Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Co Sleeping.

Yes, our baby sleeps with us. It's "big secret" these days because everyone is afraid of what other people will think. And to be quite honest with you, I don't care what others think. It works for us. It's almost like when I find out someone else does it too...were whispering, and looking around the room to see if anyone has heard. It's not a sin. It's actually a great way to bond with your baby, while meeting your needs and his needs. There not going to want to sleep in your bed FOREVER. Just for a short time until they feel "satisfied" of that need. To me, it's the most peaceful thing to awaken in the middle of the night and look down at your beautiful baby, who's so dependent on you, all snuggled up next to you...feeling your warmth, your breath and your skin against his tiny little body.

So I found this book called Nighttime Parenting by William Sears, M.D. It is the best "self help" book I have ever read. I have finally found a book who's parenting style TOTALLY matches mine. I love the book and recommend it to anyone who is pregnant or has a young child.

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

9 weeks Old.

Today we took Sammie to see the Dr. for his 2 month check up. He did so well. I couldn't believe that he weighs 11 lbs. 10 oz. and is 22 3/4 inches long. He has grown over 3 inches and gained 5 lbs. since he was born!! I think it's all that "liquid gold" we've been feeding him ;) What a champ!

He had to get 3 shots and 1 oral vaccine. The shots were difficult for me and Sammie. He such a sad cry. I felt so bad for him. As soon as I got him in my arms, he settled down. Ethan came along too. We ended up spending 2 hours there, and Ethan was such a good boy. I was so proud of him.

I just can't believe how fast these last 2 months have gone. His "baby stage" is going to be over with right before my eyes...

Monday, February 16, 2009

Time for a Change.

Ok, I have been growing out my hair now for...oh about...5 YEARS!! And I've only made it down to my bra-strap on my back. I think you know it's time to cut your hair when you wear it either scrunchy to work or up every single day. When I do wear it down, Sammie grabs ahold of it for dear life and ends up with chunks in his hand which make their way to his mouth! So I have made my decision to cut it all off. Well not all of it because then I would look like Britney Spears or something...
This is the look I am going for...

Not so much the color, but the cut. I tend to like my new found brunette style! :) Let me know what you think!! I haven't made my appointment just yet...

Happy (late) Valentines Day!

This year I had to work my 12 hour shift on Valentines Day. Which is really no big deal, because we don't celebrate Valentines Day anyways. I think it's just another day to spend more money. You should show your love for each other everyday!! Of course we'll make Valentines Day fun for the kids though! Sammie had on the cutest outfit though, and I wasn't home to grab a picture of it! It was a white all one piece outfit with a big red heart on the butt. SUPER CUTE!

Sammie has taken off on growing. He is wearing 3-6 month clothes, and some of them are too tight. It's mostly the pants that are tight around the belly, and some onesies are a little short. And the one piece footed sleepers are too short. I can't believe it. If he keeps growing like this, all of Ethan's cute clothes that I saved won't be for the right season!! Sammie is doing great. He is a very easy baby. Once in a while he has a fussy moment, but most of the time he is pretty content doing whatever we are doing. We go to his 2 month check tomorrow. I am so anxious to see just how much he weighs. My guess is around 11 lbs. We think he might be teething. YES ALREADY. He has 2 bumps that look like they have a little white behind them, on his bottom gums. This would explain his sporadic drooling, messy diapers and occasional spit up. I'll believe it when I see that thing pop through his gums. But I really do think he is teething!! If I remember right, Ethan got his first 2 teeth at around 4 months.

About a week ago Nick called me when I was at work, asking if we had any vanilla flavoring. I was wondering what the heck he would need that for, since he rarely bakes...only makes really yummy breakfasts! Some I come home that night and ha made this oatmeal raisin cookie bake. They are like a bar instead of a cookie! And of course, Ethan got to lick that beaters!! :) Ethan has grown up a lot lately. The things he says, he just sound so grown up. For about the past week he doesn't want to miss a beat. No naps, and he gets up when he feels like it in the morning. Like this morning, Sammie woke up at 6:07. Nick went to get out of bed, and discovered Ethan standing there staring at him...kind of a creepy though to have someone watching you while you sleep...
I think he might feel left out. Everyone is in our bed except him. So he jumped up and we all watched "Handy Manny" 6:07 in the morning...Zzz
It's going to be a long day!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sammie has a twin.

I was searching through our picture cabinet this morning looking for a picture of Ethan when he was a baby. But I found this instead. It's Nick and his Mom from 1980. I cannot believe how identical he looks to Sammie. Now we know who BOTH kids are going to look like. I told Nick, on that note, we need to keep having kids until we get one that looks like me!! (I'm only kidding of course)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Right Now at Our House.

Right now at our house, Sammie is sound asleep in his swing, while our sneaky Ethan is doing something very suspicious in our room. I go in there, with my phone to sneak a pic, and Sadie is hiding under the bed in fear of the big monster truck Ethan is trying to run her over with. Let alone, he has this hat on...maybe it came from teddy ruxbin? He looks like a scarecrow. I'll have to remember this hat for next Halloween!
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