Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Big boy!

October is here and Luke is officialy 18 months . He has grown in height, but not in weight. Since his 12 mo. check-up he's grown 2 1/2 inches and only gained 5 ounces. The boys has dropped all the baby fat....no more chubby cheeks.

Two months ago Luke started going to a daycare center a couple days a week to have interation with other kids. Since I work full-time and my parents mainly watch him, he doesn't get to play much with other kids his age. The first month or so he cried and clung to me every time I dropped him off which was heart-breaking, but he is used to it now. I know he has a lot of fun and he's learning so many things there. I get so excited when he demonstrates something new. One evening he started squatting and then would quickly stand up which I figured out was him jumping. Now he can say the word jump. When we play I will say, "1-2-3 Jump" and then he jumps. He'll move his body when I say the word even if he's sitting down. It's pretty funny.

Luke's transition to nursery went very well which I'm betting is due to the fact I work full-time and he's used to me leaving him with someone five days a week and to him what's one more day? I am watching the Relief Society room door for a nursery leader to bring me my crying child, but I don't think it will happen. If one of them does bring Luke to me it's most likely going to be for the changing of a stinky diaper.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

[Good Fast Cheap] - Pick Two

I saw this on a bumper sticker one day and thought it was quite humorous and then it got me thinking. What would I rather have? Something good and fast or good and cheap or fast and good or fast and cheap. I think I spent the rest of my car ride from Bellevue to Everett deciding. I figured it depends on what you're getting and I was thinking food. I ultimately decided Good and Cheap is the way to go. Whatever it may be it should be tasty and a great bargain so that I'll want to get it again.

What would you choose?

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Eye Procedure

Everything went smoothly with Luke's eye procedure and I couldn't be more happier with the results. I'm sure the boy is grateful that I'm not wiping his eye anymore.

He had no reaction to the anesthetics they gave him and surprisingly he didn't sleep forever after the surgery. I thought for sure he would be out for an hour or more, but 15 minutes after the doctor and anesthesiologist told us everything went according to plan they were ushering us to the post-op room where Luke was waking up. His nose itched a lot for half an hour or so which we were told was a side-effect of the drugs. I could deal with that.

Luke was a really good and brave boy. He did not cry at all - just fussed a bit about the IV they had in his foot that he wanted out when he was awake (they put children to sleep with gas first and then put the IV in). I couldn't blame him for that because those things can be a bit uncomfortable.

I only took one picture while at the hospital and it was on my phone. This is Luke in the scrubs they gave us to have him wear. One of the waiting rooms had a little kitchen set. Luke loved putting stuff inside the fridge and so he was not interested in getting his picture taken.