Tantrums? No...Not my Child?!

Feb 22, 2010


Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I have always prided myself on how well behaved my oldest son was (and still is).  As a small boy, I could take him anywhere.  He was always polite, used proper table manners and acted like he had been in public before.

When I found out I was pregnant with my second born, I was determined that things would be the same.  I would have a well mannered little boy, just like his older brother.  Besides, if I could accomplish this with one child, I certainly would have no problems with the second.  Right?

Sure!  I've got it all under control!  This is not my 18 month old son lying on the floor pitching a fit.  And if he did pitch a fit, I most certainly would not allow him to do it in public.  You know, like on the dirty tile floor of McDonald's or something.  And if he were to have a complete melt down in the middle of McDonald's on a Sunday afternoon during the lunch hour rush, I most certainly would correct the problem immediately and not take a picture! 


An Update on an "O" so special little boy!

Feb 18, 2010

I keep asking myself where the time has gone. It truly amazes me that time has flown by so quickly. Owen is 1 ½ years old now. In six months, I will be planning his 2nd birthday party. Can I tell you that I still haven’t given out his 1st year pictures that were taken? Owen’s first year of life seems like a whirlwind. Everything is happening so fast and trying to enjoy every moment of his precious young life leaves me a bit exhausted (and cranky) at times, but I truly am blessed beyond measure.

So what’s going on with Owen, you ask? Well…

He weighs 23lb 11oz and is in the 25th percentile for his weight. (So, Mr. Hunter, you can stop calling him fat boy!)  This is only 2oz more from what he was at 15 months.  This may result from him being a very picky eater.  He does not eat pasta.  No spaghetti, no mac n cheese, no Chef Boyardee...none of it.   He takes after Daddy and prefers meat and potatoes. He loves goldfish crackers, cheerios, yogurt and grilled cheese and will live on that alone if you let him.

He is 32 inches tall which puts him in the 50th percentile.  There is still hope that he won't be a shrimp like his Bubba.  ;)

You have probably noticed the new specs that Owen is sporting around in. At Owen’s 15 month check up, his pediatrician noticed that Owen appeared to have strabismus (crossing of the eyes).  We had already noticed this and it was on our list of things to discuss with him. He referred him to a pediatric ophthalmologist with MUSC. Using a retinoscope, the doctor was able to determine that Owen is severely farsighted and has accommodative esotropia.  This means that Owen can not see well up close. When he tries to focus, his left eye almost always crosses inward. Owen’s glasses allow him to see up close without any crossing of the eyes. He went for a check up this past Tuesday and his Ophthalmologist said that he is doing great. His glasses are correcting his vision and keeping his eyes from crossing. The doctor is certain that Owen will have to wear glasses throughout his adolescent years. He did say that around age 8, Owen’s farsightedness should start to improve and that by the time he is a teenager, he will most likely be out of glasses. 

Owen’s vocabulary is expanding daily. He can say, Momma, Dada, Bubba, Nana, Papa, no, bye-bye and dawg (dog) to name a few.

He said his first phrase, “Good Job”, just a couple weeks ago. He now gives self praise all the time. Even when he puts something back that he was not supposed to touch in the first place.

Owen is a true blessing to our family. We all love him so much. He is such a joy and brings laughter to our hearts. We love you, Owen!


Etsy News...

Feb 10, 2010

I'm so very excited that my chocolate covered strawberries are featured in Etsy's Handmade Blog, the Storque.  Thanks Etsy! 

These sweet treats arrive in this cute little box with ribbon and card. They are bound to bring a big smile to your little Valentine's face. Perfect eco friendly addition to their play kitchen or lunch box. 


Who Knew?

Feb 5, 2010

That squeezing a rubber duck could be so funny?

Well...when you live in a house full of boys, it doesn't take very long to realize that ANY noise that somewhat resembles the sound of flatus is not just funny...it's hilarious.

And there you have it folks. Owen is officially corrupted. He laughed so hard at his rubber duck making what he thought resembled butt noises that he got the hiccups.

Boys will be boys!


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