Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Gifts

Bubby gave Joseph the gift of saying Dada to him Friday and me the gift of saying Mama Saturday : ) He's been saying dada, mama, nana, and such but hasn't until then defined them. I think he's starting to define nana now. Nana is num nums : ) He's growing too fast : (

The picture below is the seven babies born on my mom's side of the family this year and their moms and great grandma : )

Friday, December 18, 2009


Bubby waved for the first time today : ) He's also been doing the horse stance with no hands for couple days now. It lasts a few seconds. I think he'll start walking soon. ughhhhhh!!!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

10 on Tues.

1. Oops. I'm still new to 10 on Tues. I forgot about it until now.

2. The pain in my leg is less than before. I'm still believing for a complete healing.

3. I've eaten about half the cookies I brought home from Cookie Day with the girls. They are now in the bottom of my freezer. I hope to forget about them until Game Night when I can share them with everyone else.

4. We have bees under our shed. What to do. What to do. I need to look again to make sure they are still there. If so, then I might call a bee keeper and see if they want them.

5. I thought that if I let Bubby sleep a little longer during a nap just the other naps would be messed up. I was WAY wrong. His night time sleep gets messed up. So now he is up within 1 1/2 hours, closer to 1 1/4 hours. This should help :)

6. Looking forward to seeing the newest baby in my family tomorrow :)

7. I really need to start working out again, but first organizing all the school stuff from last year. Yes, I still have not completed that project. But I am putting dents in it. It's just going slowly.

8. My husband is not much on playing games or visiting people which I thought was a complete bummer. But I've found a bright side :) He stays home with Bubby and I get to go play games or hang out with family. We're both happy, and Bubby doesn't lose sleep :)

9. I'm playing the Facebook games less :) quite a bit less actually. YEAH!!!

10. We bought a chest freezer Sunday. I love it!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Believing for a Healing

I am believing for a healing specifically for the pinched nerve in my back that runs down my left leg. At my mom's church today I went up front for 'prayer'. It was weird. When the guy came to me, I breathed in and was filled with something. I fell backward. Someone caught me of course : ) That's only the second time that's happened to me. I'm almost positive the guy didn't even touch me. I still feel the pain in my leg, but that won't stop me from believing. I remember one thing the guy said today. "God is not the god of war but of victory." It's true. God doesn't have to fight. He's already won.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I went to get my MRI today. It wasn't too bad. But the news was definitely not desired. My doctor called the same day. That's NEVER a good sign. He told me that the next step is spinal surgery. I'll be calling him tomorrow to find out what surgeon to contact. Keep me in prayer. Thanks : )

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


It is such a blessing to watch Bubby explore his surroundings. He loves the magnets on the fridge, the boxes before they are tossed in recycling, music and lights, and much more. He touches, looks intently at, and tastes the various objects he comes across. He's now starting to get a little more daring by going around the wall of toys and boxes I set up. He's a fast one : )

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

10 on Tues

1. Joseph watched Bubby Sunday afternoon and evening so I could visit my family :)

2. I'm waiting to hear from the doctor's office to find out if my insurance will pay for an MRI. I've been having pain in my left leg pretty continuously for about two months now. It's getting worse.

3. A friend and her two boys came over for a visit today. I made waffles for us all by myself : ) It was a really nice visit.

4. Joseph decided to dj at a dance New Years Eve :( I did say it was ok, but part of me was hoping we'd be together. I like kissing him when the new year comes in. Well, at least I'll be having Game Night that night, so I won't be alone.

5. Bubby has started sticking out his tongue and "spitting". I think he wants to be able to click his tongue, but that's the closest he can get right now. He loves it though : )

6. My dad just called yesterday. He'll be coming out for a visit in January : ) I'm so excited!

7. I got hooked on Facebook games! Ugh!!! I was playing five of them but dropped it down to two games. And I play them far less often.

