Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Colby is 1!

Oops. I’m a little behind in blogging. I’m so busy doing other stuff, that when I have free time where I can blog, I’d much rather just lay on the couch and zone out! My Dad reminded me today that it’s about time I update this thing! So, here ya go! (and there are tons of pictures!)

Colby turned 1 on Sept. 10th. I can’t believe it. He is such a sweet boy and we’ve sure experienced a lot of ups and downs with him! From his orange skin (turned out to be nothing thankfully!) to his odd shaped head (no helmet needed! Praise God!) to his delay in pretty much everything! We’re still on the waiting list to get into a Portland clinic, but I’m hoping at Colby’s 15 month appt. the doctor will see how far Colby has come in just the last 2 months! He is now crawling everywhere! Hip hip hooray! He’s so much happier now that he can move around and not be stuck in one place. He did this after he turned 1. He can pull himself up and can walk around furniture. He doesn’t seem too eager to walk on his own yet. But he is quick with crawling! He also got his first 2 teeth after her turned 1. And after his birthday we finally cut off his sweet curls. If we let it get long enough they are there. So, sadly, he looks old now! He is still in size 3 diapers, and is wearing 12-18month clothes. He’s long and lean like his daddy! He sleeps great! And still takes 2 naps a day. And he sleeps anywhere-praise God! At church, on a blanket at the park (this was mainly during the summer), at a friend’s house, etc. I’m so thankful he can be flexible where he sleeps!

IMG_0935[1] First haircut, and he didn’t cry!


The family at Colby’s birthday party! It’s nice to have an early Sept. birthday so we can sit outside and enjoy the weather!




He loved being sung to and I’m pretty sure he clapped his hands at the end of it.


He liked his cupcake!


A recap of his first 12 months of life.


Soo many presents.


Seriously, his hair is crazy!



He’s such a happy baby!


We experienced the dreaded thrush for a good month. We tried an antibiotic 2 times and it kept coming back. Finally, we tried this nasty purple stuff that stains EVERYTHING! But, it killed it. Should’ve tried it sooner. Now we know for next time!

And just a walk down memory lane of Colby’s fist year:

Terrible picture of me, but I love how little Colby is in the wrap! Wish I could still snuggle him like that now!































We love you so much Colby Jacob!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

11 Months and other things

Considering Colby’s birthday is TOMORROW, I thought I better write about him!

IMG_0594[1]Such a happy baby!!!! 

Colby is still an easy going, laid back baby. He is happy all the time. Except for if he gets hurt, or is extra tired. He takes bottles great still, and I am trying to figure out how to make the switch from formula to regular milk. I never had to do that with my kids-plus, they didn’t have bottles. But, it all worked out with them so it will with Colby!

Colby sleeps great from about 8-7ish each night. Still taking 2 naps a day. Although, now that school has started, this is changing since I’ve had to wake him up to pick Lily up from school. Which then requires me to lay him down again for a cat nap! This kid loves to sleep. Which I’m ok with!

He was seen for thrush (keep scrolling and you’ll read more about that) and at that appointment he weighed 21 lbs.

Colby has yet to start walking…or even crawling!! He’s been referred to a Portland hospital (OHSU) for developmental testing. Which, I’ve been told, can take anywhere from 6 months to a year to get in! My hope is that by the time his appointment comes (which hasn’t even been made yet) he’ll be walking, rolling, etc. and we won’t need to be seen! I’m thankful Colby doesn’t seem too bothered that he can’t move and is still content to just hang out. Thankful God is in control though!!!

Colby is wearing size 12 month clothes and is still in a size 3 diaper. He’s just so small still-but long! I’m wondering how tall he’ll be at his 1 year appointment!


Uncle Joel was in town briefly, so he came by to see us!

IMG_0597[1] The back of Colby’s head is pretty flat, which we’ve known about since he was itty bitty! We decided to get a scan done to see if Colby qualified for a helmet (which he would have to wear for 4 months and for 23 hours a day!) to correct the flatness and reshape his head a bit. I’m happy to say, he doesn’t need one! The amount of flatness isn’t that high of a percentage (7%) and wouldn’t make that much of a difference to do it. So, we opted out! Plus, the guy doing the scan said if he were us, he wouldn’t do it either. Which was just what we needed to hear. Hallelujah! Anyway, to do the scan he had to wear that silly little “bonnet.” He tried to take it off a few times, but just went with it and didn’t seem to mind. AJ and I were laughing so hard though because Colby looked ridiculously silly!

IMG_0599[1]He is still all smiles even when something crazy is on his head!

IMG_0604[1]And then Colby got thrush. Awful. In fact, we are STILL dealing with it and I have another appt. with his doctor to see what the next step is. We’ve already done 2 rounds of antibiotics. So crazy when he’s just about to turn 1 and will be done with bottles soon (hopefully!) So, the day we found out about thrush I was feeling sorry for myself since I had to boil bottle nipples, but then was thankful for a homemade iced coffee that cost me nothing! It’s the little things people. 

IMG_0647[1] Colby is such a relaxed, easy going baby that he will pretty much sleep anywhere. I’m SO thankful for this! Which means I don’t have to put my life on a complete hold and be stuck in my house during naps. If I’m at a friend’s house, I will just lay him down there. 99% of the time he will sleep. Amazing. This was at a family reunion we went to last month. We just put up the pack ‘n play and away he napped! It wasn’t the longest nap, but it was better than nothing. It was all I could do to not crawl in there and nap with him!

IMG_0649[1] My mom’s uncle’s house. It was beautiful! Lots of family there that we hadn’t seen in years.


My cousin, Ben, playing soccer with Jameson. It was hot out and he was so sweet to play with Jameson for a long time!


There were even some old fashioned buggies that we got to take pictures in. 


Sweet cousins sharing food. We love Owen!!