Wednesday, February 20, 2013

9 Months Old!

I’m writing this 9 month post when Carson will be 10 months in a week, but times flies when you’re having fun!

Carson was 29.5 inches long and 21lbs. 4.6 oz at his checkup last week. One of those is in the 70th some percentile, and one in the 80th some, but I can’t remember which one.

We unfortunately got to experience our first ER visit and overnight hospital stay on February 4 and 5. Carson was fine when we put him to bed, but Brent heard him coughing in the monitor, and he thought it sounded like he was breathing hard, so he went in and checked on him and thought he was struggling to breathe. He woke me up and we headed to Iowa Falls to the Emergency room. Carson was in great spirits for the most part. His oxygen level was 92 when we got there, and they don’t really like babies to be under 95, so they right away gave him a nebulizer treatment, and that seemed to help.
The Dr. wanted him to have an IV with some steroids and an antibiotic and fluids, but after 4 attempts to start an IV, including both hands and feet and the anesthesiologist, they had no luck, so 2 shots is what he got instead. Watching them struggle and hold him down for an hour and a half with no luck was the worst part of it.
After being in the hospital from 2:00 a.m. Monday until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, we came home with some nebulizer  treatments and steroids and he is much better now.
He gets tubes in his ears on February 25, so I am really hoping this helps him stay healthy.

Much of the same for this month’s post…

--Size 3 diapers
--12 month clothes
--size 2 shoes ( we have 3’s but they are too big, he has tiny feet!)
--still 2 teeth
--not crawling, but swimming. Dr. isn’t concerned yet, he will crawl when he is ready
--finally starting to show an interest in pulling himself up
--Gives high fives, does so big, and is getting close to saying uh oh and waving
--Hates when mom hands him to someone else, and wants me all the time
--still not sleeping great…usually goes to bed fine, but once he wakes up he doesn’t want to be alone and sleeps better in his bouncer or swing
--still not much into chunkier baby food or things with much texture
--getting GREAT with the sippy cup, he can get some out by himself now
--Eats 4 or so 6 oz. bottles a day, sometimes some breakfast, but usually not interested, 2 baby foods for lunch, and one or two for supper, with occasional snacks of puffs or mum mums.
--I put a tiny splash of juice in with his water this morning and he loved it
--no longer using the infant bath tub, he LOVES splashing and taking big boy baths
--still getting frustrated that he can’t crawl, but just can’t figure it out yet, although he’s great at rolling and scooting!
--got his first hair trim on Sunday, February 17 at home in his high chair, just a trim over the ears.

I’m still loving this little boy more than words, and so thankful to be his mommy. I’m loving watching him grow and change every day, but at the same time, a little sad that he’s becoming less of a baby and more of a little boy right before my eyes.