8. I still haven't put all my stuff away that I brought from my classroom. It's been about 8 months now. Ugh! Something else always seems to come up.

9. My cousin delivered his new son a couple days ago while his wife was sitting in the front seat of their car in their driveway. Way to go, Dusty!

10. Some of the girls will be getting together Saturday to bake cookies :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Borrowing an Idea

1. Ok. After many months of reading Carrie's Ten on Tuesday blogs, I am going to start my own. She got the idea from another friend of ours. It is such a great idea. I hope they don't mind me using it : )

2. Bubby and I were blessed to have dinner with Scott, Regan, Landon, and Gary last night. It was a really nice time other than Bubby choking. Bubby eats like his mom. Sometimes we forget to chew. He has an even harder times since he has no teeth. He sucks in his food and swallows. Too much, too fast. Maybe I'll make him wait a little longer in between spoonfuls or biscuit bites.

3. Bubby is stuffed up. I was instructed to put a phone book under his crib matress, put a couple drops of saline in his nose and suck it out after 10 sec., and run the hot water in the shower with the door closed and us just sitting in the bathroom for 15 sec. FYI: The hot water doesn't last that long. At least his moco is clear.

4. Mom and Bob are coming over tomorrow to help out a bit and allow me to go to the dentist : )

5. Bubby has been sleeping for 12 hours : ) The past few nights he has woken up every couple hours due to his stuffiness. But he puts himself back to sleep within a couple minutes. 7pm - 7am

6. We had a great Game Night last Thursday. It was super nice to see everyone. We even got to see some of the family that recently moved back here from Minnesota : ) They were missed.

7. I've been making Bubby's baby food for the past month or more. He loves sweet potatos, yams, acorn squash, and butternut squash as veggies. He wasn't too fond of the carrots; however, he loved them from the jars : ( I still haven't figured out how to make beans and peas. His favorite food is bananas. He also loves pears and avacodos. He does enjoy eating his food frozen. Maybe it helps numb his gums. I'm thinking about making some popsicles of baby food. hmmm.....

8. I am so annoyed with Hollywood shoving gayness down our throuts. I just watched an episode of Trauma today. One of the characters was hateful toward gays. He then found out that his partner was gay. The partner gave some speech and now the other guy is 100% fine with gayness. I disagree with the hateful attitude toward individuals, but that doesn't mean we should say that what individuals do is ok. Sin is sin and acting on gay urges is sin.

9. I just found out Bob, my mom's husband, needs a defibrillator. So if his heart stops, the defibrillator will jump into action and start it up again.

10. We had to replace the glider on our bed again. (bed frame leg) This is the second time it broke. Both of those were plastic. My husband is buying a steel one. But right now, he has a jack holding up the bed with books ready just in case the jack goes kaplunk.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cute Pix

I put Bubby's little outfit on him just before his nap, so we could make a quick diaper change and go to dinner. Well, he had other ideas. He chose to pee all over his new outfit during the diaper change. Joseph was kind enough to take a few pix with him in his outfit before we left : )

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Little Toe

Carrie, beware of picture!

So within the past week I read about a friend's broken toe. She wanted to post a picture but chose not to due to the fact that she believes feet are ugly. I do not have that same opinion. And I really wanted to see the pic : ( Well I guess I wanted to see it so badly that I tried to reenact the drama of the broken toe but didn't go as far as to break my toe.

Yeah : )

Bubby finally slept through the night again. The past week he's been waking up at various times throughout the night and having a difficult time falling asleep at 7pm. Last night was amazing : ) He slept from 7pm-7:20am. What a blessing! Oh, one other thing... Yesterday he wouldn't stop pulling himself up to a stand. It's too soon. He's not quite 7 mo yet. He is such a happy baby. I couldn't ask for better. Blessings to all, and Happy Thanksgiving : )

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What's going on?

