Sunday, April 29, 2012

Workin at the Car Wash

 Helping Dad wash the car!
 How much horse power this thing got, Ma?

Who is this toddler and where did my baby go??

 This is Noah's "cheeeessse" smile. :)
Noah looks like such a big boy in his shorts, sitting there eating a Nutragrain bar. We had a fun day yesterday at Grandma and Papa's with Cousins Amber and Jenna. We made Cloud Dough! It is like sand, but soft and it smells good. (It's flour and baby oil). Unfortunately I didn't bring my camera :(

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Fun in the Sun!

It was such a beautiful, warm day today that we let Noah play outside for a long time today.

He started playing in the dogs' water so we pulled out his water table and let him have at it!

But then he got soaking wet so we changed him into a swim suit. Is this not just TOO CUTE???!

Daddy hosed off the Mustang today, Noah ran out to it, saying BRRRMM!

Friday, April 20, 2012


Noah was being a silly little model for me while I was practicing using natural light sources. He says "cheese" now which cracks me up!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Back to school

I went back to work this week. I so afraid it would be really hard getting the boys to Grandma's and getting to school on time, but actually it hasn't been bad at all. Connor wakes up usually around the time I'm doing my make up and we have a nice chat while I finish getting ready, and I pull Noah out of bed still sleeping and its so sweet how he keeps his head on my shoulder all the way out to the car.  The boys and I are very lucky to have such a wonderful Grandma who will get them dressed and give Noah some yummy breakfast. Since I'm only working part time, I'm back by lunch time. I pump while Noah's eating lunch and then we're home in time for Noah to go down for his nap in his own bed. Works out pretty great actually! :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Matching Jammies!

I'll be dressing the boys alike as long as they'll let me. It's just so adorable! :)
These jammies are their first matching outfits. My little love monkeys!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Noah had a great Easter, he wasn't as competitive at hunting the eggs as his cousins were ;) but he still had fun. Papa showed him the ropes and he was able to get a few in his basket. Poor Daddy had to work today.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Giants Opening Day

We celebrated Giants Opening Day by dressing up festively :) The Giants game was on in the background but I guess it cut to commercial LOL

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Diagnosis: Stereotypy

Video of a longer movement episode taken yesterday:

The video is not sped up, although it looks like it huh? He's got some major ants in his pants!

Noah's pediatrician sent us to Oakland Children's Hospital, to have an EEG brain wave scan done to ensure his episodes are not epileptic. Even before the scan, the neurologist watched the videos I had taken of him and said he was confident they were not seizures. He said that he has complex motor stereotypy (which is not pronounced at all like you would expect lol) They are tic like movements that are intended to self sooth, and he is probably not even aware of them. Even though they look scary/weird, they are completely harmless and he is expected to outgrow them. This is exactly what we needed to hear to stop worrying so we were happy campers leaving!
Noah was such a good kiddo, he didn't fuss or complain about having to be in the crib cage for hours. He did let us know he did NOT enjoy getting the wires taped on or taken off but who would?!

Before the helmet head:

Pretty impressive helmet made of gauze and tape, huh? You can see the snake of wires coming from the back of his head like a pony tail. Noah was a big fan of their phone and the nurse's stethoscope (they let him take one home, so nice!).

Even though the neurologist made me feel a little silly, I still feel positive that having him seen was the right thing to do. The nurses and attending doctors were all wonderful, but I definitely left feeling grateful that our stay was so short. I am very thankful that our adorable, sweet little man is healthy. A little quirky, but healthy.

*I found videos on youtube of other children with complex motor stereotypies which made me feel so much better. Some were far more severe than Noah's, but yet they are healthy kiddos. It was definitely comforting to read.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Outdoor Fun

Since the weather has finally improved we were able to get outside for a bit today. Noah loved playing with his "new" ride on toy. Another benefit of having a Grandma who does daycare, you can borrow fun toys!

He just needs to work on his entrance a bit! ;)