Tuesday, October 14, 2008

gotta love bullet style...

Fell off the blog wagon again! Damn, and I was doing so well too...filling you all in on my morning brutality. So to get up-to-date on the last few days:
-The boy is all clear on the ear-infection front...and also cleared of teething issues (thank God because if that's how teething was going to go, I'd rather him just be a gummi bear forever)
He does however have a "virus"...which means I've just had to dope him up to make him comfortable and let him ride out the thing on his own. Tylenol is my friend.

-Doc said that if he wasn't better by the end of the weekend, to bring him back Monday - so yesterday we went back (since he still had a low grade fever, and had developed a cough), and it seems he's on the tail end of things, so no need for antibiotics - oh! and we got the all clear to start him on baby food.

-the boy loves Sweet Potatoes...although hubs and I were covered in a fine orange mist during the feeding process.

-He does NOT however, enjoy rice cereal mixed with pear juice (recommended for constipation by the doc) - he literally GAGGED several times and then eyeballed me with severe distrust like I tried to feed him liver or something.

-Bootcamp is still hard...lots of weights and running, same as last week...and I'm still wondering what the hell I was thinking by signing up for this voluntarily.

-Also, that whole 5am wake up alarm? Most days I want to chuck it against the wall, roll over, and go back to sleep. You could say I'm not so much a morning person...
-We have finally transitioned Adam to his own crib in his own room. (I know some of you are thinking, FINALLY! - and others may be thinking ALREADY? But I've asked around and seriously it seems there is no hard and fast rule to when the transition should take place - I just waited until he got too big for the cradle) The first night sucked and I must have been up about 15 times. The second night he slept from 9pm until 4:20am...total shock...he's just unpredictable.

-I have to admit, I'm a wee bit sad that he won't be in his cradle next to me anymore. He's growing up! But it's also TIME...I'm ready to have my room back.

-Which also reminds me that tomorrow he will be 6 months old...nutty.

-Anyone care to share your thoughts on the flu shot? I've never gotten it myself - I even turned it down when I was pregnant against the advice of my OB...but my pediatrician highly recommends it for Adam. I have friends who are all about the flu shot - and friends who are completely against it....thoughts? anyone?

-Our furnace busted, wouldn't you know it - right when it gets freezing cold at nighttime? The night Adam slept until around 4am, I plucked him out of his crib to change his diaper and he was a frickin POPSICLE - thank you, thank you - I'll take that mother of the year award now. I took him back to bed with me to snuggle him back to warmth, and told hubs how guilty I felt and he goes "it's okay - he's thawing out, he'll be fine". Ha.

I think that's it, although I'm sure I forgot something because I'm tired...and it's only 9:30pm - woooooo, party animal!
How about some squishy baby pics...


Jeannett Gibson said...

Interesting that your doc recommended cereal for constipation...all of those cereal type things MADE Henry constipated. When he had tough times at the beginning of solids, I would feed him some prunes and it worked every time! It looks gross, but he seemed to eat it just fine. Just a suggestion: be really slow on introducing new foods. That way, if he has an allergy/intolerance, it'll be easy for you to nail the culprit! :)

Love the pic of him all squished in his Bjorn. So cute! Don't blink, before we know it, they'll be off to college!

*aron* said...

6 months old! it makes me sad i still haven't met him yet :( next time i come home I MUST MEET lil adam!!!

you are a rockstar for continuing with your bootcamp... it will pay off! gah i got up at 5am today too and did not enjoy it :)

looooove all the pics!

Joanna said...

I'm with Jeannett- prunes are totally great when the wee-ones are constipated. Both my girls loved them! Gerber has them in the stage one little cups.
I don't really have a strong opinion about the flu shots. I guess I don't really seek them out, but if we had a well baby check-up near that time, I went ahead and did it. Paige is 5 and I think she's had 2, Ally will be three in feb and she's had two also.
I'm SO proud of your determination with the morning class. Keep it up!
ps. The squishy baby photos are my favorite!

2boymommy said...

Got your blog from Aron! =) About the flu shot for your little guy... I don't think it is all that necessary unless you have him in daycare around other babies. We have a 2 year old and a 4 month old. My oldest has never had one and he's been fine. It all personal preference, but the poor babies get so many shots as it is.
I love your cute pics!

samantha jo campen said...

SO STINKIN' CUTE! Me lurvs some cute bebeh!

And mad props to you on the Target brand formula. We were CHUMPS and bought the brand name kind for MONTHS until I did a cost analysis and ingredient check. The same! They are the friggin same! For 60% LESS! Oy.