Tuesday, August 31, 2010

In Motion

Leo is always moving. He has been that way for as long as he's been able to move on his own. It was so much that we took him to see one of the specialists who cared for him at birth. He confirmed what we suspected, Leo has ADHD. Who knows if this was caused by his prematurity, the liquid form of caffieine that he was on from birth until 4 mos old, or if he was just going to be that way no matter what. Either way, the day to day can be difficult and trying to say the least. He can't control his movements and impulses most of the time and I can't always control my annoyance with it. But, we try to give him outlets to expend energy and teach self control when he needs to be calm. I thought it would be nice to celebrate the positive side to this constant battle, Leo's unbelievable energy and enjoyment of motion!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tooth Fairy's First Visit

Last weekend, we took the kids to Galveston for some beach time. Leo had a few loose teeth and lost his first one on our trip. He was brave and the tooth fairy left him $5 for his first tooth. (I think that may be way more than I got.) His big boy tooth was already visible, so you can see it too, filling in the gap. Our boy is growing too fast!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Painful Week

So, a week ago today, Leo had yet to get up at 9:30 am. This is VERY unusual, so I went to check on him and found he had a temp of 103.7. We gave him a bath, some motrin and kept offering fluids. Several hours later, he began vomiting and continued, and continued. He was so weak, he could barely hold his head above the toilet and around 5 am on Monday morning, Leo took him to the emergency room. They started an iv and gave him fluids and no more vomit medicine.

He was home after 5 hours or so and make a super quick recovery. By Tuesday, he was completely back to making me crazy :) Here is his i.v. bruise almost a week later. Ouch!

Not to be completely left out, Lindsay found some ants on the patio that were between homes I guess. They literally attacked one foot and leg, leaving her with about 12 bites. Ouch! Her little foot became swollen and she ran a fever of 101.7. After some benadryl, cortisone cream, motrin and a good night's sleep, she was back to normal as well.

And, I do write this blog, so here's a picture of my knee. We have to put the trash can on top of the island in the kitchen to keep the dogs out of the trash and I was putting it back on the floor when I hit my knee with it. It hurt, lots, picture doesn't do it justice, I assure you. Ouch.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010