Monday, October 31, 2011

Milestone Monday

Happy Halloween everyone! P and I are handing out candy until bath time, then I am on my own. Other than her first Halloween, we have survived our first bout with constipation! Since we EBF poop has been really consistent. Then we started rice cereal. Our pedi warned us this could happen. So when it did that was my first question - should we switch to oatmeal. We were told no over the phone. J and I thought it was odd but they know best right? So we cut it back to once a day.

Fast forward one week and we were back in the office for a recheck of her ear and still not a regular poop. So I ask again. This NP asks if we are on rice cereal and then tells us to immediately change. Well duh! Mommy instinct should have prevailed. Three days later we are pooping and three more days it is getting back to normal! Yeah!

Well enough about poop, here is my girl!
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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Blog Hop: Sarurday Funnies

I am linking up to "The Mommyhood Chronicles," a great blog I follow. We are writing about 5 funnies from the week.

Here are my Saturday top five laughs:

5. Yesterday I woke up to find this:
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P was sleeping sideways!

4. P has started yelling. Not crying just yelling to "talk." It is so cute and LOUD!

3. Since P has only front teeth so when she eats puffs she nibbles on them in the front. It is adorable!
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2. We have been really good about her monthly pictures until this month. We obviously did them (see above) but we were a week late :s

1. I teach high school and Friday the kids dressed up for Halloween. There was a girl dressed as a

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday

Got this idea from a blog I follow "The Scherman Family Four." she got it from "When True Love Really Does Walk In." that blogger got it from a blog she follows "The Little Things we do".  I love stealing ideas from other blogs but want those who have them to get the credit.  Go check out their blogs if they're not on your list. 

1. When I was a kid I wanted to be an LAWYER  when I grew up.

2. As an adult, my dream job would be TEACHING. (I am lucky to do what I really love!)

3. W hen I was younger I wanted to be just like THE GIRLS FROM THE BABYSITTERS CLUB.

4. The childhood Halloween costume that I remember most was when I was an M&M ( I was the yellow one).

5. My favorite childhood toy was definitely MY LITTLE PONY.

6. The time I got into the biggest amount of trouble when I was a kid was when - NEVER HAPPENED. (I had my little bits here and there but nothing big. Iam totally boring in that respect.)

7. I get daily inspiration from my HUSBAND. He is great and I am lucky to have him as my friend, husband, and the father of our daughter!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Toddle Along Tuesday - Milestones

I had done my best to update Milestone Mondays but I have slacked as the school year has gone on. This is a good opportunity for me to add a few!

Payton is eating rice cereal, fruit and veggie purees, teething biscuits, and a little water out of a sippy in addition to her breastmilk. In the past week we also gave her puffs. It was tricky to find some that are soy and milk free but thanks to Whole Foods, I did. She LOVES them! Even to the point that if the container is out she won't pay attention to anything else! It is cute. She even can pick one up and tries to put it in her mouth (not very successfully).

She had been rolling and sitting with help but we are getting to sitting on her own. She still struggles with looking back without tipping back. She likes to sit and play or watch Gracie, our dog, play.

A not-so-fun milestone is that we are dealing with constipation. It started about a week ago when we noticed the pooping was less often and very solid. Then she went a day without going. The next day our sitter told me that she really strained to okay get out a small poop. Our pedi recommended some prune juice (mixed with water), avoiding orange veggies and applesauce. She is not a fan of prune juice but we are getting some in her. FX that things get moving soon!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

TAT - Mom of the year here!

I know that that is the first of many things that I will stupidly and willingly do.


PS I don't think my link is a clicky but I don't know how to do that. Any help out there?

Monday, October 17, 2011

7 months today!

So I am stealing again (all good teachers know that is the way to go) and posting our monthly stats. P turns 7 months today! We are closer to 1 than birth!!! She is really getting into the swing of things so here's the scoop:

Age: 7 months old

Stats: We have a chunk on our hands. At her ear infection appointment a week ago she was 18lbs 13oz! She doesn't miss a meal!

Size (diapers, onesies, etc.): Diapers are still size 3.  Clothes are interesting we are definitely into at least 6 months and some 9 months (depending on the brand). Most of her "cold" clothes are 9 months so they can hopefully last a little longer!

Sleeping: now that I am typing it, things will change but.... She seems to be great at STTN. Napping is getting more stable with 2 good day naps and a cat nap in the evenings.

Eating:  Still BF.  I pump for at the sitter's and for her night bottle. We are doing cereal twice a day and a fruit or veggie at dinner. We tried puffs today and they were a hit so into the diet they go!

Milestones: this month has been big. We started solids. Though fruits and veggies are just tolerated, she loves her cereal. She is sitting! It started at our family pictures and she is getting better every day. Rolling is old hat and I think she is starting to roll with intent to get somewhere, although this is new within the last day or two!

Funny moments: She is learning to kiss - which means lightly chew on our faces. She loves to raspberry! She is really ticklish and LAUGHES so happily when we do it.

Looking forward to: trying more food, sitting more, playing - this is super fun for mommy, basketball, and meeting our friend's new little boy (coming Wednesday at the latest!).

Pictures to come soon!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Bad mom but good night

P has not been sleeping well recently. She has a snuffy nose, recovering ear infection, and teething. Needless to say, I am one tired mama! Last night she was up three times within the first 90 minutes! I went to bed after putting her down and J stayed up. Apparently I did not turn on the monitor and ZONKED!

J woke me at 7:45 this morning and asked if we could turn on the monitor to check on her. He thought I was trying CIO last night which was not my intention at all. I guess P cried for about 45 minutes before going to sleep. j checked on her before coming to bed and all was well. He said he woke a couple times in the night and did not hear her.

I feel guilty but he was fine and we all slept. I am trying to tell myself I am not a bad mom but I do feel that way. :(

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

What I love

P is testing my nerves lately since she is not sleeping. To her defense she is fighting her first ear infection. But I love her and so this Toddle Along Tuesday is timely!

I love the smile we get when she sees us. It is never failing - when we get her up in the morning, when she notices we come in the room, at the dinner table a mist her chewing on her teething biscuit, whenever. Her whole face lights up and it melts me!!!
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Toddle Around Tuesday!!

Hello! I am looking to get into regular posting and get some more followers! I am Heather - wife, mother, friend, and teacher. I have been married for just over 10 years to my college sweetheart. After trying for a while we just had our daughter in March this year and it has been a ride!

I teach high school math and love my job - it is my dream job. I love organization and try to be crafty. I dream of making and selling something but have not wrapped my head around what yet.

J (my better half) and I met in college through mutual friends. After hanging with the same group, we started dating and married three years later. We spent the beginning part of our marriage not knowing if we would have kids. Once we decided to try, we found it a challenge. We found luck quickly with a little medical intervention we got KU!

P (our daughter) is a cheerful and snugly 6 month old. She is starting to sleep more normally but is constantly challenging us. I write about our life with her here and things that we go through.

Welcome to my a glimpse into our life! I hope that you stick around!

PS - Thanks Mama G for TAT!!!

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