Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Another Year Older....

So, my birthday was Monday. 29. WOW. A lot has happened since I last posted. For one...I turned 29. I know...repetitive. The Munchkin has not been sleeping that great for about 6 weeks or more. I'm sorry...I guess I just got spoiled with him sleeping through the night since he was about 10 weeks old. It started with a growth spurt then hand foot & mouth, then teething, and more teething. He still acts like he is teething and I SOOOO hope that is what is causing all of this. Anyway, I decided to stop nursing him back to sleep when he wakes before 4 AM. Well, the Munchkin decided that if I don't feed him, he will just stay up. Since noise carries really well in our house, that means that I'm up rocking Joseph to keep him quiet so that Michael can sleep. Therefore trading one bad habit for another. It's been a battle. Don't tell him, but he's probably going to win.

Another thing...there is just too much stinkin information on the internet. It's a wonderful resource, but GEEZ! Naturally, I turned to Google to help find a solution to our sleep dillema. Everyone has a different answer and none of them see quite "right." The same goes for when I googled solutions to our solids issue. You see, Joseph ate GREAT from 4 to 6 months. Ate just about anything I put on a spoon. Suddenly...he clamped his mouth shut and it was no more. :( Still every day I sat him in his high chair twice a day and fruitlessly offered him fruit after fruit and veggie after veggie. Recently, he started grabbing the spoon and putting it in his mouth. So, I would load it up, give it to him and he would essentially feed himself (not very efficiently though). Most of the time he slings the spoon and the food goes flying. I decided yesterday to try finger foods. So, I baked some teething biscuits and boiled some carrots. He likes the teething biscuits but they are pretty hard so he doesn't really eat them. The carrots made his dad very nervous that he was going to choke. He did fine though and probably ate the equivalent of a half of one baby carrot. Today I baked some sweet potato fries for lunch and he probably got one down. Small victories, I guess. I just hope every time I sit him down that he is going to open wide for the spoon and eat good like he used to.

In other news, I took Joseph's 6 month pictures and got some ordered. I saved a boatload by doing it with my fancy new camera (well, not when you factor in the COST of the camera). I have been continuing with my bootcamp workouts but have lost no more weight. :( I really need to get back on track. Still feel good though...despite the sleep deprivation that I am still not acclimated to. I bumped up my Black Cat Chase training runs to twice a week and the race is a week from this Friday. I found a Baby Jogger for $20 at the Monterey Fair and after cleaning it up and Michael working on it to get it tracking straight, it works like a charm!! It is a pain to push up that hill to the Capitol though. UGH!

Anyway, hate to sound like a downer today. Just felt like I needed to post to say that I'm still here. I actually have some craftsy posts in the making. Stay tuned! I promise more good stuff is coming once Joseph gets over this patch he's going through or I get used to it!

1 comment:

  1. I totally feel your pain on the sleeping thing. I try so hard not to nurse Jasper at night, but when you are exhausted and your baby is up for the 5th time you cave pretty easily. We've been trying to have my husband put him down with watered down formula and then repeat if necessary for the first wake up. I was told that helps break the nighttime breast milk addiction. It has worked pretty good for a couple days, so my fingers are crossed. Hang in there....there are definitely rough patches when you've got an active little guy.