Thursday, August 28, 2008

Addison is Six Months Old

Addison had her six month well child check on Monday. She is getting so big. She weighs 17 lbs and is 26.75 in. She is in the 70% for her weight and in the 90% for her height and only in the 25% for her head circumference. Her development is fine, but we need to work on sitting. She rolls wherever she needs to go and she is figuring out that she can go further with every new day. I will turn me head for just a second and she is off the blanket and has ran into

the coffee table. It makes us laugh. We try so hard to make Addison laugh and she will but she will hold it in. Dr. Feindt does not seem to be concerned because Addison is meeting all her social developmental goals and feels that Addison is just a more serious natured baby then Jackson was. Addison has begun to talk more and more. A few weeks ago I would say that she would just talk to get your attention and if you did not give it to her she would just get louder, but now she is just content to talk to herself with a quiet sweet voice. She didn't give me much information about Addison and her reflux, but we see the Pediatric Upper GI Specialist on September

5th, Yeah!! We were finally able to start baby food. We had to wait because of the possibility for food allergies since she has cow milk protein intolerance and eczema. We started out with squash and even though it may not look like it she really did enjoy it. She is getting so big and is a ton of fun. She is a great addition to our family!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Jackson's First Day of Preschool

I just have one thing to say, they grow way too fast. Jackson had his first day of preschool at Little Scholars Preschool (Avondale Academy) on Monday and he LOVED it!! Last week we had a back to school day where he was able to meet his teacher and see his classroom. His teacher's name is Mrs. Jensen and his classroom is the farm classroom. We have been trying to prepare him for it by telling him that mommy will drop him off, go home, and then pick him up a few hours later. He would always reiterate it with 'Mom you will come back and pick me up?' The

preschool has a portico which is like a drive thru so we pull up to the front door of the building and his teacher comes out to the car, gets him out of the car, and takes him inside. Then when it is time for me to pick him up she brings him out to the car and loads him in. The first day we were waiting in the line of cars and he had a huge smile on his face and was so excited. Mrs. Jensen saw us and came to the car and unloaded him. He walked right in and did not even look back at me. I lost it!!! I was so emotional the whole way home. I do have to so that those 2 hours were nice and I did accomplish a lot. When I picked him up he had the biggest smile on his face

and was so anxious to tell me everything that he did though he was a little upset that they did not get to paint. He is so big and he was more than ready for preschool and to have that structure.

Warning: Construction Zone

I am so excited to start this blog, but I have a confession I am computer illiterate. I am having to have Brad and my sister, Kim, walk me through everything, pathetic I know. So please bear with me as I try this out. As my other sister, Nichole, says 'I am a blogging virgin!'

I also wanted to explain the reason for my blog name, Tons and Tons and Heaps. Awhile back before Addison was born and I would put Jackson to bed and I would say to him, 'Jackson how much does momma love you?' He wouldn't answer and I would tell him, 'tons and tons.' Brad wanted in on it too and would tell Jackson that he loves him heaps and heaps. So, now when we ask Jackson 'How much do mom and dad love you?' he says, 'Tons and Tons and Heaps!!'