Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Finally Forward!

Charlie is finally crawling forward, for some reason tonight it just clicked with him and he is no longer going in reverse. Now time for Josh and I to baby proof this house, in the last 30 minutes we have seen hazards we didn't even consider before. Enjoy the video!

video

Monday, March 23, 2009

New Kicks!

Charlie got some new Kicks yesterday so that his little feet could breath in this beautiful spring weather. Little Mr. Charlie is now ready for his toes to feel the sunshine and to breath, I guess it is almost time to put the robeez away for the year.

The cutest little feet ever!

Ten Months and an Overnight Trip!

My how last month flew by Charlie is now a little over ten months old and he continues to amaze us every day. He just started to finally crawl forward but once he realizes that he has done that he decides going backwards is much more fun and he is much quicker. He is pulling up on more things now and he can even stand on his own for a little bit, I fear that once he does start crawling it won't be to long before he actually starts to walk. He is still eating like a little champ and he has started to use a sippy cup for snacks. Charlie has also continued to develop his own little language which I am sure only other baby's can understand. He love to shake his head no and he understands when mommy and daddy tell him NO and he really doesn't like it. Charlie has also learned how to wave bye, all we have to say is bye bye and he waves for us. I still can't hardly believe that it is almost time to celebrate his 1st birthday.

On Saturday Charlie headed to PePa and RaRa's for his first overnight without mommy and daddy. He did great and I am pretty sure he didn't even realize we were gone, my parents said he was as good as gold and he had so much fun. I am sure there will be more weekends were he will go and play with either PePa and RaRa or Shug and Pops, it may be a little while though because I missed my little boy more then I could imagine. I was so glad to get him back in my arms on Sunday and I didn't want to let him go.

Charlie love Bitter Biscuits
He sure does make a mess though!
I love Clapping!
And Swinging!
But riding on Daddy's Shoulders is the most fun!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Welcome Hayes Scott Hardy!

Thursday March 12 we welcomed baby Hayes Scott Hardy to the family. We are so excited for Justin and Whitney and are looking forward to watching Hayes grow and I know Charlie can't wait to play with his new cousin.
The Cousins
Whitney with the Boys
Hayes Scott Hardy
Me and sweet little Hayes

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Charlie wants to wish everyone a very Happy St. Patricks day and hopes that everyone remembered to wear their green today. Charlie was very festive today in his Shamrock outfit that his RaRa made for him, here are pictures so that RaRa can see how cut he was today.

Happy St. Patricks Day
Gotta love this goffy boys face!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Tubes!

Friday was the day Charlie had his first surgery and he is only 9 months old. Josh and I know that tubes are not a major ordeal but to give your baby to someone and to have them but them under anesthesia is hard. We got to St. Vincents right at about 5:00 on Friday morning, filled out the paperwork and got taken upstairs to the room that we would be in until we left. They usually don't let people stay in the rooms once the patient is taken to surgery but because it was such a short procedure they allowed us to hang out there. Once we were in the room we got Charlie changed into his little gown and they took his vital signs and we met with Dr. G and the anaesthesiologist. After we met with them we hung out in the room, CP was getting a little fussy by now it was time for breakfast and he couldn't eat and he was tired, luckily the fussing only lasted about 5 minutes before he fell asleep. At about that time the nurse came to get him, since Josh had him and he was asleep I let him take CP back, I don't I would have been able to take him anyway so it was a good thing.

Somewhere around 30 minutes after Josh took him back Dr. G was in our room telling us he was in recovery and that he did great. He told us to expect him to be very cranky for the next couple of hours but he wasn't in pain it was just from the anesthesia. After Dr. G left the nurse came in to let us know about how we needed to care for his ears and all the other fun stuff, she said she spoke to the nurse and she told us that usually she hears the babies crying but she heard nothing from CP. About 45 minutes after Josh took him back he was back in our arms and just as happy as a clam, both the nurses in our room said that his never happens and that they had not seen a baby be this happy after tubes in years if ever.

Needless to say there is not much that gets our little guy down, he was such a trooper and now that the tubes are in place this should clear up his fluid and allow him to hear better. Charlie did get some souvenirs from his trip as well, he got to keep his mask and he was given a little duck.
We go back on Thursday for his post op appointment and will find out a little more then. I know I said we would take some pictures at the hospital but I forgot the camera. Josh and I want to thank everyone for thinking of Charlie and praying for him, again we know this was minor but it meant so much to have support.

