Sunday, April 25, 2010

2 Hours....Ugh

On a good day at daycare, Ian will nap for about an hour. That's right - he's not even 6 months old and a GOOD day = a 60 minute nap. The problem, I think, is that he is just too interested and excited about what's going on at school that he doesn't want to miss out. Who can blame him?

After picking Ian up from school each day, he is exhausted - you can just see it in his eyes. And, as soon as we get on the road, he's out. Once we get home, we play, eat, take a bath, and give him his last nursing at 7:30pm. Because he is so exhausted from not sleeping all day, he usually falls asleep while nursing. At which point, we have to put him to bed because the poor thing just can't keep his eyes open. And, he usually doesn't get up until 2:30 the next morning, quick nursing, and back out. That's 11 hours of sleeping each night. Doesn't that seem like too much? He really doesn't sleep during the day... so maybe it all evens out?

On top of my worries that he's not getting enough sleep during the day/sleeping too long at night, is my worry that we aren't getting to spend enough time with him. Putting him to bed at 7:30 each night means that I get a total of two hours to spend with him each day. TWO HOURS.TWO.I don't know what to do. I can't make him nap when he's at daycare. I'm not going to force him to stay awake when he can barely keep his eyes open each night. I want to be able to spend quality time (more than 2 hours) with him. Maybe I'm just being stupid, but I just don't want to miss out on anything.... and I feel like I am. But, I don't see any other option.

Besides buying a lottery ticket and crossing my fingers.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

5 months Old!!!

I know this post in a little late...but better late then never!

And, for the very first time, I'm actually sad that he's getting older. Until recently, I always looked forward to him growing older. I couldn't wait until he sleeping longer. I anticipated getting to see him roll over for the very first time. I longed for the moment when he would share a real smile with me. And, the sound of his sweet laugh was something I just couldn't wait any longer to hear.
And, now that all of those moments I so eagerly awaited have come, I find myself wanting to stop time. I want every sweet second with him to last forever. I can't get enough of his slobbery kisses and that smile of his makes my heart completely melt. I want to be able to rock him to sleep every night of my life. I want to be able to hold him forever.
BUT, I have found one phase of his life that I honestly wish would just fly by... teething. Because, knowing that my screaming baby (who suddenly doesn't sleep through the night like he used to) is in pain... and realizing that Tylenol doesn't really make him feel better... is a phase that will not be missed! At all.

With all of the sappy crap aside... Happy 5 months sweet E Man! (My newest nickname for Ian) At 5 months, Ian:

*Still HATES bath time. I have no idea why. Help?
*Weighs 17 lbs 9 oz! Holy cow.
*Wears size 6-9 month clothing... and is busting out!
*Size 2 diapers....we may be saying goodbye swaddlers and hello crusiers
*Has started to like tummy time. Luckily for him, he's realized that he can just roll over!
*Has started squealing with delight - it's the cutest thing!
*Smiles.all.the.time. :)
*Can almost sit unassisted. He'll stay for a few seconds, then it's down he goes!
*Is spitting up more- what the?

*Takes 5 bottles each day, with 5 oz. in each bottle. Nurses about 3 times, and is eatting solids!
*Isn't a fan of green beans, or apples...but LOVES Pears, Avacado, Peas, Squash, and Bananas. *Pears are his favorite!
*Has a new favorite toy: his feet! Anytime he's laying down, he pulls his feet up and grabs onto them... it's so cute!

*Puts his arms up on demand for Daddy. Dan says, "Hands Up!", and up they go!
*Loves to touch/grab your face while you're talking to him. Just make sure he doesn't get your hair or earrings... because he will not let go!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

5 month Stats!!!

No Check up this month but I do know Ian's weight!!!

He is weighing in like a linebacker at 17.9 pounds!!!!

Next Month we have our next well visit with Dr.Ogden, and I will give all stat updates then!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I am Alive!!!!

It has been a few weeks since my last has been busy! Between prepping mt class for state exams, Easter, Spring Break, and then taking State Exams, oh and Ian's first cold ugh! Today I am just posting some pictures...up and running next blog, Promise!