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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Cough..Sneeze...Cough

Well...the doctor said that Mason has a bad virus. He's worried that it could easily turn to something worse, so we need to watch him and take good care of him. He did sleep better last night after....cranking up the heat, a SudaCare plug, a humidifier, sucking his nose then pumping it full of saline, Tylenol and Benedryl and propping him up on his Boppy to sleep! That seems like a lot...but that was all doctor ordered! His cough is still really bad and he is still getting choked a lot....hopefully that will start to clear up!

So basically we are in a waiting game to see if it starts to get better on its own. If it isn't any better by tomorrow we have to go back to the doctor and if it isn't a lot better by Thursday we have to go back!

Hopefully, there will be continued improvement! He's so pitiful because he can't breathe and coughs so bad....bad thing is we still find it cute! (everything he does it cute)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Mother verses Mommy!

The dictionary defines a mother as "a person that performs the tasks or duties of a female parent". The more I think about this the more I think the dictionary may say that is what a mother is but they have no clue about being a MOMMY!

I thought I had figured out what being a mother was....I have done the middle of the night feedings, the 15 diaper changes a day, the 3 loads of laundry a week, the playing blocks in the floor, the trips to the park, the singing songs and of course, the (what seems like endless) feedings. But last night I realized there is a BIG difference between a Mother and a Mommy!

Since Bobby and I have been married we have never slept apart other than one of us being on a trip and we can't avoid it...but last night I slept upstairs so I could be close to Mason. You see, a few days ago he got the sniffles, well yesterday it turned into a very croupy cough and he couldn't breath...he kept choking while trying to breathe. We tried to put him to bed but he kept waking up crying because he couldn't breathe well...we thought of putting him in bed with us but Me, Bobby, 2 dogs and a baby is a bed full! So I went upstairs to sleep...after having to get up and go calm him down several times from coughing and choking I finally decided to put him in bed with me and Sadie (Apollo slept downstairs with Bobby). He woke up every hour coughing and crying because he couldn't breathe.

Somewhere about 4 am I realized that this is what being a Mommy must be about. I didn't sleep, but it was okay...I spent the whole night with him on my arm which eventually went to sleep and I couldn't feel it anymore, but it was okay...I patted him until I thought my arm would fall off and then...I patted him some more and still it was okay! I realized that no matter what I had to sacrifice it was all worth it if he could sleep just a little better! I realized that I could do without a lot of things if it made his life just a little easier! I realized I was holding my world in my arms!!

So after a night of all that....today I am very tired and worried about Mason! He is still not breathing well and coughing a lot. He can't eat without choking because he can't eat and breathe at the same time. He is sleeping off and on, but he has to sleep sitting up cause it seems to help a little with the coughing. We are waiting to go the doctor at 2:15..hopefully he can give him something to help "break up" the junk. I will try to get something posted to update you all on what the doctor says.

I can say that I get it now....I love my little Buddy!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Rub-a-Dub-Dub...a ducky is my tub!


Mason's Papa, my Daddy, gave Mason a ducky bathtub long before he was born. It is the cutest thing....it quacks when you press his beak. Mason finally got to where he was trying to move around in his bathtub but couldn't because of the hump in the middle. So, I decided to get out his "big boy" tub. He LOVED it. He normally has toys that he plays with, however now the bathtub itself has become his toy. He likes to blow on the side like we blow on his belly to make noise! There is a plug in the bottom that I open to let the water out. I did this while he was in the tub and you should have seen his face when he noticed all the water was draining out. He's so smart, he grabbed the cap and tried to put it back on...I guess he thought if he stopped it from draining somehow that would fill the tub back up! He loves bath time but now it's even funnier to watch him in his ducky!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth...

Well, now Mason can say all he wants for Christmas is one front tooth! He officially has a tooth!! It is on his bottom left. I usually check about every two days to see if I can see anything. Today when I opened his mouth..there it was..a little white "pearl" that was through the gum! He officially is a "big boy" now....sad! While we were in North Carolina we noticed a tooth that is trying to come through, but it is odd...it is on the back on his right side...we are still not sure what that is about. Maybe that one will take a while to work through...don't know! All I know is my baby has his first baby tooth!!!

(Sorry there is no picture...try taking a picture of a baby's gums)

The Pumpkin Patch


Today was a first for us.....we took a family trip to the pumpkin patch! We went to pick out our jack-o-lantern pumpkin, some pumpkins to make Mason some baby food and some mini ones for Thanksgiving. He had a lot of fun...he liked all the orange pumpkins (he knows what color is best..ha ha, go Tigers) I think that will definitely be a yearly tradition for us!

Check out my new kicks...

Mason has graduated to shoes with laces!! Of course, he still tries to get them off, but each time it ends in defeat. He doesn't fuss about them, he just thinks that if he kicks enough they will fall off! These are his new "sneakers" that are so cute!!

Me and Daddy

Mason loves his Daddy! It is amazing to watch his face light up just to hear his voice. Bobby decided to aerate our lawn the other day and borrowed our neighbor's riding mower. Bobby was going to drive it back next door and he decided he need a little help driving, so Mason thought he would step in and help Daddy. He loved his ride (it was only about 2 minutes) but it was with Daddy, so that's all that matters to him!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The peas go in and....they're a keeper!

After the doctor's appointment on Friday, Mason was "approved" to move on to food! He doesn't want to stop any breast feedings so he will be breastfeeding five times a day (one being wake up and one being bedtime) and eating breakfast, lunch and dinner of baby food...that's a LOT of feedings to handle, but it's all good. It was an exciting day for the Noble household. I left the doctor and went to the store and got one jar of everything....I figured I would try all of them to see what he likes best. I am planning on making my own baby food, but I want to see what he likes before I go buy all those fresh veggies and fruit. We started with peas....they smell horrible! I couldn't stand the smell so Bobby fed him! I tried but just couldn't do it. He liked the peas...he's had them twice so far and really likes them. Saturday I tried squash...he didn't like that so much, however I gave them to him again on Sunday night and they went over much better. I have decided to do fruit in the morning and veggies for lunch and dinner. I don't want him to get used to peas and carrots for breakfast! Sunday morning I tried prunes...he LOVED those!! And yes...they worked wonders by Sunday night. That's another good poop story...it was EVERYWHERE!!!! Sunday night was the squash again. This morning was bananas...WOW he ate the WHOLE jar....that is by far his favorite so far! They smelled bad too..I'm thinking I need to make my own baby food so I can stand to feed it to him! Needless to say, the food has gone over very well with him. He loves to eat. It's great!!

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No Mommy, not more shots!

We went to the doctor on Friday. Mason loves Dr. Andrews...he's awesome. He said everything was looking great and keep up what we are doing! He is 15 lbs 4 oz. He's growing perfectly. He said that his teeth are definitely coming in, we just have to wait! Mason got 4 shots, two in each leg. He didn't cry after the first one, however the second one was twice as bad as usual. You would have thought that the nurse broke his heart. He loves Jennifer, the nurse, but after those shots he wouldn't even look at her! He is all better now...he got 4 Snoopy's and everything is good!