CP's St. Vincents Duck
Playing with his Duck Friday Afternoon

On Friday after we got home and CP got a nap we went to the consignment sale at our church to see if we could find and good deals. CP got a few new church outfits for the spring that were all priced great and in wonderful condition. He also got a new toy that I am sure he likes way more then the clothes. The toy is like a kitchen table and plays music and talks and it is perfect for him to stand up and play at. From the picture below you can tell he is enjoying his new toy and that the events of the day have not phased him at all.

These last few picture are from last night while he was playing before bed, can't you tell that we have the world most unhappy baby? The last picture and a few others I have posted seem to be showing a trait of his Uncle Gregory and sometimes Uncle Donald, he has a real hard time keeping his eyes open for pictures. Right now it is cute but I am not sure how his future wife will feel about him having his eyes closed in all his wedding picture.



Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Dr. G the ENT

Charlie visited Dr. Grayson Rodgers today and much to our dismay he agreed with Dr. Joe that Charlie would need to get tubes. Based on the length of time he has fluid in his ears and the fact that he did not pass his hearing test, we all agreed it would be best and the benefits far out way the risks.

We set the day for Friday, we have to be at St. Vincents at 5:00 on Friday morning. Dr. Grayson said that the procedure is fairly short anywhere from 5 to 7 minutes but we will most likely be waiting for a little when we get there. He also assured us that it is a fairly painless procedure and that if he is upset afterwards it is more due to coming out of anesthesia then pain.

I plan to bring the camera to document this not so fun event so stay tuned for an update on Friday!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Snow Day!

Today Josh, Charlie, Dixie and I woke up to see lots of white fluffy snow out of our window, even though it only lasted a few hours before it melted Charlie seemed to really like it. We took him outside first thing this morning before we headed out to church and I for one think he really liked it but you can judge for yourself by seeing the pictures.

Good Morning Mom whats up!
Holy Cow this is out of my bedroom window
I'm readdy to go outside and see what this stuff is
I'm now a seasoned driver in the snow
Snow is so fun!
This is what the house looked like
Can I go back out and see it again
Look at my Crazy dog she loved this stuff!
Mommy and Me in the snow!

Visit to Dr. Joe!

Charlie headed to see Dr. Joe on Friday for his 9 month appointment and for what we were hoping would be one last check on his ears. Dr. Joe said that Charlie was looking great and is one very happy and healthy boy, see is stats below and you can tell he is growing. He told us that he indeed has one tooth that was through and the second one was on the way and to expect to see both of them within the next two weeks. Charlie got one shot as well as a little bit of blood drawn.

Then Dr. Joe checked his ears, poor Charlie did not like this at all he screamed and cried until it was all over, it we definitely worse then his shot. After Dr. Joe checked his ears the news he gave of was not great. Charlies ears had gotten significantly worse from last month. This month both of his ears now had fluid in them again and it was much thicker then what Dr. Joe would have liked to see, in simple terms he called it "glue ear". Dr. Joe had referred us to and ENT, Dr. Grayson Rodgers, who we will be seeing on Tuesday to find out if Charlie will need to get tubes. Even though the fluid is not infected, Dr. Joe is afraid that if it is not drained or doesn't drain it could muffle Charlies hearing and he could have trouble distinguishing words like mother and brother. Look for an update on Tuesday to see what the plan is.

Length at Birth: 20 1/4"
Length at 2 months: 23"
Length at 4 months: 25 1/8"
Length at 6 months: 26"
Length at 9 months: 28 7/8"(50%)
Weight at Birth: 6.5lbs
Weight at 2 months: 10lbs
Weight at 4 months: 10lbs12oz (as you can see not a lot of weight gain)
Weight at 6 months: 13lbs5oz (still 5% but he is gaining)
Weight at 9 months: 16lbs11oz (still 5%)
Head circumference: 15"
Head circumference: 16"
Head circumference: 17"
Playing after getting up from a nap
Helping cook dinner

Napping in Mommy and Daddy's Bed
Playing with a water bottle