Monday, November 29, 2010

Pajamas....oh pajamas!!!!!! where are you????

So, where can you find COTTON, not fleece, one-piece pajamas with footies that don't cost a fortune? Children's Place has a couple of selections, but not many.

I have several fleece pajamas, but I need cotton. Any ideas?


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My boy turns ONE on Saturday!

How did that happen? Alex will turn one year old on Saturday. Everyone told me it goes by fast, but I had no idea just HOW fast! I try to make sure I am "in the moment" with my son. I catch myself straying from time to time, worrying about the dishes or the laundry or my job. But then I catch myself. When I am with my son. I am with my son. Nothing else matters. Easier said than done sometimes. But I do try!

So we are having THREE parties to celebrate my son's first birthday. I didn't want to bombard him with so many people at once so we are celebrating this Friday night with my husband's family. Saturday night with my family and Sunday night with our friends. That way everyone can get some loving from Alex without him being too overwhelmed.

I still can't believe he is going to be one.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


WHEN! I ask you WHEN! Is my child going to sleep throught the night????? I am going on almost two years of not sleeping through the night myself.

Wierd thing is, every now and again, he will sleep through the night. Then it's a growth spurt, or he's teething, or he's sick. There are real reasons he is waking up in the night, but sometimes, I think it's Seperation Anxiety.

I love my child so much...but a rested mommy is a happy mommy.

Parents, what worked for you?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

My son has found his voice...and his strength!

Alex is 10 months old and every day it seems like he is making a new sound. Well recently he has started screaming. Which is hilarious...most of the time. It's not so funny when he's upset and decides to scream at the top of his lungs to make sure you know it!

The other day, I was cleaning out our office. We have some unused exercise equipment in there including some little 5 pound weights. Well Alex decides that he needs to pick one up. So he did. He PICKED UP a 5 pound weight and started walking around the room with it! After the initial shock wore off, the fear set in. I could just see him dropping this 5 pound weight on one of his cute little toes.

So I took it away from him...and he started screaming.


Monday, June 28, 2010

Finally...a new post! This whole motherhood thing is exhausting!

Yet again, I apologize for taking sooooo long to post. I am now in the chaotic throws of Motherhood. Trying to balance work, home, life in general and my new little family. I thought I was busy before? Sheesh! I wasn't busy at all!

I think I'm really only busy in my mind though. Anything that doesn't involve spending time with my son definitely falls to second place. So trying to schedule and balance so many second place events makes me feel really busy.

I LOVE being a mother. It's so much cooler than I ever thought it would be. My son is 10 months old now. I can't believe it's almost time for him to turn 1! I've got to plan a birthday party!

Any advice for a first time Mom about what NOT to do at a one-year old's birthday party? I certainly would appreciate your advice!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

He slept thru the night!!!!! FINALLY!!!

So I am 7 1/2 months in and my son slept TWO NIGHTS IN A ROW through the night. Should I even attempt to get excited and think that he has taken a turn in his sleeping habits? Or is this just a fluke? I really hope he will begin sleeping thru the night every night. That would be great. Of course I was up every few hours checking on him. haha!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

We know you are excited to see the baby.

A good friend of mine just had her baby this past Monday and a recent texting conversation with her has reminded me of something that I wanted to pass along.

Unless you are an immediate family member or extremely close friend...don't ambush the hospital to see the baby right after it has been born. We know you are excited, but the parents and the baby have just been through something major. The Mother has either had surgery or pushed a basketball though her smallest area. Either way, it takes a major toll on her body and she is exhausted. Not only that, she now has an infant to figure out how to take care of and learn to breastfeed if she chooses to do so. These are not easy things.

So...when you come busting up in there with the absolute best of intentions, she has to force herself to be polite. It is a mixture of emotions for her. She WANTS you to meet her new baby and she WANTS to see you because she loves you, but she is completely exhausted, emotionally overwhelmed, terrified about her future and overloaded with hormones. This is a strange combination that she has to figure out how to balance out.

So please. Send her a card. Call her or send her a text message. But don't try to visit the hospital right away. Let the new parents get the baby home into their comfortable and semi-normal environment where they are better equipped to entertain guests.

Just thought I would pass that along, because most likely, they would never tell you that because they don't want to hurt your feelings.

We had a good night!

I put Alex to bed right around 7:30pm. He woke up around 10:30pm to eat which makes sense. He had 3 tablespoons of oatmeal at 6:45 mixed with 2 oz. of formula. I gave him the additional 2 oz before bed but he typically eats 6oz. at a meal. So that makes sense. Slowly figuring it out here.

It is 5:42am now and he hasn't woken up ALL NIGHT! I did...but he didn't. Every 2 hours I pretty much woke up and went in to check on him.

Alex has started sleeping on his side with his face pointed sort of down which completely freaks me out. But he is strong and has been holding his head up since birth so I hope that human instincts will take over here. He did roll onto his stomach at one point. I heard him start to cry a bit. This was around 5:15am so I got up figuring he was up for the day. When I went in there he was on his STOMACH! Ahhhh!!!! Sheesh kid. So I rolled him back on his side and put a long semi-hard caterpillar stuffed animal under his arm to keep him from rolling. And now...I am watching him like a hawk on the video monitor. Great gift by the way.

We are slowly figuring out how to sleep through the night and it has not required the "cry it out" method which I am just not strong enough to do.

Will I get a full nights sleep soon? Something tells me that he will, but I won't for awhile.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

CHILD! Would you please go to sleep!

So, Alex is 21 weeks now. We are getting closer and closer to sleeping through the night and I am anxiously awaiting the glorious time when that happens. Last week, there was one night that he slept from 11:30pm all the way until 6:30am!!!! Of course...I didn't sleep that whole time. I got up every couple of hours to make sure he was still breathing. I wasn't able to relax. I thought that one night of full sleep was the beginning of many nights and that finally after more than a year I might be able to actually sleep like a normal person from pm to am? Not so much...that was only one night.

He is getting ready to hit his stride, I can tell. But this morning at 3:30am when I had fed him and changed him and he STILL refused to go to sleep? I found myself at the end of my rope. Completely exhausted. Most times I am completely patient. But this morning I actually found myself getting aggravated with him. It's not his fault. WE just haven't figured out what is best for US to make the full nights sleep happen.

I put the baby down in the crib and paced the hallway to calm myself down so I could go in and sooth him. As I was pacing I considered the "let him cry it out" method. But I'm not sure I'm a fan of that. Well just as I was about to go back in and pick him up, he stopped crying and went back to sleep. This is about 4:30 now. So I went back to bed. At 5:30am he was awake cooing and just chilling out in his crib. So I woke up, put some toothpicks under my eyelids and managed to get myself into the shower. I stayed awake with him until about 7:30am when he got tired and I decided we both needed a nap. That nap helped. Sort of. It's 10:22am now and I feel like I need another nap.

When will the lack of sleep end? Ever?

Friday, December 11, 2009

So would you mind keeping an eye on his poop?

Haha!!! My little boy was a bit constipated so I called the doc. They said to add one teaspoon per two ounces of formula of Dark Caro Syrup as needed. So I started doing that. Alex generally has his daily BM at daycare (lucky me) so I had to ask them "Would you mind keeping an eye on his poop"? THAT was an interesting conversation.