Bubby slept from 12-1:30 this afternoon but that's it. I don't know what's wrong. He usually sleeps for an hour at 9am, 12pm, and 3pm. He's even crying tonight as he lays in bed. He's usually out when his head hits the mattress at 7pm. He pood twice today which is way less than normal. We played most of the day, so he's been busy. He's not coughing, sneezing, or tugging at anything more than normal. He has wanted num nums a lot more through out the day. Is it another growth spurt?! Can't be, right? Wait.... I think he's asleep. Knock on wood.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Who's Bubby Look Like?

I think Bubby looks more like Joseph but has a personality more like me. Maybe I'm wrong. Joseph is smilin' away as a little baby. I don't care who Bubby looks like or acts like. He's mine, and I'm keeping him : )

6 months

Sunday, November 15, 2009


I love my Bubby : )

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Stop or at least slow down

I am loving this stage in my baby's developement, but it's changing so quickly. How do I make him stay there for a little while at least? Still no pic of him crawling. AHHHH!!! How could I keep forgetting that?! He started out bringing both his legs forward at one time; then intermittently moving one leg forward. Now he goes from here to there in the blink of an eye. He loves to play : ) But mommy needs to be right there with him most of the time. He's an angel. I couldn't ask for a better bubby. I love him so much. It's weird, but I think I love him more and more every day. And I just don't know how that's possible.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Little things

Bubby is crawling/scooting a bit : ) He's enjoying playing on the ground and the toys around him. He's sleeping until 6am on a more frequent basis : ) He's doing better on taking his naps without crying first : ) He woke up once talking to himself instead of crying. I look forward to it happening more often.

Still no video of crawling. I need to get my butt in gear and get one : )

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Stand and Fight

The first part of this year seemed to be plagued with sickness. My family and friends were caught on every side with one illness or another, some fighting for their lives. The plague finally seemed to subside just to be followed by my fight into motherhood. Through all the trials, I still knew I was blessed. Each day has been more and more wonderful. I couldn't ask for a better baby. The last half of this year my friends and family have been hit with marriage issues. Some are fighting. Some already quit. Some have reunited. I stand and pray for each of them. This verse came to mind.

Ephesians 6:12
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

My marriage was a wreck from the start. I knew when I married it would be for life. So all I could do was pray and survive. At first I had to live minute by minute with a couple minutes full of happiness. Then I lived day by day, then week by week, and then month by month. The next thing I knew a year had passed without that aweful thought that I was stuck.

It's been almost two years now since I thought I was stuck. I couldn't ask for a better husband. Yes, we have our disagreements, nothing major. And we have our needed discussions, but I am loved. We both firmly believe that God is first, our spouse is second, and our children are next.

It didn't hit me that my husband and I could be an example for others until yesterday when a friend thanked me for being an example. All I did was say that I had to check with my husband first. The little things sometimes can be the makers or breakers of a relationship.

Joseph and I pray with eachother for eachother every day. That definitely starts the day off well. It's hard to be angry or bitter when you're praying for your spouse or hearing the other pray for you. About two years ago Joseph and I went to marriage counceling to deal with a bunch of little things. The most important thing we do other than keep God as our number one is desire to work on our marriage. Our marriage isn't perfect but it's closer to being perfect than it was yesterday : )

Stand and Fight. Marriage is worth it. May God have all the glory and honor.

New Feat

Bubby started crawling today. I hope to have video of it soon : )

Friday, October 30, 2009

6 mo check up

27.75 in 90%
16.2 lbs 26%

The nurse practitioner said he's eating well. He just must have a high metabolism. He eats about 4 oz of fruits and veggies and 1/4 c cereal for breakfast, 9 oz of fruits and veggies and 1/2 c cereal for lunch and the same for dinner. He'd usually eat more if I'd let him, but I think that is more than enough. Plus he still gets breast milk 5-8 times a day. He's allowed to eat table food now as long as he's already had it pureed. At 9 mo he is allowed to start eating meat. : )

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

6 mo tomorrow

At 5 months Bubby began rolling completely over and so much more. He'll be 6 months tomorrow and he slept through the night for the first time : ) 7pm - 7am

He's eating so much. He eats 3.5 oz of veggies and 1/4 cup of cereal for breakfast and 7 oz of veggies and cereal for lunch and dinner. I usually give him a few bites of fruit for dessert. He would eat more, but I just don't think that would be good for him. He still breastfeeds 5-8 times a day. He's regular, giving mommy presents about 4-8 times a day.

