(Colby says "Well mom, let me see here. I'll take a look a this thing now that I can actually see what I'm looking at and tell you all about it.)
( If any of you watch Jake and Kate Plus 8, you may remember Joel. He's one of their 8 kids and has glasses. Sometimes Colby reminds me of him now that he too has glasses)
(I love this picture. )
Colby got his glasses yesterday. He doesn't seem to mind them too much. I was thinking that he'd try to pull him off his face constantly. But he'll try for the first minute or so when you put them on. Once he knows that we won't let him take them off, he gives up. Then about 5 or 10 minutes later, we'll look over at him and he'll have his glasses in his hands. That's OK, all in time.
He went through a short phase this past week of being cranky and not quite himself. We wondered if his top teeth were finally coming in. But still nothing there. Then we thought he was getting a cold because his nose was running, he was coughing and his eyes were puffy....but not it's pretty much gone away. We also thought he had a touch of pink eye because he was rubbing his eyes, they were red and he'd have gunk in them. So the doctor gave us some medicine. Now that's gone too. It's so difficult when someone can't tell you what's wrong...you just have to guess.
My mom comes to our house every Tuesday and stays over night into Wednesday. She's an absolute god sent! Tracey works Tuesday afternoons into the evening and Wednesday during the day. I need to keep my schedule busy so having mom here every week allows us to work My mom took Colby over to her house this week. The break was wonderful for Tracey and I. We missed Colby dearly, but I think it's healthy to get some time to recharge and keep things in balance. It was great to have him back home though!
We were a bit of Halloween scrooges yesterday. We didn't dress Colby up. Tracey was out running Evan around to his father's house from 5pm to around 7pm (prime trick or treating time). I was in the office until about 7. It just didn't work. At Colby's age, he doesn't know the difference anyway. Next year, I hope he's able to get into it a bit more.
Developmentally, Colby is still moving along, slowly but surely. He's gaining some strength with his arms and is tolerating his belly time much better. He's more comfortable rolling onto his side. He still won't roll from his back to his belly. If he accidentally finds himself on his belly, he'll usually try to flip onto his back. It is difficult at times when I see other one year olds crawling around or starting to walk....then there's Colby, still just sitting there. But his time will come.
I do believe that with children like Colby, they need extra guidance to get them crawling, walking etc. I think in some ways it's a bit too easy to simply let things slide....but I really feel the best thing I can do for him is to support him, love him, but try to help him catch up as quickly as he can. It doesn't do him one bit of good to be behind. I plan to work with him today on his belly time. We've found that once he learns to do something, he progresses rather well, it's jut a matter of getting him to do it.
So that's the latest in our Colby's journey. Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween.