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Monday, November 23, 2009

You Know You Are A Parent When.....

This past weekend, Michael and I went to a shrimp boil at our good friend's house. I looooooooove me some shrimp and was so excited about it. Preparing for the time we were going to be there was a different story. I felt like we were moving in taking Davis over there. This was the first time we have been at someones house during his bedtime, so we wanted to be ready...crossing fingers, that is! We showed up with our hands full with baby in tow. We brought his pack and play and set it up in the bedroom for him to sleep in. I had to bring my breast pump to get his bottles ready for night time feedings. *I've been feeding him a bottle for his 7 and 10pm feedings and this has been doing great. I know he is getting the amount he needs and sleeps great. We brought the monitor since we knew that we would be outside hanging out with friends. Then the usual diaper bag with extra clothes, etc. A few minutes after showing up, I had enough time to say hi to everyone and sneak into the back and feed Davis at 4pm. Save shrimp for me, people! Of course Davis decided to eat like he hasn't eaten all day, so I was in there for what seemed like forever. After about an hour or so of being there, I had to pump to get his 10pm bottle ready. I'm all set up in the room and then realized that I forgot one of the parts to the pump. Go figure! Only me, I swear. So you know things have changed when you leave a shrimp boil to go get a part to your pump. Good times. The night went great and surprisingly enough, Davis slept so good over there. I said that I think we should bring him over there every night to put him down for bed. Our friend was joking around saying, guys are such parents, pointing at the baby monitor clipped onto Michael's jeans. It was pretty cute, I have to admit. Baby monitor with beer in hand. I was just so glad that we were able to hang out with friends and Davis was so good. I don't think he cried once except for when he had a wet diaper. Not too bad. Can't complain! And the food was especially good! I'm ready for some more!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's That Time Again...

Time for a growth spurt that is. My poor baby just seems so unhappy and I hate there is nothing I can do about it. This child is just plain wearing me out. He was sleeping so good, but when he hits growth spurt time, it's out the window. Last night, he actually woke up six times. Yes, six times. He didn't even do that when he first came home from the hospital. A few times he woke up just screaming, others he needed to be changed. Bless his heart, but please shhhh. Mama needs sleep too, kiddo! Yesterday was wonderful. Even though he's dealing with this, he had a great nap and I was able to get so much needed stuff done. Today is a different story. I am literally a walking zombie. I feel bad because I don't even have the energy to talk much to him. He just will not nap today. I'm crossing my fingers that that means he will possibly sleep better tonight, but I don't want to get my hopes up. We were able to do some tummy time this morning, but not too much. He is still fighting that everyday. He used to love being on his tummy but has decided to change his mind. He will roll from his tummy to his back in anger it seems like and then smile with this look of, 'I'm done. Right?!'

Dinner time for Michael and I is still something I have yet to figure out. Davis is still on a every 3 to 3 1/2 hour feeding schedule. This puts his afternoon feeding at 4 and then again at 7. It's hard to figure out because this is pretty much his cry time for the day due to his lovely bout of colic. I feed him at 4 and attempt to get dinner started before Michael gets home. If we don't eat before I feed him at 7, that puts him and I eating at 8 or later. How to eat around his crying? When to eat? Eat during his crying is never relaxing but sometimes we have to do it anyway. Does anyone else deal with this? Yes, suggestions would be great. I've thought of making him a bottle for his 7pm feeding so it wouldn't take too long. Who knows! My excessive tiredness is causing me to ramble today I'm afraid. I do think that if Michael had a normal job with regular hours, things wouldn't be so stressful. Here lately, he has had to be out of town a lot. It totally stresses me out. I just don't do well sometimes having to deal with the screaming all day by myself. I have those moments thinking I will never have more children. But then Davis will start giggling or smiling and of course he melts my heart. Don't get me wrong, I love every minute of being a mom and wouldn't trade it for the world. I think I just still need to work on my patience! :)Maybe 'Mommy and Baby Yoga' will calm both of us down!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My Crafty Side

On Mama's Losin It, this week one of her prompts was "Show Us Something You Did Yourself." So, since I can't take full credit for Davis all myself, here is a little of my crafty side. Some of you have already seen these, but that's okay. For a while, I was making some jewelry and frames for people. My favorite, that I don't think I have a picture of, was a nautical themed frame for a friend of mine that matches her sons room.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Baby Can Read...

