Thursday, May 2, 2013

Can you guess what this is a picture of?

It is a picture ear that WORKS!  :)

AK had her 3 month hearing test on Tuesday and aced it!

The audiologist said that the guidelines for hearing loss risk factor monitoring have changed and with normal hearing and an existing risk factor (which is where AK falls), they recommend a newborn hearing test (which she had and passed) and one follow up within 24 months.

We agreed though, that we will do another follow up somewhere around her first birthday.

Monday, April 1, 2013

William is "cracking" jokes - about easter eggs!

After his "big girl" cousins left this morning, William was super sad.  He cried at home and then he cried again when I dropped him off at school saying "the big girls left! the big girls left!".  :(

However, it appears his day turned around.  Here is the note from his daycare "report card" for the day:

"William was excited to discover the classroom Easter eggs!  He was very happy to see squirrels, dogs and trucks on our walk and he kept asking passers-by if they were pirates.  He ended up finding one that "aaarrrggghh-ed" him.  :)  William also held up an eggshell to his ear after nap and said it was an "egg cell"!  Ha!  Such a great joke!  He said he wanted to take the joke home with him.  :) "

In other news, Bridget has confirmed that Anna Kate is a baby genius.  She is already rolling from her tummy to her back!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Lentil's 20 Week Ultrasound Pictures

I had my 20 week ultrasound today which marks the halfway point for the pregnancy. (Actually, for those of you doing the math, it is more than halfway through, seeing that I'll deliver at 39 weeks.)

Anyway...all is well with the Lentil.  He/She has all of the accounted for and appropriate body parts.  And as for the big question, NO, we still don't know if Lentil is a girl or a boy.

Below are a few of his/her first pictures.

First, Lentil in profile:

Now, for a close-up:

Look!  It's a foot!  (Lentil has two of them.)

And, finally, the spine.  The ultrasound technician seemed especially impressed by our Little Lentil's spine, so I thought I'd share the pretty picture with you all.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

William says, "Check out my new shirt!"

Yup - that's right!

In case you can't read it, William's shirt says "Big Brother".

Baby Abatzis #2 (currently affectionately nicknamed "the lentil") is due 2/5/2013...but will be arriving at the end of January via a yet-to-be-scheduled c-section.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

18 Months Old

We had William's 18 month "well* visit" today.

(*I use the term 'well' loosely b/c he is still recovering from his Hand Foot Mouth infection.  Sorry again, Bridget and Mom!  I owe you big time!  B - Let me know when you/Wells want a night away and Michael and I will come to your house and watch all the kids...even if they're sick!)

He is:

  • 25 lbs 5 oz (45th percentile - which blows my mind b/c he seems HUGE to me)
  • 32.25" tall (50th percentile)
  • 18.75" head circumference (50th percentile)

So, all in all, he is an average sized baby. :)
He's started talking a bit.  He now says:  More, up, uh-oh, ball, beaux, cat, car, truck, bubble...and I'm sure I'm missing a couple others.
He's also into anything with wheels, climbing, running, and kicking.  He is 100% pure boy.  And still showing signs of tantrums and frustration...which I'm guessing will only increase in frequency and magnitude for the next 12-24 months.  (Yay!)
Here are a couple pictures from William's stay at Bridget's house last week while we were in Mexico for Adam's wedding (Congrats, Adam and Melissa!).  He was definitely feeling yucky but apparently still ate cookies and goldfish crackers.
Was okay and playing with Oliver the day after we left...but illness was already brewing, because then...

 He wouldn't eat. Or sleep.  Or probably do anything peacefully.  But apparently he still ate cookies.  (You can see a few of the rash blisters beneath his mouth; and this was only a bit of it, Bridget said it was much worse than even this picture lets on..)

 Asleep on my mom's lap while watching "The Sound of Music".  And trying to get out one more goldfish to snack on in his sleep.

Staying with a houseful of girl cousins means you drink out of whatever cup you can get your hands this case, a pink Hello Kitty cup.  (At least we didn't see any pictures of him in tutus or with purses this time!)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Whew. On the road to recovery. Finally.

Well, his fever finally disappeared yesterday and hasn't returned since (thank goodness!)

Today, we had his 15 month "well" check-up.  (I use the term "well" loosely, as he is still not 100% - still has a super runny nose and a cough, but "well enough for daycare, where he finally returned today after a 9 day absence.)

Anyway, this was a LONG stint of a cold/virus and I'm so glad it is on the way out.  I lost my patience with it about three days ago.

His check-up went well today:
  • He is now 23 lbs 8 oz (in between the 25th and 50th percentiles)
  • 31.5" (in between the 50th and 75th percentiles)
  • head circumference is 18.5" (50th percentile)

He's still not really talking much, and the ped isn't worried yet, but wants us to keep naming things as he points (which he does ALL the time.)

Other news and tricks:
  • He has learned to walk a few steps backward and he thinks it is funny (although it isn't quite "moonwalking", it's close)
  • He is getting more and more picky about food and clearly knows that shaking his head means "no".  He uses this frequently when we try to give him food.  (What in the world happened to my good eater???)
  • He knows the sign for "all done", but only uses it when I try to give him medicine and he doesn't want it...he hasn't really used it to signal "all done" with his meal.  :)
  • He is stacking some blocks now...but still mostly destroying the stacks that you make instead.
  • He still loves books - especially the truck book that Grandpa Mickey got him for Christmas. Thanks, Dad!
  • A few weeks ago he gave me my first slobbery toddler kiss.  It was pretty cute. I look forward to more - less slobbery ones - in the future.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


The poor boy is sick.

He was sent home from daycare on Monday morning, showing "symptoms of pink eye".

He felt fine and acted fine...and his eyes weren't even that goopy.  So, we played a little here and there and had some fun.  Then his eyes looked a little better on Tuesday, so I thought for sure he'd go to daycare on Wednesday.  And then his eyes got worse.  And then, this morning, he woke up with a 102.4 fever.

He slept on my lap for an hour while I caught up on a few DVR-ed shows.  That's the only good thing about a sick boy...he is WAY super cuddly.

He definitely feels badly though.  You can see it. 

He's all loaded up with acetamenophin and ibuprofen (yes, both) and I'm hoping he feels better tomorrow.

It's a good thing that I had a light work week, so I was able to give him lots of love and attention.