Oh, he just woke up. Later : )

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sleeping later

Bubby woke up at 5:45 this morning : ) He won't go back to sleep if he wakes up after 5am. So I nursed him and brought him to the kitchen with me. He played a bit in his exercauser while I washed the dishes from last night. Then he started fussing. He eats breakfast at 8am but it was only 7. So I nursed him for a bit and he fell asleep. I laid him down and he mades some noise a few minutes later. I haven't heard him since. It's now almost 8am. I'm praying he'll sleep till 7am soon without waking up : )

Friday, October 9, 2009

Daddy and Bubby day

Joseph new I needed a day to relax. He took today off work to take care of Bubby all day. What a sweetheart! Unfortunately, I've been sick all day :( I still got some work done I've been wanting to do. What's a mother to do?! You just push through : )

Bubby has been screaming when Joseph has been holding him lately. It does a mother's heart good to know they're bonding : )

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Thankful : )

I couldn't ask for a better baby : ) Bubby has been taking naps for about a week now. And he's been sleeping at night until at least 4am for the past few days. Last night he slept until 5:50am. I love my Bubby, more and more every day : )

I finally decided. Bubby looks like his dad. You be the judge : )

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Confusion and Sadness

Some things that my husband regulary does or does not do started to bother me just recently. It hit a peek today. We talked. I feel much better : )

The beginning of our marriage was rough. I felt like each minute of each day that first week was a struggle. The following weeks the struggles lessoned. Soon the struggles were once a month, then every other month. The last time there was an issue was January of 08'. The conversations that helped end the struggles seemed to get easier and easier too.

Having Jesus has definitely been a key reason for our relationship to withstand those struggles especially at the beginning. However, I know it takes two to make a marriage work. I thank the Lord every day for my husband. Husbands and wives have to put each other before themselves. I truly believe when a husband and wife do that, the marriage will thrive.

It saddens me when one or both people stop placing the other above themselves. Everyone suffers, especially the children. My heart goes out to the children and those who are doing everything they can to keep their marriage together while the other just quits.

I realize my marriage is a decision away from failing or surviving just as all of ours are. My prayers go out to all of you who are fighting for your marriage. I pray the decision falls on the survival side.

God is good.

Friday, October 2, 2009

5 mo

Bubby has been rolling around and getting up on his hands and knees since he turned 5 mo. He gets very energetic when in his crib. I started raising the crib side now.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Weight down

Bubby is now in the 20th percentile in weight. Doc just wants to keep him at 20 or higher. We'll be starting him on veggies tomorrow. We'll start off with jar food. I hope to soon be making his baby food. Fun stuff : )

Monday, September 21, 2009

Umbilical Hernia

Joseph noticed yesterday that JT no longer had an umbilical hernia. I noticed a while ago, but am not quite sure when it happened. I think it was somewhere around 2 mo. His belly button looks flat, not an inny, not an outy.

Naps update

JT is waking once during the night but going back to sleep without nursing. It just takes me an hour to get him to go back to sleep. Every time he falls asleep and I lay him down, he wakes up again. I'm looking forward to him not waking during the night at all, but he has majorly wet or dirty diapers when he does wake. Since I'm giving him cereal for dinner, when should I give it to him?

