Monday, December 15, 2014

Tanner - 18 months

Clothes- 18 month- 2T
Weight- 23 lbs  - 10%
Height- 33 3/4 inches - 75%
Diapers - Size 4
Shoes- Size 5
Food- Everything! His fans are "pizza!" "berries" - strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries; fruit pouches
Sleeping-  bedtime between 8-9 and wakes up anywhere between 7-8:30, usually 1 nap a day and it can be from 1 hr -2.5 hrs!
Activity- This little man is into everything!! He loves to be outside
Words: His vocabulary has really taken off. It seems that he learns a new word every few days. Some of my favorites are for our dog Winnie "Win-wee" and Please "peessss", and "liiigghts" for the christmas lights, and Kris taught him to say "little babies" explaining to him that I take care of little babies at work. So Cute!

Tanner is just the sweetest little boy. He melts my heart with all the kisses and hugs he gives. I want to remember his sweet little wave bye-bye and the way his blows kisses to everyone when we leave.

Goofy boy loves to try on Mommy and Daddy's shoes

Decorating for Christmas

We are so excited to decorate our house for Christmas. Its our first Christmas in the house so Kris wanted to go all out with the lights.

Kris hard at work on the roof

Tanner helping me with the indoor lights

A few lights needed to be tightened but over all we thought it looked awesome

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Diaper Cake Fun

Yesterday 11/17 my friends Ashley and Corrie came over and we worked on a diaper cake for another friends baby shower coming up. Our sweet friend Jenni is having a boy and is naming him Camden. She decided to go with a cute woodland creatures theme for his room so we decided to carry that over to her diaper cake. This was my first experience making one and I had so much fun! It was alot easier than I thought it would be and I will defiantly be making these in the future for friends.

We decided to do a 4 tier cake and we used a cool tree branch from hobby lobby as our center dowel. We used a case and a 32 pack of newborn diapers for the cake.

                           Hot gluing the ribbon around

                            "C" for Camden

                        We added a little brown crinkle cut paper and it really made the cake look finished.

Of course we had to add the cutest little boy hightop shoes hanging from a branch.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Family Day

We had such a fun day today! We took Tanner for his 18 month pictures this morning and he did so great! The photographer got so many good shots it was hard for us to choose which ones to print.
Here are the ones we picked
He looks so big to me here. 

I am obsessed with this sweater!!! - Janie and Jack 

Next we went to Mi Cocina for lunch-my favorite! 

Then we headed to Northpark to see the trains and do a little window shopping. 

Daddy and Tanner

So cute- he kept saying "choo-choo"

Love the OU/TX and state fair part!

I promise he loved it! It was getting close to nap time = doesn't smile 

Where's Parkland?!?!

Pointing at all the Choo-Choo's

So thankful for wonderful days like today with my boys! I am one lucky Momma. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

We had a great Thanksgiving. This was my first year with it off since I started working as a nurse. I finally earned enough seniority to have a holiday off! YES!!!! 
We had a very busy day running the Turkey Trot and visiting family.

My first attempt at pecan pie was a success thanks to Pioneer Woman.

Here is the recipe I followed. 

I think everything she makes is so yummy. There are several recipes I want to try soon.

The Turkey Trot was great but the weather was a little cold. Once we started running we warmed right up. I defiantly need to run more because my time was very slow, but it was my first race since having Tanner so at least I did it!

I need to be better about taking more pictures with family but here are a few I got from the day

Tanner and Grand Dad

Me and PopPop - I adore this man!

Tanner and his Papa

Tanner and Gran Nanny reading

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Very Scary Day

Well yesterday was probably my most scary day as a parent thus far. We made our first trip to the emergency room with Tanner.
Background story:
Friday night when I got home from work Kris told me that Tanner had a choking close call about 40 min prior on a piece of talapia. He said he eyes got real big and he started scream crying and alternating with coughing/gagging. By the time I got home he was still pretty upset about it and not wanting to drink anything. I looked in his throat and could see a little bit of blood on his left tonsil. We offered him some ice chips and Motrin and it seemed to help. He was able to drink his milk before bed no problem. We just thought he scratched his throat on the fish breading or something like that. (the idea of a fish bone was also brought up)
I went to work Saturday like normal except I worked a 16 hour shift and didn't see Tanner at all. Kris said he was pretty normal all day and ate fine.

