Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cody's 4 Month Pictures

I picked up Cody's 4 month pictures. I posted them here in case you were unable to see them on the link I posted. Cody is doing wonderful, I love being a mom so much. Cody is doing so much as well. He is holding his own bottle now (the small ones)He does a whole lot more as well. I cannot believe that he is almost 5 months old. He will be 5 months on the 26th.

Posting Cody's 4 Month Pictures

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cody's 4 Month Pictures

Here is the link to Cody's 4 month pictures.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

4 Month Portraits Made

I went yesterday and had Cody's 4 month pictures taken. (He was actually 4 mos & 11 days) We chose 4 poses and they are absolutely beautiful. As soon as I can get the info on how to look at them online, I will post it here. In one of the pictures, he has drool dripping off of his chin. I had to get that pose because that is him right now. Drool and all,lol. I took him to a Dr appointment yesterday because he hasn't been feeling well. His Pedi believes that he has asthma & allergies. Kevin has asthma, so it is completely possible. On top of allergies, he is teething and still no teeth have come through yet *argh* I think I should buy stock in Orajel at this time. Since benadryl has not worked for him, she prescribed another cough medication and the COPAY was $40.00. I almost had a stroke right then and there. That was with my insurance. Without my insurance it was around $100.00. The lady at the pharmacy said that the medication doesn't come in a generic and it must not be on my insurance company's "preferred" list. Must not *ouch* Anyway, that is about it around here. Nothing else to really mention. Kevin and I are having a "date" night tonight though. My mom is keeping Bug and we are going to a movie and to eat dinner.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Day Of Firsts

Playing in his toy

Hmmm... This is different

Well, I guess it is okay

Never been in here before

His face says it all, lol

Today (November 4th) Cody experienced 2 "firsts" He ate his first "real" food (Gerber rice cereal mixed with Gerber harvest juice apple w/ carrot) and sat in his high chair for the first time. He did not eat in his high chair because it was not put together when he ate, but once it was I sat him in it. He liked the cereal okay, tomorrow I will just put his formula in it though. He didn't seem all that thrilled with juice. So, he ate just a few bites of cereal and then washed it all down with his bottle. The high chair was not quite a "hit" with him though. He was okay at first, but then poked out his bottom lip and started crying :O( However, it was way past his bedtime and he was fussy and tired so we will try again tomorrow to see how he likes his high chair. My little boy is growing up so fast. I do not want to miss a thing. We love him so much. I did not know that it was possible to love as much as I love my little bug. I hope you enjoy the pictures, the 2 of him eating are not the best because I was trying to feed him and take pictures at the same time... bad idea,lol.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Love & Down Syndrome

John Paul & Dasha

John Paul


Everyone who knows me knows that I have a special place in my heart for children with Down Syndrome. I aim to become the mom of one of these special people soon. I do not see Down Syndrome as a disability, I see it as an enhancement of us "boring" people. People with Down Syndrome are just like us. They have feelings, they have goals, they have needs & they most definitely need love. I have met so many wonderful people in the last few years in my crusade to become the mother of a child with Down Syndrome. I can honestly say that my best friends are those that I have met through my Down Syndrome connections. We first were going to adopt children with DS internationally, but our Heavenly Father blessed us with Cody before we completed our adoption. We still plan on adopting, but will probably do so here in the United States. (though not 100% on this) I believe that Cody will grow up to be a better person if he has a sibling with that extra chromosome. My friend Kristy has 2 beautiful children with DS. (John Paul & Dasha) They were adopted not too long ago and have come so far in such a short period of time. These are pictures of them from Halloween this year. There is also a little girl named Kaelyn whose blog I follow, she was born premature and has Down Syndrome. You can visit her blog and see pictures of her at Please keep all orphans both human and animal in your thoughts and prayers.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Pictures of Bug

Talking to Mommy

Mad at Mommy (while changing his diaper)

Mommy Feeding little man while visiting his Grandma Shirley

Showing Mommy his slobbery smile :O)

My stepdad (bug's Papaw) took this picture of bug smiling while asleep.

I love my little Bug. I thank God every day for him.