He's not doing great with napping. At least today was difficult. Maybe tomorrow will be better. We'll see. I'm praying : ) I really want to get my house cleaned and neat and keep it that way, but the only way I can do that is to get him to take naps. I'm too tired at night to do anything much. I'm a morning person, so when Bubby sleeps through the night I might be able to get up early and do some work : ) That would be grand. I would love spending Bubby awake time playing with him without thinking about all the stuff I have to do. One of these days : )

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Taking Naps : )

I have tried everything to get my Bubby to sleep. The only things that seemed to work some times were breast feeding, crying himself to sleep (takes about 30 minutes and leaves me with my nerves twitching), strolling, or car ride. All those only worked some times. I kept hearing about mothers patting their child's back until they fell asleep. My Bubby screams like crazy when on his belly, so that was out. I was at my wits end Saturday, so I tried putting him on his belly. Alas he was screaming bloody murder even with me patting his back. So I flipped him back over and picked him up. I put a binky in his mouth, which he only takes once in a blue moon, and pat his back. He quieted down QUICK!!! What the... I laid him down and he awoke crying. I lightly patted his side and that calmed him and he fell asleep. I wondered if it was just a fluke since everything else I found that worked stopped working soon. It has now been two days. Every time it has worked. It even worked last night when he awoke around 1am. It took until about 2am for me to finally get him to sleep again, but patting his back calmed him right away. (When he awoke at night in the past, the only thing that calmed him was mom's milk.) It's like some one gave me a magic wand. Wow!!!! In any case, he didn't wake again until 6:30am. We'll see how tonight and the rest of the week goes. But I am hopeful :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

4 mo Check up

wt 13lbs 14oz = 27%
ht 26.75 = 95%
hc 42 = 42%


JT's weight took a dip, so doctor's orders were for him to start on cereal for breakfast and dinner. He's doing great with that.

What were your children's wt at 4 mo? JT doesn't seem to small. I mean he has rolls on his thighs. Going for a wt check at 5 mo.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Play Gym

I laid Bubby on his back on the gym and he started playing with the toys for the first time : ) It was so precious. I went to get a picture but the battery was dead : ( I'm charging it. I hope to have a photo soon.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009


First time eating : )

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Dancing : )

I went dancing last night at the DCS weekly dance and had a blast : ) Joseph stayed home with Bubby. He danced with our little one while I was on my way out the door. I asked if I could take a picture of it or video tape it, but he said no : ( It was a beautiful picture. Wish you could have seen it.

Be Consistant

I know that being consistant is one of the most important things in being a parent. It's very apparent with nap time. I just need to keep reminding myself, be consistant!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Little fun : )

I went dancing tonight at the DCS weekly dance and had a blast : ) Joseph stayed home with Bubby. He danced with our little one while I was on my way out the door. I asked if I could take a picture of it or video tape it, but he said no : ( It was a beautiful picture. Wish you could see it.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


JT has not been taking naps except during nursing for quite a few weeks now. I've known he's needed more sleep and better sleep but I didn't know what to do. What everyone has said keeps running through my mind. There's so much conflicting advice. The past couple days I've been thinking about what I said about toddlers who won't take a nap or go to bed at night. I kept saying, "I'd make them." I finally decided today that JT is going to take his naps today. This mornings nap was difficult and only lasted 30 minutes but he was still in his own bed. Then he started crying again, tired as can be. So I put him down. Man was that hard. I had to calm him but the only thing that worked was breast feeding. I had to keep him awake or all my earlier efforts were for not. He wasn't eating because he was hungry and he was falling asleep quickly. So I took him off and tried calming him again since he started crying right away. I finally just had to put him down and let him be. After about 5 minutes, his crying started waning and after about 15 minutes it stopped altogether. We now will be reading a story before bed time each nap. You Are My Miracle by Maryann K. Cusimano Love (Author), Satomi Ichikawa (Illustrator) GREAT BOOK : ) It's definitely a mommy and me book.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


JT found his hands and feet last Thursday : )

