Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Brotherly Love



If you haven't been able to tell from what I've said so far, having two kids in the house is totally different than just one. All of the craziness that comes with it is totally worth it when you see how much your kids love each other. Harrison loves Fisher better than I ever imagined he would. Sometimes he loves a little hard, but he has the best intentions. It's amazing how your once only child, now oldest child, really steps up to the plate. They grow up overnight. And then sweet Fisher thinks that Harrison hung the moon. Nothing gets a bigger smile and laugh out of Fisher than Harrison antics. It truly is so sweet to see.
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And We Have Teeth!


Assuming everyday for the past five months that Fisher would wake up with a little gem in his gums has finally come true. I make a habit of always chalking things up to him cutting teeth. Any sort of random behavior, I like to just say, "Oh, he must be cutting teeth." It really keeps me from being a lunatic and rushing to the doctor at the drop of a hat. Well, as luck would have it, I ran to the doctor yesterday. Fisher had a fever that ibuprofen wouldn't take care of. He didn't eat much and would cry at the drop of a hat. For my sweet, content, happy baby, this just wasn't normal. I was sure that he had contracted the strep throat that Harrison had the week before. And, I thought it could be teeth, but to be honest, when Harrison cut teeth, we never missed a beat. He would just drool and then have teeth. That was it. So, when I took him to the doctor yesterday, they swabbed his throat to test for strep. As he was screaming his head off during the swabbing, the doctor noticed that two teeth had literally just come though up top(had to be in the previous 24 hours). Well, the strep test came back negative. Shocker. The doctor's response, "looks like it is the two teeth that just came through on the top that is causing him discomfort and the two on the bottom that will come through in the next couple of days on the bottom that could be causing this. It should be a fun few days for you." Four teeth at once. Awesome. Thanks for going big Fisher.
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Monday, September 19, 2011

You Would Miss This Face Too...




Words cannot express how much I miss this kid when I'm out of town traveling. My absence from the blog world is a pretty good indicator of my travel schedule. Harrison is such a sweet boy. Last week I had to leave for even longer than I anticipated. In the middle of my trip I talked to Harrison and he sweetly said, "Mom. I want you to get on a plane to come home and see me. I miss you bad." That is pretty gut-wrenching.
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Harrison's First Soccer Game





Well, it's official. We have made our entrance into organized sports with our kids. And let me tell is so frustrating if you have an ounce of a competitive nature in you. Harrison is playing on the same team with his good buddies, so it is fun for him. But good Lord...this takes some patience. And that is why yours truly is not on the field coaching. It is fun to watch one keeps score...except all of the competitive parents (which is all of them).
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Celebrating 8 Months





Whew...still flying by. I haven't even had a chance to take a decent picture of either of my boys in the past two weeks. Life has been crazy. But Fisher is certainly growing up. He's starting to chunk-up finally. I have a hunch that he is going to pass Harrison by the nine month check-up (where Harrison was at the same time). Fisher still lights up a room with his smile. He is such a happy baby. It truly is unbelievable. It also appears that he knows when people are laughing and singing...he gets such a kick out of this. He loves to pull-up and hold his own bottle. I don't think he is ever going to do the traditional crawl. He has been army crawling for a while, and gets around so well. He is already focused on what's next. Traditional crawling seems insignificant (to him) at this time. He still has no teeth. And mom, yes, I'll update the blog more. And take normal pictures. And maybe tell funny stories about the crazy stuff Harrison says to me tonight, "maybe I'll get a hairy hiney like dad's soon?" It's inevitable...but he is excited about it.
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