14lbs 12oz (!!!) of adorableness.  Sadly, he is still a pretty sick fella.  He’s battling a double ear infection and upper respiratory infection, and we’re pretty sure a sore throat is involved, too.  The good news is that he ate better tonight.  Poor wee giant baby!  (Andy is starting to feel a little, tiny bit better, too.  Can’t wait for them both to be healthy!)

14lbs 12oz (!!!) of adorableness.  Sadly, he is still a pretty sick fella.  He’s battling a double ear infection and upper respiratory infection, and we’re pretty sure a sore throat is involved, too.  The good news is that he ate better tonight.  Poor wee giant baby!  (Andy is starting to feel a little, tiny bit better, too.  Can’t wait for them both to be healthy!)


My little star bellied sneetch is on his way to the pediatrician looking awfully dapper, even if he is sick.

My little star bellied sneetch is on his way to the pediatrician looking awfully dapper, even if he is sick.


Favorite spot in the house.

Favorite spot in the house.


Monday was Charlie’s first day in the bigger kid classroom!  This room is for 2.5-3.5 years and is called the Early Preschool room officially, although we’ve taken to calling it Pre-Preschool, ha. He has rejoined a couple of his buddies from the toddler room, and is SO EXCITED to finally be upstairs with the big kids.  When I went in to feed Walt, I could hear the new teacher reminding Charlie to stay on his cot, hee.  He was probably a little amped up. ;)  He has come home in a much better mood, and is eating better, as well.  He was so, so tired after the first day - must have been pretty fun!  :)
(We don’t know all the kids yet, so couldn’t tell you who that kid is in the foreground all toppled over, lol.)
A few more Charlie updates:
We are still seeing sporadic seizures, although they are presenting somewhat differently than in the past.  He is less “frozen in place” and is more able to respond to our questions, but his words are very, very slurred/incoherent.  They are also varied in length, sometimes 5 seconds and sometimes 1-2 minutes.  We anticipate going back to the Cleveland Clinic sometime soon to get a new EEG.  We were already expecting a summer appointment for an updated MRI, but we’ll see how soon they want to do a new test with the changes.
Charlie’s speech has not progressed much, but we are long overdue for a post on that.  I will try to do that later this week!  Sadly, we are still fighting our insurance to get any speech therapy or occupational therapy. 
Though he has always been a little picky, we have certainly found ourselves in Super Picky Toddler Land of late.  Hopefully his recent addition of chicken nuggets to the short list of acceptable foods  means we’re on an upward trend.  His favorite foods are fruit, so at least he eats some real food!  Clementines are #1 in his book.  :)
Charlie is such a funny dude.  He cracks us up daily.  He’s also a little bit mischievous… pretty sure he could only possibly get that from his dad.  ;)

Monday was Charlie’s first day in the bigger kid classroom!  This room is for 2.5-3.5 years and is called the Early Preschool room officially, although we’ve taken to calling it Pre-Preschool, ha. He has rejoined a couple of his buddies from the toddler room, and is SO EXCITED to finally be upstairs with the big kids.  When I went in to feed Walt, I could hear the new teacher reminding Charlie to stay on his cot, hee.  He was probably a little amped up. ;)  He has come home in a much better mood, and is eating better, as well.  He was so, so tired after the first day - must have been pretty fun!  :)

(We don’t know all the kids yet, so couldn’t tell you who that kid is in the foreground all toppled over, lol.)

A few more Charlie updates:

  • We are still seeing sporadic seizures, although they are presenting somewhat differently than in the past.  He is less “frozen in place” and is more able to respond to our questions, but his words are very, very slurred/incoherent.  They are also varied in length, sometimes 5 seconds and sometimes 1-2 minutes.  We anticipate going back to the Cleveland Clinic sometime soon to get a new EEG.  We were already expecting a summer appointment for an updated MRI, but we’ll see how soon they want to do a new test with the changes.
  • Charlie’s speech has not progressed much, but we are long overdue for a post on that.  I will try to do that later this week!  Sadly, we are still fighting our insurance to get any speech therapy or occupational therapy. 
  • Though he has always been a little picky, we have certainly found ourselves in Super Picky Toddler Land of late.  Hopefully his recent addition of chicken nuggets to the short list of acceptable foods  means we’re on an upward trend.  His favorite foods are fruit, so at least he eats some real food!  Clementines are #1 in his book.  :)
  • Charlie is such a funny dude.  He cracks us up daily.  He’s also a little bit mischievous… pretty sure he could only possibly get that from his dad.  ;)

Tummy time?  I don’t think so.  I’ll just roll over here if that’s okay with you.

Tummy time? I don’t think so. I’ll just roll over here if that’s okay with you.


Charlie has been home sick with pinkeye,  and we’re pretty certain a molar broke through last night (although we dare not lose a finger to check).  He seems a bit better after a wrestling match of ibuprofen dosing.  Here he is in his toddler nest made of blankets, pillows, and Dad’s shirts on the couch watching Elmo and ABC videos.

Charlie has been home sick with pinkeye, and we’re pretty certain a molar broke through last night (although we dare not lose a finger to check). He seems a bit better after a wrestling match of ibuprofen dosing. Here he is in his toddler nest made of blankets, pillows, and Dad’s shirts on the couch watching Elmo and ABC videos.


Walt thinks Charlie is pretty awesome already.  :)

Today is mom’s first day back at work, and Walt’s first day at daycare. I am going to go visit at lunchtime.  Can hardly stand the wait already!

Walt thinks Charlie is pretty awesome already. :)

Today is mom’s first day back at work, and Walt’s first day at daycare. I am going to go visit at lunchtime. Can hardly stand the wait already!


Super Toddler went to Kroger today, in honor of Bea!  He scoped out all the birthday cakes for you, haha.  Happy birthday from both of your best little buddies!  (and us, :D)


Walt supported the Royals for their home opener today!  I think it helped them beat the White Sox, don’t you?  ;)

Walt supported the Royals for their home opener today! I think it helped them beat the White Sox, don’t you? ;)


Thunderstorms are nice to sleep in to, according to this guy.

Thunderstorms are nice to sleep in to, according to this guy.


Crying. Wearing his cat shirt. Shoving a whole donut hole in his mouth.  The life and times of Charlie P, Toddler Extraordinaire.

Crying. Wearing his cat shirt. Shoving a whole donut hole in his mouth. The life and times of Charlie P, Toddler Extraordinaire.


These guys are ready for some baseball!   Happy opening day!  Go Royals!

These guys are ready for some baseball! Happy opening day! Go Royals!


HOW TO READ A BEDTIME STORY
A How-To by Charles Wehrman

Step 1. Find Hop Hop and read to him (her?) while you play with the spring door stop. SPROING

Step 2. Stand and read at your bed.

Step 3. Sit and read near the bed while also reading letters from the poster on the wall. A! APPLE!

Step 4. Pull the blankets off your bed.

Step 5. Read on your belly on the floor.

Step 6. Not pictured: After Mom leaves the room, throw the book across the room and go to sleep.


Checking things out. He is quite the mini supervisor.


Chatty Mr. Walter. :)