Tuesday, March 18, 2008

No Sleep

Well after several weeks of the schedule working perfectly we are havig a meltdown. Nothing has made him feel better and it doesn't matter if I'm holding him or laying him down so for right now he's getting to stay down while screaming ::sigh:: I just wish I knew how to make it better. He'll fall asleep for half an hour or an hour and then wake up screaming like someone is beating him... I would fix it if I could but I don't think he believes me. He just thinks mommy isn't making it better and life is horrible. Well I don't think I can listen to him cry like that by himself anymore, I guess I'll go hold him and let him cry. I tell myself that even if he's crying he'd rather cry with me there. Crazy, huh?

Monday, March 17, 2008

How cute is this?

I'm sure all mommies think their baby is the cutest baby in thw world and I"m no exception :) He has started 'talking' pretty regularly and it is just so darn cute. I swear he's saying good (which he hears a lot). I'll ask him something and he'll say gooo-oo with the last 00 sound a little like a 'd'. I am endlessly amused by his conversations I swear he knows what I'm saying and he's started using different little noises to mean different things. For example; he'll say whaaa-whaaa-whaaaaaaaa in this little pitiful tone when he just wants to be held. A totally different ear piercing scream when he wakes up afraid. A little whwhwh when he wakes up and is thinking about going to sleep. So darn cute. Then there are the smiles :) :) :) I'll say smile for mommy and he gets the biggest grin on his face. OMG I swear if he smiles like that when he's older he's going to get anything he wants.
And finally, he is doing this little lip sucking thing where he sucks in his entire top lip or half top half bottom and occasionaly bottom lip and he just looks so proud of himself. It's almost like Hey! I grabbed something! Yay, me!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Sick Daddy

So...Friday before last (2/29) my husband didn't go to work because he wasn't feeling very well...by Saturday he had almost 103 temp. Great. So I locked him in our bedroom and refused to let him out or anywhere near the baby. Everytime I came out of the room (was taking him food/water/movies/whatever else he wanted) I Purelled my hands..changed my shirt if it touched him ect all in an effort to keep the baby safe from the germs...Is that overkill? Anyways took hubby and the baby to the doc that Monday (hubby b/c he was still spiking a fever even w/meds baby b/c he'd started to have a fever) and hubby got on antibiotics.
Oh and I got my dad to watch the baby and took hubby in the vehicle that the baby never rides in so the germs wouldn't be there when I took the baby to the doc in the afternoon...I ever mention I worry? :)
Pediatrician said that he thought the baby had a little virus and not whatever my husband had which was great and that the baby wasn't dehydrated which is the main reason they hospitalize sick babies. So all good news on the baby front. I asked the doc if I was being nuts by bringing him in and he said I did the right thing ( i love my pediatrician) :) Also told me if the baby got a fever over 100.3/4 to bring him in or take him to the ER and to not give him tylonal so that we could tell if he was getting better or worse..and I was going to give it to him.
So, thankfully they are both feeling much better. Or rather the baby isn't sick anymore and hubby is mostly better ;)
Hubby was away from the baby for a week and when the doc gave the all clear to be around him again it was just the sweetest thing. He went on about how much Xan had grown (and technically that was true b/c at the doctors office he had gained 6oz) and how much he missed Xan. I swear having a baby is the best way to fall in love with your husband all over again <3

Baby potty

Is it just me or do all babies prefer to poop only once they've been picked up? I swear for the last few days he only poops if I'm holding him. Part of me wants to believe he's potty training himself and he'll be out of diapers faster than any baby ever...just have to wait for him to be able to sit up/walk to the potty, and that I"m his training potty. haha Well I have to tell myself something and that is preferable to mommy looks like a toilet ():o)

OH Baby the Irony

Hehe I posted that schedule last night and for the first time in almost 2 weeks he refused to go to sleep on time. That's what I get for bragging hehe. That's what's happened with everything I've posted as working...the swing, pacifier, swaddling. It's like he knows. But he was mostly back on it today although he doesn't seem to like the 7:30 nap so I might have to get rid of that. Anyone else out there put their baby on a schedule? If so what does it look like?

Friday, March 7, 2008

Baby schedule

As promised here it is :) Now if you don't believe in having a baby on a schedule that is fine with me but it is working great for us. He's getting enough rest and is a happy baby :) and yes if he gets hungry or wet before it's time to get up I feed/change him...I'm not heartless! It is crazy though that when I have him 'scheduled' for a changing is usually when he needs it.

7:00 – 7:15 Wakeup and feeding
7:15-7:20 Diaper change
7:20-7:35 Feeding
7:35-8:00 Cuddle time
8:00-8:30 Tummy/book
8:30-10:00 Nap
10:00 – 10:15 Wakeup and feeding
10:15-10:20 Diaper change
10:20-10:35 Feeding
10:35-11:00 Cuddle time
11:00-11:30 Swing
11:30-12:00 Tummy/book
12:00-2:00 Nap
2:00 – 2:15 Wakeup and feeding
2:15-2:20 Diaper change
2:20-2:35 Feeding
2:35-3:00 Cuddle time
3:00-3:30 Playpen/walk/tummy
3:30-3:45 Swing
3:45-4:00 Book
4:00-6:00 Nap
6:00 – 6:15 Wakeup and feeding
6:15-6:20 Diaper change
6:20-6:35 Feeding
6:35-7:00 Cuddle time with Daddy
7:00-7:30 Swing

7:30-9:00 Nap
9:00 – 9:15 Wakeup and feeding
9:15-9:20 Diaper change
9:20-9:35 Feeding
9:35-10:00 Bath/cuddle
10:00 – 10:30 Cuddle/swing
10:30-10:45 Snack
10:45-11:00 Book/song
11:00-7:00 sleep

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Well baby check up at 2 months

He had his checkup February 25th and he was 13.2lbs and 24in ( I think it's written down somewhere I'll let you know if I'm wrong). Big boy. Doc said everything is going great he's in the 98th percentile for height and 80th for weight. Tall and skinny just like his daddy :) Doc asked how he'd been sleeping HAHAHAHAHAH and I told him he'd stay up for 12+ hours at a time but that sometimes he'd sleep for 8hrs. .. and do you know what the doctor said? He said it was perfectly fine to put him on a schedule and I said..."but what if he cries?" and the doctor says "let him cry" and I said "but I thought if babies cried it was because they needed something" and he said "sometimes but that is only for the first few weeks after that they learn crying means you'll pick them up and if he can sleep for 8 hours you can put him to bed at a regular time" He also said that he only said Xan could go on a schedule b/c he is growing so well and that I didn't have to put him on a schedule but that it wouldn't hurt him and would be better for ME in the long run which would be better for him soooooo. I decided to make a schedule for him (which I'll post later) but then came the bad news.

I didn't know he was getting those but he needed 5 shots and some stuff by mouth...he liked the stuff he ate b/c it was sweetened but those shots about killed us :( I was in tears and he was screaming and being all pittiful..I could tell he was saying mommy make it stop :( ;:sigh:: So the nurse said he might run a fever and he did....he got all snuggly and wanted to be held so no schedule till he was feeling better...started it Tuesday night at bedtime :) More on that when I post the schedule.

Shots bad. Baby good. Schedule good.

Binky update

Well wouldn't you know it...I gave it to him and after it working for a few days he started spitting it out at me. He'd give me this disgusted little look like, I've got you figured out. and poof it was out. Not he just let it drop either but he used his tounge to pop that bad boy out. Pretty funny. The doctor said some babies figure it out and won't use it...more on what the doctor said in the next post.