Sunday, February 27, 2011

tubby time

Caleb LOVES the bath, and now that he can sit up, it's even more exciting.  Our routine consists of me filling up the tub while daddy gets caleb undressed and ready.  I add the bubbles, check the temp with our turtle thermometer and in goes caleb.  He used to lay on his back for his tubby, and in would go the washcloth into his mouth and he would chew on it the entire time.  Now he sits and splashes the water all over himself and me while he chews his bath book.  I make the waterfall with his rinse cup and he reaches out his hand to catch it or put his tootsies out to feel it on his feet.  I give him the wash down and we sit and sing and play for a bit before getting out.

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trying so hard

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Took this video today of caleb trying his hardest to crawl.  This is his new trick for the week.  He tires himself out after a few tries and then gets frustrated. 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

sitter cell phone pic

"Caleb is playing peek a boo.  He turns around every few seconds and smiles". 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

kissy face

caleb had a date with miss aubrey yesterday, here's what they did.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

let's eat tags

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Here's a vid of caleb trying to eat the tag off his baby einstein mirror. He now picks at tags and any small things that stick up.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

WTF?!

Caleb has an ear infection for the first time ever! He didn't sleep last night, wont' take his medicine, has a nasty cold with major faucet nose, chest congestion and this is how he looks today??

Thursday, February 17, 2011

penguin buddy

Caleb got this penguin for Christmas but it wasn't until yesterday that he actually liked him.  Now that Caleb can sit up for longer periods of time by himself, he is interested in this guy.  Penguin got lots of laughs and hugs yesterday and made lil' C feel much better.






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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

left work



This is why I left work today, to go to my Caleb, so sick and sad and needing his mama.  We are spending the rest of the day and tomorrow snuggling together. 

Caleb started his poor 6 months with a cold that developed into a terrible cough and runny nose, a bruise left on his leg by his shots, and teething pain.  He was hit all at once with everything and I can barely look at him without tearing up seeing him so sad and uncomfortable.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Day

Oh we are celebrating our first LOVE day being sickies.  Caleb is a mess and I'm on the mend.  I did wake to a nice surprise waiting for me from the mister, a book I had wanted and THE PERFECT card.  I know I have update with some pics but I will get around to that shortly. probably tonight.maybe.  I just wanted to say Happy Valentine's Day and I hope you get to celebrate with some hugs and kisses.

Btw, totally random, but I was up for a while last night, sobbing uncontrollably like hyperventilating type crying., freaking  out the mister and all watching these videos.  I don't know what is wrong with me, but just seeing the love here did something to me.  I want to make these for Caleb as well, I just have to educate myself on video editing, sigh.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Our Saturday

Caleb had his 6 month checkup today.  Ugh the shots, I hate them.  He had to get 3 this time because they didn't have the combo one, so I had to watch his face well up in agony 3 times, it was torture I tell you.   I hated every second of it, then I stuck him on the boob and he was fine. 

Caleb is officially 6 months old tomorrow.  I can't believe it!  We are going to take him for a studio session at JC Penny and have Grampy over for some fun and dinner.

Our little boy  is 19 pounds now, which is only the 75th percentile, we were a bit bummed he's not in the 90th anymore, he he.  He is also 28 inches tall which is the 95th percentile.  Papa is proud of that one.  Caleb is one happy and perfectly healthy little dude.  The doctor also gave us the green light to feed him solids 3 times a day including his regular nursing sessions.  So, I went out and got him some baby oatmeal because he's only had rice cereal and Dr. A said we should vary his diet more. 

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Friday, February 11, 2011

experimenting

I was playing around with the features on picnik's site and came up with these.  I want to learn to edit pix a lot more and get a fancy camera to shoot with down the road, it's something me and the mister can do together.






Thursday, February 10, 2011

a little bit of this and that

Caleb tried sweet potato today and DID NOT like it one bit.  He only took a couple bites and just spit out each one.  Then,  I tried some rice cereal afterward since he's been eating that and loves it, but he didn't seem to want that either.  I think he is on a food strike.  Maybe I fed it to him too soon after being nursed, (1 hr and 15 min)? 

I don't know when is the best time to offer solids.   I've read 2 different ways, and not sure which one is best.  Dr. Sears says to feed in between nursing sessions, since the iron absorbtion can be hindered by the breastmilk but I make the food with breastmilk so still not sure on that one.  And then I have a book, Super Baby Food, that says to nurse on one side, offer food, then finish with the other side.  Maybe I should try that way next and see.  I worry about overfeeding if I do it in between sessions, and I want to make sure he is still getting most of his calories and nutrition from the breast milk.


