Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Monday, October 20, 2014
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Thursday, October 16, 2014
We are finally making a little progress in the sleep department. Because your sleep had been so crummy even after your little tooth came through, I decided it was time to do some major crying it out in the middle of the night. There were a few nights where I was literally up for 2 hours straight with you crying. I would give you your paci, rub your back for a minute, make sure your sound machine was on and then lay on the floor and try to catch a few zzzz's while you screamed. All month you have been so inconsistent. I really never know what to expect when I put you to bed. Some nights you wake up and scream for 2 hours, some nights you wake up but go back to sleep, and some night you don't wake up at all but would wake up at 5:30 or 6:00. Almost every morning this month I have nursed you at 6:00am in bed and then you will fall asleep until 7. I hate that you are sleeping in bed with us, but it's nice to get a little more sleep before Pearson wakes up for the day. Even though I don't like waking up as early as you, I can almost say you are sleeping TOTALLY through the night again. As far as naps go, you are still not a great napper. When Pearson was this age he NEVER took naps longer than 45 minutes. Most of your naps are 45minutes to an hour but every now and then I get a 1.5hr or 2 hr nap. Some days you have to cry it out for 45 minutes and some days you fall right asleep. Again you are so inconsistent with nap time….the actual time of day it happens and the length. While I absolutely hate that you are no a super schedule baby like Pearson was, being a 2nd child sometimes its nice that you aren't on a super strict schedule because you are such a go with the flow baby. You will fall asleep in the car soooooo much easier than Pearson. And that is super nice!! Even though you can roll over from your back to your tummy now, you still get frustrated in your bed with you roll over and get stuck on your back. It's so hard to get you back to sleep once you are on your back.
We are officially on a nursing 4 times a day schedule. I would love to say every 4 hour schedule but because you wake up around 6am every day a few of the time between feeding are 4.5-5hrs. Clearly this isn't a problem because your huge thighs seem to be getting plenty of nutrition. My frozen breastmilk supply is starting to dwindle down. While I am actually able to still pump 5-6 ounces anytime I pump, it's just annoying and I'd rather skip it. We'll probably start to introduce formula when you need a bottle. You typically only get a bottle twice a week at MOPS (if we have it) and church on Wednesday night. We continued to introduce a lot of foods this month and we still haven't found anything you don't like. We did, however, realize that you are possibly allergic to mint. When we gave you peas with min (plum organics) you broke out all over your body. Thankfully it all went away in a few hours but it was a little scary. You have had peas multiple times but never broken out, so the only difference was the mint. New (puree) foods you have tried this month are…… raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, corn, apricots, raisins, pumpkin, and probably some more but I can't think of them! I usually give you a little oatmeal and half of a fruit for breakfast, a half of a veggie and the leftover fruit for lunch, then a veggie fruit mix for dinner. We started puffs this month and you are obsessed. It took a while for you to figure out how to get them in your mouth by yourself, but you are a pro now. You meet your 75 puff quota every single day!!
Right before you turned 8 months you started rolling onto your tummy from your back. I wouldn't quite call you a rolly polly yet, but you are capable of rolling both ways now. Your favorite thing to say is "buh-buh". I don't think you really associate it with Pearson but you sure do love him, so it wouldn't surprise me if you correlate the two pretty soon. We also sometimes hear the /m/ sounds and /d/ sound but not near as often. You can growl and make a super loud screech sound too!! You are great at pinching your puff with you pointer and thumb! You can reach sooooooo soooooo far to get something you want. If you put your mind to it, you can get it!!
Puffs, babyfood, your paci, your lovey, us rubbing your back while you fall asleep, the jumperoo, Pearson, being tickled, when we put the whole toy bucket beside you to play with all the toys, paper (you will grab it if its anywhere near you), falling asleep in Mommy and Daddy's bed in the morning.
When we lay you on the changing table to get your diaper changed, when brother gets to rough, bucking up in the carseat, when you run out of puffs, when no one pays you any attention, when you are overly tired.
- You still only have one bottom tooth.
- Every Sunday morning you take about an hour nap in the pink swing! It's so funny because you never really like our swing.
- You outgrew your Johnny Jumper. You got too heavy for it, so you pulled it down to far. We need taller doorways!!
- You can suck out of squeezy pouches which makes eating out so easy!!
