Tuesday, December 30, 2008
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Today we went over to "Miss Jenn's" for a couple of hours for a fun playdate with Brody. Brody is 10 days younger than Anthony. They were having so much fun playing with this little keyboard together!
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Friday, November 14, 2008
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It might be the first time, but we all know it won't be the last time! Let's just say he had an "encounter" with the corner of a table!!!
This was the first day he was actually feeling better, mind you. Poor baby...can't catch a break!
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Anthony had a rough week last week, but he seems to be better now. He was running high fevers for 8 days, and no one could seem to figure out what was wrong. We had almost every test in the book...
rapid respiratory panel
In the end, everything came back normal, so the conclusion is that it was just a nasty virus. Poor baby...he had to get 3 rounds of antibiotic shots (one in each leg each time) just to cover any underlying bacterial illnesses. (They had to make sure it wasn't meningitis or sepsis or an underlying pneumonia). One time his mommy had to give one of the shots (on Sunday) because there was no one else there (besides Dr. Wong) to give the second one...(gulp! it's different when it's your own child!!!).
Here's a pitiful picture of just a few of his band-aids.
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Saturday, November 1, 2008
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Happy Halloween, everyone! We had a fun, action-packed day. We spent the morning in Canton, TX for the outdoor market trade--IT'S HUGE!!! They have it once a month...takes us an hour to drive there. A couple of girlfriends and I (and Anthony) spent 4 hours there, and we didn't even see it all!!! They have everything -- holiday things, furniture (hand made, high end, very nice!), jewelry, candles, art, clothing, food (like corn dogs and funnel cakes!), kids stuff, home decor, etc!!! It was AWESOME! I'll have to go back some time soon. I bought a great clock for whenever we get a home! Anthony was perfect the whole time -- slept a lot in the stroller, didn't fuss once! What a great baby I have...I'm so blessed he has such a sweet disposition! Here he is posing with our snaggle tooth pumpkin (to match his little one and a half teeth) right before we left.
Later that night we went trick or treating with our friends Jenn (and Brody) and Carly (and Evan). Evan's two now, and he had a great time running to all the houses. He pooped out after about 10 stops for candy. Jenn and I just followed along for the fun of it. Some people were sweet and donated candy to the "mommy sanity fund" as I like to call it.
Here's our baby in his Tigger costume! So cute! It was more like a little "fat-suit" because Tigger has a big belly. You should've seen Anthony trying to crawl around in this thing! He dragged his belly on the ground and kept toppling over and had a hard time getting back up...I couldn't help but to laugh! (I know, mean mommy)
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Thursday, October 9, 2008
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Thursday, October 2, 2008
Here's Anthony's pic again so you can compare!!!
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Here are Anthony's stats for his 6 month checkup...
Weight: 15lbs, 70z (20%)
Height: 26 3/4 inches (60%)
Head circumference: 41cm (3%)
He's functioning at the level of a baby between 7 1/2 to 8 1/2 months! Big boy!!!
So, we'll go back in to the office next week to get a couple more shots (including the flu vaccine).
Then, we don't have to go back until his 9 month checkup!!!
Oh, and by the way, he's finally babbling some bababa's!!!
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This very well may be the last picture of our thumb sucking. We are limiting the pacifier to night time only, and both daddy and mommy are being persistent in redirecting Anthony's hands to a toy when the thumb starts going into the mouth. (Some days Anthony is more persistent than both of us!!! haha!) However, we couldn't resist one last picture of it because it is just too darn cute! I think there's a picture of Mario when he was about this age sucking his thumb with the same irresistable expression on his face!!!
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Friday, September 5, 2008
Sitting on the changing table today
Okay, he's growing so fast even I can hardly keep up!!!
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Thursday, September 4, 2008
Just go to www.cash4books.net and enter the isbn number (on the back of the book) to see if they will buy it back from you. They specialize in textbooks, but I think you can luck up with other books too. If they are buying it back, they pay for shipping, so it's a great way to make a little extra cash!!! I think you need to have a paypal account. We just did this with a couple of books Mario wasn't using anymore and got about $30!!!
And, yes, I got this idea off of moneysavingmom.com!!! :)
Posted by The Mamminas at 2:42 PM
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Okay, so, I know this blog is mostly about Anthony, but I couldn't resist sharing with you the great deals I'm getting at CVS by implementing the couponing techniques from moneysavingmom.com! I have a link to her blog on the right. I've been doing this for a little over a month now. Here's what I got at CVS today...
One Accu-Chek monitor
One Dawn dish soap
Two Colgate toothpastes
Two rolls of paper towels
Two bags of Sour Patch Kids
Two Cover Girl lip glosses
Five BC/Goody's pain relievers
Total spent out of pocket...(are you sitting down?)...$2.90!!!
It would've been even cheaper, but I messed up on one of the coupons!!! So I don't exactly need an Accu-Chek monitor, but why not if it's free? It originally retailed at $78, so it's a good one! Let me know if anyone needs it!
So, this is becoming a sort of fun game for me (plus a way to save our hard-earned cash and be a frugal wife/mother). I'll keep you posted with more deals in the weeks to come!
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here are a couple of pics of anthony and his buddy brody (jenn's little boy) from when i babysat him week before last...
take 3: anthony is looking at me like "you've got to be kidding me...you're going to keep trying to get this other kid to smile? i'm so done. who is this kid, anyway?" :)
Posted by The Mamminas at 8:25 PM
Well, we're starting solids around here...I don't think we've got the hang of it quite yet!!! We've been attempting it for about the past couple of weeks. Anthony has tried rice cereal, bananas, avacado, and carrots. I know I just have to have time and patience to figure all this out...for him it's a new taste, new texture, new place to sit, new experience...but as of yet, we haven't accomplished more than a couple of bites (and those were my feeble attempts at distracting him and shoving it in!)
i made the rice cereal as thin as i could with a lot of my milk so hopefully it wouldn't taste that different from his usual meals...evidently it did! (classic face!)
we'll continue forging ahead into this unchartered territory. let me know if you have any tips!
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