Monday, July 27, 2009

Big Boy Bed Update

That first night, when we put Jimmy to bed in his new big boy bed, he stayed in bed just fine. I checked him with the video monitor about every 10 minutes (Man, I LOVE that thing! the sound is going out though, starting to freak me out!). Anyway, when we went to bed at 11:30, he suddenly was not in his bed, but I could hear him snoring. I had put a bean bag under the opening of his bed, just in case. When I went in, he was perfectly draped across the bean bag, sound asleep. (He looked just like the piece of fish on sushi!) I decided I couldn't just leave him there, so I picked him up and put him right back in his bed. I think he missed one snore. He was so asleep that it didn't even really phase him to pick him up! Mom and Dad had both warned me that when we first started in a bed, we often woke up on the blankets on the floor. Luckily, last night, no floor time! I hope it was just the first night jitters! Again, though, he still is not getting out of his bed - just that first time. Glad Daddy was home to make a permanent impression that we don't get out until Mommy or Daddy lets us!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Jimmy's Big Day

This morning, we transitioned Jimmy's crib into a toddler bed. He was just getting too big to lift over the side - especially if he was not wanting to take a nap and was fighting me! I made new sheets for his bed so that it was a little more exciting for him.

I worried that Jimmy would have a hard time climbing in, but he ran from his doorway and hopped straight into the bed like he was using a springboard.

He is obsessed with "Noo-nooing" his tag rag that I made him. He used to noo-noo everything and leave big wet puddles. We're currently stopping him from noo-nooing our shirt buttons as it's gotten a little creepy as he's gotten older. He likes to noo-noo smooth things. When he's tired, he noo-noos his thumbnail.For his first sleep, he took a nap. We only had to go put him back in bed once when he got out to play - YEA! Tonight, he went straight to sleep without getting out of bed once. I don't think most people have it this easy!We took him to McDonald's tonight for dinner and he did some serious climbing! This was the biggest play structure I've ever seen at McDonalds and the only way to slide down was to climb up a tube to the very top! It was probably 25 feet high. He loved it and climbed through twice. We were thrilled with his adventurous spirit!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Jimmy Poppers

Jimmy had his cardiologist check up today (it's been a year already.). They have you arrive 20 minutes early (which I find absurd!) When we arrived at 9:40, they took a quick history and did an EKG. They stuck 13 stickers on him, then let him help attach the electrodes. He also helped remove the electrodes and the stickers - (only 1, then he realized those HURT coming off - but no complaining.) So by 10:00 we were in a room and the doctor would be there "in a minute." At 11:59, (yes, TWO hours later), I was gathering my stuff to walk out when the doctor came in. Of course, there was really not anything for him to tell us. The hole is still there, it still can't get any bigger, it still doesn't affect Jimmy in any way, it could still go away - but becomes less likely to leave as he gets older. TWO HOURS in a tiny room with a two year old!!!! All for a 5 minute review with a doctor (who we adore and think is phenomenal, though). Jimmy did a great job entertaining himself. When the doctor came in, he was precious! Answered all the doctor's questions with "mmmhmmm" through his cheesy little "I'm nervous" grin. He did tell the doctor he was 2 and told him "Thank you" before we left. He was such a good boy. We don't go back for 2 or 3 years. I was finally able to hear the murmur. All his different doctors keep trying to show me with their stethascopes, today, I finally got it. I thought I was hearing him breathe. Anyway, when we think it has gone away (if it does) then he'll do another echo to confirm. But today, the EKG was all he wanted.

Once we got home, Jimmy thought he'd check the strength of his heart by playing with his left-over poppers from the 4th of July. Fun, Fun, Fun! I got the video because he was being so funny! He'd hold the popper and I'd say, "OK, throw it." and he'd grin and say, "mmmhmm," but do nothing - over and over. Like he was working up his nerve. Such a silly boy!