Thursday, November 17, 2011

Day 321

November 17th, 2010

November 17th, 2011

This morning Gus slept in and I was able to take a nice long shower and get out and get ready and he was STILL sleeping! He woke up around 8:15 and we had just enough time to get downstairs, get dressed, eat breakfast and then head out for his 18 month well-baby appointment.

Here are Gus's stats:
Height: 33.25 inches (76th%) (he grew 1.25 inches since 7-29-11)
Weight: 26.3 pounds (54th%) (he gained 3.1 pounds since 7-29-11)
Head: 18.66 inches (38th%) (his head grew .43 inches since 7-29-11)

Today Gus had two shots... he got the PCV (for ear infections) and the MMR. I REALLY didn't want to do the MMR but after talking with the doctor I decided to go ahead and do it. He won't need the other shot until he's about to start kindergarten.

There are several of the vaccines that he's supposed to get that when I asked the doctor what the reason for giving them now was, he didn't give me a good enough reason. I told him that we're not anti-vaccines and we WILL be getting Gus immunized as needed, but there are some that I just don't see any reason for at this point. For example, the HepB... it's for fighting a liver disease and as long as his birth mom doesn't have a history of liver disease, there's not a lot of chance that he'll get it. The HIB (meningitis) we've already passed when he should have been vaccinated and I guess there's no point now that he's past 15 months. Hep A... another one that comes from tattoo needles, sexual activity and other things that don't apply to us now. Maybe in the future he'll get it, but for now... not necessary.

So he got the MMR and I'm not too upset about it. I hope we get through the next 10-14 days without any reactions... I'll be so mad at myself if he gets a rash or other reaction from the shot.

Other than the shots, the doctor was quite impressed with all that Gus can do. He said he's advanced in the gross-motor area (not a surprise) and he was happy to hear that Gus is developing "beautifully." :-)  He said to keep doing what we're doing. He was impressed to hear that Gus is trying to sing the ABC song, and to keep working on colors, shapes, counting, and reading.

 We came home and had a snack and then it was time for Gus to take his nap. He slept for about two hours and then we had lunch. I made Gus mac-n-cheese and he ended up feeding himself. He also had some yogurt and I couldn't believe that he was feeding himself with a spoon and didn't make a mess!! I took a video of it! (Go to the YouTube page to see it)

Cheese beard

Little dare-devil

I decided to take some pictures of Gus wearing various cute tops shirts that I've bought for him recently. I had hoped to get at least one cute one for our Christmas card... I have to say that I'm quite impressed with myself. The pictures are some of my best yet and I am blown away by a few of them. I just can't get over how GORGEOUS Gus is!!!! Check these babies out and tell me that I'm wrong!

Then I put him in his Christmas Spongebob shirt...
Gus's birth mom LOVES Spongebob so when I saw this, I had to get it and send her a picture of Gus wearing this!!! She loved it!!  <3

After this one, I put him in his Santa Baby shirt. I'm seriously thinking about putting him in this for his picture with Santa this weekend... what do you think?

I adore this child!!!

Totally going on the Christmas card!!

I got a tuxedo shirt made for Gus by a mom in my MOMS Club and took some of him in that, and then I recently got him a tie shirt...

He couldn't get any cuter if he tried!

Sweet, precious boy in a tie shirt!

 I put him back in his cowboy shirt and took two more...

They're good right?!?!?!?!  :-)

We had pizza for dinner and then it was time for a bath. Gus was more than ready for bed after his nice warm soak in the tub. He was out by 8:15.

Steve got home shortly after (around 8:30) and I'm so happy to have him back home. He's here until the 28th... then that week is going to SUCK because he'll be gone for the entire week. :-(  I hate it when he's gone. At least there's only one more week of him being away and then we move to Atlanta together.

I'm tired. I had a bit of a rough patch tonight thinking about moving and I cried for a bit. I know there's no point in crying because it's going to happen, but it still makes me sad that we're going to be saying goodbye to some really excellent friends. 

See you tomorrow.

A year ago today, my parents, Gus and I went to ATC (American Tobacco Campus) to meet Steve for lunch at Tyler's Taproom. Then we went to the Hill building and got to show them the inside of the building. Yola got to meet Gus for the first time, and Gus got to meet John R. the CEO at the time. It's funny how drastically things can change in a year. Neither John, Yola, or Steve work for Burt's Bees anymore.


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