Wednesday, September 30, 2009

First School Pictures!

Andrew is an official big boy now... no, he's not entirely potty trained yet, BUT... he's had his first school pictures taken!  I seriously just about lost it when I picked him up and saw these pictures.  ADORABLE!!!!!  He looks like SUCH a big boy I just can't believe it.  Complete with the bite mark and bruise in the middle of his forehead, I'd say they are still pretty gosh darn adorable.

We've had a rough week at our house.  Last Friday Andrew's school called and said he had gotten sick so Craig went to pick him up early.  He was sick the whole weekend.  We were sad because we were supposed to go to Minneapolis to Andrew's cousin Jack's birthday party.  We hated to miss the fun!  This was really the first time we've ever had to cancel something because of Andrew being sick...I am sure it has only just begun, with him joining the germ world this year and being in school.

Monday we kept him home one more day (and mommy started to feel bad, too!) but on Monday night another round of sickies hit him and so we kept him home Tuesday and today, too.  He's been to the doctor twice, had blood work and xrays and everything looks fine.  He has no fever (thank goodness), but we were still getting worried about him.  He has a bad cough, which the doctor thinks was making him get sick so much.  She said it is probably sinus related, since he mainly coughs at night.  He is on the strongest antibiotic now, so we hope he's on the mend.  Mommy is feeling a little better, but I've missed two days of school this week too.  I can't wait for the weekend and for this long week to be over.  We want to be healthy again!  Thankfully, daddy has escaped things as of now.

I have to share a funny story about Andrew going to the doctor... I took him in on Monday to have his cough checked out (for the 2nd time in a month).  He was practically angelic the entire time.  I wish I had brought my camera, because he had this adorable little hat on, which he would not take off.  He actually walked over to the table and tried to climb up so she could listen to him.  He sat perfectly while she looked in his ears, and listened to him (he has never done that before!)  Then he even laid down on his own and she needed to check his throat.  So the doctor and I played a little "game" and said "Aaahhh" and looked in each other's throats, as Andrew watched very intently.  Pretty soon, he joined right in and said "Ahhhhhhh!"  It was too funny.  She got a quick peek and we had not one tear shed!  It was a miracle!  I am telling you, "Elmo Goes to the Doctor" is the best video on the market!  He has learned so much from watching that!  He is obviously not scared anymore, and he knows what to expect.  I highly recommend this movie to parents!

When we were leaving we walked over to get a sucker.  Andrew picked one out and said "Thank you, doctor."  It was the funniest thing ever!  We just laughed and laughed at him in his little hat standing there eating his sucker.  He is just growing up so much and getting cuter by the day (if that's possible).

Lately Andrew has been so cute about wearing his hearing aids.  When he wants to watch a movie if it is before we have them in for the day, he'll walk over to where we keep them and say "Andrew hearing aids???"  It is so adorable.  Also a sign that they are helping him, and he notices a difference when he wears them.  He never pulls them out anymore (well, only when he gets mad!  That is his coping tactic!)  and he is so good about wearing them.  He is learning so much at school.  He's eating better and talking a ton.  We are so proud of him!
Please pray that Andrew is on the mend and we all stay healthy and can avoid the dreaded H1N1.  I am so paranoid about it and one case has already hit Andrew's school (a before and after school elementary age child-so not in his room and not there during the day...but STILL!)

Happy October! :)


Anonymous said...

Those pics of him are so cute.

Stefenie said...

ADORABLE pics Jen!!! He looks a lot older than he really is in those pics. Bruise, bite mark and all he is pretty darn cute!

Hope you are all on the mend soon and back to having FUN. No more sickies!!

Stefenie, Ryan, Wyatt and Logan Jacks

The Carter's said...

OMG!! What a CUTIE!! He looks like such a big boy. I hope you all feel much better soon!!

Big Heart Hugs,
The Carter's

Sundie said...

Wow!!! what a big boy now! Prayers for a healthy Andrew and family! I can't believe how quickly he's growing up! Too fast!

Hugs and Happiness!

Anonymous said...

His school pictures are adorable. I love them!! I wish Carter acted like that at the doctor. I'm going to have to get that video for him when he gets a little older and hopefully it helps. Hope Andrew gets to feeling better soon and avoids anything worse.

Erin, Jeff and Carter Lamka

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