Friday, June 29, 2012

Super Baby Food

Okay, I just felt the need to post about this book! I LOVE it!! It has any information you might want to know about making baby food for your baby. It goes all the way up through toddler age children.  It has been so helpful and I have not even gotten past the baby food section of the book.  If I have a question about something with baby food, the index is amazing and I can always find the answer. I cannot rave about this book enough.  If you plan to make your own baby food (which so far I have LOVED doing) you need this book! My neighbor left this for me when she moved across the world.  She said she did not need it anymore and said it was her favorite book ever and that I should feel honored she is leaving it to me! haha! I totally get where she was coming from! And I didn't understand it then, I thought she was being a little dramatic but now I understand why she was so crazy about this book! Well, enough about the baby food book.  Now that Thomas is sleeping regular naps I have been able to crack more books.  I am reading one now that I have only 30 pages left (Hope I can finish this soon). I will post about it!! Stay tuned!!

I will leave you with a picture of Thomas wearing his Daddy's security hat! =)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

6 Months Old - June 17, 2012

I cannot even believe that Thomas is 6 months old!! He is progressing so well and seems to be right where he is suppose to be. This post is a little late because we didn't go to the pediatrician for his 6 month appointment until June 21.

Stats: 19lbs 1.5oz. (75%) and 27.5" (80%)

Sleeping/Eating: He had his first bit of rice cereal the day he turned 6 months.  The previous post gives the details on starting his solids.  Sleeping - for some reason instead of going 10hrs each night he has cut back to about 8hrs.  Not sure why but I am not too worried about it, he is still a really good sleeper. I have friends that are really excited when their baby sleeps 8hrs a night and that is Thomas's normal to short night for me.  So, no complaining from this momma! Naptime: he is beginning to put himself on a short morning nap and a long afternoon nap. I love this schedule and don't know what I would do without my few hours in the afternoon.  He is also starting to put himself to sleep. Being almost 20lbs he is getting too heavy to bounce to sleep. My arms get too tired.  I usually put him to bed and he play for a few minutes then he decides he is done and cries for a few minutes. I give him his paci then he is out cold.  This is normal for naps and night time.

Clothing: He is in 6-12 month clothes. I think pretty much the same as last month.  He didn't gain as much weight this month but he still gained the length like normal so he still easily fits in 9 month and the 6 month things are getting a little small.  The small 6 month clothing items I have already put away and if I buy anything new, I buy it in 12months. He is in size 3 diaper and has been for while.  He has some serious blowouts. So size 3, Pampers Swaddlers were the best diapers for Thomas.

Talking/Smiling: Thomas has started babbling different sounds that are not "words" but are consonants and vowels together such as "bababa" =) It is very cute.  He is so smiley and loves people.  He is such a little people person already (I think he gets this from his Daddy). I love our smiley boy so much!

New Things: He is sitting no problem.  The pediatrician was so happy with that.  She asked me if he could sit with support and she was so impressed when she saw that he does not even need any support. I don't trust leaving him on hard surfaces without a pillow behind him. But I will leave him on our  carpeted floor without any support at all and he does really well.  He is also "scooting" and rolling now.   He rolls as a mode of transportation.  He can get almost anywhere he wants by rolling to it. He has recently started scooting backwards especially.  He is still learning how to scoot forwards. We are going across the country to meet some of Derek's relatives in July and I feel sure he will be crawling by then. So crazy to think about that.  He is growing too fast.

Alright and after all that writing here is his super cute 6 month picture!

6 Months Old

Thursday, June 21, 2012

First Rice Cereal

Thomas had his first rice cereal on Father's Day.  I feel like he has been ready for solids for a few weeks now.  He has been showing signs that he has been ready since he was about 3 months old.  My goal was to wait until at least 6 months before he started any solids. About 3 weeks before he was to turn 6 months he started waking up in the middle of the night. From everything I had read this is the last sign that they are ready.  So I decided it was worth my sleep and sanity to start a little before he was 6 months old. I have Super Baby Food book and the first thing that says is to ask your pediatrician before you start solids with your baby.  So, I call our pediatrician and I gave them the "low down" on what has been going on and she told me to wait until 6 months! I was shocked since I had told her he had started waking up in the middle of the night but Derek and I decided that we should abide by what they nurse said.  Thomas turned 6 months old on Father's Day, June 17. So we gave him some that day! Here is a picture of him eating it for the first time. He knew exactly what to do when I gave him the spoon and he didn't even spit it out the first few times like most babies. He was so ready! After a few spoonfuls I diluted the rest and gave it to him in a bottle and he downed it so fast I didn't even realize he had finished it. So glad to start this new phase but I still can't believe he is old enough to start eating from a spoon!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wedding Week is over!! =)

Well, my brother is married off to a wonderful lady and they are probably in Mexico by now.  It was crazy watching him up there saying his vows to the girl he has dated since he was 16!! All  I could think of while I watched him was the annoying little brother he had always been to me! haha! And now he is all grown up and getting married.  Good grief, I thought only parents had those thoughts as their kids got married. =) I dont have any pictures since I was in the wedding party.  I will post some as soon I get my hands on some!! It went so smoothly and was a beautiful ceremony! =)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Wedding Week!

My brother is getting married this weekend!  We are all so excited. We have all the wedding events in the next few days, Bridal Luncheon, Bachelorette Party (Jake already had his Bachelor Party), Rehearsal, Rehearsal Dinner, etc. Here we go!

Also, Thomas is getting a cold. =( Poor buddy! He just started runny nose waking up every couple hours last night.  So prayers for my little guy over the next few days would be appreciated.  It is going to be busy and he doesn't feel good.

I will leave you with a picture of the Bride-to-be and Groom-to-be!!