Friday, August 14, 2009

4 min. video of JT

Fun with JT

More JT pix

Modest JT

Loves the bath

Tummy Time
...Shortly after this pic when I was putting away the camera, the crying ceased. I walked quietly back in the room afraid he'd start crying if he heard me. To my horror, he was on his back. The first time he rolls over and I miss it!!!!! : (

Fun Pix with JT

Hungry but missed his mark

Hair on Right, none on left

Fun Grandma and JT

Grandmas, JT, and Pop Pop

Grandmas and JT

Monday, July 27, 2009


JT and I had a great weekend : ) He did really good with sleeping and keeping crying to a minimum not including the travel to and from Flagstaff. This morning he slept from 7:30 pm - 5:30 am and fell asleep again after feeding. It's going on 8 am and he's still sleeping. I figured I'd let him sleep a little bit longer this morning since he had such a full and exhausting weekend. But he loved every bit of it especially being outside.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

No Cheese for Mom

I have been cooking. I made mock stuffed cabbage as my first dish quite a few weeks ago. Thankfully I realized I shouldn't eat it since I'm breast feeding. Those who ate it seemed to enjoy it : ) I've made various things since. Most of the dishes were pretty good and much easier to cook than I thought. Two days ago I made lasagna. I had to improvise a little, but the dish was great : ) The next morning I fed my baby. That's when I realized what I had done. I had a lot of cheese the night before and now my baby was paying the consequences. He spit up almost everything he ate all day : ( No more cheese for me.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I hope it continues

Yesterday I learned something about my son.

(Flash back) I've been told many things about how to put a baby to sleep. Some told me to let the baby cry himself to sleep, but most told me that a baby younger than 6 months should never have to cry themselves to sleep. Not wanting to harm my baby, I chose to wait until JT was about 6 months before allowing him to cry himself to sleep.

JT is almost 3 months of age. I tried almost everything to get him to sleep yesterday. He woke at 3:30 am and wouldn't sleep again until 8:10 am while I was in the room with him. He woke less than one hour later. Then he took another nap after falling asleep breast feeding, but that only lasted about 30 minutes. Finally at 3 pm I had enough. He had to sleep. He was miserably tired. I couldn't put him through that any longer. He NEEDED to sleep. So I firmly told him that he was going to bed. I put him in his swaddler and laid him down. I prayed for him, gave him his pacifier and told him that he should not spit it out because I would not be back for a while. Then I left swiftly. I had music going and a video on so I didn't have to hear his cries. I decided I would wait 20-30 minutes. If he was still crying, I would go in and see if he needed to burp then put him down again and start all over. He really needed to sleep!!! About 10 minutes later it was silent. He slept until I woke him at 6 pm, 3 hours. I then put him down again about 7:30 pm. Again within 10 minutes he was asleep. He awoke at 5 am this morning and was wide awake. So I kept him up for an hour when he started yawning. I put him down and within 10 minutes he was asleep. He slept 2 hours. I changed him, fed him, and played with him. (I need to stay away from cheese :( He spit up a LOT.) I kept him up for about 2 hours hoping he would be done spitting up before I put him to bed again. I laid him down and guess what. Within 10 minutes he was asleep. I pray this continues.

I know every baby is different. My baby won't sleep with me around. He wants to be held and played with. He's so much like me it's uncanny : )

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


I think I finally have JT's schedule set as of today : )

Eat - 7:30 am, 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 4:30 - 6:30 pm (not sure about night time feedings, hopefully those will be out)

Sleep - 8:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm, bed time 7:00 pm

He has actually taken all of his naps today : ) just not in his crib.
I think he sleeps better partially sitting up. Maybe this will help him sleep through the night again.

Ok, so the schedule isn't exact. I'm working out a few kinks, such as, the baby needs to sleep longer than one hour : )

Going Backwards - in need of help

Tell me that it's normal for a baby to sleep almost through the night and then to go back to waking up during the night. The last few night JT has woken up between 12 am and 3:30 am and then again around 5:30 am. This morning he wouldn't go back to sleep after waking up at 5:20 am. He won't take naps for more than 10 minutes at a time; however he has been falling asleep around 4 pm each night. I do what I can to keep him awake from 5 - 7 pm, but it's not working too well.

