Stay-at-home mama enjoying every changing moment with our lil guy!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Got Milk?

We gone through some MAJOR changes here at the Charlton household! We are in the transition phase of switching Henry from his specialized (and expensive) formula, to a milk-based formula. We've been doing a slow transition, but so far he is doing excellent! It may just be a coincidence, however he seems much happier too...I would too just from the smell of the old formula! We are currently doing 3/4 milk-based to 1/4 specialized! This Sunday is the BIG day where I will try ALL milk-based!
You never really think about it, but when I was nursing him and had to give up milk and soy, there is milk and soy in EVERYTHING! It's been one of our biggest struggles with finger foods. In celebration, we went to Yogorino in the city this past Saturday. A little history about Yogorino - they only serve one flavor: original/tart, I was there daily when we lived in the city and I was prego (even during a blizzard), it's all natural with no additives, it's seriously like a cult in the city - you either hate it or LOVE it! Well from saying this, you can definitely tell he's my child! Henry fell in love with it as much as I did!

Yesterday was a big day for us. My friend Caitlin (from College) lives about an hour away from us so we decided to go and visit her for the day. Caitlin is a mother of almost 5; 3 girls, 1 boy and 1 boy on the way! She is also younger than me. She is such a good mommy and Henry had such a good time playing with all of them. They were all carrying dolls around, wish I would have taken a picture! Needless to say, I strapped him in the car for the drive home and he was out before I even left her driveway.

Today I have an appt with the Ob/Gyn so I'll let you all know how it goes!

Monday, July 11, 2011

All the right numbers

We had our hematology appointment today and I'm very happy to say it will be our last (unless something very rare occurs)! Henry's platelets were 293 (normal range 150-400). He did amazing with the arm stick, he whimpered a little when they inserted the needle, but then was immediately fine! The hardest part of the appointment was waiting for the results. It was a full house there, but you can't get upset because it's the oncology clinic as well so there are some very sick children there getting their chemo for the week. Henry didn't mind the wait at all because the have an amazing waiting room full of trucks and balls, all of his favorites!

Almost 11 month stats (with his clothes on) :

Weight: 19 lbs

Length: 29 inches

Newest loves: He has finally mastered clapping and can make noise with it - which makes him laugh, he has also learned to blow kisses - melts my heart!

I can't believe that on Saturday he'll be 11 months old, where did the time go? Each morning I fall in love with him more and more (if that's possible). I truly can't imagine life without him :)

(Cheap toy!)

Henry's sister was super generous and put a swing in the tree for Henry over 4th of July weekend...he was in love.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The FIRST step!

Today was a big day, for a few seconds at least! Henry did his first step from the couch to the coffee table. It's a short distance, but he was free standing and took a definite step to get to the table. Maybe it was only 1, but you have to start somewhere, right?! He's also getting quite good at free standing from sitting position (without the help of anything to hold onto).

We had a busy weekend with my bff from Scottsdale, AZ in's always great to catch up in person!

Pregnancy notes: My nausea has been a lot less frequent!! I've finally started back into my exercise routine. There was a good 3 weeks that I didn't do too much just because I felt like I was going to get sick at any given moment. For the record, I've only been 'actually' sick once. The whole exercise, or lack there of, was a big deal for me. I haven't noticed anything really with my body, except the fact that some days I feel like I might be showing a bit and then realize it's most likely me being bloated! Fatigue is at it's highest right now. I'm sure it doesn't help that I'm chasing after an almost 11 month old ALL day. I have the same aversion as last time: chicken. It's not so bad if it's already cooked, but if I see it raw, that's the end of it.

Tomorrow also marks a big day. It's Henry's last hematology appointment, as long as his blood counts are in the normal range. A few prayers would be helpful!! I'll let you all know tomorrow how it goes.

Also, I will upload some new photos soon. I've been a slacker, I'll admit it!

Enjoy your Sunday evening.