Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Good, the Bad, and the Super Cute

I've been meaning to update for awhile now. Do you ever have those times when you feel like you've been really busy, but you aren't quite sure with what? That's been me lately! Here's a little bit about what we've been up to and a few pics that show off my wonderful kid.

The Good
Will is such a happy boy! Unless he's really tired or hungry, he's smiling and playing. He is rolling all over and often ends up in interesting places.. the kitchen, under his bouncer, in his closet... He has started a new sound, it's a cross between a 'b' and a 'v'. Sitting up is getting better, but I have to stay close b/c he just throws himself backwards out of nowhere. Naps are still hit and miss. SLEEP-oh boy! Last night Will slept from about 7:45 to 4:30am without crying! I couldn't believe it, and of course once I realized it, I thought somethingmust be wrong and ran to check on him. I'm a nut! Eating is still going good. He is on a 4 hour schedule, which is just the best. He eats 3 solid meals a day that consist of some of the following: avacado, sweet potato, pears, bananas, acorn squash, oatmeal, or brown rice cereal. I've yet to find a food he won't eat and he is really beginning to eye adult food. It makes me feel so bad to eat in front of him b/c he just stares at every bite that goes in my mouth! I don't want to wish away these days, but at the same time, I just can't wait to see what the next stage holds! Being a mommy isn't easy and isn't always the most fun (lots of the time it is though), but it's so fulfilling and incredible- we just love him more than we could have imagined!

The Bad
Well, maybe not bad, but unbelievably frustrating! Sleeping until last night has still been terrible. Napping, falling asleep, nighttime sleep...all of it- he just hates it! He will scream and scream, not just whimper or whine, but SCREAM at the top of his lungs like a little girl. It is physically painful for me to listen to, but we are sticking to it and hopefully it will work. Maybe last night it did. We prayed with Will before bed last night and it went excellently, so thank you Jesus!
Spitting up- still a ton! And not just a lot at once, but it happens frequently. It has made for more loads of laundry per day than I thought possible. And since I'm not the best at getting laundry put away, we sometimes have huge piles of clean clothes all over our room. We have to wipe, mop, scrub, shampoo, wash, & sanitize everything from our clothes, his toys, the carpets, the couches, the car seat, etc. It's very disgusting and doesn't smell wonderful either! Oh, I didn't even mention how much worse it got once we introduce avacado and sweet potato- now the stains are green and orange- lovely!
Momma's Boy- I'm sure it's normal and natural for his age, but he is becoming quite a little momma's boy. He wants me to hold him much of the time and wants me in eye sight at all times. Plus, when he's upset, no one else will do. So sweet, but very inconvenient at times.

The Super Cute
Just some pictures, all out of order of course, but when there's a baby in the house you can't worry about details like that. I'm doing good just to get this done!
Love those blue eyes
New trick- pulling off socks
..which happens to be really funny!

Will & his girlfriend Bailey
Just playin'
More Halloween
More happy

1 comment:

Amy Mc said...

What a cutie pie- and such a blessing to have a happy baby! I have found you have to just focus on the positive things about your little bundle to keep all the sleeping mess in perspective. I know exactly how you feel, Brinley gives me lots of stress with her sleeping. She has decided that waking up in the middle of the night is a good idea now and she has always hated naps! You're not alone but I know you are doing a great job!