Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Posting these pictures makes me very sad. The reason you ask? Because my sweet little 2yr old boy took his first fall down the basement stairs this particular day. We were working on the crafts and well being 2, Joey wasn't all that cooperative and momma was having some hormonal issues and not very patient. I made Joey go play in the living room while Tiff and I finished up what we could without the kids. They managed to get back into the kitchen and were by the basement stairs. I was right there and it just didn't click in my head that they were by the stairs until all of a sudden it's Boom BOOM Boom BOOM Boom....we hear. We both jumped up and I grab Kasia just as the excitement almost made Bosco send Kasia after Joey. I'm standing at the top of the stairs and there lay my little boy, at the bottom, crying but not moving. I ran down the stairs trying to make sure I didn't trip and hurt myself or Jonny or Joey in the process. I actually stayed pretty calm. I think that having Tiff there helped calm me even though she was taking care of Kasia who was traumatized some from watching her little boyfriend fall like that! I checked him over, didn't let him move when he finally tried, until I was sure he was ok. God was with me because I felt this calm and just knew that he was fine, scared and bruised but nothing worse than that. I let him up and checked him over some more. He has some very slight abrasions on his butt cheek and leg and that's all I could see at that point. After washing him in the bath, getting all the marker and paint off his face I could see he had some good swelling over the bridge of his nose. In the morning a little bruise appeared on his cheek and that was that!
He gets into the kitchen all the time now, can climb over the gate there, but he goes immediately to the basement door and closes it! I don't think he's attempted the stairs yet, ever since the fall.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Today is St. Nick's day and boy was he nice to the boys. They got a bunch of nice cool little toys and matching PJ's for Christmas day. Joshy's has a bib that has Baby's first Christmas! Joey got a bunch of new Thomas the Tank Engine cars and is in heaven with them! He so loves his Thomas stuff!
In the evening Joey and I got bundled and went outside to play in the snow! He had a fit about all the clothes and stuff that was going on him but I managed to get him outside and I threw him in the snow and he totally forgot about trying to take all that stuff off and just loved playing in the snow. This was really his first time doing this as last year I was either hugely pregnant or had a newborn in the house and the year before that he was too little. I took him out but he couldn't really play in it.
I have some great pictures but I need to get them downloaded to the computer before I can post them. I hope I can do that soon!
JOSHY TOOK 11 STEPS consecutively but it wouldn't have ended there...he had reached his destination and wanted some of the toys so he leaned over (still standing) and tried to pick up some toys and then stand again which if he could have gotten the toys firmly in his hand would have been able to do. But since the darn toys were magnetized together he ended up giving up his feet and knelt down to finish what he was doing.
He then was in his sleeper (after I stopped my hormonal happy crying) and was in the living room with us. He took 4 more steps to get to me and my dinner with out any wobble in his steps!!!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Here I am stuck at a red light at an intersection that was pure ice. This smaller SUV tried to make a right hand turn and managed to do a 180 instead of the 90 degree turn he needed to do. He was stuck because there were cars behind him stuck at the same light and well he's on ice and in front of him is a curb and a Midas. So I'm patiently waiting at this light, wondering what this poor guy (or woman) is going to do to get out of the mess he/she is in when the light turns red for the cross street. This idiot woman had wanted to make a left turn where that SUV was now blocking her way. She decides that instead of backing up and waiting for the light to turn green again and give the SUV time to move out of the way or going forward and finding a different route that isn't blocked....to go ahead and make her turn in spite of the route being blocked! So now she's not only helping to block those lanes (heading West) but the cross street lanes (heading South!) OMG what a total and complete moron! It was then that I saw in my mind some other idiot come along and hit that ice and create some major pileup there at the intersection and kill me and my boys! As soon as I could make my turn I got us out of there and home where we should have been in the first place!
I'm a winter baby, I took my drivers test on January 16th right after a huge snow storm, I know how to drive in the winter but now with kids and being pregnant, it's so not about MY ability, it is so much more about the idiots on the road putting my kid's and my life in jeopardy!
If I could just stay at home for the rest of winter and never have to drive with the kids again (Including Jonny!!) I so would do it!
We were out shopping with my mom at Toys R Us and Joey was just loving being out of the cart and playing with things. He shocked me when he came up with some sidewalk chalk and paint (a kit) that he wanted opened (he recognized the chalk) and asked me with his signs for help in opening it!
He's not bursting out with words yet but he is actually being more specific which is great. He loves soda (I know I know, no need to chastise me for it) and he will use the sign for milk but to him it means soda! He does get some soda but I've stopped drinking it at home when he's up, so he can't guilt me into giving him some.
And now he's using help appropriately on his own when he wants help with something. I'm so excited for him and for us! It really helps to know what the kid wants when he tells you or gives you some idea versus the constant whining and crying and pointing (in general never at anything specific) that I was getting prior to this. He's starting to get it finally!
Monday, December 3, 2007
Joey had this thing with keyboards so we had an old one that I gave him to play with obviously not attached to anything. He LOVES that thing and surprises me all the time with his ability to find some of the letters. He knows J, O, E, very well and Y, A, T, C sometimes.
After Joshy got to crawling around he discovered his own fascination with this keyboard, or should I say the wire that is attached to it (for connecting to a computer). Joshy would just sit there with the plug in his mouth and I started saying, when daddy would ask where Joshy was, that he was "plugged in" LOL
Well now that keyboard, or once again the plug, has a new use. Joey uses it to plug in my belly (really the baby). I don't know where he figured this out as I don't use my doppler when he's around since I won't be able to hear anything with a 2yr old talking or playing. But Joey will move that plug all over my belly, push in then move it again, push in, move again etc... like he's listening to for the baby or something. It's so darn funny!
The imaginations of these kids is just astounding!
Saturday, December 1, 2007
So, many times I don't even bother putting them on him until we get where we are going. Other times I put them on him as I need him to WALK.
Today, I did some running around while in the middle of a small snow storm. The snow was sticking, the roads icy etc... We get home and he's got his stinking shows off once again and I've got not just Joshy but groceries and stuff to carry in. So, I decided to start a lesson...I made him walk into the house, barefoot, through the snow.
Damn if that kid didn't mind it once he got over the initial shock of the cold!!! LOL
We'll see how he does the next time, maybe it will be even worse and eventually he'll learn to keep his damn shoes on!
Oh and I thought it was because his shoes were too small so I bought him new shoes and tie ups instead of velcro..thinking that combo would keep the shoes on, NOPE, I was wrong :(