May Update

Five more weeks and Nicholas will be one year old.  Time sure flies by when you are having fun and busy.  I look back at this year and can’t really believe that it’s has being almost a year now since I gave birth to the little one.  I can still remember very clearly all the bed rest and the hospitalization that I had to go through just to have him.  It’s like as if it was yesterday.  Those times where I don’t have to worry about him being able to get out of his crib or run around the house is gone now.  Now, everyday, I have to keep a very close eye on him or else, I wouldn’t know where he ran off to.  He’s so active now and so full of energy.  It’s hard to keep up with him sometimes.  Nicholas is growing up so quickly now.  It really seems like yesterday when he was only this little tiny creature in my hands that was so innocent and helpless.  Now, he’s tearing the house apart if we don’t block him and watch him carefully.

Well, this past weekend, Nicholas had diarrhea.  He was not feeling very well at all, but I think it’s gone now.  We gave him a lot of Pedialyte for his sickness and it seems to have helped him.  He seems to be doing a lot better this morning when I took him to my parents.  About two weeks ago, I was going to write another baby update telling everyone about the new tooth that we thought that he was getting.  He had a little fever a few days before that and then we noticed this little white dot on his gems.  We thought that it might be a little teeth but I didn’t write a baby update about that.  Thank goodness I didn’t because it would have being another false alarm.  The little white spot is still there but no sign of any tooth.  We can’t figure out what the little white spot is.  Michael felt his gems before and says that it’s not really bumpy at all.  I haven’t really tired it before so I can’t tell if it’s bumpy or not.  All I know is that there is a little white spot there.  I just hope that when his teeth comes, it won’t hurt him so much because I have heard that the later it comes, the more it hurts. 

Well, this past weekend, we were preparing for the party.  We were trying to figure out what to buy and wanted to get the house ready for the party.  We are thinking about putting up a tent in the back yard so that there will be plenty of shade for everyone if they want to go outside.  The house is not all that big and we don’t want everyone to just stay inside the house.  I am sure that it will be a nice sunny day that day so we want to be able to allow our guest to stay outside and not be afraid of getting sunburned.  We were also working on the lawn.  I brought some miniature roses last weekend and we are trying to figure out where to plant them around the house.  I am also trying to kill all the weeds in the back yard.  They are a big pain and are hard to get rid of.  I have to dig about a foot deep before I can remove all their vines from the ground.  They are the type that will suck up all the minerals from all the plants that are around it and they are all over the roses bushes.  I have being working on them for quite a while now on and off, but I have only gotten rid of about ¼ of them.  I will continue to work on them and hopefully will be finished with them before the party. 

Nicholas is doing great besides the diarrhea that he had this past weekend.  He is getting very smart and adaptive.  He seems to be able to adapt to any new obstacle or traps that we put in his way so that he won’t be able to get to things.  On the right side of the bed, there is this little opening where the laptop is located and also Michael’s coke.  Well, it’s about two feet wide and Nicholas loves to go there and mess with the laptop and some plugs that are over there.  What I have done before was put this laundry basket in between the bed and the wall.  He has learned how to move that basket out of his way and get into the crack. He pulls the basket outward but also in an angle so that by the time he is finished, he can just walk around the basket and get into the crack.  At first, I thought that it was Michael who moved the basket.  Until I caught him in the act of doing so, I couldn’t believe that he was capable to doing such a clever thing.  Well, now I use a rubber maid tube-a-ware to block him from getting and he still uses the same methodology to remove it but I caught him in the act of doing so, so I pushed the box in more and now, he had not taken it out yet.  I am sure that he will soon one day figure out to that he needs he pull the box out a bit more before he can turn the box sideways.  The box is also the one that holds all his toys so sometimes as he trying to pull the box out, he’ll spot a toy that he’s interested in and will stop pulling on the box and play with his toy instead.   This isn’t all that bad of a strategy to stop him from getting into the little crack.  The little one is just getting too smart and clever.  We are also planning really baby proof the whole house.  We have done so with many of the shelves and cabinets but not most of the drawers yet.  We are in the process of buying more baby proofing stuff such as plug protectors and plastic wedges. 

Well, if you are wondering what to buy for Nicholas on his birthday, we will be soon providing a list of things that we think he would be needing and things that he really doesn’t need anymore of cause he has an abundant of, like clothes.  I am composing that list right now and will probably be releasing that this weekend.