Monday, December 29, 2008

Getting healthy for '09.

We have started going to the Y semi regularly. We went while we were out of town and I went tonight and did 15 minutes on the treadmill (115 calories lost).

I'm hoping to be able to walk a 5K by December of 2009. That's my goal anyway.

Three teeth!!!

He got another tooth yesterday. 12-28-08

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I'm still milkin'.

I'm proud to say that 7.5 months later he's still breastfeeding like a champ!

He's getting one meal of solids a day and he really likes sweet potatoes and bananas. The awful look he gave me over the avacado was priceless. He just couldn't do more than three bites. /lol

A bit of time for me...

I decided that my Celexa was really bad for me so I went off it and it's made a world of difference. I no longer feel anxiety or depression and the best part is that I no longer feel the need to sleep all.the.time.

Jon and I went to the Y today for about 15 mins. (We didn't know the nursery was closing at 1pm.) And it was good. I like the treadmill and it will be a friend of mine. I'm hoping that we can work it in at least 3 if not 4 times a week. Jon bought a cheap pair of shoes so he could work out and I'm hoping the guilt of the purchase will keep him motivated enough to want to go often.

I really want to get into better shape so that we can live a long and happy life. We are also working on changing our eating habits but that is much much harder than going to the gym.

He's crawling... run for your life!!!

When did my baby boy get so big. He's crawling and pulling up and trying to stand and climbing..... /panic. (I need my HM smilies!! /lol) It seems like yesterday that I was looking into his eyes wondering who he would become and now I know... a TERROR!! He's a wild child that's for sure. I'm willing to be that he'll be walking by 9 months.

We got him a teething necklace for Christmas and it seems to be working. We haven't had to give him Hylands Teething Tablets nearly as often and no Tylenol at all.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

10 Toes, 9 Toenails....

So after two weeks of having major issues with my jacked up pinkie toenail it's finally gone. I knew it was going to have to go but after stubbing it twice the pain got the best of me. My husband used some rubbing alcohol and a pair of pliers to rip the son the bitch out. Now I've got a gaping hole filled with triple antibiotic ointment and a band aid. And I could care less what it ends up looking like, as long as I don't have any more pain.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I'm not a milk cow...

I'm having a hard time pumping enough milk for the time that I'm at work. It's very frustrating because it's up to me to be able to feed my child and when I don't get enough milk he suffers. Starting tomorrow I'm going to force 100oz of water, one bowl of oatmeal, and one cup of Mother's Milk Tea a day. After a week, if it's not any better, I'm going to start with some type of herbal remedy. If anyone has any ideas I'd love to hear them!

Monday, November 10, 2008

It's fun to stay at the YMCA..

Well not really stay, but swim in their pool. LOL We have a scholarship for a family membership to the local YMCA and I finally took advantage of their pool yesterday. The water was so calming and soothing. I was refreshed afterwards. That alone time was just what the soul needed. Their women's locker room is awesome with huge showers and places to change. I do need to get a pair of cheap flip flops though. Leather sandals and water don't really mix well.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

An Update

it has been a very long time since I've blogged. To be honest it's hard to keep up and then I forget about it. But I'm back and I'll make every effort to keep updating on a regular basis.

The CF gene screen came back a long time ago and he's a carrier. Now that means one of two things. Either Jon and I are both carriers and we got lucky, or only of us is a carrier and we've got no further worries. Before we starting trying to have another we have to be checked out. That's something we'll worry about later however.

He's rolling over like a champ, and really starting to try to crawl. He is sooo big. He cut a tooth on Oct. 30th, then got his first cold on Nov. 1. He's officially 6 months old as of yesterday. We go to his 6m well check on Wednesday. He still has his hands in his mouth at all times. LOL

I've had some health issues and we eventually found out that my B12 is low. I take B12 shots and vitamins now. Jon has been diagnosed with Scoliosis, so he's starting hard core therapy on Monday with the Chiropractor. He's also had tonsillitis, which is the 4th or 5th time this year he's had something wrong with his throat. He's going to find an ear, nose, and throat doctor to see if they will take out his tonsils.

Trick or treat went as well as could be expected with a teething baby. LOL

I guess that's pretty much the overview. When it rains it pours but that just means it's bound to be sunny soon!

Friday, July 11, 2008

He's getting so big!

There he is all happy on the 4th of July. At his 2m well baby check up he was 12lbs. 5oz. and was 24in. long. Wow!! Today he played with the toys that hang from his bouncy chair. He's so smart. We're having fussiness issues because of where he's already cutting teeth. He's almost always got to have a finger in his mouth. We'll get through it though! It's just a matter of time and patience.

Being a mother has taught me that I have to learn patience and I have to learn it quick. It's something all parents need with their children and I hope that I'm able to find more and more of it as time goes on. Being a mother has also opened my eyes to my own mother. My baby has drawn us close and I like that. It's nice to be able to talk to her and she finally see me as an adult, not just her child.

Friday, July 4, 2008

July 4th.

My baby's first holiday. LOL We're going to my aunts this evening for a cook out or in (depending on the rain) and fireworks (also, depending on the rain). There hasn't been much going on here other than cleaning and eating. I swear my kid eats like a horse. He's growing so big. Last time he weighed 11lbs. 12oz. and I'm sure he's gained since then. His 2m well baby check up is on Monday so we'll see how big he's gotten. A note for anyone who has a hoss baby like mine: Gerber onesies run small. If you cloth diaper then they run really small. We're going to buy 9-12m to tye-dye because if we get anything smaller he's going to outgrow them way to fast.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Specialist Appointment and a Tooth

We went to see the CF specialist on Wed. His sweat test came back negative and we're waiting to hear about the gene analysis. It's such a relief to get an answer.

My 7 week old baby is cutting a tooth. WTF??? I was born with a tooth but sheesh. He's been hell to deal with and we don't want use orajel. Sigh.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Getting nervous..

We go tomorrow to see the CF specialist. I'm getting nervous like any mother would be. I hope my baby is ok. He has no symptoms of CF and all his numbers are borderline. Hopefully the doctor will tell us that it's a wasted trip.

My baby is so funny sometimes. He was hungry today and my mom gave him his 1oz. from the bottle. After she burped him he started screaming again. I started to get ready to put him on the boob and as soon as I took my shirt off he stopped screaming and started smiling. My baby is learning that the booby means food!! He's so cute!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

My very own blog...

This is my first entry so I'll give a bit of background. 6 weeks ago today I had been a mother for less than 24 hrs. My poor baby has had a rough beginning, possible cystic fibrosis (we go to a specialist on the 25th), reflux, and a dairy allergy. Since I'm breastfeeding this means that I have to go dairy free. I miss cheese so much. I went from one extreme diet change while pregnant to this. I'm also battleing post partum depression. I started a medicine called Celexa yesterday; I hope it helps.
It's amazing how big my baby has gotten. He started at 8lbs. 1oz. and as of 6-13 he was 10lbs. 6oz. It's so wonderful to know that my body has provide the nurishment to make my baby grow so much. It makes me very proud when people ask if I'm breastfeeding and I get to tell them yes.
I guess that's a decent summary of life up to now.