Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Demitri had his three year check up on 9/20. He is 37.5 pounds and 40 inches. They also did a vision test which was the cutest thing that I have ever seen. I wish that I had brought my camera but I forgot it but D looked adorable covering one eye and reading the shapes off of the wall. When he had to say star, he would say "shooting star". The doctor also did a hearing test and he got vaccination for hepatitis A and a flu shot.
I brought up my concerns about Demitri being pigeon toed and the doc watched him walk and said it is very minor and does not warrant anything being done. Hmmm.
I also mentioned his allergies...keep giving him Claritin.
The doc also said that his tongue is healing beautifully.
Have to bring a urine sameple back in.
We got a yellow lollypop and we were off.
Posted by Leah at 9:51 AM
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Demitri decided it was a good idea to climb on the nightstand. Just as I was telling him to get down, he fell and bit his tongue. The result was a 2cm laceration that needed 3 stitches. We had to sedate him to get the stitces in but the other choice was 2 weeks of letting the tongue heal on its own. No thanks. He did really well but had a minor allergic reaction to the ketamine that they used to sedate him. His face got all swollen and blotchy. I still can't believe my son has had two sets of stitches before he turned three. I think I am going to be in the ER a lot in the next 16 years.
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Sunday, June 22, 2008
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Friday, June 20, 2008
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Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
D came down with the first pox on Sunday. I can happily say that almost all signs of the pox are gone. When our pedi said that breakthru chicken pox were mild he was serious. D was pretty itch and had a fever but he was a trooper. I am super proud of my little man. He kicked that chicken to the curb.
Posted by Leah at 9:12 PM
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Sigh, the pox are no fun but luckily D is a model patient. He listens to me when I say "No scratching". He is keeping himself occupied in the house and the yard. I don't think I could ask for a better kid...well there is the sleeping issue but I guess we won't get into that here.
Look Jojo, there is even a picture of our pox party. Is there traffic???? Where are are you guys?
Posted by Leah at 12:33 PM
Sunday, June 8, 2008
My little man ...my little vaccinated man...has been attacked by the chicken pox montser. How can this be??? How can a kid who has been poked and prodded by needles in order to become immune still get the nasty disease? Well, its called BREAKTHROUGH CHICKEN POX , my pediatrician says he doesnt see it too often but I have spoken to a few mothers today alone that have had vaccinated kids get the pox more than once.
Good news: Breakthrough chicken pox is usually milder than regular chicken pox. Woohoo for us.
Here is a picture of Demitri as we waited in the outer waiting room at the pediatrician today. We had to be taken in thru the file room. Demitri insisted on wearing his helmet, he said that it needed a checkup too.
Posted by Leah at 3:21 PM
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
My mom was making conversation with Demitri this morning and asked him what he had for breakfast. He had eaten a Nutri Grain bar and a banana. His reply...............
Demitri: Sausage and penis
Nanma: Sausage and peanuts?
Demitri: NOOOOOOO, sausage and PENIS
LMAO, well ... my mom thinks it is cute that when she changes his clothes or diapers she always tells him to protect his "sausage" from Firetruck. Well, the kid made a joke and it was actually pretty funny. I think he is gonna have his fathers dirty sense of humor.
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Thursday, May 1, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
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Friday, April 18, 2008
Our good friend Gracie has been fighting breast cancer in the most courageous way. She just recently had surgery so Demitri made her a card. I provided the stickers but everything else was all him. I think he did a FAB job!
D and I love you Gracie and are so proud of you. You are so brave and an awesome woman!
Posted by Leah at 12:51 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Demitri and my dad are BFF's. They love to do boy things together like play with tools and dig and talk about things that I don't understand. My dad has really been a wonderful support for Demitri since Joe has left and I will never be able to thank him enough. Demitri LOVES construction. Loves does not really explain his obsession with all things construction. He has a DVD about a construction site and he knows most of the names of the trucks and he just LOVES trucks and dirt and rocks. There is a new Home Depot being built not too far from us. My dad has been taking D to the site every Saturday to monitor the progress. The second picture is them looking in at the Home Depot. That day a digger drove over to them and lifted the bucket with rocks in it and waved to them. The third picture is D showing me what happened when he got home that day. D is still talking about it. D treasures his time with Pa. Thanks Pa! We love you.
