Friday, January 30, 2009

Favorite Photo Friday #44

Bryson was full of static at the park.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Favorite Photo Friday #43

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My wild child...literally

I start to create so many posts in my head, but can't seem to find the time to type them on here before I forget them. Yes, I have a mommy brain.

At home, Bryson is attached to the hip. There is not much I can do without him wanting me to carry him or him walking on my heels. I can't even go to the bathroom without him coming in with me. Outside of the house (for the most part) is another story. If we are somewhere (Chuck E Cheese, park, mall), I can't get B to stay with me or walk with me. He is usually off running and not looking behind. I know eventually he will look for us, but it's gets frustrating when I see other kids behaving and staying near their parents while my child continues to get farther away as I'm yelling his name. I'm the mother who has to stay right behind their child at all times with fear that if I didn't, he would walk right out the door and not think twice about it. It makes conversing difficult on playdates. How do you do it? How do you get your child to stay close by?

Friday, January 16, 2009

Favorite Photo Friday #42

Bryson trying to straighten his hair with mommy's iron

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Shane

Today was Shane's 31st birthday. Where do you go on your birthday...DISNEY WORLD. We decided to take advantage of the free admittance on your birthday and Bryson was free as well, so we only had to pay for me. Shane's mom and boyfriend met us there also. We had a really great time and Bryson was just so amazed by everything. It was so amazing to watch his eyes and reactions to it all. Around 4p, we were standing in line for the Winnie the Pooh ride and I was holding Bryson. He laid his head on my shoulders, next thing you know, he was out. He slept through the whole ride. We walked around a little longer, but it didn't look like he was waking up, so we decided to head home.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Another surprise birthday party

Today we threw my mother-in-law a surprise 50th birthday party. Since she lives 2 hours away, we asked Shane's aunt who lives near her if we could have the party at her house. So we woke up around 6a, drove there and started setting up. Everyone showed up and we patiently waited for her to arrive. She had no clue what we were up to and that was obvious by the look on her face when she walked in the door. We had a great time and I know she did as well. Bryson went 90 miles a minute the whole party. He was up nearly 12 hours before we finally got in the car to head up and he crashed.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Favorite Photo Friday #42

Bryson playing games at Sea World on New Years Eve

P.S. I want to say Happy Birthday to the best mother in law that a girl could ask for. Happy Birthday Sandy!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

11 months Gotcha Day

Wow, we are one month shy of our one year Gotcha Day. Bryson continues to be the love of my life and brightens each day. It's hard to remember a time when I didn't trip over toys or didn't hear the footsteps of my 2 year old. I guess it's time for some updates.

In the last several weeks, Bryson has started babbling which is something he never did before. He never even used to make sounds. It is so cute to hear him try to have a conversation with us (if only we knew what he was saying) and to sing songs. He has also added several words to his vocabulary: ball, book, baby, bye, tree (eeh), boo boo, bubbles, boat, moon. Occasionally he will even try to copy what we say. Guess it's time to watch our mouths!

As for B's eating issues, they had seemed to of gotten better the first two weeks of the H-pylori and reflux medicine, then he was over it. Things are back to the way they were. We had an appointment with his GI doctor last month. He weighs 29 pounds and is 33 1/3 inches tall. He is growing, so she said not to be too concerned. Because of these eating issues, he qualified for another hour of speech therapy through Early Steps. His previous speech therapist did not have any extra time in her schedule, so she voluntarily gave her time with him up. We will miss her dearly as she was so great with him over the last few months. His new speech therapist started the week of Christmas and she mainly deals with feeding therapy. She said it will be a long road to find what works best with him.

B continues to do well in school and seems to really enjoy it. He gives me a kiss every morning and tells me goodbye as he walks in the door without looking back. Hard to believe that this is the same kid that used to hold my leg screaming in the morning only a few months ago. They had a Christmas program there last month. Each class danced on stage to a song in front of all the parents. B's class danced to Frosty the Snowman and he was happily dancing all over. We were proud parents!

I never had many concerns with B's attachment, but as I look back over the last 11 months, I see how far he has come. He loves to cuddle and loves affection. He makes great eye contact. We had our one year post placement report tonight and our social worker asked how his eye contact. At that exact moment, he leaned back in Shane's arms and started touching his daddy's eyes and nose. She said that answered her question. He gives kisses without us asking.

Early Intervention
Since we let his Early Interventionist go a few months ago, he qualified for a music class in place of it. We had been waiting for a spot in the night class to open. It finally did and we started these classes last month. We go every Tuesday for an hour and for the most part, he loves it. I do have to say that some of the kids in the class made B look calm (which is hard to do).

Friday, January 2, 2009

Favorite Photo Friday #41

Bryson & his great grandfather on Christmas

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

It's hard to believe that it is now 2009. Where did the year go? 2008 was a great year for us, full of wonderful memories. I can't wait to see what the new year brings.

Both Shane and I had to work yesterday, but last second we had decided to drive over to Sea World after work since we have season passes. We dragged my sister along since she was here watching Bryson yesterday (his daycare closed early). We had fun, but they didn't have all their normal shows going on so there wasn't too much to do. We walked around, rode a couple of rides and let Bryson play in the kids area. They were having fireworks at midnight so we were trying to stick around for that, but we were getting bored and Bryson was getting cranky. Around 11p, we were sitting at a table while B was in the stroller. We turn our heads for a moment, next thing we know, B is on the ground with the stroller on top of him screaming. He must have leaned over and the strolled flipped. He was pretty upset by the whole thing, so we decided just to head home. I drove and within minutes of leaving, all 3 of them were asleep. So yes, at midnight, I was the only one awake to ring in the new year. Do you have any idea what time my son was up this morning, 7:30a. Yes you read that right. No matter what time that child goes to bed, he is awake between 7a-7:30a. How does he do that???