Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My week with mommy so far

My week at home with mommy has been a FUN filled busy one, and it's only Wednesday! Tomorrow one of my bestest NICU friends Mr. Marcus is coming to play with me! He is the EXACT same age as me, gestationally anyway (he was due July 1st too!), except he was born on March 16th! He was parked beside me when I was in the A Room at Joe D... he was my motivator to get out of there because he handled that place like a champ! He's a big boy now and doing so much stuff, so mommy says I need to take some lessons from him when he comes to visit tomorrow :)

I haven't had ANY doctors appointments this week so mommy and I have just been hanging out and playing and trying new things!! On Monday I decided I would let mommy put some stuff in my mouth again (I kind of had a couple bad week where I refused to let anything but my own fingers in), so she took full advantage and went straight to the rice cereal...

I didn't want to hurt mommy's feeling so I ate a few TEENSY TINY bites

I got a bigger kick out of her playing with me

We played in my playroom, took a nice relaxing walk outside, and squeezed in a bath before daddy came home.

Well hi there

More laughing with mommy

Chillaxin' on my walk with mommy and Aston

Oh I CRACK myself up

Hey there handsome... 

Do you know you're n-a-k-e-d?? That is so funny

On Tuesday we played some more and I tried out my door swing again while my puppy played watch dog!

Guard dog

This is pretty fun mommy

Enjoying my swing

Mommy and I went to the grocery store and when we came home she put me in my high chair while she unloaded the groceries.... for some reason, don't ask me why, I found her bouncing around the kitchen putting away food absolutely hysterical!! Whenever she came back to me from the other side of the freezer door I couldn't help myself, I let out all my giggles! And when I dropped my spoon and she picked it up for me, HILARIOUS!!!! It feels good to laugh so I do it a lot :)

F-U-N-N-Y mommy

After my nap yesterday mommy decided it was time to go outside and try out my baby pool. I haven't been in that thing in a while but mommy filled it with water in the morning so the sun would warm it up for me by afternoon. I gotta say, though, the sun didn't do too good of a job because it was still pretty chilly! I'm getting better at dealing with cold water though so I gave it a shot...

Hmmm, what does this do?

Hey, come over here

I wanna try you out!

Would you like me if I sing to you?

Oh, didn't realize you were here mommy

Back to my friend here

More singing to the pool

WHOA, what is THIS?? 

Some live pool action

Today daddy accidentally woke me up SUPER early (I don't think mommy was very happy) and I decided to go ahead and stay up, even after he went to work... I didn't last long.... lucky for me, my good ole friend the swing never lets me down...

Best sleep ever

Mommy took me to Babies R' Us to walk around and I got to try my shopping cart/high chair cover out... mommy says I'm still a little too small for it and need to be able to sit up ALL the way by myself, but it was fun to act like a big boy, even if it was just for a little while.

Playing with mommy and my monkey before shopping

Let's go SHOPPING mama

Not sure what to do here

Hmm... a guy can get used to this

When we got home mommy had the grand idea to give me more food to try in the high chair... when WILL she give up this idea?? Today I made it crystal clear that I am NOT interested in the applesauce (or any other food she wants to try) nor am I going to play nice about it anymore.... see evidence below:

Okay, we started off good

Mommy tried some finger action since I blocked the spoon and hid my hands

Starting my complaints

Laying on the tears


Thankfully she made it up to me with a nice warm bath... my favorite :)

Happy clean Wesley here

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Beautiful weekend in S. Florida

Well our weekend down here in South Florida did NOT disappoint! Mommy and I had a wonderful music class with my favorite BFF Jacob and friends yesterday... then mommy decided to pull out my g-tube in the car as she was trying to plug me in for breakfast! Fortunately I didn't even notice it pop out! Unfortunately mommy didn't have a syringe to deflate the balloon on the end of the mic-key so we had to high tail it home quickly to get a new one to put in... music class is only 10 minutes from home thankfully and I didn't even notice mommy put the new mic-key back in, she just pushed and pushed and in it finally popped!!! She vented me right after and yucky tummy juice came out so she figured it was in the right spot haha :)

After that saga we headed down to Miami for the grand opening of the new First Tee facility with daddy!! It was a beautiful place and I ended up meeting LOTS of daddy's friends and co-workers for the first time while we were there!

