We had a great first Christmas with Owen. We started out the morning at Dad's house, the afternoon at the Jones'. Christmas evening we had our own little Christmas at home. Owen was so much fun to have with us and it was great to watch him take in all that was going on. He got some great new toys and clothes too!
LOVE my little guy!
Bella with Uncle Ryan
Drewby playin guitar
Owen was such a big boy in the walker!
playing with cousin Bella
Attempting to eat the toys
Hangin' out with Uncle Matt
Trevor in his Spiderman costume
Taylor and her jewelry box
Silly Rylee girl
Owen hanging out
Playing with his new toys
Getting so big!
After recovering fro the busy Christmas week, we got to catch up with our cousins Kyle, Amy and baby Genevieve!
Whew! Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Had to get through a few big events and get back to "normal" life. Fortunately we have worked out a bit of a routine at our house. Just in time for Christmas :p
Owen is just about 3 months, and boy, has he been fun! He's starting to interact with toys, stick things in his mouth, observe things around him, and my personal favorite - SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT! He's done it two nights in a row now so I'm hoping it will stick.
Enjoying my toys
Looking handsome in a Hurley onesie made by Auntie Ruth
Just bein' cute
Spending time with Great Grandma and Grandpa
Hangin' out with my friend Colson who was born on the same day as me in the same hospitalright next door!
Watching my cousin Taylor's ballet recital
Watching some gingerbread making fun with my cousins and friends
2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 1/2 t Italian Seasoning 1/4 t black pepper 1/4 t kosher salt 1 T olive oil 1 beaten egg sliced mozzarella cheese favorite jarred marinara sauce
The Directions: --spread the 1 T of olive oil into the bottom of your crockpot stoneware insert --whip the egg with a fork in a separate bowl --mix the bread crumbs with the seasonings and the parmesan cheese in another separate dish --dip the chicken into the egg, then into the bread crumb mixture, coating both sides with crumbs, cheese and seasonings --place the chicken breast pieces in the bottom of the crock --layer 2-3 slices of mozzarella cheese on top --cover with entire jar of marinara sauce --close lid and cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4. If your chicken is still frozen, it will take longer. Serve with your favorite pasta.
Owen had his 2 month appointment today. It went well. Here are his stats:
Weight: 13.9 lbs (90%) Height: 25.1 in (97%) Head circumference: 15.4 in (25%)
When Owen was in the hospital with the UTI we were given an order to have a particular test, called a VCUG, done. We took him to the hospital this week for the test. Basically, they insert a catheter and dye so they can watch where urine goes in his little body. What they found out is that he has grade 3 reflux, meaning the urine does not always go to the bladder and empty completely, it travels up towards the kidneys, which is probably why he got the UTI in the first place. For now he will be on an antibiotic daily to prevent any more UTIs. The doctor is optimistic that he will grow out of it in the next year or so, which about 70% with this problem do. We will retake the VCUG in a year to see if there's been improvement. Pray that it heals up and there will be no need to take any further action!
I would add a picture but because of his shots he's a fussy boy today and I don't think I'd get a good picture out of him!
Owen is two months old today! Time has flown by. He is so much fun, though a lot of work. At two months I am starting to see some of his personality and preferences. He is absolutely a cuddle bug. He loves to be held and to snuggle, and I happily oblige when I can. I've also found that he has a temper, especially around eating time! He is a very impatient little guy :) He has started to sleep a little better too, though not through the night. Typically I'm up with him two to three times a night, usually around 11, 3 and 6. He's still young though, and I'm hoping that a full night's rest is around the corner!
He is starting to take an interest in things around him, including toys
He enjoys taking the occasional nap on mommy's bed
He still hates his swing
He likes to hang out with mommy on the floor while she does her makeup
And if it's taking too long he fusses and gets to lay in her lap
He loves his paci's
And if mommy is holding him he must have a handful of her hair - just to make sure she doesn't go anywhere