November 26, 2008

quick pics

I'm sorry! I said I'd post what, on Monday and here it is Wednesday night and still no new pics! I'm a bad blogger :)

Things are pretty good here. Had a fairly good day and I am starting to get used to letting Alex cry. It's still hard, but I let him do it all day for his naps and stuff (not ALL day, you know what I mean). Last night was really hard. I was in tears over it but I got through it. He cried for about 40 minutes before falling asleep and then slept from 12:30 til almost 8 am! I could not believe it!! We'll see if I'm as lucky tonight!

Okay, here you go, my cutie pie at 9 weeks. He's the cutest!!

Love to all! Have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2008

crying it out

I hate dealing with a crying baby. You know, Alex was SOOO good for the first like... 5 weeks. Then I think he realized how much I loved him, and he realized his love for his mama and well... now he's a spoiled brat LOL

No, really, he's just a baby who wants to be cuddled (all the time) and I mean, I can't blame him for that. However, a super cuddly baby equals a super exhausted mommy and I just can't get anything done anymore!

You see, I've gotten him used to being with me all the time. And as much as I love him, I have two other kids, a husband and a self to take care of too! So I have to do something. I think it was about this age that I had to let Marah cry it out too. She took to it like a pro, only going through about 2 days of really screaming before she figured it out and was able to fall asleep on her own. Somehow I don't think it will be as easy with Alex, but maybe he'll surprise me.

Basically he has grown accustomed to sleeping on me, even at night. I can really only get him to sleep in his bed at the start of the night (only after falling asleep while nursing) and when he wakes up in the middle of the night to be fed he will not let me lay him back down. He instantly wakes up and starts fussing. So I just have taken the easy route of the moment and held him on my chest where he falls asleep almost right away. I also will sometimes lay on my side and feed him which lets me half sleep and then he goes to sleep that way. Basically let's just say I have become a human pacifier.

Bored yet? LOL sorry, but I want to document this. If you don't want to read it I won't be offended ;)

I don't know if I'm quite ready to start, but I'm thinking about it.

I'll post pictures of the sweet boy in the morning. I'm too tired to deal with it right now.

November 17, 2008

Oh thank goodness

We have our computer back! I am so happy :) I was going through some serious withdrawals not being able to post pics of my sweethearts. And Alex is getting sooo big! Today he had his 2 month check up! Seriously! sigh... my days with a baby are numbered and it's bittersweet. I definitely look forward to his milestones and I won't miss the long nights and too little sleep, but oh he's such a cuddly boy and I will miss that so much.

So he weighs 12 lbs. and 8 oz. and is 22 inches long. So he's a little chub-a-lub and such a nice little boy. He's a healthy eater and keeps me busy with feedings every three hours, even at night. It's tough because it really is very hard for me to fall asleep, something I'm sure my mom can relate to. So I typically get anywhere from 1-4 hours of sleep a night. By the time I fall asleep he tends to wake up and the cycle just goes on and on until the weekends when I just crash while Eric takes care of things... except feedings. Alex does sleep really well in his swing so I put him in there and sleep for about 3 or 4 hours depending on how long Alex is willing to without eating. Yesterday I got in 4 hours with pretty much no interuptions and it felt so good. I miss sleeping. Alot. Alex is still sleeping in our room in a bassinette but I did get the crib set up last week and now we are just needing a fan to in his room for some white noise and I'll move him in there and start sleep training him. Kinda hard to let him cry it out when he's right next to us!

I took a bunch of pictures of him today. Isn't he hilarious? Oh and please excuse my unedited photos. that just takes too much time!

You can click the slideshow to view the images if you'd like.

Oh and before I forget... Marah had been saying "Holy sh*t", well except she said "Hold my ship" and so I nipped that right in the bud of course. Today she is watching Harry and the Hendersons and the little boy in the movie says "Holy sh*t" and Marah says "Uh-oh." and then comes to me and says "Mom, that boy said 'hold my ship' that's not very nice right mom?" LOL cutie

Well, I better get this place cleaned up! Have a lovely day!

November 11, 2008

quick post

I can't type much becaue i really can barely even see what I'm doing here. We have a real problem with our computer and my screen is so distorred that it's really tough to do anything. So excuse any typos here. :) I had to update with a few pics though.

Halloween: Marah was Snow White, Jenna was a "scary bat" and Alex was a cute baby :)

and here is a couple of Jenna feeding Alex. She's been begging to give him a bottle but we don't do formula so I happened to have pumped this morning and she was very happy to be able to feed him. She's really such a great help to me.

and finally one of Alex today (7 weeks old now)