"Life is to be enjoyed, not endured."
President Gordon B. Hinckley
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Addison is Eight Months
WOW!! Eight months, where does it go?? Addison is getting so big and has learned so many new things. We have reached the point over the last few months where I feel we can say "Life is Good!" Addison is so happy and content which has made things wonderful.
As far as her acid reflux, she is no longer on prescription medications. She takes an over-the-counter antacid called Gaviscon 2-3 times a day and that has seemed to do the trick. Yeah! She is also off the special formula (Nutramigen) for the milk protein intolerance and is now on a mixture of soy formula and regular formula. She is doing great! I am so glad we were able to see the GI specialist, she helped us get Addison off the three medications and back on regular formula, but most importantly, she helped us have a happier Addison. Dr. Harnesberger is an angel on earth! Addison was able to have her first biter biscuit the other day and she loved it. Can you tell?
Addison is into everything! She is always going and is a handful. A little bit ago she was playing with a sign on the entertainment center and I told her "No no Addison" and pulled her away from it and walked away. Well she wormed her way back to it and started playing with it again. I went over to her told her no, no and pulled her away. Well, the third time I pulled her away from it, slapped her hand and told her no, no. As I walked away I turned and saw her look at Jackson and get this big grin on her face. Since then she has had her hand slapped quite frequently and told no, no, but it doesn't seem to do us any good. Within the last few days Brad and I think that she is finally understanding no, no because she cries whenever she gets a slap on the hand and told no, no. Let me tell you we are not looking forward to the Christmas tree!
Addison has learned a few new things. She has learned to crawl. At first it started with worming her way everywhere and now she actually crawls on all fours. She will be in one room one minute and then in another room the next. She loves being mobile and following Jackson wherever he goes. She has also learned to pull herself up on things, but she gets really frustrated when she can't figure out how to get herself down. She really keeps us on our toes.
Addison's biggest accomplishment (at least to me) over the last few months is her first tooth. We were told by our pediatrician at Addison's four month well child check that she could see Addison's teeth on the bottom and that she would be an early teether. Well, four and a half months later and here we are. Last week we had a few days where she was really clingy to me during the day and slightly fussy, but really drooly. I looked in her mouth on Wednesday and saw what looked like a canker on her gums. When I looked on Thursday the spot was bigger and I could feel that the gum had broke and the tooth was waiting to move up further. Today we could feel the sharp little tooth. Yeah!!
When I look back a year ago and was approaching my last trimester, it amazes me how fast things go. Since Brad and I have difficult newborns I tend to find myself wishing for them to be 3 months old and then waiting impatiently for them to be six months and so on, but then as I look back I think why was a wishing that time away? I love the stage that Addison is at and I wish that I could keep her at this stage. She is such a joy in our lives and brings us so much happiness. We are truly blessed!!
Wow how life keeps changing! So I am a stay at home mom and I enjoy it the majority of the time. I am the mom of three beautiful children inside and out. I have one boy, Jackson, and two girls, Addison and Mckenzie. I am married to the MOST wonderful man! Brad means the world to me and does SO much for me. It is such a blessing to have someone who supports me, loves me, helps me, and so much more. I LOVE MY LIFE!!!!