Monday, November 14, 2011

Owen's first sick day

I'm at home with Owen for his first sick day off daycare. He has a nasty runny nose, but no fever, but he just seemed sick enough that it seemed best to not send him to daycare. At home, he can have extra snuggles, he can nap better, he can relax more, he can't spread his cold.

As the day has gone on, he seems to be feeling a little better. He napped for 2 1/2 hours this morning, and is taking a good nap this afternoon. He hasn't had much of an appetite either, so you know he's not feeling well. This morning, he wouldn't eat eggs or cheerios. But he ate bananas, so I gave him two. At lunch, he struggled to get down a ravioli and a meatball, but he liked the applesauce.

It's been nice to get a day to stay at home with Owen. I just wish it wasn't because of the circumstances.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Owen is one now.

Seriously, I'm not sure where the time has gone.

I think back to a year ago (which I've been doing a lot lately) when a little baby that would curl up into my ball on my chest. Then I realize, that little infant isn't here anymore. I now have a boy who will barely sit still in my lap long enough for me to read two pages from a book. I love that boy so much.

It's absolutely amazing to me to think of how far we've come in the last year. People quit commenting on Owen's small size a long time ago. But some things haven't changed yet. Most people still think he looks like his mama.

Owen's disposition hasn't changed too much either. Most of the time he's a really good-natured, laid-back kid. Except when he's hungry. That's when he gets crabby.

He's getting close to standing on his own and walking. He actually will stand on his own -- until he realizes that he's doing it.

This video is a must-see. It's my favorite. Owen was giggling like this for 5 minutes, so this is just a snippet. I love seeing my baby boy have so much fun with his daddy. It's the best. thing. ever.