me. So I called the pediatrician's office and made an appointment to bring him in yesterday. Dr. Noaz listened to his chest and said he is wheezing now so I have to continue using his xopenex inhaler every 4-6 hours and also use his flovent inhaler twice a day. He also gave him an antibiotic because he is on the verge of having bronchitis or pneumonia he thinks. Other than the awful cough Brandon isn't acting sick. He has his energy and doesn't have a fever or any other symptoms. I have to bring him back to the doctor on Friday for a recheck.

Monday, January 16, 2012


The weekend of January 7th Stu and I went to Boston for the weekend and my parents stayed at my house to watch Wesley and Brandon. We had a really good weekend away. On Friday night we went out to dinner in the North End to a really good Italian restaurant. On Saturday during the day we walked around Faneuil Hall and then went to the Sam Adams Brewery for a tour of the brewery. The tour was a lot of fun and at the end we got to sample three beers. On Saturday night we went to Frozen Fenway to see University of Massachusetts play. They won in overtime! We then met up with a friend of mine who I grew up with at Fenway Park for a little while since she was at the game too and then Stu and I went out to dinner. On Sunday we came home.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pictures for Grandma Marsha and Papa Earle

Brandon took some pictures a few nights ago with my camera. He then told me that he took the pictures for Grandma Marsha and Papa Earle. Here are some of the pictures that he took. He didn't do a bad job.

He's Reading

Brandon amazes me every day. He knows all of his letters and letter sounds, can count to 40 and recognizes numbers to 40, and it starting to read. Everyday he spells words for me and tells me what they spell. I wrote them down on paper last night and he was able to read them all for me. I am sure there are even more he knows. These are just the words he has told me he knows- on, off, can, wii party, Wesley, Mommy, Daddy, Brandon, go, no, yes, Stu (thinks it spells daddy since that is his daddy's name), Grandma (thinks it spells Grandma Marsha since my mom taught him it), up. He can also recognize those words in books.

Good Morning

Every morning when Wesley wakes up Brandon runs to his room and starts saying, "Hi Baby Wesley, Hi." He is always so excited to see him. Now that Wesley is sleeping in his crib Brandon wants me to put him into the crib in the morning so that he can see Wesley. He then lies down with his head on Wesley's stomach (Brandon's way of showing affection). It is the sweetest thing to see the two of them together first thing in the morning.