Naps - If he is sleeping when put to bed for a nap, he wakes up within five minutes and cries until I go in and get him and calm him down. If he is awake, he cries once put down until I get him and calm him down. He needs sleep, but I can't figure out how to get him to sleep. Any suggestions? Oh, on the off chance he does sleep for 30 minutes and then wakes up, should I get him up or wait?

Thursday, July 9, 2009


JT has been sleeping until about 5 AM the past two nights : )

We spent the day at Grandma and Pop Pops. Fun Grandma came for a visit too : )

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


JT had his first fever since being out of the hospital. The under arm temperature was 99.2. The ped. on call said it was common to get a temperature after having the two month shots. I can give him .8 of Baby Tylenol every 5 hours. If it gets above 100 or so, I need to call them back. One of the shot areas is raised a bit. If that gets to be two inches around, I need to call them.

He slept from about 8 PM to 5:30 AM : )

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

What Happened?

JT woke up at 12 AM today and stayed awake until about 8 PM minus a few 5 - 10 minute naps here and there. He also got his two month shots : ( But he was a trooper. He is in the 89th percentile for height (24.5 in), 52nd percentile for weight (12 lbs 4 oz), and 41st percentile for head circumference (40). I knew his head would catch up soon. It didn't have much choice with his dad and mom's head being the size they are : )

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Changes for the Better : )

JT has been taking naps the past couple days. I hope this streak continues. I love him so much. He has so much character. His smiles just melt my heart : )

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bed Time

Bed Time is 7 PM for my little one. I started out feeding him at 7 PM, but obviously he doesn't get to bed until later. So I moved his feeding time up to 6 PM. That doesn't work either. I think I finally figured it out. I have to start his feeding by 4:30 PM. If I do that he should be in bed by 7 PM. He made it to bed by 7:30 PM tonight : )

I gave him breast milk from a bottle the other night, 4 oz worth. I still had to nurse him after that. How much should a 9 week old baby be drinking?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Learning from a Friend

A friend told me that she is able to shower for ten minutes when her baby is in his bouncer. I decided to try that today. It worked : ) My baby allowed me about ten minutes before he started to cry.

More Changes

Infantino facing forward

Sat in his chair for a few precious minutes without crying : )

Morning Walk

JT and I wish Grandpa was with us during our morning walk. It's just not the same without him : (

Sunday, June 28, 2009

2 Months Old

My little one is two months old today. Wow, time sure does fly! I clipped his nails for the fourth time, but this time was different. His nails are getting stronger. They're not paper thin any more. He sat in his swing today without crying. Yeah : ) He enjoyed his bouncy chair for a while too. His world is broadening quickly. It's going to be hard to let go.

JT started out wanting to be held by me always. The days go by and he needs to be held by me less and less. I need to treasure every second I get to hold him in my arms. He brings so much joy to my life.

One Day A Year

One day every year, my cousin and I take the day and hang out. I look forward to that day each year. She is a sweet young lady with a good head on her shoulders. Now that I don't work, maybe there can be more of those days or moments : )

My Birthday

I had a great birthday. JT and I spent the day with Mom and Bob. And they made me my birthday dinner : ) Chicken, corn-on-the-cob, corn pudding, corn bread, garlic mashed potatoes, and strawberry shortcake - YUM! I received many birthday wishes via text, email, mail, phone, and in person. I am loved. My husband took me to see "The Proposal" that night. It was good, but it ended to abruptly. Good thing they had the clips in the credits otherwise it would have left a bad taste in my mouth.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New Views

bath time

First day the mirror didn't scare him : )

First time use of the Infantino. Works great : )

His favorite view. He loves looking at the blinds when the sun is shining through them.