On August 27th, Braxton turned 4 months old! Hard to believe 4 months have gone by!?! The past few days have been pretty rough at our house. Thursday we found out Braxton has HFM=hand, foot, and mouth. For those of you that don't know what this is, because I sure didn't...it consists of a VERY unhappy little man, with a rash from head to toe, fever, blistery-pus-pocket filled soars in his mouth and down his throat, and blisters on his feet.(not his hands yet, thankfully!) and is very contagious! As you can imagine, he is very uncomfortable and not wanting to eat much at all. It's been a struggle to get him to eat anything, and trying to put him to nap or bed...just isn't working so well:( So, all you moms (and dads) feel free to throw some advice our way. The only thing we can do is give him tylenol and ride this out...they say it last about 5-7 days...
---on a better note...he weighs 14 pounds!!!
this picture was taken before he got sick...trying out the high chair for the first time...thanks Grandpa & Grandma P!
Standing by the couch
Trying to play and act happy...poor fella
He is happiest in the bath tub, and since he wouldn't take a bottle, he got cereal for the first time!
Where does the time go?!?!? We have had a lot of 'firsts' going on at our house in the past few weeks! Last week, we got to experience Braxton having his first cold:( It was pretty rough at our house for a few days. But, glad to report, he got over it very quickly! He also got to spend his first over-nighter at Gma and Gpa B's house!!! Brad and I went to a beautiful wedding in KS this past weekend. It was fun to go somewhere, but probably won't happen anytime soon...it was HARD to be away!!! Also, a few weeks ago, Braxton got to go swimming in his very own pool...mini pool:) He lasted about 2 minutes and decided he was done! The water wasn't quite as warm as his bath tub water! This past Sunday, he also got to ride in his first FIRETRUCK!!! I'm not sure if he was more excited, or if his daddy was?!?!?!?!?
my first pool
riding in the BIG FIRETRUCK!
I slept the whole ride and woke up at the end for a picturethis is what I came into this morning when I went to check on him:) ...don't worry Aunt Brenda, I pulled it out right after I took the picture!!!