Sunday, February 20, 2011

6 months

My little baby is already six months! Where did the time go? He's definitely growing up so quickly. He's been sick for the last few weeks with a real nasty cold that turned out to be RSV. But he handled all like a champ and is doing great. I still can't get over how happy he is. Even when he was sick he was still so smiley and happy. He's cut his bottom two teeth and is working on his top. We started him on solids about two weeks ago and so far we haven't found anything he won't eat (no surprise there). And he finally rolled over yesterday! I was starting to wonder if he ever would. I think it took him so long because there's just so much of him to roll over. I took him to the dr. a few weeks ago and he was 27 inches and 22.5 pounds. That's a lot of weight for a 6 month old. We all love him so much. He's made our home a happier place.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Brayden has had quite the busy month. A few weeks ago he played his first soccer game and loved every second of it. I'm officially a soccer mom! It was so exciting to see him come alive and fully commit to the game. I was really impressed with how quickly he picked it all up. It seemed like everytime I looked he was right in the middle of things. And most importantly, he loved it.

He missed his next soccer game because he was in the hospital because of his asthma. He didn't have a full attack, but we just weren't able to manage it at home, mostly because he needed oxygen. Everyone agreed that his was pretty sick, except for him. I guess he never got the memo. When they admitted him, his oxygen sats was at 81%, which is pretty low, and I could still hardly keep him in the bed. In fact, he pulled the oxygen tube right off the wall twice the first night. He kept trying to convince the dr. that he didn't need anymore breathing treatments, even though I could tell by watching/listening to him breathe that he did.

He was such a trooper through the whole thing. He hardly even got upset when they did a blood draw. For those of you who know Brayden, that is a HUGE deal. He won't even let me put bandaids on him because they hurt when they come off (such a tough guy). But before we took him to the hospital, Greg gave him a blessing. Among other things, he blessed him that he would be calm and able to handle everything. What a blessing it is to have the priesthood!

He stayed there from Friday to Monday. I kept him home from school for the rest of the week. For Tuesday and Wednesday he was doing breathing treatments every four hours, and he had a follow up with his pediatrician on Thursday. He 's doing great now. His oxygen sat on thursday was at 98%, which is great. I'm still a little nervous to send him back to school tomorrow, but I'm sure he'll be fine.


We've had such a busy few weeks, but I want to document all the things happening with Ethan right now. He's officially outgrown his infant car seat and is definitely the biggest of all my kids. We're finally starting him on solids. I meant to a few weeks ago, but it just never happened. He isn't rolling over yet, but I think it's mostly because he's so big! There's just too much to get over. He's smiley and happy all the time. One the rare occasion he does cry, he's very easy to soothe. You can't tell from the picture below, but his hair sticks straight up all the time. He constantly has something in his mouth, whether it's a toy, his hand, or anything else within his reach. We'll have to keep an eye on him!