Tuesday, August 31, 2010

He’s A Perfect TEN!!!

My little booger is TEN MONTHS OLD! Every time I sit down to write these blog posts, I seriously cannot believe that another month has gone by and Collin has changed so much. Again.

I think I only took about 300 pictures this month :) This has the potential to be a very long post, because I have a feeling I’m going to have issues selecting just a few. So hunker down and lets get the 411 on Collin this past month, shall we?

I’m not taking him to the doctor for his weight and height check, so those will have to wait until his one year appointment.

  • He eats three good meals a day, snacks here and there, and nurses 4-5 times a day (including once at like 5 am)
  • Wears size 3 diapers and 9, 12, and/or 18 month clothes (depending on the brand and article of clothing)


  • Has four teeth


  • His eyes have started to change color, it looks like they are going to be hazel
  • I moved his toys to a drawer in the entertainment center. He opens the drawer and pulls the toys out as he wants them.
  • Still loves the pool. So much so, that when I tried to dry myself off, he took off back for the pool


  • Loves to sit at a door and open and close it
  • Holds the banister when we walk downstairs
  • It’s time to put the child locks on the cabinets


  • Walks around smacking his lips
  • Loves his big blue ball


  • Gives “high five”
  • Waves “hi” and “bye”
  • When you say “yay Collin!” he throws his hands up in the air and squeals. In the past few days, he’s started smiling really big and clapping instead.
  • When asked if he can clap, he does
  • Makes the “schrunchie face” I LOVE this face, but I’m having a hard time capturing it on camera when I want it

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  • He eats a ton of “real” food. He LOVES chicken. Especially when he can just pick it up himself


  • Played in the Chick-fil-a play place for the first time, and had a blast

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  • Then I took him to a real playground the same week, he didn’t know what to do with himself he was so excited. I’ll have to make a separate post for pictures from the park days because there are just so many perfectly cute pictures

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  • When I hand him the container with goldfish or some other snack in it, rather than taking the snack, he reaches for the lid to the container and puts in back on.
  • Went to Clearwater last week, and unlike trips in the past, did really well sleeping at night and took great naps during the days

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  • Giggles and runs away when we say, “I’m gonna get you!”
  • My least favorite thing, he’s started showing signs of separation anxiety. When we drop him off at the church nursery he clings to us (but starts to play and is fine) and if we walk away from the room he’s in he fusses and runs to us.
  • Never crawls. This boy is a full blown walker!



…More pictures to come soon :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I Feel Like A Snob

***Disclaimer: I'm writing this from my phone, so there most likely will be more typos than normal!

I have this thing with my lip that flairs up very so often. Most of you that know me well, know what I'm talking about. It hurts, and is worst of all, just plain embarrassing.

Anyway, after the first time this happened and I went to the ER several years ago, I was able to just call my doctor and he would call in a prescription for me. This morning when I called in, the nurse told me because I hadn't been into the office since 2008 that I needed to come in for an office visit. Luckily, they had a appointment and I was able to get right in.

So here I sit, in the waiting room, in Middleburg. And I feel like a snob because I feel like I'm the only one who thought it necessary to shower and brush my hair and teeth before I came in. The waiting room is full of people that look like they haven't brushed their hair in days, never mind wash it. The man and wife sitting next to me are both missing the majority of their teeth and smell horrible. Their jeans are more of a brown than a blue and their shirts are only what I can assume used to be white.

If the patients are young enough not to be wearing velcro shoes (yes YOUNG enough, you know what I'm talking about, kids and older people wear velcro shoes...) they have on dirty sandals and their feet are just dirty, Jiffy Feet fo'sho! But what is grossing me out about their feet are the think yellow toenails that need to be cut, but are so think a regular pair of toenail clippers just wont do the job.

There are several teenage/young mothers with their kids who are just running around like wild animals (the kids not the mothers. They are just sitting there like nothing is wrong.)

Side note thats kinda funny and not really related...A man just asked the nurse at the desk, in the MOST hillbilly voice ever, "you ever see that show Cake Boss? It's perdy good."

And THAT is why I feel like a snob. I showered, washed AND blow-dried my hair, then brushed it, brushed my teeth (that I have all of) my feet are clean and sporting a French pedicure, and even though the shorts and shirt I have on I wore to a jewelry party last night, I'm CLEAN. so maybe I feel like a snob, because I AM a snob. :(