Caleb is also waking up in the sweetest positions.  He would always sleep on his back with his arms up over his head.  Now I am finding that he likes to turn himself to the side and sleep that way.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

superbowl




Caleb is rooting in the Packers as you can see by his jersey.  He is very excited about the game today.   Don't let the yawns, red eyes, and the fact that it is half-time and he is in bed, play down his excitement.  Earlier today he was practicing sitting up all by himself again, he is getting pretty good at it.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

winter fest

We went to our neighboring state for a local snow sculpting competition.  We bundled up caleb and he joined us for a nice afternoon fighting the crowds and strolling through some quaint shops.  I scored a super cute pair of new boots as well and that always makes me happy!  It was just one of those lovely days.



Friday, February 4, 2011

more

My car wouldn't start this morning so I get to spend an unexpected day at home with my son, it has been blissful thus far being home for 3 days straight.  He has started to nurse from me normally again not like some plastic bottle with a fake nipple that he gnawed on and beat into submission, that is neither here nor there...

So while he entertains himself for a few moments, I jump online and what do I discover?  A few more blogs that I have to add to my list, crap, like I really need more. 

I am trying to improve my style and get back to spending more time on myself so my husband will want to take me out in public.  SO I find some inspirational fashion blogs like this and this to help light a fire under my ass.
I did clean and organize my closet and dresser yesterday, (gives self high five), because I had laundry that was still sitting in the basket form 2 weeks ago.  I told myself that I am going to clean out stuff I haven't worn in a while and I did start to throw some icky discolored things aside.  Now then, I proceeded to my tank top drawer, umm, yea you read that right, I have an entire drawer devoted to my 50 plus tank tops.  I only got rid of 2 because I made up reasons why I would wear each and every one, ugh.

I did make a little vow to myself to wear more dresses and skirts this year, so I need to go through those and see which ones would have quick and easy boobie access for the babe.  Honestly though,  looking at the huge amounts of snow out there does not make me want to beautify myself in a dress, which then I will only cuss myself out for trying to look better and freezing my hiney off.  We shall see, maybe I will invest in some wool tights.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

balance and time

How do I find enough time and balance in my life to be satisfied with the time I spend with my family and find the time to do things I want for myself? 

For instance, my blog.  On the way to work each day, I think about what I want to write about.  Sometimes an idea pops into my head right then and there, or other times I just rehearse the words that have been playing in my mind for days and weeks.  I then get to work, do my job while thinking about my baby all day, race home, play with him and kiss him, put him to bed, eat dinner at 8:00pm and if I feel like it, catch up on blogs and post if I remember what I wanted to blog about in the first place. I often have all these great things I want to say and when I sit down at the computer, I just can't find the words.
Most of the time, I barely have any time or energy  to upload pics, and spit out some sentences to go along with them.  I go to bed thinking , I wish I would have said this or that.  I want to be able to find the time and energy to edit my pictures like these blogs I adore, here or here.  I don't know how they do it with time having kids.  I want to be able to make more time for things I enjoy like learning about photography and editing.

I LOVE vintage anything, but do I dress the way I want, or do my hair in more than 2 styles?  NO.  I have like 20 minutes to get ready in the mornings and I just go to the old standby items of clothing that I always wear, pants, a tank or shirt that is easily accessible to nurse and pump, and a cardi.  What I really want to do is find the time to go thrifting, perhaps, scope put some shops that I love like H&M, and experiment with new hairstyles like this.  I have short hair but I love the concept and would love to just experiment.  My daily style is blow dried and flat ironed blah...I put together outfits in my mind of what would be super cute and then I just go to the same old repertoire of what is easy and comfortable, mostly pajamas and t-shirts when I'm home.  I really want to dress like this.  I love the easy and feminine style that James has while being a mom.  How do I do this for myself?

Cooking is another pastime I used to enjoy.  My wonderful hubs does the cooking every night while I nurse and get Caleb ready for bed.  But, I want to conjure up the most delectable dishes that my hubs would rave about the next day at work.  Instead,  if I get  the chance to cook, it's a protein, usually fish or chicken, potatoes, and a veggie.  My hubs does such a wonderful job each night and we get to eat great stuff, but I want to impress him just like the saying goes, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.  I  have images of us having dinner in our dimly lit dining area, enjoying the newest recipe we found, and making toasts to each other.  Instead we eat on the couch in front of the TV, catching up on programs we DVR'd.  We did recently sign up for a service called door to door organics.
They deliver fresh organic produce right to your door.  We are expecting our first delivery today, not sure if they will make it due to the weather. I think this is a step in the right directions because each week the box we get is different, so it will force us to mix things up a bit.

This is so adorable and I want to do small little things like this to bring some sunshine into our place.  For me, the time just does not exist unless I want to go to bed at 11:00 each night.

Ok, enough of my rambling, I didn't want to sound negative at all, just expressing my feelings about what I want to have time for and looking for a way to balance that with being a mama.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

snow day fun day






Blizzard of 2011 left us snowed in with roads closed.  What else were we left to do but bundle up and head outside for a few pics and of course make organic sweet potatoes for my lil' pork chop.