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Friday, December 26, 2008

Cooper and Coffee

So Paul left his half filled coffee cup on the end table this morning and Cooper found it about 45 minutes ago while Paul and I were in the dining room folding up boxes to set on the curb. I looked in the living room to check on him and saw that he was playing with a coffee cup. I didn't think anything of it because Paul often gives him a coffee cup to play with when he drinks coffee (so it distracts him from trying to get Paul's coffee). When I looked closer I saw that Cooper's hair was wet and so was the end table. Cooper was also licking something off the end table. When I went in to check I discovered that he was "drinking" the coffee.

Cooper is now in his jumperoo jumping like crazy. I'm trying to get him to burn off some of the caffeine before bed time (which, by the way, was 20 minutes ago) He's never jumped so much or so fast in that before.

So what are my chances of getting him in bed before midnight?!

I don't know if I should laugh or cry I think I'm mostly laughing. I'm sure the amount of coffee that he actually "drank" was very small... but still. He is WIDE awake. He's usually in meltdown mode by 7 if we haven't given him his bath and gotten him ready for bed.

We keep joking that he finally achieved his goal of getting Daddy's coffee... I don't think we'll be laughing when he's still awake at 3 a.m.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Coopers 1st Christmas

The best gift ever!!!

Cooper took his first unassisted step last night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   love love love love love love

We were hanging out in my in laws dining room last night and Cooper was standing holding onto the couch. I was sitting right next to where he was standing but wasn't close enough for him to transfer from the couch to my knee. He let go of the couch and took a step towards my leg!!!! He of course lost his balance after his foot touched down but had a hold of my knee so he didn't even fall!!! 

He's been letting go of stuff lately and holding his balance for about 3-5 seconds before he falls over but last night was the first time he tried taking a step when he let go. 

It's a great feeling to know that his first step was towards me!!  love And on Christmas Eve!!  love love

My babies growing up *sniffle sniffle*

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

We went to Paul's parents for Christmas Eve. We enjoyed every second of it. Here are a few pictures. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

I may not have a chance to blog before Cooper's first Christmas so I wanted to post a "Merry Christmas" blog. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and many blessings to everyone. 


Mandy, Paul and Cooper!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Coopers New Bathtub

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

For all my friends and family down south that don't get any snow... here ya go!! We were dumped with 10 inches yesterday and they are promising more by Christmas Eve.

Friday, December 19, 2008


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Coopers Christmas Hat

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Another slide

Friday, November 28, 2008

Talking with Daddy

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Cooper had a fabulous 1st Thanksgiving surrounded by family.

A photo time line of today's events.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Our first trip to the E.R.

Yesterday was quite possibly the scariest day of my life. We had to take Cooper into the E.R. I took CRP and infant first aid but was hoping I'd never have to actually use it. We've decided we're taking a refresher course to be safe.

Cooper was playing in the middle of the floor, there was NOTHING close to him and he started choking. He started off crying but then started coughing really bad. It sounded like he was choking and couldn't breath. I scooped him up and sat on the couch with him. I flipped him on his stomach on my legs and began back thrusts on him. He calmed down a little so I flipped him over and looked in mouth to see if there was anything in there - nothing. I did a very shallow, quick finger sweep and nothing.

He started coughing again. A high pitched, gagging, screaming cough. I flipped him back over and started again with the back thrusts. This time he started vomiting. When he stopped I cuddled him again but he started gagging again so I started with back pats this time. He started vomiting again but this time I saw little red spots mixed in with it - blood. That's when I really started panicking.

He calmed down again so I snuggled him to my chest. His face was bright red and he had a look of pure terror on his face. I will never forget that look. He was pleading with me to help him. When he was cuddled he wasn't crying, he had a very serene, calm demeanor to him. He gagged, vomited, snuggled off and on for at least 10 minutes, but it felt like hours to me.

Every time he got calm I would call Paul, desperately trying to get a hold of him. He wasn't at his desk and wasn't answering his cell phone. Finally on my 9th call he answered, I relayed what had happened and he rushed home. We now only have one car so I had to wait for him to get home before we could rush to the E.R. I called the Pediatrician and they said to take him straight to the E.R.

As soon as Cooper was done with his coughing, gagging, choking spell he was perfect. He snuggled up in my arms, sucked his binky and just laid there staring at my face. I was terrified to put him down so I held him until Paul got home, we snuggled up on the couch together.

Paul made it home in record time and we headed to the E.R.

When we got to the E.R. they took his temp and weight and then we waited... and waited... and waited. Let's just say we got to the E.R. at 2:30, went back at 3:45 and left for home at 6:15. TONS of waiting.

They did an x-ray to make sure he didn't have anything lodged in his throat or tummy. That is what we were so worried about and why we took him in. They found nothing. phew! The dr. said that he most likely spit up and then inhaled it which caused him to choke. The blood was a result of popped blood vessels in his throat because he was coughing so hard.

Every time he coughs I freak! I rush to him to check on him. I'm sure I will do this for quite some time.

Oh yea, Cooper weighs 17.32lbs now!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

New Car Seat!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Picture Update