Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Using His Walker

Grandma (Kate's Mom) got Jack a little walker that he uses to pull up on and "walk". It helps to strengthen his legs and he learns to balance himself better. He likes to use it to get from one end of the living room to the other. He also likes all the toys that are attached to it. At the end you can hear him say "DaDa" to Kate - right now both of us are "Dada".

Happy Jack Getting Tickled

Here's another video clip of Jack getting tickled.

Look Out the Window

Jack is crawling all around the place and likes to pull himself up and look around. The other day was so nice that I had the storm door closed, but the front door was open. Jack wanted to look out the window and see what was going on and when he hit the window, the dog came over to check out what the fuss was all about.

I took a pic of this scene, these two looking out onto the world.

Easter Bunny

Kate told me the Easter Bunny was at the local mall, so we went there and got a pic with him/her/it. Its his first interaction with this freak of nature and judging by him not freaking out and crying for us to save him - I would say the whole thing went well.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Happy Birthday/Happy St. Patrick's Day

We went over to Bill and Thereas for Meghans birthday on Saturday, which also happened to be St. Patrick's Day. We all celebrated with a cake and presents. Not my usual celebratory fare, but it was good.

More Laughing

Mom - this is for you!

I got Jack to laugh some more by "fake-sneezing" and holding a cup in my mouth. He is one funny kid. I will get some more soon.

Jack in the Box

We got some Girl Scout cookies last week and had the box left over. Jack loves the box, crawling on it, hitting it, slobbering on it. So I put him in it. Of course, he loved that, too.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Laughing Jack

I took this video of Jack a few weeks ago when he was in the living room and started to laugh at me when I acted like I was sneezing. Every time I would act like I was sneezing, he would laugh out loud and smile.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Virus Outbreak

Monday evening I began to have some stomach discomfort, felt like I had a case of indigestion, so I took some Pepto-Bismol. An hour later I was nautious and felt like I was going to hurl. I raced upstairs, but I didn't, even though my stomach muscles had begun to contract a little. I got the chills next, followed by muscle aches. I stayed upstairs and slept up there to stay away from Kate and Jack. I didn't want to spread what I had and have all of us sick.

I didn't sleep much because of the muscle aches, and the Tylenol didn't make much difference, but managed to fall asleep around 5am and slept for a few hours. I didn't go to work Tuesday, Kate took great care of Jack and got him to daycare.

I felt alot better by the middle of the day, but for the next few days, my appetite had decreased and I had a knot in my stomach. That finally went away this morning.

Wednesday evening, Jack spit-up a little and when Kate put him to sleep, he hurled a bunch. He still fell asleep, but when the 3 o-clock feeding happened, he did it again. We took him to the pediatrician in the morning and since he had diarrhea, it was determined that it is a virus. (norovirus?)

He quit vomiting thursday evening, but had a fever and would not sleep. I stayed up with him most of the night and ran a wet washcloth across his back and arms to help reduce the fever. It finally broke late today and is now sleeping good. He was miserable all day and to complicate his condition, he is teething again.

The good thing about him crying over the teething is that it is a good way to determine that he is getting enough fluids. The danger with the virus is that he could easily get dehydrated.

Infant Motrin is a wonderful product.

A Visit to See GG

This last weekend we went to visit GG, since she was home from the hospital. She is due to move into an assisted living facility that is in a different wing.
Kathleen came up to visit last weekend as well and we all enjoyed a dinner of Pizza (from Faccia Luna) and salad. They make the best pizza in Northern Virginia. (Yes, Mom, even Victors Pizza!)
Jack was very good and liked to play with his toys and crawling to the coffee table and pulling himself up.
GG enjoyed spending time with us and Jack, it was good to see her back in her apartment instead of a hospital!

Weathermen: Exhibit A

I relayed in a previous post that weathermen are boneheads. The next night I am watching the news and this gem crosses the screen. Why they were reporting on the weather in New Orleans, I have no idea, since the local newscast is for Washington DC.

If you haven't spotted it, the graphic spells Louisiana as "Louisana". This kind of stuff usually happens on the weekends when the "B" team is working.