Thursday, July 23, 2009

much needed update

i will be working on a very needed update throughout the day.

tristan is almost 22 months now, and very nearly potty trained. im excited and proud, and also sad at the same time. partly because my baby is getting so big, and partly because it means i cant use my super cute cloth diapers anymore, lol.

hes very into pretend play lately, and he takes a doll or stuffed animal almost everywhere we go. he shares his food and cup and binky with them, helps them play and loves on them all the time. just a minute ago he had 3 rubber ducks on his rocking horse going for a ride. when i start uploading, i have the cutest video of him "helping" his baby swim. its adorable!

its snacktime now, but i'll be back shortly

Friday, June 5, 2009

belated 18month well baby

tristan had his belated well baby appointment a couple of weeks ago. he was 24 lbs, 4.5 oz, 32 1/4 inches tall, and has a big fat 19 inch head, lol

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

fashion statement

tristan is getting to the point where he is trying to dress himself. yesterday i changed his diaper then put his pants on. then he brought me another diaper cover and wanted that on. then he put on his sun hat, lol

climbing up the stairs

at the bedroom door

this one i admit i cheated and put the hat back on after he fell asleep to get the full effect :)

silly baby

so we have this rhyming book about monsters.... towards the end, its describing these 2 montsers, and it says "hearts and stripes, pinky sweet" and "spots and dots, stinky feet". when we get to that part, if hes not already sitting down, tristan stops what hes doing, sits down, and puts his toes in his mouth. then he smacks his lips and says "mmmmm".... guess he paid attention when i ate his stinky feet, lol

Monday, April 20, 2009

what a crazy month

this month has been crazy. i had my lapband surgery done on march 17th. i came down to houston around the 1st of april for what should have been a quick couple of days visit, and we've been here 3 weeks now. i ended up in the hospital for a week with acute pancreantitis that either caused or was caused by a gall bladder attack that resulted in another surgery to remove it. it was awful. more pain than id ever been in in my life. and poor tristan stayed with my mom and kelly for the whole time, and hed never been away from me for more than a few hours. they said he did pretty well though. bedtime was tough, and he didnt nap as much or as well, but all things considered, especially the lack of nursing, he did amazingly. and thankfully, when i got home, he started nursing like he hadnt stopped. i was so worried he would wean while i was gone.

while i was in the hospital, he climbed up on a chair at kellys and pulled 2 pictures off of the wall. one was of me and him, one was of him and david. while im sure he doesnt know the baby in the pictures is him (he was about a month old in them) he knew it was mama and daddy and gramma and aunt kelly said he was carrying them around hugging and kissing them. so sad, but so sweet at the same time.

ive been out of the hospital for about 2 weeks, and recovering at kellys since i couldnt drive back home alone. im feeling well enough now, im hoping to head back home soon. on a bad note, while i was here and david was at work, our dogs disappeared :( im devastated. he came home from work and the back gate was open and they were gone. i really dont think they just ran off either, unless they did and someone snagged them. we've talked to the shelters on post and in town, and they havent turned up. theyre microchipped, so if they do show up somewhere, we should get a call. tristan will be heartbroken when we get home and his dogs arent there :(

now onto tristan. his motor skills have always been great, but hes never been a big talker. at least not with recognizable words anyway, lol. while we've been here, he hit a talking growth spurt or something. he has started signing "more", "please", and "thank you" correctly. when he wants something, he signs "please" while pointing at it. if he really wants it, he alternates "please" and "thank you", lol. he has also been seen putting his hands to the mouth of a dog or cat in the "eat" sign while its eating. and for the past month at least, eat has been his favorite word. his been saying some more recognizable words too. we've heard "kitty" and "whats that", among other words.

hes running, climbing, and into everything, he's in the stage now where he likes putting everything in to a box. he found the cat carrier at kellys while i was in the hospital and has been using it to hide his toys. and unfortunatly for kellys dog connor, he hides the dog toys too. he loves to be outside, and adores going to the playground, or even a playplace at the mall or mcdonalds or something. its been awful this past week its been raining, he could hardly go outside at all. talk about cabin fever.

i dont have many pictures here with me, so when we get home, i'll do another update with pictures.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

at the rodeo- march 11, 2009

picking sawdust off of a sheep

he was fascinated by little horns at the petting zoo too

baby beauregard- tristan was fascinated with his little horn nubs

petting elsie the cow- too bad he cant have any ice cream though

petting a cow

tristan and hayden- march 11, 2009

this is tristan and hayden- i call them "almost cousins" hes our godson. hes about 8 months younger than tristan, about an inch shorther, and outweighs him by 3 pounds, lol. this is the second time they've met, and the first time they were big enough to play together

catching up

ive been really bad about keeping up with the blog the last few months, and im sorry. tristan is almost 18 months, and he keeps me busy. hes 100% toddler now, running, jumping, climbing, dancing, and of course, the wonderful temper tantrums and the famous toddler "drop and dangle" when he doesnt want to walk somewhere. he has 16 teeth now, usually wears 18-24 months in clothes, and 6-7 in shoes. he loves to dance and listen to music. crayons and markers are a bit hit too. he doesnt really go for finger paints though, he doesnt like the feel of it on his hands. hes talking more now, in words we can understand. he loves to read books and build with his legos. he also like peek a boo, pat a cake, and hes starting to play ring around the rosie too.