Monday, January 26, 2009

Puppet Show

Davis threw an impromptu puppet show from Samuel, and as you can see from the latter’s reaction, the show got rave reviews. Enjoy!

Puppet Show from Chris Turner on Vimeo.

Monday, January 12, 2009


I am posting this quickly so I don't forget the date (since I am not good about remembering or otherwise documenting these kind of things). Samuel rolled over from his back to his tummy today for the first time. He was playing on his mat while I was doing something in the kitchen. When I turned to check on him he was on his tummy. It must have just happened before I looked since he hates his tummy and had not started to fuss yet. On January 1 he rolled from his tummy to his back two times but has not done it since.

He is sleeping pretty well even though he is sick right now. He is going 8 - 9 hours at night. I am so grateful for the rest.

ETA: He actually rolled over from back to tummy 3 - 4 more times tonight and from tummy to back once.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Davis' First Sleep Over

Tonight is Davis' first sleep over at a friends house. Even though it is just down the street, I am a little sad about it. I was trying to figure out why it was bothering me so much and the only thing I have been able to come up with is the NICU. The only other time Davis has slept out of our house when we were here was during his 7 week NICU stay. Even though in many ways it seems like that was forever ago, in other ways, it seems so recent. Sometimes I still see him as the fragile preemie and I just want to wrap my arms around him and protect him. I hope that over time the NICU time will become less memorable and I'll be able to let him grow up without being one of those hovering parents.

Samuel is not feeling well

I have been home alone all week while Chris is at Macworld San Francisco with some friends. This has confirmed that I am definitely not organized enough to be a stay at home mom. It looks like a tornado has been in my kitchen and living room. I usually don't mind that since I am working and I have that as an excuse but not so much this week. Its driving me crazy but I can't seem to find the time to do anything about it.

Samuel has had a minor cough for a while. I mentioned it in passing to his doctor at his four month appointment on Dec. 29th and we both agreed that it was probably just him adjusting to extra secretions from his teething. She listened to his lungs and they sounded fine. On Wednesday of this week, I noticed that the cough was sounding a little more "chesty" so I made an appointment with a nurse practicioner on Thursday morning. His oxygen level was down to 95% so they gave him a breathing treatment in the office to see if it helped. After the treatment his sat level was still low so they prescribed breathing treatments at home. Poor boo is still laughing and playing as much as he can but he tires easily and coughs a bit. He does not particularly like his breathing treatments (he wants to pull on the cord and put his hands in his mouth during the treatments and when I stop him he starts screaming). I am waking him once each night to give a treatment. We go back to the doctor next Thursday. Hopefully by then, he'll be all better.

Worse news is that they think the virus causing the problems is RSV and infants who get RSV have a 30% increase risk of development asthma.

Here is the picture I took with my camera phone of his treatment in the doctor's office.