Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Little Man Cedric

Cedric went to the doctor for a weight check, and he has gain a couple of ounces from last time, but he is still in the less than 3 percentile. He weighed 16lbs. and 14oz. His height measured 29 and 3/4 inches...last time he was 30 but he must have not been all the way to the top. Babies don't shrink. Cedric is just my little guy....he's healthy and active and eats plenty. It's genetics!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Cedric's One Year Check-Up

On April 2nd, Cedric had a very eventful day. It started off with him figuring out how to get out of his crib. That one was not very eventful for me seeing that I think my heart stopped when I heard a crash sound and my baby started crying. I'm not sure how he did it...I'm thinking he might have used the bumper for leverage. Needless to say, the bumper has been taken out of the crib.

Next event, Cedric went to the doctor for his one year check-up. I still can't believe it has been a year. He measured 30 inches which puts him in the 50th percentile, and he weighs 16 lbs. 11.8 oz. which puts him in the less than 3 percentile. He's a little guy.

He got his shots, which he wasn't too pleased with and mommy never likes to do.
Although, I did say no to the chicken pox's vaccine...too many live viruses in a baby's system at once is too harsh. I'm still reluctant about the MMR vaccine, but I allowed him to get it. It's so hard to make the right decisions as a parent, especially when there is so much information out there that scares you. You don't know if you are putting your child in harms way by giving them the vaccine, or are you putting them in harms way by not getting the vaccine. I wish I knew, and I wish the medical community would find the cause to Autism so parents can breathe a sigh of relief.

Also Cedric did something very exciting today...he took his first step. I was talking on the phone to John when Cedric let go of the safety gate and took one step before falling down. I haven't seen him take a step yet, but he is getting better and better at standing for a length of time. All of this occurred while John was on his business trip...I love John's new job, but I absolutely hate that he has to go on business trips. I want him here with Cedric and I...I'm sure he would agree.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Cedric's 1st Birthday Party Part Two....Colorado

Cedric had his second first birthday party in Colorado on Saturday, March 29, 2008. We had a BBQ at my parent's house to celebrate his big day.

Here is a picture of Cedric's happy parents...they're little baby has officially grown into a toddler.

We got Cedric a Winnie the Pooh cake from Cold Stone Creamery. It was a chocolate cake with banana ice cream with bananas in it on one level and a sweet cream ice cream with coconut on the second level...topped off with white icing.

"Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday Dear Cedric, Happy Birthday to YOU!!!"

Make a wish my sweet boy.

Cedric got a taste of some icing on his fingers...yummy, sugar.

Cedric got his own cake. I made him a banana yogurt cake with applesauce as the substitute for sugar. I'm trying to start him off with a healthy lifestyle. I tasted it, and it tasted fine.

Cedric had lots of guests to wish him a Happy Birthday....Here is his Uncle Andy and Grandma.

Cedric after he made a huge mess of his cake.

Time to open the presents.

Daddy helped Cedric open his gifts while his Uncle Michael, Uncle Kevin, and Cousin James looked on.

Some more spectators: Uncle Chris, Aunt Shannon, and Cousin James.

Cedric got this cool airplane rocker from his Grandma and Grandpa.

Cedric with his friends: James, Jade, Jasmine, and Isabel.

Isabel and Cedric playing with his new toys.
Look below: Ahhh, look how much Cedric and Isabel have changed in 7 months.

Cedric and Isabel at her first birthday party in August.