Tuesday, April 26, 2011

vote for Cooper!

It's Cooper's turn to be famous!


click on this link to go vote for Cooper in the Parent's magazine weekly reader's choice contest! The selection of photos seems completely random and the winner is not necessarily the cutest kid because it's decided by vote. Bascially the winners are the kids whose parents have the most friends who voted, lol. Help the little guy out please!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

just stuff

Cooper was so funny today, he was running around with one of Craig's shirts on his head and cracking up. I was afraid he was going to run into something, but everytime I got close to him he'd pull the shirt off his head and smile at me. He never did run into anything, so that's good. It was pretty funny to watch though.

He's started having diarrhea explosions again, which is a bummer. I thought maybe it was a combination of teething and too much juice, but we're playing it safe so we called the pediatrician. We're supposed to watch him for 24 hours and then if it hasn't stopped we'll take him in to be seen. Gabe was sad, he said he wanted to be near Cooper to play with him and love on him but he didn't want to get sick germs. They are so cute. When Coop was in the hospital the only time he ever smiled or acted like he wanted to play was when Gabe came to visit.

Oh, speaking of Gabe, he's in a Parents magazine readers choice photo contest this week! The weekly finalists are entered into another contest for the cover. pretty cool. If you have time click on this and go vote for him!

I entered Gabe and Cooper's pictures at the same time, but Gabe's was chosen. Looking at the other contestants it appears to be a completely random selection, so I entered Cooper again, cause he's super cute too. Unfortunately you can't vote for Coop until he's entered in a weekly contest, so we'll have to wait and see on that one.

Friday, April 8, 2011

I need help with my dog

Alright, our dog Taylor is very close to finding a new home. She's had bladder issues ever since she was spayed as a puppy, but I have reached the end of my patience. Almost every night she pees on my carpet while everyone's asleep. It does not matter if you let her out before bed, or if you limit her water in the evening.

She manages to summon up some pee in the middle of the night just for kicks.

I've even changed her sleeping location because I thought maybe that one area of the carpet was where she thought she was supposed to use the bathroom. So, we put her in the basement for a few nights. You guessed it, she peed down there too.

My only other option is to keep her outside every night, but that seems mean. Especially in the winter time. Suggestions would be great.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

sick sick sick

Little Cooper caught whatever Craig had and his little body just couldn't handle it. He ended up being admitted to the hospital on Monday with dehydration, diarrhea, bronchitis and an ear infection. His main issue was the dehydration though. They were thinking they'd give him fluids overnight and send him home the next day, but he was more dehydrated than we originally thought so he had to stay 2 nights. Poor little guy, all he had the energy to do was lay around. And I wasn't allowed to not be touching him either, which is unusual for him. He's usually very busy and doesn't have time to cuddle.

We did have an amusing experience. I put him in the crib so I could run to the bathroom (which is right in the same room) and he staged such a protest that the nursing student came running in to see what was wrong. haha.

We're home now, we've both had lunch, a bath, and a nap. He just looks so much better than he did Monday and I'm so glad. He had me very worried. Coop is running around now and playing with toys a little, and then he comes back to me and rocks for awhile. His energy is slowly returning, and I think if I can keep pushing the fluids with him he'll be back to normal before we know it.