Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Leo's 1st Tooth!

This is day 2 of Leo's 1st legitimate cold. He is still in quite a bit of pain and has been especially clingy. I can't say that I mind the extra cuddles, but I really wish he felt better. In addition to all the pain he is feeling from the cold, he also cut his 1st tooth yesterday. I was feeling inside his mouth and the bottom tooth on his left side has broken through the gums. I was so excited when I could feel the ridges, it is just unfortunate that he has both things going on at once. He also has been rejecting solid foods for the last few days, which could be caused by either the teething or the cold. Even though our little Boo boo (our pet name for him), has been feeling so cruddy, we can still count on him to give us a smile.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sick Leo

My sweet angel is sick...really sick! He has quite the cough and last night he had a fever too. I took him to Dr. Crowley this morning, and his lungs and ears look fine, so that is great news. However, he has a horrible cough that makes him wince in pain. He didn't want to eat solids this morning and he has been much more sleepy and lethargic. Last night we didn't get much sleep, but I didn't think twice about it...I just want Leo to feel like himself again.

One fortunate aspect of visiting the doc is that Leo was weighed. Leo is now 16 lbs. He is still steadily following his growth path, which is between the 5-10% for weight. The nurse was pleased, especially since he was sick when he was weighed.

We have been very fortunate that Leo has been such a healthy little boy, so seeing him in this discomfort is especially difficult for us. I never like to make a post without a photo, but I didn't have the heart to post a picture of him in this state. Instead, I am posting a photo of us from last Friday, when he was my healthy, happy little boy.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sporty Guy

Today was a beautiful Fall day so I took advantage of the nice weather and got some cute photos of Leo. Last night I cleared all the clothes he had outgrown and made way for his "big boy" clothes. He looks so grown-up and is wearing exactly the same kind of outfit Joe would...minus the hat.

Leo has been teething like mad and we are just waiting for those first pearly whites to emerge. Because he is teething, he has been ultra sensitive a will cry at the drop of a hat. Poor little guy! He has also taken to saying "dadadadada."

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Great Birthday!

Joe had a great Birthday. It is a Tuesday, so he went to work, but we still had fun and it was the first family birthday we were able to share with Leo. Joe received new walking shoes (compliments of my Grandma), and two Polo sweaters and Polo Explorer cologne (from me and Leo). Leo had a great time wrestling with the wrapping paper and bows We also went to the mall and ate at the food court. Poor little Leo is teething, so we had to choose a noisy environment in case there was a melt down. Luckily for us, Joe and I will have a Leo-free date this weekend and then eat somewhere a bit fancier.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Daddy!

As you can see by the photo, Leo was super excited to celebrate Joe's birthday with him for the first time. Even though Joe's actual birthday is on Tuesday the 11th, we jump started things with a celebration at my parent's house this weekend. In addition to many nice gifts and a fine dinner, Joe requested a special cake...pineapple upside-down cake. Thanks mom, he loved it! I will post more on the rest of Joe's birthday extravaganza tomorrow. Until then, Happy Birthday honey. Leo and I are so excited to celebrate your birthday with you!

Leo is getting into the spirit of fall by insisting I dress him to match the season. Actually, he would prefer that I not dress him at all. Many tears accompany an outfit change. Isn't he cute though? Who needs studio portraits when you have a crazy mom like me.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Growing up so Fast

Leo is growing up so fast. The first three months of Leo's life went by at a snail's pace, but the last four are racing by. Leo can do so much now. He can stand if he is able to hold on to something (but not for long!), and he is a pro at sitting.

Leo loves people! When strangers notice him when we are out, he always gives them a big, happy smile. This makes him a very popular guy.

The end of daylight savings time proved to be a horrible transition for us. Our poor little guy was so grumpy at night and has been getting up between 5-5:30 a.m. That is way to early for me! It seems as though things might be shifting back to his normal routine...thank goodness!