Tuesday, September 9, 2014

First Day of School: Pre-K

Today was Nathaniel's first day of school. To say he was very excited would be an understatement! He has been begging us to move back to Georgia because he has a school there (Mother's Day Out program) and none here in North Carolina (we moved from GA to NC in January). But Nathaniel's enthusiasm about going back to school mainly comes from being able to ride the school bus! I am against it and nervous about him riding the school bus because I think he is still too little. And I completely do not mind dropping him off and picking him up. But I was outvoted by Hubby and he also says it builds character. And in the end, Nathaniel did great and I survived (I won't even tell you how early I arrived at the bus stop to pick him up). Nathaniel absolutely loved everything about his first day---and the school bus may just be the main highlight.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Well Baby Visit (Six Months Old)

Weight: 18 lbs, 13 oz (81st percentile)
Height: 27 1/4 inches (80th percentile)
Head: 16 inches (50th percentile)

Amelia had her six month old well baby visit this morning (side note: she is actually seven months old today). Our precious Chubster (as Daddy loves to call her) is developmentally on point and is healthy as can be.

I notified the pediatrician that I have been non-compliant with giving her daily Pulmicort because I worry about the side effects of inhalant steroid. I was reassured (again) that although it is not normally prescribed until a child is a year old, it is best to do preventive steroid inhalant compared to the oral dose, which she has needed twice for reactive airway symptoms. (The oral dose is systemic and affects the entire body whereas the inhaler is targeted directly to just her airways) I am still torn but with Nathaniel starting school next week and the cooler months ahead, it may be something we need to do.

See One Month Well Baby Visit stats here
See Two Month Well Baby Visit stats here
See Four Month Well Baby Visit stats here


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Emerald Isle Beach

For the long Labor Day Weekend, we decided to stay in town and explore our "new" home as a family. Thankfully, we have been blessed with lots of sunshine so far and so we took advantage of the beautiful weather yesterday and went to Emerald Isle Beach.

It was Amelia's first time at the beach since she can sit up on her own. She had a great time playing with the sand and eating it too no matter how hard I try to stop her! She wasn't very fond of the water temperature either. Amelia prefer her bath water really warm (like Daddy and Kuya). I thought the ocean water was perfect; it was just cool enough to cool you down from the hot, blazing sun.

As always, Nathaniel loved playing in the water and even more so now that Hubby is with us this time. He rode on Daddy's shoulder and they went in the deeper end. He could not stop talking about how awesome it was to play in the waves. That evening during bedtime prayers, Nathaniel's 5 things he was thankful for were the beach, water, waves, sand and having fun as a family. It makes us very happy and proud as parents that as Nathaniel was at the beach, he made an effort to remember to be thankful about it all that night. I like to think and hope we are raising him right.
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