Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Weight check

Just a quick update- today we had to go for a weight check for Jack.  Turns out that was a laughable appointment.  Jack weighed 30.4 lbs today!  Dr. Cattaneo said that likely the scale was off last time, because his weight jumped (on the growth chart) way too much.  No more worries about his weight anymore (I was never really concerned).  I asked to check his height for the baby book, and he was 34.5 inches.  He's a growing boy!  He looked 2x the age of another 18 mos boy we saw at the grocery store last night.  But healthy baby = happy mommy. 
Until next time...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Multiple blogs within a blog

Well, here I am in the 2nd week of October and I know I've been poor at getting this thing updated.  Again- it's likely a result of how busy we are!  So, I'm going to write short little snipits of what has gone on in the month of September and early October. 
We've had an extremely busy and exciting last 6 weeks!  Some highlights:
*I got accepted to William Jewell acclerated nursing program.  This program will allow for me to attend 12mos of school and have my RN, BSN.  It's going to start in May 2011.  It's close to home, a beautiful campus, and most importantly, I'm SO excited to get into the physical health side of things.  I know that I have the potential to be a great nurse and I cannot wait to start.
*We upgraded our Cobalt to a Chevy Equinox.  It just happened to work out and ended up being a good deal and it has already been a huge blessing as far as space goes.  We were quite crammed, seeing that we're all tall people.  Jack was kicking the seats really bad in the back of the Cobalt and now he has at least a foot of space between his feet and the seat. 
*Jack and mommy took a trip to the KC zoo on 10/2 with some friends.  Jack's friends Owen and Gabby and Anthony all got to come too, with their parents.  Jack got to see one of his favorite NickJr characters, Diego the Animal Rescuer.  He was at the zoo visiting kids.  This month and next, all KC residents get in free with a utility bill-- you can sure bet we'll be going back soon! 
*On 10/9, we went back for our 2nd Annual Carolyn's Country Cousins pumpkin patch visit.  This year we went with my friend Cortnie, her husband, and their two kids.  It was so fun to see Jack run around and play on all the toys.  He wanted to see everything.  We took a VERY dusty ride out to the pumpkin patch and decided it wasn't worth standing out in the 90* weather, so we went back and enjoyed some pumpkin donuts, pumpkin bread, and cider slush...YUM!  Jack got to play with his friend Gabby around the play yard.  They are too cute together.  They walked around holding hands and just looked like a miniature old couple wondering around.  They played on the pirate ship, went down slides, banged pots and pans, went under the tire tunnel, and pet some of the animals.  On the way home he was asleep within 5 minutes of leaving the patch.  The heat and fun wore him out!
*Later that evening, my mom and Lucy arrived for a short, but very fun visit.  No school today (10/11) and so they got to hang out for two days.  We ate lots of good food, shopped till we dropped, and they got to enjoy some good quality time with Jack.  He just loved having them here and really loves his Aunt Lucy.  He says, "Llluuucy".  :)  It's just too adorable.  I'm so thankful they were able to come and visit.  Its a very long trip, but my mom is right: we're just going to have to work at making this distance thing work! 
Jack news:
*Jack had his 18 month check up and got a good clean bill of health.  He's right around the 90th percentile for both weight and height.  His weight did drop some, so we're heading in for a weight check in 2 weeks.  I know it's likely because we went in right after he had the flu and had no appetite.  We'll just take him in an double check.  As many eating issues he's had, we might as well just make sure he's still on track.
*Jack has been talking up a storm.  He is an incredibly bright young boy.  We feel very blessed and are excited that he's learning so fast.  In the last real post on Sept 1, Jack was just starting to count and recognize new letters.  Well, by 9/17, his 18mos mark, he was saying his alphabet and counting to 10!  Now he can't count to 15, on his own and he can count to 10, with some prompting, in Spanish!  He also recognizes all of his alphabet and will point out random letters everywhere we go.  Last night at dinner he saw a 'W' and said "W, X, Y, Z".  He likes to sit in a "pool of blocks" and pick up random blocks and tell me what they are.  Now, I'm not sure how all of this came about, but I've said it before and I'll say it again, I know that NickJr has helped teach him these things.  And they advertise it as "preschool on TV" and they aren't kidding!  Dr. Cattaneo, his pediatrician, couldn't believe it and had to show him off to the rest of the office, he was so excited. 
*Not only is Jack counting and saying his letters, he's started talking in short sentences.  While Grandma Skoch and Aunt Lucy were in town, he was very talkative.  Last night while shopping, my mom walked away for a minute and he said, "Grandma, WAIT!"  At the grocery store, he was riding in the cart and grandma stopped to look at something.  We kept moving and Jack yelled, "Come on grandma!"  I had NO clue that he knew what "wait" and "come on" even meant!  He has also been saying "Bless You" when someone sneezes.  He'll also say, "Daddy work" when I'm at home with him at night and his daddy comes up in conversation.  If you ask Jack "Why?" he responds, "Cuz".  I was trying on clothes to go out the other night and I asked Reid, "Why do you like this one, over the other?"  Jack yelled from the other room, "CUZ!"  I guess he was sick of me trying on clothes too.  (Boys will be boys!)  :)
We're really looking forward to a fun rest of this month.  Jack's daddy's birthday is on Sunday and his Grandma Judy's is next week!  Halloween will be here before we know it and we have lots of road trips coming up as well. 
Thanks for checking in on us.  Happy Fall! 
Until next time...