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Monday: Goulash & Cornbread
Tuesday: Chicken Club Tacos, Rice & Beans
Wednesday: Poblano Potato & Corn Chowder
Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie
Saturday Breakfast: Chiloso Tacos
Saturday Lunch: Steak Fingers & Fries
Saturday Dinner: Mississippi Roast, Carrots and Potatoes
Sunday Lunch: Out to Eat
Sunday Dinner: Chili & Cornbread
Posted by The Links at 10:21 AM
Monday, October 06, 2014
Tuesday: Date Night @ The State Fair of Texas
Wednesday: Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Chips, & Apples
Thursday: Spaghetti & Meat Sauce, Garlic Knots, & Caesar Salad
Friday: Anniversary Dinner Date
Saturday Breakfast: Eggs in a Basket
Saturday Lunch: BLT Sandwiches, Chips, & Fruit
Saturday Dinner: Lasagna Soup & French Bread
Sunday Lunch: Leftovers
Sunday Dinner: Baked Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos, Rice & Beans
Posted by The Links at 3:57 PM
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Ugh, we are still struggling in the sleep department. I should have never complained about a 6:30 wake up time because for most of this month you woke up during the 5:00 plus woke up at least once during the night. I really think your bad sleeping is because you are teething. You tooth finally popped through towards the end of the month and now we have had a semi decent week of sleep. You are still waking up at 6am on the dot but at least you aren't waking up in the middle of the night. Most nights when you do wake up I am having to feed you, and that is just ridiculous because you definitely don't need the extra calories. After the first two weeks of terrible sleep I decided to go ahead and quit swaddling you. You were waking up in the night busted out and then could fall back asleep on your back. I am breaking all the rules and let you sleep on your tummy even though you can roll both ways. Naptimes have also been a nightmare this month. I have no idea when nap time should be because you wake up at different times each days and sometimes even fall back asleep in our bed after I nurse you first thing in the morning. Sadly, you have also started taking the dreaded 45 minute naps. I just can't seem to get you over that hump. Overall it's just been a terrible month of sleep and this mama is just plum tired. I am still rocking you for bedtime and both naps, but that is going to have to stop next month. We are about to do some major sleep training and crying it out.
This month I was really trying to get you on a 4 hour nursing schedule but with your waking up so early we are really still nursing 5 times a day (sometimes 6 if you wake up in the night.) A typical day is usually 5:00, 8:30, 12:00, 3:00, 7:00. You get a bottle of breastmilk at least once a week when Daddy keeps you or on Wednesday nights at church. We introduced a lot of foods this month and we haven't really found anything you don't like. We introduced a new food every other day or every few days just to make sure you didn't have any reactions. You have had bananas, apples, prunes, pears, mangos, peaches, squash, peas, green beans, sweet potatoes, and carrots. I think your favorites are mangos and squash. With Pearson I slowly moved to 3 meals a day but since I'm already feeding Pearson 3 times a day I go ahead and feed you 3 times too. It's just smaller portions. I usually give you a little oatmeal and half of a fruit for breakfast, a half of a veggie and the leftover fruit for lunch, then a veggie and a little rice cereal for dinner.
You are an official sitter. Right before you turned 7 months you started sitting really well. I still put a pillow behind you because you tump over every now and then. You are totally capable of rolling over from your tummy to your back, you just rarely do it. You are happy doing tummy time so you just stay on your tummy. You are starting to babble lots of sweet little sounds. No real consonants, mainly just high pitched screeching! You are so close to being able to put your paci in your mouth. Smiling at everyone is one of your favorite things to do. You also love to giggle at big brother.
You love your paci, your teething toys, the Johnny Jumper, the Jumperoo, and laughing at your big brother. You love eating, playing with your hanging toy in your carseat, when we throw you in the air, and being rocked to sleep.
Sleeping (again this month), when brother knocks you down, when we lay you on the changing table,
- You first tooth came in on the bottom and it is sharp!
- Solids changed your pooping! Thanks the Lord. TMI….but it instantly made it more solid and no more blow outs!!
- You don't sleep in the nursery at church anymore but the teachers always say that you are so sweet.
- You started sitting in a high chair when we go out to eat and you do great!
- You are sooooooo heavy. You clothes really hide a lot of your chunkiness. You have rolls under rolls under rolls.
- Honestly, I have been so tired this month from our lack of sleep that I didn't jot down many notes of what went on this month. Hopefully next month will have more info!!
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