Sunday morning I was cancelled 7-3 so I was home when Tanner started gagging/coughing and threw up some blood streaked mucous. He also was drooling uncontrollably. We tried to get him to drink or eat ice chips and he wouldn't.
I was concerned so we called our pediatricians on call nurse line and they said that it would be best to bring him in considering the choking close call Friday night.

Poor baby drooling the whole way to children's, his shirt was soaked

Of course I was freaking out thinking he had the worst case senarios…fish bone in his throat, epiglottises, or a number of other scary life threatening things.

When we arrived they took us back really quickly. He got an X-ray of his neck right away. The doctors saw some swelling that they were concerned for possible fluid collection or abscess. The radiologist ordered a contract CT of the neck to get a better view. I knew this meant he would need an IV for the contrast. I also knew he would needs something for sedation, they ended up ordering Versed and it did the trick, he held still for the CT.
After IV playing with some toys child life brought him.
Before the IV

The CT showed swollen tonsils but no food or fish bone which was great. The doctors were still concerned about the drooling so they consulted with ENT to come and scope him to make sure nothing was missed. ENT did the scope and didn't see anything but they were not comfortable sending him home until he had a chest Xray and esophogram to confirm no foreign body, food impaction, or other scary reason for the drooling. Tanner was such a good baby the whole time he is so brave and strong. I on the other hand was a complete mess. By far the worst test was the esophogram (swallow study) they strapped him down on a board and basically poured contrast down his throat while he is screaming bloody murder! Talk about ripping momma's heart out. I cried for a good 20 min after that one! At the end of it all his diagnosis was upper respiratory infection - swollen throat/tonsils, and hypersaliviation. I am so thankful that he is okay and it was nothing really serious. I am thankful to the doctors to were very thorough in their assessment and made me feel confident that when we left he was really okay. That being said, I hope our next ER trip isn't for at least another 10 years. I don't think I can handle another one sooner.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Family Vacation- Lake Travis/Austin

This past week our family and our good friends Brittany, Joey and their 17 month old daughter Grace went to Austin for a little getaway.  We stayed in a really nice 3 bedroom condo on Lake Travis.
We spent most days just relaxing and taking the kids to the pool. On Saturday we took Tanner to his first UT Longhorn football game.

Tanner had never been on a road trip before so we were not sure how he would do. We stopped for lunch and a play break on the way down to Austin. We found a rest stop that had a play ground. He did great in the car!

View from our balcony - the lake was really low but it was still beautiful

Trying to teach the babies to "chicken fight"

This goofy boy….I couldn't get him to smile for a lounging picture lol

I love these sweet babies!

Family picture before heading to the game

Father and son….and Ricky Williams 

Cheering on the Horns with GrandDad

Tanner lasted until half time at the game (which is about how long the team lasted too!-they were awful). It was really hot, I think if we are able to go to a game later on in the fall he would make it the whole game. He loved cheering and people watching. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tanner at 14 months

Tanner is 14 months old!

Sleep: Bedtime is usually between 8-8:30 and he sleeps until about 8:30 am, he normally takes one 1-2 hr nap during the day as well. We have a bath most nights after dinner (its usually necessary to hose him down)
Food: This boy can eat! Loves bananas, pancakes, blueberries, cheese, yogurt…… well really anything we give him. We are working on using a little plate and a spoon. He drinks mostly water and has whole milk in the am with breakfast and a little after dinner before bed.
Diapers: still size 3
Clothes: 18 months (some 12 months still fit well)
Shoes: We just moved into size 5
Words: Mama, Dada, bye, hi, duck, night-night, bella (my parents dog). He understands so much its amazing. After his diaper changes I hand him the dirty one and ask him to throw it in the trash for me and he does! Of course he claps for himself every time after.
Favorites: being outside, playing with the hose, swimming, and reading books with mama