Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

Duncan in his Halloween Day outfit-(Thanks Aunt Suzi for the onsie)
Then in his Monkey costume
One Mad Monkey

Halloween was low key. We couldn't take Duncan out, but I still wanted to get him dressed up. He didn't have a long enough nap before I dressed him so I am going to take more pictures tomorrow of him in his costume. Hopefully he won't be so mad. I think the changing of the clothes is what made him so unhappy.

Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Going Out

It was a blustery day here in Goodyear, an amazing 60 degrees. I had to take Duncan to the Dr. so I got him dressed up. I only do this when we have to some where, I was excited that I got to finally put his cool denim jacket on. So cute.
He is getting better at holding his head up. He is getting stronger and stronger. He got his synagis shot today. This is a very important shot for preemies, it helps protect them from RSV. He really takes those shots like a champ. He cried for a few minutes and then was fine. I think after having the heel of his foot poked with needles for 3 months toughened him up.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Breathing Treatments

He was watching t.v. He likes the Noggin channel. They have some pretty strange shows on and he likes them. I think he likes the music and bright colors.
Duncan loves to sit on the floor propped up with the boppy. He has really great head control. Not quite holding it up on his own yet, but getting close.

He is such a good baby when he is getting his breathing treatments. He just sits there and lets the medicine blow in his face. I think he even likes it.
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Monday, October 19, 2009

My Little Man

We've had an inflatable bed in Duncan's room since he came home so it has been hard for me to get in his closet and dresser, so he has been wearing a lot of the same clothes. Finally, Justin took it down and put it away and I went through his clothes and I love this outfit. His cute little jeans and the baby shoes. He looked so cute. He is now 5months old and almost 2 month developmentally. He is doing great.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Duncan and Daddy

So cute. I still find it funny to see Justin holding him. I'm not sure why, it might be that Justin has never really been around babies and I'm not used to seeing him with them or it might be that they look nothing alike. It really bugs Justin that he doesn't look like him, but I think he kind of has his cheeks. That's all. Justin keeps checking his eyes to see if they are brown, but I don't think they will be brown, they look grey right now. It's just sweet. Duncan loves his daddy.
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Thank goodness for Aunts

These poor wubanubs fell victim to the jaws of Angus the Scottie dog. I have to be very careful with these because Angus thinks they are toys. He destroyed three of them. I was so mad. The duck came from the hospital and he got hold of it I think almost two weeks after we got home. I found the monkey and red dog at a baby store. We bought two just in case he got to them again. Well he did. I was so mad when he got them. He is fast. Justin calls him a ninja because he is quite and fast at getting things when they fall. I was really mad about the red dog I even cried I was so upset about it.
Then today we walked to the mail box and there were two little envelopes. I thought it was free junk stuff that I sometimes get. Imagine my surprise when I opened the first one and a wubanub was in there. Not only was there one, but two. I had a feeling I knew who got them. So we called Aunt Suzi and sure enough she had found them and sent them to Duncan. You can tell he was happy. We have a pacifier, the same as the one on the monkey(its what they give babies in the hospital) but he had a hard time keeping it in is mouth. So Thank you, thank you Suzi for new wubanubs!! We will keep this monkey off the floor. In fact as soon as I opened it I looked at Angus and said "No!"
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Just Funny

I just thought this was so funny. Justin bought the dogs these humongous dog bones, they are about the size of the dogs. Pippin doesn't do anything with treats he can't eat right away. Instead he sits and protects his treat and growls at every one that walks near him. He was protecting his bone. Angus was so funny. He grabbed his bone and ran off with it and I here this loud crash. He tried to take it out the doggy door at a running pace. After that he was scared of the bone for a while.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Doctors, doctors and more doctors

It feels like I have been to dr. offices at least once a week since Duncan has been home; whether it was for me or for him. Duncan has been to a couple of specialists the last two weeks. Last week we went to a pulmanologist (lung doctor) who put him on breathing treatments 2-3x's a day. I knew this would happen eventually because any preemie that has been on oxygen for a long period of time I think even a short period of time has some sort of lung damage. So he is doing that and he actually doesn't mind it-for now anyway. Then today he had to go to a cardiologist and have his heart checked. They had to make sure that the hole in his heart was not getting worse. See that picture? That is what he looked like the entire time we were at the Dr. He was not a happy baby. He cried the whole time. I had such a pounding headache when we left there. The Dr. said that the hole was a pin hole size and was nothing to worry about and they would check it again in a year. So good news there. I wasn't really worried, but I made Justin go with me because I couldn't handle it if they said he would need surgery. But he is doing great. He is gaining weight, eats like 4-5oz now and loves to be held and cuddled-most of the time. He does have times when he doesn't want to be held. He has also developed tears. This is sad, when he cries and a little tear comes out of his eye. He is also starting to smile a lot more and he is even close to getting a laugh. He is extremely ticklish which will be fun for us later and torture for him.
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Love the Fall

(this picture has nothing to do with this entry, just loved this picture).

I love the Fall. This is probably my favorite time of year. I love Halloween, and I love apples, and pumpkins and scarecrows and anything that has to do with this season. I usually get my "real" fall fix when I go to Boston this time of year, people decorate their front lawns with elaborate decorations for Halloween, huge pumpkins are decorated around some towns, fresh apples are on every corner and the apple cider! Oh how I want some apple cider. My parents are in Boston right now and they are going to Maine (that makes me even more jealous) I asked them to see if they could ship the apple cider here. I'm not kidding it is like drinking an apple. Last year after I came home I bought apple cider and it was so gross. It tasted nothing like apples. Oh, why do I live in Arizona?
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Friday, October 2, 2009

Fall in love with Maine

Nubble Light house
Camden, Maine

the reason I need to go every year.

I am not going to lie, I am really sad that I don't get to make my trip this year. But I can't wait to take Duncan to meet his cousins-maybe next year.
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Random pictures

I love this photo. It was really nice outside today, cloudy and not too windy-so I took Duncan out to the backyard in his stroller. He loved it! He loved being in his stroller. I just pushed him around the patio. He is wearing one of Aunt Elisabeth's onsies, yes they still fit!
Serious look. I think he was working on a poopy diaper.
I love this picture!! I bought this hat to go with his Halloween onsie-it is so cute. Justin asked if it was his pirate hat.
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Chunky boy

Duncan is doing great. He is now at 10lbs 5 oz. He is eating, pooping and sleeping like he should. He is a good sleeper at night, just wish the same for me. My whole time frame is off and it is taking me some time to get it back on track. I'm trying by not sleeping during the day when he is sleeping. He is so cute and I just love him so much.
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