Sunday, September 30, 2007

Babyland update

Little items of interest not cool enough to have their own post:

1. Our little beefcake has graduated into 3-6 month clothing. I was sad to pack up all his little newborn clothing, a lot of which he never wore. He is growing so fast!

2. I swear his little hands are growing bigger everyday. I suppose all of him is growing but I just notice his little hands.

3. Smiles are like a battery recharge. I can be so dead tired and all he has to do is smile at me in the morning and I am completely recharged. Wonderful things those smiles are.

4. I've been attempting to learn different nursery rhymes or kids songs over the past few weeks. I've always known some of the lyrics to most songs but I thought I'd learn all the lyrics. The latest is I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas. I have the damn song in my head ALL the time. I've been singing it all weekend....when I'm in the shower, making dinner, in the car......I want to pull my hair out. Wesley seems to like it though.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Wesley goes to the zoo!

I will be the first to admit my love for animals, I've been nuts over animals for as long as I can recall (hence my own "zoo" at home). So when I learned that our city zoo just had a baby giraffe and opened a new penguin exhibit I knew I had to go. So today my mom, friend Jessica, her son Alex, Wesley and I went to the zoo. It was great fun. Wesley slept most of the time in his stroller but I didn't think he would get much out of it anyways being so small. It was just nice getting out of the house for the day, sometimes I feel really cooped up in here. The zoo will be a lot of fun once Wesley is old enough to know where he is, can't wait!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

My little secret

Wesley slept the whole night last night in his CRIB! You might ask "Why is this so important?" I'm ashamed to say he's been sleeping in his swing since he came home from the hospital. He LOVES his swing. It is the papasan swing that has a soft little pod that his lays in. I always said that if Fisher Price would only make one for adults I would be in it all the time. Anyways, I would place him in it and turn it on for 10 minutes until he was asleep and then I would turn it off and he would sleep 10+ hours. I thought if it aint broke don't fix it. Well I then started to think about his little back all curled up in his swing and how that can't be very good for him, so I decided to bite the bullet and move him to his crib last night. I thought this would be a battle, I prepared myself to be up all night with a crying baby....nope, he slept all night long. When I went in to check on him at 8:30 he was just in there smiling up at his mobile. He is such a good baby, I'm quite lucky.

Monday, September 24, 2007

We have our first laugh!

We went over to my parents house this past weekend to celebrate my fathers birthday and our little man had his first chuckle. My mother was showing him a tractor brochure and he was just so amused by the colorful pictures of bright red tractors be couldn't help but laugh out loud. It was just the cutest thing ever, everyone was just sitting around laughing because he was laughing. I just love all these "firsts." It is truly amazing that he can go from a tiny screaming newborn into a little smiling baby and now a laughing little man. Looking forward to the next "first."

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Our poor dogs...

So the dogs are adjusting OK to the new arrival in the house. I was actually pretty worried about bringing such a small, soft fleshy creature into a house with about 150 pounds of dog running around. You see, anything that is left lying around the house such as slippers, socks or anything else that can be construed as a "toy" is ripped to shreds. So when Wesley came home we stayed on the other side of the house for a few weeks before entering the "lion's den" (the side of the house where the dogs live). They were able to smell him but not see him, so when I finally did introduce them there was no problem at all. Sometimes out little terrier Chance will sniff a little socked foot and try and take a nibble but we are working on that.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The animal house

I just ran across an article about how it's not so wonderful to have a spotless, germ free house when raising a child. It says it's better for children to come into contact with germs, pet dander and dust so that their immune systems can defend against them and boost their immunity making them have less allergies and sickness. Yeah....if this is true then Wesley won't ever have the slightest sniffle or be sick. Between what the dogs bring in on the floor from outside, the cat exploding it's hair everywhere and the bird feathers floating through the air this child should have the toughest immune system out there!

Monday, September 17, 2007


So my last post I was talking about all the wonderful baby things out there....well, I'm not about to go buy anything baby related "new." I mean, the child uses these things for about one month before he's grown into something else. Enter eBay. I love eBay, I used to mainly just sell stuff but now I have found the baby category. There are clothes, toys, pretty much anything you see in the stores you can buy on eBay for about one quarter the price or less. When I see something in the parenting magazines I want I just go buy it on eBay. Now that it's getting cooler I just bought Wesley a snow suit and coat. The coat is just too cute, it's suede with wool edging, complete with mittens, booties and a hat. I will dress him up in it and add a picture even though it's 90 degrees here today. I paid a whopping $9.99 for the coat, hat, booties and mittens and it's even GAP. I'm going to have to really limit myself for Christmas! Man, I'm having too much fun!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Pee-pee Teepee for the sprinkling wee-wee

It is truly amazing what baby products are out there! I ran across the pee-pee teepee for the sprinkling wee-wee (yes, that's its actual name) and had to have one. They are little cotton teepee's with airplanes all over them that you place over the little ones wee willie. I wish I had them when he first came home from the hospital because that was when Wesley would spray us almost every time he was changed. He still does it occasionally, mostly in the tub now. I will add a picture of said pee-pee teepee in use....the poor kid has to be so humiliated! I plan to show these pictures to his future girl friend (he he evil laughter). I can wear the pee-pee teepee on my willie
......or I can wear it on my head.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

2 Months Old Today!

Our little man is two months old today! We just got back from his doctor appointment and here are his stats:

Weight: 12 pounds (65% percentile)
Height: 22 3/8 (40%)
Head Circ: 41 cm (90%)

So we have a short, some-what skinny, big headed baby. The doctor answered all of my questions and then some. Sounds like everything is right on track. Wesley was all smiles for the doctor until he started poking around his little willie (checking the circumcision) then he just screamed like a banshee. Poor kid. We start shots at 4 months so there will be quite a bit more screaming next visit. That will be something to look forward to.

Friday, September 7, 2007

My dear husband......

Sean is a natural with Wesley. Some new dads are intimidated by a baby, scared to hold them or change them. Not my husband, he's been just wonderful from the beginning. He will tackle a poopy diaper without thinking twice. He also has this uncanny ability to get Wesley to stop screaming and go to sleep by rocking him in his arms. It might be because he doesn't smell like a milk factory but who knows. Wesley's one lucky kid to have him as a dad.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Wishing I was an inventor!

Ok, so I've written that Wesley sleeps all night long which is wonderful. He's been doing this for like four weeks now. The problem is that he's SUPPOSED to be eating about every four hours during the night since he's breast fed. Since he's going 9-10 hours at night sleeping I still have to get up twice or three times during the night to pump. I feel like a dairy cow, it's very strange. So I have to set my cell phone alarm (my regular alarm wakes up the baby) for 1:30 and 4:30 in the morning. I stumble around the pitch black house trying to be as quiet as I can while I find all the parts needed to pump. I'm trying to figure out how I can invent a pump that you wear to bed and works on a timer and automatically starts up and pumps the milk into a cooler while I sleep. That would be so cool.