Posted by Leah at 9:46 AM
Demitri was very excited to see the Easter Bunny or as he calls him the Eazy Bunny. He had a bunch of goodies to show the bunny including a Santa ornament , a backhoe and last years picture. I dont know what happened, he was smiling until the moment he sat on the seat.
Posted by Leah at 9:31 AM
Friday, March 14, 2008
The haircut went much smoother this time. Demitri remember where we were going. He remembered the cool train set and he remembered Jessica, who is so good with him and who I really like. I also think she does a good job on his hair. He cried a little bit but we brought his own DVD from home so he watched his construction dvd and was happy. He actually stayed in the firetruck this time.
Posted by Leah at 12:54 PM
Thursday, March 13, 2008
We did not do anything special like somebody (Jess) I know but I tried to take a picture at the exact time of his birth (7:37pm) and I missed it by 5 minutes. He was enjoying a late night snack of turkey and cheese.
Posted by Leah at 9:38 PM
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
We are going in for haircut #2 tomorrow. The last one was a disaster, D cried the whole time. Fingers crossed that tomorrow is smoother. Will update with pics afterwards.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2008
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Demitri has named the patch of dirt and trees in the backyard his jungle. He likes to spend as much time as possible digging in his jungle. D requested the gloves because he does not like to get his hands dirty.
The man in the second pic is Uncle Jeff (Joe's bro).
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D decided that he wanted a turn at taking the pictures. After so many months at behind the one in front of the lens he decided that he wanted to be the one in control. I think that he did a pretty good job for his first try.
Posted by Leah at 8:39 PM
Sunday, March 2, 2008
My mom took me to see Wicked for my birthday. I have always loved musicals and this was no exception. Wicked tells the story of Elpheba, the future Wicked Witch of the West and her relationship Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. The story will make you laugh, cry and leave you wanting to see it again. It is playing indefinitely here in LA so if you get a chance you should go and see it.
Posted by Leah at 8:29 PM
I have been a bad blogger. I have so much to tell. Updates are on the way. Pinky swear.
Posted by Leah at 5:41 PM
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Some of the greatest girls that I have ever known have been there for me through some really tough times. I am grateful for their love and support. They sent me these flowers for a moving gift...you know, when whats his name moved out. You girls know who you are and you know how much I love you all. Thanks again.
Posted by Leah at 5:48 PM
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
My friend Marie over at Lead Baby http://leadbaby.blogspot.com/ has started a 52 week gratitude journal. I love the idea so I am gonna be a copycat and steal it. I am starting a little late so I will have a 49 week gratitude journal. :)
I am grateful for my son. I am grateful for so many other things but Demitri is my number one. I promise that following weeks will not all be about him but this has been a hard week and this is what I am feeling. Two seconds before I took this photo Demitri walked up to me with the two flowers and said " look mama, roses!" I am grateful that I have a healthy and intelligent son who amazes me more every day.
Posted by Leah at 8:00 PM
I am going to try and keep this short because I feel like I have spent the last week talking about nothing else. Six days ago Daddy L. moved out. I thought that our world had come to an end but we are doing surprisingly well. My little dude is the light of my life and I know that we are gonna get through this and I will be a better person. I would like to thank everyone of you who has listened to me complain and cry. I could not have done this without you.
Posted by Leah at 3:03 PM
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
We rescued a two year old dog from the shelter and Demitri named her Firetruck. Yes, you read it correctly and I typed it correctly. Her name is Firetruck. I tried to talk Demitri into all of his favorite cartoon characters but he did not want a Dora, a Tasha or a Uniqua. Our dog is named Firetruck!
Firetruck is a spitfire. Already she is very loyal to me and Demitri and even my mom but if somebody else comes to the door or walks by her on the street, she is ready to attack. She has quite the little bark on her which she kept well hidden at the shelter.
Posted by Leah at 3:13 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2008
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*** I am really bad and can't remember where I did this or else I would tell y'all.
Posted by Leah at 7:41 PM