My sweet boy, you have dominated this last month and have kept right up with your big sister and big brother. If they are somewhere, you want to be there. If you hear them in the next room, you crawl as fast as your little knees will go to get to them. When they are playing in their cars outside, you stand at the backdoor waiting for them to come up the patio stairs.
You and Aspen are starting to play rough like brothers do. You like to crawl over and get on top of him. You like to play cars next to him. He giggles and says, "no no no bubby" when you try to take his toys. Adelaide loves to pick you up now and escort you to new areas. She calls it "time for Ariel-ness." She also loves to sing to you in the car. Your face lights up at the sight of them both and it is so amazing to see as your mom.
Speaking of smiles, you smile on cue for the camera every single time. Big ole' grin and just as happy and pleased with yourself as can be. It melts my heart and as a result I have some adorable pictures of you to cherish forever.
We have been spending a lot of time just you and I while the other kids are at camp. We are having some summertime fun as you accompany mommy everywhere. I think you truly enjoy the one-on-one time and attention.
A few weeks ago you stopped taking baby food. Apparently you thought you were too big and table food was just what you needed. You have enjoyed eggs, pancakes, french toast, blueberries, strawberries, apples, bananas, pears, green beans, peas, carrots, corn, avocado, chicken, turkey, hamburger, and more. You are a great little eater!
You are sporting four teeth. Both of your top front teeth popped through and two more are on the rise. Pretty soon you will have a shiny little grill of baby teeth!
A not so pleasant episode happened a few weeks ago. I took your for your routine blood work. It was your first time and I wasn't sure how you would do. Aspen went first and passed with flying colors thanks to the chocolate cake pop that I came armed with in my bag. You, poor baby, were not so lucky. It took about 45 minutes and 3 attempts to get into your tiny little veins. I had horrible flashbacks from the attempts of when you had pneumonia and where in the hospital. Two nurses and I were sweating bullets and trying everything we could to calm you while also looking and poking and prodding. Finally they were able to get what they needed.
But...you're white blood cells and platelets were high so they wanted to retest you immediately. With still bruised arms, we went back to get another sample and run more tests. This time it only took one sweating nurse and one teary-eyed mommy to get what was needed. The counts are still in the high range but have lowered compared to the first test. Additional tests showed a high count on a liver function. All other liver functions seem to be fine so we had to retest AGAIN to make sure that the test results went down.
Keep growing my sweet baby boy! I can't wait to see what is in store for you this month!
I love you!