Friday, December 11, 2009


This month has gone by way too fast! I wanted to sit down and write an update on Bo. (I have no memory, so ya know this type of stuff helps jog my memory down the road.)

- We welcomed Cade Joseph Wilkinson into the family on Dec 10th. Bo's going to have another boy cousin to play with!!

- We are now battling sinus infection #2. Right after SI #1 ended, SI #2 started. It could be worse but I just want him to be healthy for awhile! It's no fun for him or us.

- Snow days! We stayed home on Tuesday because Bo was under the weather and because of high winds and 10 in of snow, we all stayed home Wednesday. It was fun to have a nice, relaxing day at home...although I'd rather use vacation when I want to use it. Thank goodness for our friend Keith who was able to take me to work the next day.

- Bo is starting to repeat us more and make new words. Both the cats are "Ma" (probably because of Max), Zoe is "Rara" or "Rolo" (the daycare's dog). Knows about 5 different animal sounds, his favorite being a "Neigh!" That's what horses are called - Neighs. He's got quite the vocabulary now.

- He's taken an interest in potty training, but a small interest at that. He tugs at his diaper when he's going to go #2 and loves to say the word "Potty" and sit on his potty seat.

- Books! He loves to be read to! Books with sounds or flaps are his favorite. (Or if they have a Neigh in them ;) )

Here's a recent picture:

From winter/christmas 09

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Bo had his 18-month checkup on Tuesday. He fought every single bit of it. From the temper tantrum in the waiting room, to refusing to cooperate with the nurse on height and weight checks to the doctor listening to his lungs and checking his ears. He is 23lbs 3oz, and 32 3/4inches long. We did find out that Bo does have an inguinal hernia that will require surgery. It's not bad yet, but it will be - because his passageway is still open...something that should have closed by 1 year of age. The passageway is so big, the doctor was able to stick his pinkie finger through it. If left untreated, his small intestine could make its way into the opening/passageway and its blood supply would get cut off. We are scheduling the surgery for the beginning of the year, unless its an emergency situation before then. I am switching to low deductible insurance for him and I, and the surgical place is ok with waiting until then. I am ok with it now, probably because its a couple months off still. I might be a nervous wreck on surgery day.

Keep him in your prayers!
- Pray that he won't develop a serious hernia between now and the 1st of the year
- Pray that surgery goes well. The doctors would have steady hands with such a small body.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

How Sweet is This?

Sorry for the lack of posts...I don't even have a lame excuse for my absence. Bo is almost 17 months, and just as fun as can be! He now has 6 teeth, and still has all his curls! They can be a little unruly, especially if he has bedhead, but nothing that a little squirt of the bottle won't fix! And I think I can officially say that after about 5 or 6 months, he now has no problems going to other, women. Granma Deb is very relieved at this.
Likes: "Shooting" hoops, anything to has to do with being outside, Dadda, graham crackers, milk, his blankie, brushing his teeth and his bath.
Dislikes: getting dressed, diaper changes, and having to go inside if he's having too much fun outside.

He is understanding more what we say. If I say something he knows and likes, he will give a little laugh. Now if we tell him it's bath time, he will walk to the bathroom -- even if he's outside!

We have been working on a few signs. Now that he knows the sign for Please, the sign for More went out the window. I am trying to teach him "Thank You" which is similar to blowing a kiss, and on Monday night after doing the sign for Thank you, he kissed his hand like he was blowing me a kiss. I had to get a video of it.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Had a great time with my family in Idaho the past week. The Sawtooth Mountains are beautiful and Bo did great on the plane rides and camping. He loves to be outdoors so it was perfect for him. On the plane he would stand on our laps, and say "Hi!" over and over to the people behind us. Anyone who sat behind us loved it. He also thought take-off was funny.

Every day we did something different. One day was a scenic drive, another was a beach day at the glacier-lake (Bo loved it anyway!) another was a hike, one day we went on a 1/2 day horseback ride. And of course fishing. Here are a few pics:

From Sawtooth Vacation 09

From Sawtooth Vacation 09

From Sawtooth Vacation 09

From Sawtooth Vacation 09

From Sawtooth Vacation 09

I just love this picture

From Summer 09

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy 4th!

We had a fun-filled weekend complete with the Omaha Zoo, Branched Oak lake, Larry the Cable Guy, plenty of fireworks and hanging with family.

From Summer 09

Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Words

Last week I stayed home with Bo because he had a fever. He was acting perfectly fine but temp = no daycare. After lunch, I took him outside to our porch swing glider-bench. We have been working on signing for months, and his favorite sign is light. It does not matter if the light is on or off, he raises his arm in the air, and moves his hand. He loves to sign it and now that we taught him how to turn the light on and off, he is tickled pink err blue? Anyway, back to the bench. I asked him what a dog says, and he says "Ruff! Ruff!" Then I asked him what a kitty says, and he says "Meow! Meow!" My boy is smart, what can I say?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

1 year old!

