Sunday, April 25, 2010

Weekend Rewind

Let's see here. Friday night we just grilled some hamburgers and stayed in. Brendan was down by 7:30 so we just caught up on shows that were tivoed. Then I decided I wasn't tired and we played Wii Super Mario Brothers way to late! I say way to late, but it was probably until 11:30, which before baby was no problem. Brendan woke up around 4AM so got up and gave him a bottle and he went back down. From then until he woke up at 7 I was in such a deep sleep and so didn't want to get up!

Saturday I wasn't feeling very well so Q let me sleep an extra hour and then woke me up when it was time to give Brendan his oatmeal. I still wasn't feeling well so I went back to sleep after that for another hour. After that I got up showered and we took Brendan to Gymboree. He moved up to Level 2 so this was a new thing for him. He had such a good time. It is such a big difference from Level 1 and there were a few babies crawling so I'm hoping that motivates him to want to get moving. He did so great. Afterwards I ran to Super Target to pick up a few things and get some organic carrots to puree for Brendan. That's his new veggie this week. At 5:30 Jeff and Taylor met us up at Mi Cocina for dinner. The past two times we've been to Mi Cocina Brendan has stayed away the whole time. This time he slept the whole time! And since we were with friends it was a longer dinner. It seemed so nice to have dinner with friends and not have to worry about hurrying up and getting out of there, BUT it actually was not a good thing. It was basically a 2 and a half hour nap for him, so usually we'd get home put him in the bath and give him a bottle to go down for the night. That was so not going to happen. We finally got him down at 10. He woke up around 2 and then for some reason he woke up at 6:55AM and was up. We totally messed up his sleeping schedule. It has taken us all day to get him readjusted. Note to self, we cannot do that again!

Since he got up so early we thought about going to the 8:15 A.M. church service. We changed our mind since B would need to be eating breakfast at 7:55 and then we'd want to stick around for him to get adjusted in the nursery so we decided there wasn't anytime. So then there's the 9:30 service, which we usually go to or Sunday School, but Brendan feel asleep at 9:18 and didn't wake up until 10:45 (which is crazy for him because he usually only sleeps 30-45 minutes for his morning nap). So we didn't make it to church today. Today was going to be the first day we were going to use the nursery, maybe B knew that and found was to stall it from happening!

We tried carrots for the first time today. He had about an ounce. He wasn't too sure about them. For dinner, oh my goodness, he was an absolute turkey. First we tried beef in gravy and he just gagged and spit it up. So I tried to make it thinner for him. Nope wasn't having it. So I decided to switch and brought out sweet pea and turkey with wild rice. Nope didn't want that either. It was VERY FRUSTRATING to say the least. I probably should have just stopped when he wouldn't eat the beef. I don't know if he just didn't eat the other because he was frustrated too. Guess we'll find out tomorrow when I try the sweet pea dish one last time. Wish us luck! So far the only meat dish he seems to like is sweet potatoes and chicken.

Thursday, April 22, 2010's what's for dinner

So Dr. Kim told us yesterday to up our solid food intake and to start introducing meats. I already needed to get formula after the appointment so I picked up some "meats". Brendan had Chicken and Sweet Potatoes. I got it because he'd already had sweet taters. I'm an idiot and didn't even think too read the back to check the ingrediants, I just took the front label for what it said. Well, Brendan loved it! He ate half the jar. I decided to stop there so he didn't overeat. It wasn't until after he ate it that we say that apriocots were in it!! We haven't tried those and of course I just freaked out. Anything on him I kept asking Quinton "was that there already, he's not breaking out and having an allergic reaction is he?". I felt comforted by the fact that apriocots are considered one of the "least allergic" foods, but am so mad at myself for not checking the back. Will remember to do that from now on. I think he's fine and we went ahead and gave him the last half of the jar tonight.

Last night he was asleep in his bed by 7:45 P.M. He didn't wake up until 2:15 A.M.!! That's a major step since he's been usually waking up around midnight and then close to every 2 hours after that. I don't know if it were the shots or his new hearty meal that did it, but I'm so hoping it was the meal!! He did wake up at 5 A.M., but I listened to Dr. Kim and just turned the monitor sound off (she said turn the monitor off, but there's no way I'm ready for that!!) and he went back down himself without really a fight. Oh I so hope that's the case tonight and that he is turning over a new leaf. We'll see!

On another note, Brendan has started shrieking all of the time. He used to just do it every once and a while like when we were changing his diaper or taking too long in his eyes to do something. Well now he does it all the time for no reason at all. It's so annoying!! Don't know how to break him of it. Every darn book will say just to ignore it by doing anything draws attention to it and he notices that he gets a reaction. Well, wouldn't spanking him after each time teach him that he gets a negative reaction that he doesn't want!! LOL I wouldn't do it, but by the end of the day I just need to take a few aspirins!! Oh I hope he stops this soon. But if I had to choose between sleeping through the night and shrieking...or bring on the shriek!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

6 Months

Holy smokes my son is 6 months!! He is getting so big. He was 19 lbs 14.6 oz and 28 inches long. I can't believe how much he's grown. I think I noticed it the most the other night I took a bath with him and he had some toys on the ledge. I turned him and had him sitting in my lap and he was just playing with the toys and scooting them into the water. Looking at him all naked and from the back, sitting up all straight I felt so sad, but yet so excited and happy at the same time. He is just perfect.

Well, perfect until it comes to sleep. We had a talk with the doctor today and she asked about how he was sleeping and when we told her how he's been waking up anywhere from 2-4 times a night she suggested that we turn the monitor off, set the alarm for 3 o 4 AM to check on him and let him cry it out. Says he can go at least 8 hours without eating at this point and is just getting used to setting his enternal clock now getting up all these times. I have never been a fan of the cry out method, but here lately I've been giving it a shot. I haven't let him go more than 10 minutes, but in all but one of the times he's fallen back asleep on his own. It's so hard for me to "grow a backbone" on my child, but if that's what it takes to get him into a normal sleeping pattern then I guess that's what I'll have to do. Of course he didn't eat all of his bottle tonight so I've already told Quinton that tonight when he wakes up the first time I'm going to feed him since he didn't eat all his bottle after that I'll leave him be. He agreed. Already making excuses. Oh lordy!! I just hate hearing him cry.

Oh and we talked to her about teething and she took a look in his mouth and was all, "sorry it just really doesn't look like they are anywhere close". Seriously?! I feel like he's been teething since 3 months. I guess this is just his temperment and he has his "time of the month" like mom?! LOL
We got him this fabulous little Black GT Walker for his half birthday, but he hasn't quite figured it out yet. He only will use one leg and just goes in circles!! LOL. And he'll press the buttons and they play music and light up so he'll look down and the honk the horn with his mouth!! He cracks me up!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Meet the Daddies Playdate!

I'ts been forever since I've posted, but today was a great day. We hosted over all the teriffic mommies and their daddies today at our house. Everyone was just fabulous. I always come home from playdates and tell Q all about them and I'm so glad that he finally go to meet everyone and see who and the heck I'm talking about. I don't know how it was that I was so blessed to find such a wonderful group of women to share my first born's life with, but I honestly don't think I will ever meet such a strong, independent, loving caring, hilarious. laid back such of women as I did!! I am so blessed!! It is my hope that Brendan stays friends with them forever!