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Monday, July 29, 2013

Begging for scraps

Parker is seriously worse than the dog... any time he sees anyone with food, he crawls over and starts begging. He even does a weird panting noise. Oh brother!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

11 months old

I'm freaking out that Parker will be a whole year old in a month.

Here's what he's up to this month:
-2 teeth
-26 lbs
-still squeezing into 12 month clothes, but transitioning to 18 month
-climbing stairs (the baby gate is in the mail!)
-eating lots of adult food
-throwing temper tantrums...all the time. the funniest is when he gets mad when I won't carry him from room to room and he has to crawl... he lays on the floor with his head in his arms and looks so pathetic
-unloading the dishwasher
-dancing to music
-participating more in storytime at the library (ie sitting and listening vs crawling around)
-getting along with the dog better... soft pets and bringing her dog toys
-aprox two naps a day if I'm lucky
-loves being read to, he will bring me a book if he wants me to read
-trying really hard to figure out stacking/nesting cups, and his little shape sorter. He looks so cute when he's concentrating.

Although its been a rough month with the addition of temper tantrums, its been so fun to watch him grow and develop. I'm feeling nostalgic with his birthday coming up. My little baby is going to be a toddler soon!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Parkers first trip to the movies

Regal Cinenmas is running a promotion this summer for $1 kids movies so I took Parker this morning. We saw the first half of Journey 2 Mysterious Island. He got scared during the movie so we had to leave early. Oh well, we were only out $1 (I didn't have to pay for him). It was fun while it lasted- he was so amazed when he first saw the giant movie screen. I tried to take some pictures of him at the theater, but he's either frowning or blurry. Overall it was a fun little outing!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Misadventures at Duke

Why is Parker at Duke? Why is he wearing his pajamas? Why is he eating a leaf? All good questions for which I have no answers.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Bike rides

Jon got a bike seat for Parker and they love to ride together! I swear, Jon's used that bike more in the past 3 days than he has in the past 3 years. I have a bike, too, so I went on their maiden voyage with them. I made it about a block and then died and haven't been out since. I'm glad the two of them have something to do together.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Stay at home gimp problems

Short break from Parkers shenanegans...

I posted this quote in one of my online support groups for chronic pain. Within a few minutes, there were over 50 comments, mostly people saying really horrible things about me for posting about God. Someone came to my defense, and then the crazy people attacked them, too, saying that they (the mean crazy people) had freedom of speech to say nasty things to me. Talk about irony! Anyway, I left the group cause ain't nobody got time for that.

I don't know why, but this really upset me. It was kind of funny at first that people were wasting their time and energy that way, but as it went on I started feeling a little hurt. I know its silly.

Anyway. Overall I'm doing ok. :-)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Bye bye NY

 We had a great time in NY. Pictures to come! 

Flying solo

Here's some tips that I learned from flying alone with the baby.

-BABY LEASH. I hooked it onto my wheelchair and he was able to cruise around during layovers. 
-I put socks on his hands during layovers so he could crawl around a little
-When things got rough, I gave him mini oreos and it calmed him right down.
-I brought pouch food and just squirted it in his mouth, no need for a bowl, spoon, etc.
-I bought shelf stable disposable bottles so I didn't have to carry around dirty bottles.
-Fly SouthWest! No assigned seating. I put Parker's stuff next to me while people were boarding. I would have moved it if someone needed to sit there, but for some reason no one wanted to sit next to the teething, crying baby... ;)
-FYI, if you fly with a wheelchair, you can bring a friend or family member with you all the way to the gate. Jon and my dad helped me get through security, which was amazing. Your escort needs to bring identification and go through security.
-Also, with the wheelchair thing, you have to check in every time you get on the plane. 
 -Apparently the SkyCap people can WHEEL YOU TO THE RESTAURANTS IN THE AIRPORT. I was mortified, but starving, so I asked the SkyCap to take me to Arby's and he totally did.