Giving away smiles

Last night mommy decided I needed a little high chair time after my big day outside, so she threw me in there with some of my favorite toys and a new little spoon.... mommy thought it was pretty funny that whatever my left hand did, my right hand copied exactly... mommy tried to upload the video here but the computer isn't cooperating :( Sorry.... 

Oooooh, my ear!!

Today we slept in late and cleaned the house a little (not me, I watched cartoons and played) before heading out on the boat :) It was so nice outside we couldn't resist!!! Daddy decided to park the boat at the sand bar today and test out the water.... 

How do I look?? Like a boating baby??

Hey look at daddy and me out in the water

Hey mommy, wanna come out too?

Oooooooohhhh, daddy that's COLD!

WHAT is this?? 

I'll take it for you

Mommy, are you crazy????

Hey hey look at us in the water up to our waists!!

Our beautiful boat

Hey mommy has one of these too

YUMMMMMMY, why does daddy say I have to wait 20 more years before I can have one??

All changed and worn out

Daddy teaching me the basics

Showing me where my hands should go

I think I got it

Ok daddy, I'm ready 

How do I look??

Hey, nothing wrong with an afternoon siesta!

Mommy dipping me in the chilly water!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sunglasses and stuff

Well all my doctor's appointments are finally done this week and all went WELL!! My GI doctor says my blood work came back good so I don't have to be on my liver medicine ANYMORE!!! HOOOOOORAY :) He also said I'm REALLY catching up on the growth chart and he doesn't want me to get chubby now (haha, can you imagine).... so when mommy runs out of breast milk for me (we only have about two weeks left, sad) then instead of me going on NeoSure (bulked up formula) I can just go on regular infant formula. And instead of going up on the volume I drink as I keep growing, mommy and daddy should just go up on my calories so I won't feel so full... sounds good to me!! I'm down to taking my milk over about 45 minutes every three hours and handling it very well, so everyone seems happy!!

The doctor did say, however, that my vitamin D is low (as is mommy's apparently) so we BOTH need to go outside more often :) The problem is my eyes are still super sensitive, even though mommy takes me for long walks in the stroller every afternoon.

Kind of fell asleep during yesterday's walk, oops sorry mommy

She took me outside yesterday to play in the backyard and I let her HAVE it... I can barely open my eyes out there, even though it's been hazy here and we play in the shade with a hat on. She WOULDN'T take me inside, though :( I finally got her to swing with me on the porch swing instead which was a little better!! Today she put on my shades when we went out...

What are THESE things?

Hmmm, do they taste good?

You wear these? Are you sure?

No I think they're better off

But mommy says I look GOOD in them

Nope... don't like em

I'd rather play with them than wear them

And I figured out how to take them off so take that mommy

Well hello

My neurosurgeon appointment went well yesterday too... he said my head is big (haha) but that it's growing with me and not out of the range yet, so he's just going to keep checking on me once a month to make sure I don't try anything funny!! 

I woke up in a fantastic mood as usual this morning and decided to give mommy a BIG cheesy smile when she pulled out the camera!


Mommy has this idea in her head that I should be sitting by myself! I don't know what her problem is, I like sitting WITH her!!!! She put me in my boppy and put some of my favorite toys in front of me today and I didn't do too bad...  

Ok this isn't so bad, at least I can see you now mommy

But it doesn't take long before I get tired and bored and go for a lounging position instead... 

This is MUCH easier!

Mommy keeps pushing this silly high chair mushy food in my hands and all over my face idea... today she went with blueberry yogurt. I made it clear I had basically NO interest whatsoever in her game and proceeded to stare her down as she tried to get me to play.

Like my double chin action??

This looks interesting, I guess I'll check it out

Big smile for mommy, can you clean me up now??