What a week! The day before his birthday, he started taking steps!! He loved it, and laughed each time we had him walk to one of us. We don't think it will be much longer before he will officially be walking on his own! Wednesday (his b-day) we had Kyle's family over for dinner and I made him a cake. He likes frosting, but never really got into the cake. Thursday we had his doctor's appointment. The doctor showed me his front four top teeth all ready to come through...but haven't...darn teeth! Friday Bo had pictures done, complete with cake and balloons. He is such the little poser. And Sunday was the big party! 50 people came to help celebrate! Here are some pics:

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Bo!

It seems like yesterday you were 6lb 7oz baby boy (with lots of dark hair!) that surprised us all by coming into the world 3 1/2 weeks early.

Happy Birthday Little Man. You are one loved little boy.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

T Minus 1 day until the Big Day

So hard to believe its already been a year!

I'll probably write something in the next few days with pictures, but for now here is a little something for your viewing pleasure:

Monday, March 30, 2009


Bo had a big month for milestones. At the beginning of the month, he started waving hi and bye. He LOVES to wave. He waves at us, the pets, his toys, daycare, almost anyone (unless he's being shy).

We have also been teaching him sign language. We've been doing several different ones for about 4 or 5 months now - mama, dada, more, please, kitty, dog, light, all done, plus a few more. On Thursday, he started signing dog. We are so excited! It just makes me beam.

On Friday, Kyle was holding his waist behind him and Bo was perfectly stable - usually he's trying to bounce or jump - so Kyle let go. Bo stood there for a couple of seconds and then took a couple of steps before falling down. I missed it so we've been trying to get him to do it again but with no luck. I don't think it will be too long now!

And finally yesterday, I was at small group and our leaders' living room has three stairs that go up to the kitchen. Bo figured the stairs out in no time. Now I just have to teach him to go down the stairs....

Bo was 11 months old yesterday:

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Warm Weather

We enjoyed a 75-degree day on Thursday so I got a little carried away and broke out some overall shorts for Bo before we headed out on our walk.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Eating Solid Foods

We discovered last week that Bo simply will not eat baby food anymore. He just wants table food. Makes that a little scary for us, since he doesn't have any teeth but someone told us that they don't really use their teeth to chew until they get their molars. As long as the food is small enough so they don't need to bite, it's ok. They just use their gums to chew the food. So we've been experimenting with table food and he's done really well! Friday I decided to give him the Gerber version of spaghetti-o's and more of it ended on his hair and body than his mouth. I think he didn't like the taste of them and I can't say that I blame him.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

back to, sort of

Some of you know that Bo came down with a virus last Tuesday that turned into an ear infection and yeast infection. (Didn't know boys could get yeast, but I guess anything is possible.) After missing 3 1/2 days of daycare, we went back to the doctor and got the prescription for that good ol pink stuff and a couple tubes of cream for the yeast. By Saturday evening, he was back to himself, although he is a bit hoarse. Still has a nasty nose and a cough that can cause a coughing attack but he's seems to be himself again. I'm just hoping the constant runny nose can clear up for his 9 month pictures next week. I am now down to 1 1/2 days of sick leave for the next 7 months...but that's just part of being a mother. :-)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Tackling the diaper changes

Because of Bo's new found milestone of rolling over to his tummy, it now takes both of us to change a poopy diaper. One of us holds his legs while the other one wipes. It usually goes something like this:
Lay Bo down on changing table.
Flips over and is now on all fours
Flip him back over. (This sometimes happens two or three times before I'm completely ready to change him.)
Put left arm underneath him to keep him from flipping over.
Starts to whine because he realizes he's being pinned down
Remove pants and un-button onesie.
Undo diaper.
Crap he's poopy.
Yell for Kyle to come help.
Hold up legs while Kyle wipes.
Whoops, accidentally let go of one leg, both my hand and Bo's leg now have poop on them but Kyle doesn't see this.
Now sticking hands down by the poopy diaper
Kyle wipes up mess and starts to grab diaper.
"Please get the poop off of his leg and my finger."
Still holding legs up
"Right here!" Trying to nod with my head.
"Right HERE!"
"I don't see any poop."
"Are you BLIND? It's right here!"
"Oh there it is."
Bo is now crying by this point.

Friday, January 2, 2009


It's official, we have a crawler:

Kyle came into the kitchen to help me take out the recycling, and Bo had made it over by the stairs and it caught us both by surprise. He put him back in the middle of the living room by his toys and less than a minute later he was back in the same spot. Apparently, he wanted one of Zoe's chew bones. Guess we'll be picking up her bones on a lot more frequently now!