Sunday, January 25, 2009

Who let the dogs out?

Sunday Jan 25, 2009

Who let the dogs out?

(Cough, cough, cough, cough)

Hi everyone - mom's back to the writing game again. Many thanks to Jay for serving as our guest blogger and calling me out for being so slack. Thanks, kiddo.

So, the latest news is that Jay has croup. He started with a cold last Monday night, but seemed to be pretty much back to his usual old self by the end of the week. Then he woke up Saturday morning at 6 am barking like a dog. To all you parents whose kids have had croup, you know what a horrible sound it is. He was wheezing and sounded just awful.

Then, just about the time the sun came up, he seemed to be fine again. He was crawling around, laughing, and generally being the happy little monster that he is. Derek took him to the doc anyway since he appeared to be on the brink of death mere hours before. Just about the time the doctor was ready to send them on their way, he started hacking again. (Thank you!) Even doc agreed that it's croup and gave us some drugs. It is a VERY mild case, but even a mild case can go from icky to horrible pretty quickly. In the words of Barney Fife "Nip it! Nip it in the bud!"

But the best part is the timing. Remember, back in August, when Jay gave his Aunt Mimi the greatest wedding gift of all? You know - the gift of the stomach flu on your wedding night? Well, guess who came to visit this weekend! Yup, Aunt Mimi. She traveled all the way across the country to spend time with the little germ-spreader. She's now nicknaming him Typhoid Mary. But since croup is pretty much a kid ailment, we're hoping she escapes this time.


Good thing Jay is so darn cute and Aunt Mimi loves him!

Posted by Aunt Mimi on January 29, 2009 at 02:53 PM EST #

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Walk this way...

Tuesday Jan 20, 2009

Walk this way...

Hi faithful blog readers! Jay here again. Since my mom has become the world's slackest blogger, I finally decided it's time for me to step in and tell y'all what I've been up to lately. Clearly, I've met quite a few developmental milestones since I've learned how to type since she last posted...

I'll start telling you about all my new tricks. Did she mention that I'm walking? Well, okay, not walking in the traditional sense. But I can motor right on across the room as long as I'm driving my Tonka truck that Uncle Matt gave me for Christmas. And I mastered the pushing mower at my Granna's house, too. I'm pretty excited about being able to get across the room so quickly - most days, I can get the remote control before dad can catch me. I can also walk around the ottoman at our house. Today, mom wouldn't let me eat her cheese sandwich, so I walked around the ottoman to come at her from the left. Almost got it, too. She must have eyes in the back of her head.

And did she mention that I can talk, too? Yep, I've been saying "Mama" and "Dada" for a while, though they don't always come when I call them. And now I can say "Bye Bye." I practice saying it and waving bye to my teachers and friends at school every afternoon when mom picks me up. Everyone seems pretty excited about me saying this new word, so I say it all the time, even if I'm not leaving. Just 'cause they laugh when I wave.

But my best trick is eating. I can seriously put away some food. This weekend, we went to Savannah with Mom, Dad, LaLa, Grandpa, and I met my Great Uncle Mike and Great Aunt Betty. While we were there, we had to go to eat with some lady named "Paula Deen." We didn't ever meet her, and they wouldn't even let me eat her food. "Too much butter" my mom said. But, in the spirit of good southern eats, I ate a whole can of corn, a whole container of applesauce, and a whole container of peaches. And I'm not talking about baby food containers! That stuff is for babies. I mean I ate whole grownup size containers. I think I was as stuffed as everyone else was after eating this "Paula" person's southern cooking.

I promise I'll get my mom back into the blogging thing, and I'll make her get the camera fixed so she can post some new pictures of me. I've missed you guys!