Friday, January 15, 2010

Colton's Check-up

Colton and I went to visit Dr. Lunsford for Colton's 9 month check-up. According to Dr. Lunsford, he is doing great and is a BIG boy. He weighs: 19 lbs. 1 oz. is 30 1/2" tall, which makes him 96% on the chart, and is overall 75% in his growth. It was Colton's lucky day because he didn't have to have any shots, but he did have to have his Hemoglobin checked. It checked out great at 12.8. Dr. Lunsford seemed very pleased with Colton's health and we don't have to go back until he turns a year old. Can you believe it? It won't be very long before our baby will be turning a year old. How sad is that?

Colton loves doing and learning new things. A couple of days ago, made another milestone. As you know, he received an ATV scooter for Christmas. I think I've mentioned that he likes to push this scooter all over the Living Room by walking on his knees. Well, he has been trying so hard to get his little leg up over the seat of the ATV. I have good news to announce, he successfully got up on his scooter's seat. Unfortunately, he didn't know when to stop, so he kept going over and landed on the other side of the scooter, in the floor. He stopped and looked up at Katie and myself with this big grin on his face. I'm assuming he was either happy with himself getting up on the seat or surprised falling off. Either way, Katie and I cheered him on.

Katie and Colton have a new game with one another. It's called "Who can yell the loudest?" They think it's lot of fun, screaming at the top of their lungs. They don't like it when mama tells them "that's enough." Katie will stop, but it takes Colton another scream or two before he stops.

Haiti Tragedy
I'm sure you've been watching the news about the tragic earthquake in Haiti. It just makes me sick looking at all the pictures and video. I can't imagine what those poor people must be going through. Reports are, most people are sleeping outside during the night because they don't feel safe inside their homes, due to all the after shocks. I saw on FOX news where rescuers found a two year old alive after being trapped in the rubble for two days. My heart goes out to all of these people. Please keep them in your prayers. If you feel lead to donate monies to the cause, Beth Moore's blog suggested a few great sites to donate, on her yesterday's post. You'll have to check it out.

What Can I Do To Improve?
Visiting one of my many blogger friends, one post really hit it home. One of the writers for "5 Minutes for Faith", Wendy, wrote about 2 Timothy 7 and how God spoke to her. After she read 2 Timothy 7, she stopped and noticed how she complains a lot during the day. Being a mom of two children under the age of 4 years, I can completely understand. I remember being a pretty positive person in the day, but as time marches on, I've found myself being more negative with lots of complaints to go along with it. Sure, I'm grateful for all the things God has blessed me with in my walk. I'm talking about the day to day life. My problem is complaining aloud when something doesn't work out quite the way I expected it. No matter how small or large the situation might be. Well, Wendy too noticed how she complains aloud. I understand, life isn't a bed of roses 100% of the time, but you can control the way you respond to the things that go wrong around you. Charles Swindol once said, "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." Wendy wrote and I agree that "complaining all day is a weak or timid way to live." I too am going to try to discipline myself and rely on God's love to get me through the strains of every day life. I'm hoping to think positive once again and hold my tongue, so my children can see me as an example and not a disappointment.

"The Doctors" on Inexpensive Healthy Eating Tips
A few days ago, Doug and I flipped over to "The Doctors" and the subject was on ways to eat healthy during a recession. I took some notes, went through with their suggestions and wanted to pass along this information to you.

They suggested eating more of the following foods:

  • Tuna is a great source of protein (2 servings a week), be careful to not eat too much because of the counts of Mercury.
  • Whole Wheat Pasta
  • Marinara sauce is great to put on the whole wheat pasta.
  • Oats/Oatmeal is very good for you and is good for high cholestrol

I've never ate whole wheat pasta until the other night. It wasn't that bad. In fact, I couldn't really tell that much of a difference between regular and wheat pasta. Doug wasn't too pleased to have meatless spagetti for supper the other night. We had whole wheat pasta with Paul Newman's Marinara sauce. I added sliced mushrooms and chopped black olives to the sauce. I think that might have added some taste beings the "red meat" was missing. LOL! Poor Doug.

1 comment:

The Thorsrud Family said...

ew, this is my kinda subject. Ya, careful on the marinara sauce. It depends on what is in it. Most have a lot of artificial ingredients in them in the store. Find an all natural kind. Also, oats are only good for you IF they are the old fashioned oats, or steel cut oats. The quick cooking oats do not have as much nutritional value, but not as bad as the packets. If you get the packets they are packed with artificial ingredients and sugar, so that defeats the purpose. Any questions let me know! I did a whole life revamp with these last 6 months. I looked into every food we were eating, and took them out one by one. Otherwise it got overwhelming. We still eat great, and enjoy our food, just not the same food. I am about to buy a wheat grinder to start making my own bread with my father in laws wheat he grows. The bread in the store is all junk, yogurt is almost all junk, snacks junk, biscuits junk, maple syrup junk, cookies....I could go on and on. One item at a time, research, and then move on to the next! If it has a HUGE ingredient list, then its probably not good for you! You should be able to read the ingredients. partially hydrogenated= trans fats. Stay away! Margarine, biscuits, peanut butter, non dairy creamer are a few. K, I better stop before I keep going. Let me know if you want more info!