Okay, not really. But if you've heard of "My Baby Can Read," then you know what I'm talking about. I've read and heard several different success stories, so Michael and I figured we would give it a try. I never have the tv on during the day, so for Davis to be allowed to watch any tv (I know, he's only 2 1/2 months!) is big..haha. He's really interested in it and I am really interested to see how it works. You start the videos and flash cards around 2 1/2 months and the kit ends at 5 years of age. I'm hoping this will give him a good head start for preschool/kindergarten. Maybe he can teach Michael and I Spanish :)

Since Davis was born, we have been doing Baby Wise and following the book. The whole saying,"I wish my baby was born with a manual," well, that's pretty much it. If you haven't heard of it, it's supposed to be the "gift of sleep." The basic concept of it is to get your baby to start sleeping through the night at an earlier age and allow more time together as a couple. Of course Davis still has his days and I do realize he is just a babies, but I also know that babies and children strive on schedules. He does such a great job with it. Not everyday is great, especially since he has colic, but it allows Michael and I to have dinner together most nights and watch a movie/have us time. Davis is also sleeping through the night now with the occasional diaper change anywhere from 3 to 5am. Not too bad. He doesn't have his first feeding of the day until around 7:30 when he wakes up. Ahhh...sleep. Oddly enough though, he's sleeping great and I'm not some nights. I don't get it! It's so frustrating, but I'm hoping it will pass.

I love watching his progression and see him notice and discover new things. He is still fighting tummy time a lot, but seems to like it in the morning more. He's rolling over which is so cute. He starts laughing when he rolls on his back. Which by the way, I heard him actually laughing for the first time about a week ago. It totally melted my heart.
His first laugh :)

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

10 Reasons Why I Can't Sleep

I love checking out other people's blogs and on , her latest blog prompt I chose was 10 Reasons Why I Can't Sleep. I'm sure I could come up with about 20...but here are the ones off the top of my head

1)the most obvious...I have a newborn. While he is starting to sleep better at night, the child is like a baby Superman and breaks out of his swaddle every night! Yes, it even has Velcro and he still breaks out of it. When this happens, he screams.

2) My child pees every 10 minutes. When this happens, he screams. This is more waking up.

3) My mind just does not stop. I mean does not stop. I lay in bed no matter how tired I am and think of things I need to do, want to do, should have done, why won't the baby stop crying for goodness sake?!

4) My husband is a snoring banshee. When he is exhausted from work, my Lord, I might as well sleep in the other room! Puh-leease man!

5) My husband thinks my pillows are his even though he has two underneath his head. Please don't touch me or lay on me. I have a baby laying on me all day. Thank you.

6) Is that a dog barking? Is that my dog barking? My dog howls so loud when he hears sirens and it doesn't matter what time of day/night it is. He's a special one. He's the same kind of dog as Old Yeller, but we all know how that movie ended.

7) I forgot to turn the air purifier on. I need some kind of white noise. I hate it being too quiet but can't sleep with actual noise. Yes, I'm a nut case.

8) I hate that my husband falls asleep at the drop of a dime and I'm laying there forever. Then that just upsets me.

9) Did I just hear the baby move?

10)Bottom line...yup. I'm pretty much just an insomniac.

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Wordless Wednesday

I couldn't love him more! Sometimes it seems like I love him so much, my heart my explode. Being a mother is the best feeling in the world for me. I'm so in love.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloweeeeen

I had such a great time this year for Halloween. Even though Davis isn't old enough to actually enjoy the whole trick or treating experience yet, I loved being able to share it with him. Of course we all had to dress up together and used Davis as an excuse to do so. (Even though we always dress up anyway!) Davis had several different costumes this year so it was difficult to chose which one he was going to wear. Such tough decisions.

This is a pumpkin costume my mom got for him. I love it! He wore this out several times in public and people just wanted to pinch his lil cheeks right off. Of course he's sleeping here.

I'm in a MOMS group and last week we had a Halloween party for the kids. I was able to go and dress Davis up in a different outfit. (I make him sound like he's my little doll or something)

The 'Tigger' tummy was so stuffed and made Davis' little belly look so big. It was so adorable!

Last night we went to a great block party with my friend Veronica. We fell in love with this neighborhood that if we didn't love our house so much, we would probably move there! They had a hay ride for the kids to go around and trick or treat. How much fun is that!? Everyone was hanging out in their garages, welcoming everyone to come hang out and grill and have some beers. The majority of the neighborhood was young couples starting out. What a great way to meet new people. We had so much fun last night :) I love my little family!
Hope everyone had a great Halloween!

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