Friday, March 21, 2008

It's Friday!

All week, I've been thinking that we're a day ahead. Only to be sadly disappointed upon the realization that I was wrong. Well, at least I made it. The week has been somewhat tough in the sense that Dan has had to work two nights out of this week (tonight being one of them). This shouldn't be a big deal, but let's factor in my dog, the baby, and living on the second floor (you get the picture). In addition to that stress, I started feeding the baby at night. I must admit, the feeding part is going a lot better now that he's gotten use to oatmeal.

I was hoping to go out tonight, but Dan had to work. Today was a coworker's last day and we were suppose to meet after work. The plan was (mine away) was to have Dan pick the baby up and I would get hang out a bit (I need it). But since Dan is at work, I had to rearrange my plan. So, I'm enjoying a Samuel Adams Hefeweizen in honor of her last day and me needing a little relaxation. Yes, I do occasionally indulge in a beer (I just finishing pumping and won't be doing that again for a few hours). The last beer I had was Super Bowl Sunday. Once in a while is ok.

Well, I think it's time for me to go. My beer is done and I have a sink full of dishes. My apartment needs some cleaning and I want to take advantage of the fact that the baby is sleeping. I hope you all enjoy your Easter. Chat with you soon!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Is it Friday, Yet?

Wow. I am tired. On Sunday, I was watching 60 minutes (I think) and saw the segment on sleep deprivation. Your body basically needs 7+ hours of sleep a night or else you suffer memory loss, slowed reaction time, and a bunch of other stuff. Well, that makes me feel great. I could barely keep my eyes open (of course I have to blog), I need to do the dishes, and it's already 10:20pm. I don't think I'm getting my 7+ hours tonight or any night in the near future.

At least the baby is asleep now and I could move right along. When he's awake, it's tough getting things done. Speaking of the baby, he finally accepted eating food today without throwing a fit. Man, was he hating the rice cereal. I switched him to oatmeal and it didn't make a difference.

Even though I pulverize the oatmeal, it wasn't smooth enough for him. My mom figured this out and strained his oatmeal, added more milk, and gave it to him. Well, it worked. He started having dinner yesterday, which went terrible. Tonight, was another story. He was reaching for the spoon, grabbing it, and putting it in his mouth. It was very cute. He ate more than twenty spoonfuls of oatmeal and then nursed.

Tomorrow, he starts his first vegetable. I made him one big yam, which yields seven lunches. I hope he likes it. Worst case scenario, I have carrots as a back up. Either way, he'll be eating three times a day. This comes at a great time because I'm producing less milk. I don't know if I'm drying up, but I know it's less.

On another subject, I weighed myself at Will's doctor's office and was very impressed with my weight. I'm ten pounds off of my goal weight. I never thought I would loose all of my pregnancy weight and then some. I've lost a total of 25 pounds. Not bad!

Well, got to go. Chat with you later.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Happy Six Month Birthday!

I hope your past six months have been great and you've enjoyed them. I love you!!!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Will's Big Day

Will had his first solid meal and he turned over!!! He was so cute about it. I thought he would be spitting everything up, but he took it well. We were so excited about it (of course). Dan was busy snapping pictures. He even shot a little video, which you'll see below.

I've been waiting for this day for a long time. I want him to eat as natural as possible. So, I made his rice cereal from scratch. It's so easy to do. For any of you moms interested in making your own food, here's a website I found that is very helpful: Wholesome Baby Food. I'm not being a baby food snob. I will buy baby food, but if I could make it why not? From the recipe listed in the website, I made enough for six days. I portioned the cereal out into little bags and froze them. Each portion has more than he'll eat, but I want to make sure he'll have enough.

He's finally turning over! He now goes from his tummy to his back. Dan saw him in action and started yelling. It was so cute. Soon, he should be rolling around. It's amazing how everyday he does something new. It blows my mind.

Enjoy the video below!!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

What Am I Doing Up?

One of the drawbacks of falling asleep on the couch is waking up at 2am realizing that the kitchen is a mess. Besides that, having to nurse the baby because he also woke up. It's now 3:15am and I just finished pumping. It's going to be a long day.