You love your Uncle Jorge Negron! He can rock you to sleep so fast, make you smile and laugh like no one else. It was so cute. You would smile at him with the biggest "cheese" face ever. We haven't seen it since he left. We try everyday, but no luck. ha-ha Come back Uncle Jorge!
Yep...not even a month after your visit to Children's, we are back in the hospital with the same stuff. UGH, you poor baby! This time it seems like you were so much more miserable. You cried much more, but yet recovered faster and we were only in there for 2 days this time. You are 9 1/2 months and it was the weekend before Thanksgiving. So I just went ahead and stayed home with you the rest of the week so you could really revocer this time in your own home....and will LOTS of love of course.
For your first Halloween, you were a queen bee. You were the cutest trick 'r' treater out there! YES, we took you trick or treating! You loved it. Of course, 1. you LOVE other kids and 2. you love being outside...so this was right up your alley! And YES we dressed up with you. I mean what fun would it be if we didn't!
So I finally downloaded some pics from my phone from your 3 day visit to Children's Medical Center in Plano. You were diagnosed with Rhinovirus and Bronchialitis. It was a VERY scary experience for all of us. But you were happy and strong through the whole thing!
Ok so I have been so bad about blogging. I forgot all about it....or more less you keep us quite busy. It is now November and you are 9 months old and MY how much you have changed! You started doing the army crawl at 6 1/2 months old. My grandpa says you are advanced and will be walking by 10 months. I can't even imagine! You have really become vocal by 7 months and started really taking off crawling. You are FAST! You chase after Lola and Lucy all the time to pull on their ears and crawl all over them. Lola doesn't mind at all, now Lucy runs from you! ha-ha it is the cutest thing ever! You LOVE yourself in the mirror! You will play forever in our full length mirror. You sat up completely by yourself at 8 months. You are also saying mamamama as well. :) I like to just stop you after ma-ma, but you keep going. You are shaking your head no, and mimick grunts, laugher, and clicking your tongue. You are just the cutest baby there has ever been. Not to mention the easiest! God truly blessed us when he sent you to us. We just can't figure out what we did before you and how it had any relevance! You are the easiest baby, the best sleeper. We have never had to stay up late with you at night rocking you trying to get you to go to sleep. You have always just gone to bed on your own. We can set you in your crib wide awake with your blankie, and you just go right to sleep. You LOVE your pink blankie. It can put you to sleep anywhere at any time. It is the sweetest thing. You go to sleep everyday at 7 pm on the spot. If you aren't in your crib you let us know you are tired and we just go lay you down. You have been sleeping through the night since you were 4 months old. I mean we couldn't ask for a better baby! You love to shop with me, go to dinner with me and my girlfriends. You slept through my Bunco party and all our yelling and excitement. You have spoiled us. All until 8 1/2 months old. We had the worst scare ever. You were fussy one night, which was unusual,but we figured it was just teething because you hadn't had any break through yet. At 4 am I finally tried to rock you to sleep. You were cold and clammy and breahting sooooo hard. I woke your dad up to tell him we were going to the ER. Before we left we googled all the things it could possibly be to see if we were overreacting. Everything said you had croup, so we walked you around the cool outside tried to feed you, but nothing worked. At 6 we were on our way to the ER. You finally fell asleep in the car. So we went back home. When you woke up I still didn't like how hard you were breathing. So we went to the Dr. office. They gave you 2 steroid breathing treatments but they didn't work. We had to take you to Children's Hospital. When we got there, they put you on oxygen, IV for fluids because you were dehydrated and more breathing treatments. By this time it was 11 am. You were exhausted. You weren't even putting up a fight with the nurses because you hadn't slept, you had been crying all night, and all the energy it took you just to breathe. We spent the next 2 1/2 days in the hospital with you on oxygen and being monitored. Turns out you had RSV, and rhinovirus. Basically a bad cold that ended up settling in your chest and was restricting your breathing. Your dad and I took turns staying home with you the rest of the week. I have to admit, I hated it and was scared but loved getting to be with you 24 hrs a day for 4 days straight. I wish I could do that more often. While we were in the hospital you had your 2 top front teeth break through too. Talk about a big weekend. Poor baby!!!! So now you are 9 months old and all over the place, back to your happy smiling healthy self! We look forward to our family time weekends so much. They seem to go by faster than ever!
So as of this pas Father's Day weekend, you are now rolling. Not just rolling over from your tummy to your back, but you will go from your back to your tummy and then keep rolling. I love it. I think you love it even more, because you have realized you are now mobile! You totally roll off your play mat and then get mad because you can't see yourself in the mirror anymore! ha-ha! It is so cute. You have also started laughing. Not just your little breathing in kind of noise that showed us you were happy and enjoying what we were doing. I mean you actually laugh at us. Especially Micky Mouse Club House cartoon. You love that show. Any other cartoon can be on and you might stare at the TV for a little bit. But when Micky Mouse Clubhouse comes on, it has your full undivided attention and you will LAUGH at it. You also laugh at daddy or I when we play with you. I love it, you have the cuteset laugh ever! You are starting to outgrow some of your 0-3 month onesies and nighties. Your feet are getting to big for the footie spots and the length is too short when you stretch out. I think I have just been holding on to you being little and not wanting you to get big. So I had to go get you some 3-6 month nighties so you can sleep comfortably. (tear) You are becoming such a big baby now! Eating rice cereal, rolling over and over, laughing....I mean what is next sitting up! Oh you are such an adventure.
So you did great at your 4 month check up. You definitely didn't like your vaccinations and took them a lot worse than at the 2 month check up. It broke my heart, but I know it needs to be done. I loved getting to spend the first half of a Friday with you and not rushing off to work. You have grown to 24 inches (50%) and all the way up to 13 lbs (50%). We are getting to start single grain rice cereal now to try and get you ready for baby food and learn to swallow. I can't wait to see your reaction.