Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Baby Beckham

Ezra never ceases to amaze us. He learns so fast and seems to improve on everything we work on with him. He is a little behind on some of his gross motor skills but seems to be rapidly improving. It seems to me that his fine motor skills are pretty darn good though. He picks up little tiny pieces of cereal or grains broken off rice cakes between his index finger and thumb and feeds himself. He is really smart too. He understands things fairly well and seems to figure things out easily. Today I noticed him using a new skill while I was feeding him. See for yourself!

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ready to go!

We are so ready to head out west and visit family!

We did all our laundry, practiced being good without a car seat for the airplane (not in motion of course),

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and have been working on our smiles and laughs. My cheeks were hurting so bad while playing with Ezra. He was just getting a kick out of me smiling and "jumping" with him! Today in church he and a little boy his age were on the floor in R.S. and totally laughing at each other. One would laugh and then the other and then they would laugh together. It was so cute and I can't wait for him to do it with his cousins.
Please scroll past my "diet" to see out 4th of July post.

Friday, July 10, 2009

My new diet!

The last week or so I have developed some kind of gagging problem. I have been unable to eat pretty much everything. I don't feel nauseated at all, I just start to gag when I eat. Monday all I really ate was some rice krispie treats and some chocolate milk. Tuesday I had a couple bites of cereal and some doughnuts. I ended up throwing up my dinner because I was gagging so much. Yesterday I ate an entire bowl of cereal and like 2/3 of a salad. Today I have pinpointed the problem, and I have been able to eat more. I just have to take really little bites and swallow the whole bite at once. If I still have food in my mouth when I swallow some I will start to gag. I eat my cereal in the morning like 4 cheerios at a time, with as little milk as possible on the spoon. The most annoying thing is that I have been starving. I make us have what sounds good to ME for dinner and then can't eat it. It is really annoying. I just hope it goes away soon. It really does help me with my portion control. Bob secretly wishes that he could have the same problem because as my portions go down his go up. If anyone knows a cure do tell. P.S. I'm not pregnant if that is what you are thinking!

Who needs fireworks when you can have rain?

We spent our Independence Day weekend camping in Sharon,Vt. It was soooo good to be out of the house and I think Ezra enjoyed it even more than Bob and me.

For those of you who are lucky enough to not know, we have had rain something like 30 of the last 40 days. The weekend was no different. Bob and I opted for a little cabin because of the rain and the fact that it was Ezra's first time camping. We pushed the two bunk beds together so that Ezra had plenty of room to roll around. Despite all the rain we had a good time and Ezra was such a good baby. He was happy the whole 3 1/2 hour drive and was totally happy on his own while we set up camp. He slept really well and Bob and I were able to chill every evening while everyone else tried to get their kids settled. He really just loved being outside. He was even happy the whole way home. Fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts but lucky for us we were in Vermont and were allowed to have sparklers! Yipee! The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays and although I didn't spend the day sitting in the St. George heat playing games to save a place, I still had a good time. Bob and I even got to play a little volleyball. (It's been years since I've touched one.)

Ezra napping while the babysitters kept a close eye!

Chilling during clean up.

The recovery phase!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

I hope he gets awesome hat hair!

I think that Bob and I have officially decided that we are going to get Ezra a helmet. Both our primary and secondary insurance cover helmets 100% so we shouldn't have to pay anything thankfully. It was a tough decision but we decided that getting the helmet was the best thing for Ezra in the long run. We don't want him to feel self conscious or be made fun of, plus he may go bald someday. It was supposed to be ready just before we went to visit family, but they have to do all sorts of paperwork for our secondary insurance, which pushed it back a few weeks. So it should be ready when we get back.

We practiced for Halloween while waiting for them to scan his head!

When we stopped by to get the prescription and see about insurance they said they could see Ezra that day but the wait would be an hour and a half. I didn't want to come back so Bob donated platelets (an hour and a half process) while we sat in the NOPCO office. They measured Ezra's head, scanned it, and had me pick a design for the helmet.
This is the print for his helmet (shown on a body brace).
It is called fly and drive blue!
It may not be the best, but certainly not the worst.

We still weren't 100% about doing it and we didn't realize that this step was going to get the ball rolling so quickly, but the sooner we start, the sooner it gets done. I think he is going to look pretty darn cute in it since he is so cute anyways.