Though most of this blog contains pictures, it's also a detailed account of my life living with three boys. And yes, they are all boys. Hope you enjoy... they're pretty cute (but often smell).


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Then & Now

It's crazy how quickly they grow


(Cole at Christmas and Cole now)

Memorial Day Weekend '11

It's crazy the difference 10 years makes.
10 years ago I was up in Alexandria, MN with my high school girlfriends.
We were silly and irresponsible... and drinking Boone's Farm.

Flash forward 10 years:

At the Rogowski cabin



Auntie Jenna is still in town... She let Cole do her hair


Though I do miss those long weekends with the gals, I really can't complain about this year!

Happy Memorial Day weekend all!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Quick Update

This kid is going to be the death of me...

Last Thursday I got a call from daycare that Cole had a fever so I needed to come and get him. Just like the time before, he was running hot but was acting like his normal self so I skipped a trip to the doctor. The next morning he was still running a fever but was acting very sad... not normal for him. So I brought him into Ready Care assuming it would  be a quick in-and-out and we'd be on our way. Wrong. I was told to take Cole to Children's as they didn't think it was "just an ear infection".

So many tears later I picked up J and we took Cole in. After being poked and prodded they determined it wasn't meningitis but there was some sort of infection. They gave Cole some antibiotics through his IV (so sad) and sent us home. By this time our lil' man was giggling and acting totally normal. Again, he's going to make me go crazy!
[side note: Thank you mom for coming down... I really appreciate it]

Follow-up appointment on Saturday showed a double ear infection... they assumed that Friday was the onset... awesome. Let's hope that's not a pattern for him!

But, in the end, Cole is a rockstar and is acting 100% - and I much rather have them be over cautious then not enough.

Here's a pic at the ER - Just hanging out with his IV-ready foot:


More news to come later this week but I wanted to make sure to wish Hannah a very happy 1st birthday! You're party was oh-so fun (good job Nic) and you now have a WAY more clothes than me!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

5 Months

Where did the time go? Cole turned 5 months on Friday (the 13th)...


He is:
Rolling like crazy; front to back, back to front, across the floor
Trying to stand whenever we give him the chance
Getting bigger and bigger: my guess is 19-20 lbs
Wearing size 3 diapers
Never quiet... except when he sleeps... when he's awake all he does is talk
A very smiley little boy
Eating rice cereal once a day... soon to be twice
Finally loving his Sophie giraffe toy (which we named Stu - more manly)
Trying to eat everything... if he can touch it he wants it in his mouth
Still sleeping like a champ - 8-9 hours straight!
Drooling a lot!
So much fun... every week he learns or does something new


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Jason (two days late)

No excuses... I forgot to do a post wishing J a very happy birthday! Better late than never...



Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

What a week! As my last post said, Cole had a fever Tuesday night so we kept him home from daycare on Wednesday (Nana Pugh came over) - He was totally normal the entire day. So weird! He went back-to-school on Thursday and had a great day. I have no idea what brought on that type of fever (for a couple of hours) but I'm happy he's better.

Friday night J and I went out to dinner as Pat and Jenna watched Cole. [Thank you again] Saturday morning J was off to play softball so Cole and I spent the day running errands, going on walks (SO nice out) and taking naps (him, not me). It was a really fun day that ended with lil' man sleeping from 8:30pm-6:30am! Bliss!

And today... HAPPY ME DAY! Had a wonderful morning teaching yoga and hanging out with my mom and dad. Now I'm home... doing work... but spending some time with J and Cole. It was a wonderful day/weekend!

Here are some pictures of our lil' monster - I can't get over how big he's gotten and how much he's developing. Every week he does something new... and next week he'll be 5 months old! When the hell did that happen!??!

naked baby!!!




fell to the side while trying to sit-up :: still holding his toy though


Happy Mama's Day to all those wonderful mom, grandmas, aunties and fraunties -you all make this world such a better and more sparkling place!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Poor lil' man

Quick Cole update (from my phone so sorry for the spelling): he had a VERY rough night yesterday but seemed fine this morning. Got a call from daycare at 4:45 that he had a fever. Drove well above the limit to go get him - find him smiling away but very warm. Head over the ready care where they look in his ears, take blood, temps, x-rays... Only to tell me they don't know what it is. Maybe just a bad cold. Lovely! It's nice to be able to rule so much out but I was hoping for a quick medicine fix. Fingers crossed tonight goes better (for him and us!) and that tomorrow the fever is down.
On a side note: this kid is gaining weight like crazy. According to their scale he weighs 18 lbs! Geez!