Sunday, November 24, 2013

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

I know every baby is different and so some things will be easy for some babies and hard for others and vice versa. Sleep has always been hard for us. We went to Hawaii and our friends' kids adjusted to the time difference in 2 days. My Bub? He finally adjusted on day 9... The day after we got back home from LA.  Some babies can be put down for a nap early or late and they'll still take a luscious nap. Homeboy? Put him down too early and he'll sleep for 20 minutes. Put him down late, he'll wake up after 30 minutes crying bloody murder.  One year out, I've finally accepted that my Bub is a sensitive sleeper and God made him that way for a reason (to keep me humble?).

But for every hard thing, God has given us something easy. For example, homeboy began drinking out of a straw at 5 months. When it was time to start transitioning him over to cow's milk, he easily took cow's milk out of a straw cup on day one. We've been at it for a week and he takes all of his milk in a straw cup and we're about halfway done with weaning off formula. Hopefully the transition will finish as smoothly as it began. 

I'm trusting that my Maker knew what he was doing when he made my beautiful

Friday, November 15, 2013

Blog? What blog?

I have a blog? Oh yeah. But I also have a baby that has taken all of my energy and time which is why my blog has been totally neglected.

First off, Baby J is one. We made it to a year. Wait, how many years left? :)

It's been a really hard year for me. My best friends are exhausted of listening me talk about our sleep woes. But after a full year, I've figured out that Boo Boo is just a very light sleeper (he gets it from Chris because I sleep like a log) which is why naps have been a real struggle for us. But this week, magically, we've had great naps. It's either his gift to me for carrying him for 9 months or a fluke or something has just clicked. I don't know but I love it.

He's also full of energy. At our 12 month we'll check, the doctor said, "wow! He is REALLY active!" It's hard for us to go out for long for this reason because he needs to crawl, stand, sit, climb and move!

He's hilarious. I don't know. I'm sure all mommies find their babies adorable and hilarious but this kid will hear music and begin bopping his head and moving his hips and sometimes he'll hold his hands up in the air (and wave them he just don't care). He makes me laugh.

So it's been a hard year but a very rewarding one. I love when he crawls up to me and comes in for an open mouth kiss. I love when he puts his head down on my shoulder and just melts into me. I love his big buck teeth when he smiles and when he does silly things like this!