Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Time for some hair washing
Monday, April 27, 2009
Look how big my guy is in that chair!
One of Caroline's many talents...
Girls playing cornhole
Cornhold requires lots of concentration
Look at that cute face!
James found a new way to play cornhole
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Yes, I think my son was about to bite him...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Here's a little video of what Z thought of the experience.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Thank you so much for the encouraging words that everyone has been sending our way. We really appreciate the prayers. I have totally felt bathed today in those prayers. So, thanks so much to everyone.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Here is a glimpse of a morning at our house. Typically Spence gets up with Shamgar, feeds him and takes him on a walk. Zeke wakes up about an hour or so later. I feed Zeke and then my superhero hubby lets me go back to sleep until he has to go to work. I have always wondered what the boys do while I am sleeping, but have never mentioned it to Spence. He must have read my mind and took a video of the guys hanging out.
The funniest part is that when I played it back, Zeke watched it with me. When he got a little fussy on the video, he burst into tears in real life. I thought it was a fluke, so once he had calmed down I tried it again. He did it again! What a strange kid we have...
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Here is our typical schedule for each day:
7-7:30- wake up and eat
7:30-8:15- time with dad and eat breakfast
8:15-9- play with mom
11:30-1- get out of the house if it is nice or play inside with mom
3-7- play, wait for dad to get home, bath if it is a bath night, try to make it to 7 for bed time
7- eat and bed
Generally he has been going 4ish hours and then eating again, so we are still feeding twice a night. We have had a few nights of 7 hours straight or even 9 hours. We LOVE those nights!
Zeke has had many firsts recently, so here are some fun pics of those:
This is what the Rob had to say about earaches: "Use a heating pad; insert two drops of heated (but not hot) olive oil in the child's ear every two hours; give whiskey by mouth, which will help the child sleep, (Give 10 drops of whiskey to a small baby and up to one-half teaspoon to a larger one. The does can be repeated in one hour and once more in another hour, if needed.) *italics and bold added for emphasis
OK, so here are a few things that I must question; 1. obviously I have heard things like this and thought it was old wives' tales, didn't expect a dr to recommend it. 2. of course the whiskey will help the child sleep, ask any college student and they can vouch for that one. 3. what constitutes a small and a larger baby?
Here is another thing that I am having a bit of a problem with at the moment: "If your baby is totally breastfed, it will provide you with contraceptive protection, in most cases, for at least six months, and in some instances for as long as 2 1/2 years."
Hmmmm.... not buying what he is selling on this one either.
I do have to say that I do agree with some things he says. I am not saying this is all totally junk. I agree that you shouldn't race to the dr. over every little thing. I totally agree that antibiotics are not the solution for every problem and that dumping motrin down their throats does not solve everything. But this book did come out in the 80's when kids were still eating paint chips and riding around with out seatbelts, so I'm not sure how much I should value Dr. Rob's opinions...