Monday, March 2, 2009

Mommy's Falling Down on the Job

Okay - I'm sorry - I know it's been over a week since our last post! I would promise that it won't happen again, but I'm not in the habit of making promises I can't keep!! Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the novel to come!

Things have been pretty crazy for us lately! I have been HORRIBLY busy at work with various projects. Lots of night meetings...etc. Thomas has been working hard and is enjoying his position at the City of Canyon VERY MUCH! I think his boss is grooming him to take his position (Director of Parks and Rec) when he gets ready to retire which will hopefully be soon! They LOVE him!!

We have also been helping some friends, Chuck and Leslie Martin, get through a rough time in their life. They have a beautiful little boy, Jude Landry, who was born almost 2 months early and was in the NICU for a long time. His HORRIBLE pediatrician released him from the hospital WAY WAY too early and Jude went downhill pretty quickly after that. Thankfully, Thomas, my mom and I were able to convince them to get a 2nd opinion after Jude got put BACK in the hospital. Turns out, Jude isn't breathing well and he has Pyloric Stenosis...the same condition they tested Malachi for when he wasn't holding any food down. He had surgery yesterday and is recovering nicely. It's just been a busy week trying to help them out for the sake of little Jude!!!

Malachi has been blowin' and goin' recently! Not only does he have 1 tooth...he has 2! Both bottom teeth have come through, rather painlessly, I think. So far...teething hasn't been that big of a deal for him! We are starting on solid table food, since we have to thicken up his regular baby food so much that he's used to the texture anyway! His first table food meal? Sweet potatoes...



I guess we won't be eating Yams at Thanksgiving anytime soon!! (His does take after his mama after all!!!)
Then, Saturday night, we went to Country Pride (Mommy's favorite restaurant) before we went to buy groceries at Sam's with Lolli and Pop and he tried some enchilada and french fries!

The Anticipation is KILLING me...

Almost There Mom...

JACKPOT!!!

Then, after some resting time - we needed to finish eating so Mali played with his friend...George (AKA - the REALLY cool bag Lolli got for us that just happens to be a Monkey on the front)


Don't you just wish you could squeeze those dimples!?!



After playing with dad across the table, we headed to Sam's...



Where I Chilled in the Basket...


(He actually ended up almost going to sleep in this position, despite the fact that it looks like he's being squeezed to death...I think he liked feeling safe!)


Our pediatrician, recommended 2 weeks ago that if Malachi wasn't crawling by 10 months...we would need to see about getting him into a specialist. We've been working hard at ALL of his milestones to get him to where he needs to be. BUT, he has traditionally been about 1 month to 2 months behind where everyone else his age is since he was so sick. PLUS, the kid knows how to ROLL anywhere he wants to get. And, if he isn't going to roll in the right direction, he'll push up on his arms, turn to the right angle and then roll to his toy/blanket, whatever! We asked the Dr. this last week how to KEEP him from rolling. What was his suggestion? Put pillows (couch cushions) on the floor next to the couch with a space JUST BIG ENOUGH for him to lay down flat, but not roll. We tried that Saturday morning and he screamed SO LONG that he cried himself to sleep and slept for 2 hours. BUT, Saturday night...we started making progress. He at least was REACHING instead of rolling and turning and rolling to get to what he wanted. Then, Sunday morning...he pulled himself forward to get to...well...I'll let you see for yourself...



I told you he took after his mama!

2 comments:

Mommy Magee said...

He is sooo cute! I like seeing all the cute pictures and videos! Glad to see things are going so good!

Holly said...

This is so adorable! Aww! :D