Welcome to the Reid Family Blog!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Since our last post, so much has happened. At the end of his eight months and into nine months, Mitchell really started to take off with walking. At this point, he runs everywhere! Keeping up with him has definitely been a challenge, but we have everything around the house "baby-proofed" so he is free to roam wherever he pleases.
Mitchell also has a mouth full of teeth! He is currently working on pushing through more molars and his final front bottom teeth. This has been a fairly smooth process, although the crib rails are suffering because of it!
We also recently found out that Mitchell's food allergies are a little more severe than what we originally thought. As of right now, we definitely know that he is allergic to milk, soy, eggs, and wheat. We will be visiting a Pediatric Allergist at Vanderbilt in August to do more tests to find out what else he is allergic to since his skin continues to break out. We are also hoping to gain a little more insight as to how long these allergies will last and if he will ever outgrow them. For now, we're just doing our research, reading our labels, and keeping his diet pretty strict.
Overall we are just enjoying our time with Mitchell as he grows everyday. We are so amazed with what new things he comes up with each day. He is beginning to say coherent words and "Daddy, ball, socks, hi, and bye" are some of his favorite. Moo-ing like a cow is also quickly catching on around the Reid house.
Now that I'm out of school for the summer, just maybe I can keep this blog more updated....we'll see!!
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
I know it's been a while since I've posted when I have Brad asking me to post more often...but if you knew how our life has been in the past few months you may understand a little bit as to why I've been short on time...
Well to begin, we are both now very busy chasing our little crawler around. Not too long after Christmas, Mitchell began pulling up on things and standing. Brad and I were convinced that he would walk before he crawled because he still showed no interest in crawling. Well, we were wrong. Just over seven months old, Mitchell decided he wanted to crawl and he took off! Needless to say, we have seen alot of his backside since! He is all over the place now. Now that he's nine months, he's walking around holding on to things and beginning to stand on his own. It's only a matter of time before he decides he's ready to take off running!
Mitchell has also gotten in four more teeth. He now has his top two teeth and four on the bottom, for a total of six little chompers. And believe us when we say he is definitely learning how to use them! At his 9 month appointment last week, Dr. Tara also informed us that his bottom molars were starting to come in along with another top back tooth. I guess there is no rest for teething in this house!
As for Brad and myself, we have been very busy completing the duplex remodel. Brad finished up at the end of January and we were able to rent it shortly thereafter. It was such a relief to finally get that project finished and hopefully renters will be able to enjoy it for years to come.
I will try to continue to post several pictures, but I am starting to realize that in all of this chaos that is now our lives, I haven't stopped to take the time to capture these moments on camera. This was a great realization for me so I feel like I will be posting more often...starting tomorrow! :o)
Friday, December 4, 2009
We are now working to get Mitchell on a breakfast, lunch, and dinner schedule. He has done pretty well with this routine so far. I'm pretty sure he is a bottomless pit because we usually have to cut him off. I am frightened to think about what future grocery bills will look like when he starts getting older!
On a sadder note, Mitchell's great-granddad, PaPaw Reid, passed away about a week before Thanksgiving. We are so appreciative of all of the thoughts and prayers that we received during that time. We are also so grateful that Mitchell got to visit with PaPaw Reid on Halloween. He will definitely be missed, but we take great comfort in knowing that we will get to see both of Mitchell's PaPaw Reids shining through Mitchell as he grows up.
Hopefully it won't be as long in between posts. I will try to keep you updated more often because Mitchell is changing everyday!!!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Mitchell decided after he woke up around 2:00pm that day, that he did not want to take a nap again. He did not want to miss seeing everyone and the action that was going on around him. He was really good considering he was awake until 8:30 that night! 6 1/2 hours awake for a 5 month old with few tears is a wonderful feat! He finally had enough and passed out in our arms. We would definitely call his first halloween a success!!!
He loves his cereal!
Anyways, we will be going to green beans next with the hopes that he loves them as much as he does carrots. Maybe by Thanksgiving, he will have a whole buffet of vegetables from which he can choose!
Well, it has been almost three weeks now and Mitchell has really liked eating solid foods. He was a little unsure of the cereal at first, but now that he knows what to do with it, he is eager to eat. We have introduced carrots and those have become a big hit! He loves them so much that he literally screams and gets mad when you don't feed him fast enough. I'm beginning to wonder when it is appropriate to start teaching a child patience...
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
The transition from Hendron to Sharpe has been fairly easy, although I do still miss my HLOE friends. My new job has already taught me so much more about the world of education and it really has me wanting to dive in and challenge myself with learning new teaching strategies. I know that I made a great decision to take this new job and I feel good about what's in store for me in the future.
Brad continues to remodel the duplex that we own and he hopes to have it finished by November. It looks wonderful and I continue to be impressed by what he can do. We'll definitely post some before and after pictures when it is complete.
But enough about us and on to Mitchell...
Mitchell has grown so much over the past month. He now weighs almost 17 pounds and is close to 26 inches long! We will be going for his 4 month appointment in about a week and we're hoping that our doctor will let us put him on solid foods soon. He can now roll over from his stomach to his back. We were very excited when he started doing this on the day he turned 4 months old. He has also started noticing himself and us in the mirror. He gets a big grin on his face when we hold him in front of the mirror and he sees us! Mitchell has also figured out that he can successfully reach and grab things that he wants. Right now, he is fighting congestion and we are giving him breathing treatments three times a day. When we are giving him these treatments, he is constantly reaching for the tubes to pull them out of his way! Mitchell continues to sleep through the night and has made it very easy to transition back to work. He is easy to get dressed and fed in the morning and is usually very happy to do so.
We will try to post more often, it has just been kind of crazy this past month with all of us coming and going in different directions!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
On another note, our household is undergoing another change as I have taken on a new job. I will now be working at Sharpe Elementary as the 3rd-5th grade resource teacher. I am very excited about my new opportunity as well as the fact that I will be less than two minutes from Mitchell's babysitter. Please keep us all in your prayers as we continue to adjust to all of the new changes each day!!!