Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Frequent Buyer Card at the Pediatric Center

February 2012 will forever go down in the books as the month when the nurses and doctors at the Pediatric Center in Frederick became our best friends, and how I really think they need to start a frequent buyer card!

Ashton after his hemotoma scare, managed to spend a good portion of his weekends in the pediatric center for a bacterial eye infection called periorbital cellulits. Originally he looked like he had been punched in the eye. It went down, only to return shortly after finishing his first round of antiboitics. Now he is on round two and I can only hope this time we nixed it!

In other news...Ashton has offically outgrown his infant car seat. Hard to believe he is getting so big.

He is almost walking. He is now taking 2 to 3 steps at time! He has really good balance! I really want him see him "walk" before he goes to Norway next week! I don't want to miss his first fluid multi-step walk!

He has taken a liking to big people food! He eats almost anything that we offer him.
He loves his daddy! The sun rises and sets on daddy! As long as daddy is in the room no one else exists. If daddy leaves the room, Ashton is a mess! I think Olav has a love-hate relationship with the situation. On the one hand he loves that fact that Ashton is very attached to him and looks to him for most everything. But as you can imagine, it makes it very difficult for Olav to get anything done because he has a baby hemmoroid clinging to his legs constantly

He loves banging stuff on tables, daddys guitar, the floor etc. I really do thing we have a mini music prodigy. He also will dance whenever their is music on...very cute...sometimes he doesn't even need music!

Lily has been such a super big sister to him. He adores her! My happiest moments as a parent are when the two of them are playing and laughing together!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hematoma Head

Well when Ashton was younger we called him baby bobble head, but after this week he has a new nickname: Hematoma Head.

The little man gave us a real scare this week. On Tuesday when I got home from work, he was crawling on the floor and "tripped" over himself and caught himself with his face. Needless to say his mouth took a little beating and bleed a small bit. While I was comforting him, I was patting his head....all of a sudden I noticed something wasn't right. A large portion of his head felt spongy. I immediately called the pediatrician, who asked us to come in. The pediatrician agreed that this was not right, so they sent us to the pediatriac emergency room. While there, it was decided Ashton needed a CAT scan to determine whether the bleeding on his skull was underneath the skull or above the skull. It would also show if he had a skull fracture. Fortunately their was not internal bleeding or skull fracture. They also tested his blood to make sure their wasn't any bleeding disorders that might of caused the hematoma since no one was aware of any direct trauma he experienced to his head and a lack of bruising. This too came back fine. We are very thankful for that!

But for now on he is going to wear a helmet.....and I now affectionately refer to him as Hematoma Head!