Sunday, September 27, 2009
First we started with his bowl, spoon and sippy cup. We are trying to get him use to these items for dinner time. I think his face says it all "you aren't going to try and feed me mush again, are you?"
Spoon! He likes to chew on the spoon. Obviously he is still teething - no sign of teeth yet.
Then I gave him the big bowl. We like to make pancakes and brownies in this bowl. I like this bowl.
Cyrus likes it too.
On Saturday morning Cyrus woke up early and would not go back to sleep, even when I brought him into bed with us. So we did what we do best when we can't sleep...We went to Walmart YAY. It brought back memories of when this little guy was growing in side of me and I had many early early early morning walking around Walmart. So Cyrus and I figured bowls and spoons would only be entertaining for so long. Which is why we moved from bowls to balls! I didn't realize that by the time I left Walmart I had bought three new toys for Cyrus and they were all balls...I guess I want to start motivating him to crawl. Regardless of my reasoning he really seems to like the balls and so does Issy!
Here is a picture of Cyrus after Church today. He found my notes as he was going through his diaper bag.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Whoever said you can't have fun dressing boys up...I think I have proven multiple times over that you can!
I've got a four letter word for you...YUCK. That's not 98.6 degree milk (now I know you may be thinking he reacted this way because I was not acting excited and happy, but I said Yum and all that other good stuff you are supposed to do).
I want MAMMA's Milk...
I could not wait to get home to my little boy. Monday night was uneventful. But I was very tired due to Cyrus's new sleep routine or lack their of.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
- They are distracted during the day and don't nurse well.
- Mom is distracted/busy during the day - okay I'm not sure how a mom get's so busy that she forgets to sit down and nurse her child, but I guess it happens.
- Mom goes back to work, and baby eats just enough to take the edge off his hunger and then do the bulk of eating once mom gets home.
I think it is "genious" that babies have enough logic to change their schedules to meet both parties "time constraints". It is almost like Cyrus is saying "Mamma our nursing relationship is very important to me, we have a great relationship! I like our time together, but I understand that you have to go to work. Daddy says it is so you can buy me all those adorable outfits from Gymboree. I like how cute I look in those clothes, so thanks for working. But I'm not giving up on our relationship, nope nope, it is just too important. So Mamma I'll adapt, compromise if you will. I'll nurse when you are home. I'll take a bottle from daddy once a day, and then we can nurse all night. I think this will work into both our schedules perfectly. You can go to work during the day, and I'll catch up on sleep and being cute."
Isn't that amazing! A male of our species willing to compromise LOL, just kidding. Here is the positive side of reverse nursing.
1. Cyrus eats a bulk of his meals at night, which means less need to pump during the day (though I'm not buying into that one and I'll still pump like crazy)
2. I don't miss out on that special nursing time with my son. I actually end up nursing him 7 times (some times 8) through out my time with him. Okay I know some moms would hate this, they love when their babies nurse less, but I am very attached to it. I think because I have less time with him now I just cherish the moments when it is just me and him focused 100% on each other (okay he's focused on milk too, but still it is a special time between mother and child)
3. This is the perfect excuse to bring him into bed with us during the night. Co-Sleeping helps a working mom cope with a reverse nurser. I don't have to get up and "wake up" to feed him. He can almost help himself through out the night. Daddy has not yet bought into this. He does not want to make a habit of Cyrus sleeping in our bed. But Mamma loves snuggling with her little boy - even if it is not a great nights sleep for me, it is better than getting out of bed and walking down to the nursery.
4. It is great birth control! I was starting to think about talking to Ryan about another baby. Notice I said I was thinking of...TALKING, not trying LOL. We've had it so good with Cyrus for so long. He started sleeping through the night very early on, and even when he wasn't sleeping through the night I was still getting 5 hour stretches of sleep. So of course a well rested mommy and daddy might think this parenting thing is easy and we should get started on the next one. Well then God laughs at you and throws you a curve ball. Cyrus's new eating schedule has revealed to me that I am in no shape or form ready for sleep deprived nights with 2 children. One is enough for right now. Let's see how we make it through this new challenge, and then we will consider a sibling for Cyrus (sorry Rae).
5. Reverse nursing gives me the perfect excuse to have Ryan bring Cyrus to work with me...okay I know that is not a solution and is a bad habit. But today I did it. I had to see a few people in the morning at Virginia Tech. So we just packed up the car and went as a family. Cyrus nursed on campus once and was a very good boy. He got to meet two of my customers and charm them.
Note: I do not plan on bringing him to campus. College students carry lots of germs, and I don't want Cyrus being exposed to such yucky stuff. But every once in awhile I will bring him. Hopefully I can figure out a work schedule that works for both Cyrus and I. Maybe he can just nurse every three hours from 3:00 pm - 10pm and sleep through most of the night :) We'll see what happens.
Monday, September 7, 2009
He has also discovered the mirror on his activity gym
And he likes what he sees.
- He is having a hard time adjusting to mommy working full time. He demonstrates this by waking up at 10 pm, and either 2 or 4 am.
- His eating schedule is not so much a schedule. When ever he wakes up he eats and then we typically go every three to four hours. He has increased his feeding from 5 to about 7 (uhm growth spurt maybe or separation anxiety)
- He is starting to get better about taking naps in his crib (if mommy is putting him down, he still gives daddy a hard time)
- He is wearing mostly 6 month pants - 3-6 are starting to be too short for him
- Cyrus is incredibly interested in what mommy and daddy eats
- He LOVES puppies, especially Isabelle
- He is starting to play independently in his crib - it is fun to watch him discover all his stuffed animals and blankies (he only lasts about 15 - 20 minutes, but we'll take it)
- Oh he pulls himself up to stand! That is probably the most exciting new thing. He has a very strong core and quads.
I'm sure there are more things to write, but it is almost midnight and I need to head to bed. I have a busy work week ahead of me.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Here they are playing peak-a-boo.