Monday, May 31, 2010
The last few days Karrington has become more eager to take her first few steps. She is able to stand up while holding onto things, but is also figuring out how to stand up all by herself (with no support). It has become her regular routine to pull herself up on the coffee table, walk around the coffee table, while holding on of course, and then let go in attempts to stand and take a step. Up to this point her steps have ended in a glamorous fall to the floor. I am very sure that a successful one is on its way.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
The night before last Karrington woke up screaming and crying. I attributed it to the thunder and lightening that was happening outside. When I went in to see what was going on, she grabbed onto my neck and would not let go. She was absolutely terrified. What an awful feeling! After a few conversations with different people, I have come to the conclusion that she might have had a nightmare. I did a little research online (What did moms do before the internet?) and sure enough babies can have nightmares. I found some good info on nightmares and night terrors on this website. Though I am not 100% on if it was a nightmare, it does make sense and I will now know how to comfort her in the event something like this happens again.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
My sister-in-law, Gretchen, blogged a couple of days ago about a Mama Must Have: Ikea bibs. I love my Ikea bibs and they are a great price. For under $4, you get two bibs that offer complete coverage. Tonight I fed Karrington blueberries for dinner and there was no sign of anything blueberry on her clothes. Now, the tray of her high chair was a completely different story. I highly recommend the Ikea bibs!
Monday, May 24, 2010
Karrington and mommy have matching boo boos. When I was little, my dad was lifting me over the back side of the couch and pulled my elbow out of the joint. Anton wasn't pulling Karrington over any couches, she managed to pull her elbow out all by herself. I am not exactly sure how the injury occurred, but I am pretty sure it was the result of a fall. She was pulling herself up on a cabinet in my room this morning and fell, but didn't let go of the handle. Thus, her elbow pulled out. I didn't see the whole incident and when she started crying I simply though that she had hit her head. It took me getting her in and out of her car seat a couple of time to realize that she wasn't using her arm. We took her to the doctor and they immediately knew what was wrong. The doctor twisted and bent her arm and popped it right back into place. Karrington screamed a little, but after a minute or so she was back to being her normal self. They called it Nursemaid's Elbow.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Last Saturday, Anton and I were out running errands. It was nearing dinner time and Karrington was getting cranky. As most moms know, when babies are hungry then they get cranky. I had some cheese cubes in the diaper bag, but that didn't seem to be enough to hold her over. It just happened that we were at Target, so we headed over to the baby section to see what kind of snacks we could find. There were Puffs, but we have tried those before and wanted to get something new. Looking over our options, we came across Biter Biscuits and thought they looked interesting. So, we opened them up and gave them a try. Karrington loved them, so I will definitely be purchasing those again. Thanks Gerber for making delicious treats for my little girl!
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
Today we had to break out the teething tablets again. Karrington has been drooling and drooling for a couple of weeks now. If that didn't tip me off, then the runny nose should have. or maybe the fact that she has been gnawing on her fingers. I felt around in her mouth a couple of times and didn't feel anything. This morning, though, was the final clue. Karrington was up and at 'em at 5:30 am. She usually sleeps until 6:30 or 7, at least. I felt around in her mouth again and, sure enough, there is a tooth coming in on the top. This will be #9. I am not sure how normal that is, but she is a toothing machine. The teething tablets are great and she loves them.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
What would life be like without technology? As I write, (on a computer might I add), Anton is sitting across the couch on his iPhone. We are watching TV, but not just any show. We are watching previously recorded shows on our TiVo. It seems as though we might be bored to pieces without all this technology. And to think that this is our normal. So sad, but so true.
Monday, May 17, 2010
With Karrington's recent sickness we have discovered Boogie Wipes. The concept is simple, but after wiping her nose with a tissue for a couple of days she was developing red marks under her nose. After using the wipes for a day, her nose and lip were back to normal. Boogie Wipes are now a must have product for the Bossio diaper bag.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
For mother's day, my daddy blessed me with a gift card to Outback Steakhouse. Considering I desperately need to go to the grocery store and I had no desire to cook lunch, Outback was where we went after church today. I just happened to remember a commercial I had heard at the movie theater yesterday that said if we brought the ticket stub to Outback, then we could get a free appetizer. After sitting at our table and being greeted by our server, we asked if this was true. She informed us that it was and asked how many ticket stubs we had. Fortunately we had two. So, we were able to share a two appetizers and a steak for under $20. Sounds like a good deal to me.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
This morning the Bossio family is gearing up to walk a 10K. Benefit walks have become a new part of our weekend routine. Never have we been so aware of opportunities for community involvement. Our involvement began with pure incentive from Anton's work, City Bank. City Bank has a wellness program through which we are able to earn extra money and awards for losing weight and working out on a regular basis. The point base is capped each week, except for a few things and benefit walks are one of those things. So, we have researched out all the benefits walks in our area. After going on our first walk, we felt a bit selfish not really being there to walk for anyone we might know. It prompted us to look into our circle of influence and walk for those we know and love. At Tommy Tubberville's Walk for Autism, we walked for a dear family from Vancouver, Washington. When we participated in the Relay for Life, we walked for my dear cousin Heidi who has been battling cancer for years and years. Last Saturday, Anton participate in the March of Dimes and walked for Isaac who was born last July at 28 weeks. And now this morning we walk for CF. As we contemplate who we would be walking for, Anton was reminded of the mailman that came to the main office in Adair ever day. His daughter had cystic fibrosis and passed away. Anton, along with others from the office, were able to show support and attended her funeral. Today we walk for them.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Never did I imagine that Karrington would be so mobile. One moment she can seem occupied by her Leap Frog play table and then all of a sudden he is attacking our media center. I know that kids grow up, but it really is crazy to see her holding on to the coffee table and then letting go and standing on her own. She is so proud of herself too. Every time she is standing on her own, she glances around the room, proudly, to see if anyone is witness to her accomplishment. It wasn't a month ago when she was waving her arms and legs around in the air in efforts to move somewhere. Then tonight, she crawled through the living room in order to come see me in the kitchen. Now, instead of sitting in the living room and crying for me, she can crawl after me. I must admit, it feels much like a baby chick clinging to the heels of a mama hen.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Is seems as though Karrington has weaned herself from the paci. For the past several weeks, Anton and I have been discussing when and how we were going to say "bye-bye" to paci. That answer came easy as Karrington has now decided not to take it anymore. The paci denial started when she was diagnosed with an ear infection. Clearly the sucking was painful for her ears and then there was the stuffy nose that made it difficult to breath with paci in mouth. Apparently through this series of events, she has discovered that she no longer needs paci to sooth her to sleep. Though this was an easy weaning, it is kind of sad that she is ready to move on. Our little girl is growing up. Now if she could just master the sippy cup, things would really become a lot easier.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Karrington is learning new sounds everyday. Today, she finally told me what a cow says, "ooooo." It was great. She is paying attention. It encourages me that I am making progress in my ridiculous ramblings of animal sounds. Our next animal sound is a monkey. Ooo-aaaaa. We'll see how quickly she picks up on this one. She picked up 'meow' and 'roar' pretty quickly, so I am sure with hard work and dedication she will learn.