Friday, September 25, 2009

Kolter's Check Up and the interesting morning

Kolter had his 9 month check up. We are kinda off on his check up schedule due to last time he was supossed to get shots the doctors wanted to wait until his casts were off, because they were afraid that his legs would swell to much. Anyways there is a funny story to my morning.My sweet mother in Law watched Kameron for me. Kolter's apt was at 9:00 and every appointment Kolter and Kameron for that matter has had, has always been at the pediatrics in the hospital. So Kolter and I arrive 5 min. early, and stand in line for 10 min. I had to set Kolter down on the floor in his car seat because as you moms know, those car seats are so freaking heavy!! Kolter was a quick temptation for a sweet darling little 16 month boy named Aiden(my nephews name by the way). He was to cute!!! Big blue eyes, tan skin and very blonde, very curly hair. He adored my Kolter bug, and stroked his hair, and tried to help Kolter escape from his carseat by trying to un buckle him. His mom kept saying sorry to me and kept telling Aiden to be gentle. And he was gentle. Nothing fazes Kolter, he lives with a crazy 4 year old brother. So I made my way to the front of the line to check in. Apparently his doctor was at the clinic on the other side of town today. News to me. Nobody told me that!! So the receptionist called the other clinic to let them know I was on my way. Yeah a 30 min drive away thanks. So I hauled Kolter pack out to the car, my arm was already going numb, and headed across town and through all the lovely construction. So as I listened to the radio, they were having a contest where you call in and have to guess a celebrity they have had on the show. They give out a huge prize pack. Little by little they give hints, but every caller that guesses wrong they take a prize away. So I called in right when they started the game. So I was going to guess Kim Kardashian on a wim. So I got through and by then 3 people had already called in and guessed wrong. The DJ gave me a hint, he was male and know to be crazy???? SO I guessed Steve O. I was RIGHT!!! I won: a Season of: Evolution on DVD, 4 hocky game tickets, 2 VIP movie tickets, and 2 CDs. Score!! That put me in a better mood. We made it to the doctor and here are the details:

Weight: He weighs 17lbs 2.6 oz which is only in the 15 percentile but he is gaining weight normally so the doc said that is A okay.

Height: I cant exactly but I remember he saying average

Baby Talk: He can say MaMa and DaDa so that is good

Crawling: He is doing the up on all fours rocking horse action, and she said thats great because they dont normally expect that til 10 months, and even greater for Kolter because he has been in a brase or casts his whole life

Standing: She is very proud that he likes to stand for long periods of time supporting all his weight on both feet

The Sad part: He got 3 shots. He cried for 5 min. Turned the shade of a fire truck, and quivered his chin like he was freezing. Then he was done, and back to his happy go lucky lucky self.

All in all ,everything worked out. Im glad I went to the hospital instead of the clinic because I wouldnt have won the tickets if I didnt:)

Have a great weekend!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

I can see your piggies

I really am enjoying the reduced brace time with Kolter. There are so many great things about it. Sunday was cold and rainy here in Montana. The cold where you want to stay in your warm jammies all day, have a nice pot of home made soup on the stove, and cuddle up on the couch watching movies. I went to Kolter's dresser to pick out his outfit for the day and I was so super excited because he is finally able to wear his feet PJs!!! They are the cutest hand me downs from Kameron. I told Kameron that they were his when he was a baby, and he got a great kick out of that. I pulled out the cutest pair of blue feet PJs with a green little fuzzy dinosaur on them. So I put Kolter in them and stood him up so we could check out this yummy little boy in his feet pajamas, and I looked down to see a nice little hole in the toe, and a cute little toe was playing peek a boo:) Oh my, Kameron and I laughed, which made Kolter laugh. I thought it was a great moment. Not only was he without a brace, not only was he wearing feet pajamas, I could see his toes!! The rest of the day I tickled his piggies and kept telling him: I can see your piggies. He would laugh so hard and the entire time, he smiled so big you could see his 4 teeth and the two trying to come out, and his little piggie playing peek a boo. Yes I left him in those PJs, he didnt mind, and neither did we!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Derrick and I took Kolter to see his foot doctor (Dr. Shultz) on Wednesday. Both of us were scared. Usually we get bad news from Dr. Shultz, so of course we were expecting the worst, but praying for the best. He has been in his braces 23 hours a day for months. This appointment was going to decide if he would continue with the 23 hours of brace wear a day or he could get his time reduced. So as always Kolter got all sorts of attention from everyone in the waiting room and the nurses. He was all smiles showing off his 4 teeth, and soon to be 6 new teeth. So we waited in one of the rooms. I swear they need a decorator, there are no pictures on the walls, and everything is a light tan. So boring. Dr Shultz came in a looked over Monkey’s feet, and KOLTER PASSED WITH FLYING COLORS!!! His brace time is officially REDUCED!!!!!! How awesome is that?? I know right? He only has to wear his brace at nap and night time. I asked Dr. Shultz if there were any stretches we could do for his feet and he did show us some. So daily I will do some stretches on his feet. We are beyond excited about the great news. I am so proud of Kolter. He has been through so much in his short little life. He always so happy and sweet. Nothing has fazed him at all. One thing I thought was weird, Dr. Shultz and a nurse asked me if he was walking yet?? Shocked I said: um no. Considering he just turned 8 months and he has had casts and a brace for his whole life thus far, um yeah infact he just finished his first marathon last week. Hello. I thought that was weird. The Doctor and the nurse asked me that. Should he be walking???? I don’t think so but, maybe I am wrong. Who knows. All I know is things are looking great. And Kolter is happier then ever.