Wednesday, September 24, 2008

**things I have been meaning to document - Coming back from vacation has been a bit challenging.

MT is now up to eating about 6 oz every 3 - 4 hours now. I am actually very excited about that because feeding every 2-3 hours is extremely exhausting. He is starting to enjoy tummy time and we are trying to work on his roll over. He is “talking” up a storm now. He will have full fledged conversations with us. It is really hilarious. Last night, he jabbered on and on for about 45 mins. He has discovered his belly laughs. I absolutely cannot wait to make a video of this. I swear, It’s close to being the best thing in the world. He is still doing a great job sleeping at night. (we found that putting a long sleeve/footy onesie on helped tremendously - or socks) Nights w/o dressed like this he wakes up so much earlier. (I was just afraid to get him too warm in worries and paranoid of sids and being that we live in FL - It gets HOT) He is getting better about taking naps (longer than 10 mins) during the day. Some days are more difficult than others. He still has many of those days that once you get him to sleep, lay him down and his eyes pop right back open … but they are getting better. His 4 month appointment is Oct 15th. We we will an official height/weight check then. I am going to asked about when to start introducing solids to him at that appointment and see what their opinions are. I really need to research this solids/feeding stuff. I have no idea what to expect or do or believe. So much controversial topics with raising babies. It's hard to find the facts sometimes while digging through others' agendas and emotions when reading and researching. I am all about opinions and suggestions but some time's the article get down right forceful and judgemental.

Our lil yeast infection seems to be gone for now. I won't lie, I was worried. I thought my supply took a huge hit, but today pumping seems back to normal and we only had to dip into the frozen supply for one day and then we only needed 4 oz. It was a struggle the past few days. I was really contemplating quitting . I did not think I wanted to work that hard at establishing a supply again. I really felt defeated and deflated. It was tough enough the first time around.

Fall is here, I just wish the weather was cool and the leaves change colors. One thing I wish we could have here. I saw pumkpins in the store today and laughed. I mean, I guess I could decorate with it and not cut it open but i still think the Fl heat and bugs would enjoy it way longer than I would at this point

Ok, what is everyone watching this fall? So far the list is:
The New 90210
Gossip Girl
The Mentalist - I think I am in love
Lipstick Jungle
Brothers and Sisters
Dirty Sexy Money
I am sure there are others I just can't think right now


seussgirl said...

I'm glad things are better and you didn't give up! Good luck with the solids "research." We're just kind of winging it here, but I'm hoping the new doc will be more informative for us.
Shows this year:
Lipstick Jungle (maybe?)
30 Rock
We watched the first Mentalist - we may stay tuned :)

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Glad the infection is getting better! MT sounds like Lemy with the napping. She just hates it! I was thinking of trying the footie pajamas for nighttime too...hmm...

I LOVE Gossip Girl (still!) and Lemy has even let me have some time here and there to watch it! I'm also into:

Dr. 90210
The Hills
The Office

sara said...

I'm watching the new 90210 also, and I'm so happy to hear that the yeast inf. is clearing up and pumping is going well. I can't believe MT will be 4 months next month! He sounds so adorable with his belly's the little things that make us feel like we're on cloud 9, doesn't it?
Hmm - other TV shows - I'm watching a lot of TV these days and those on the list are How I Met your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Heros, Amer Next Top Model, Criminal Minds, Weeds, Dexter, Name is Earl, Office, Grey's, ER, Private Practice, Bro and Sisters, Desp Housewives...see I told you I watch too much TV!

Mel said...

Sounds like things are going pretty darn good right now. Praise the Lord!! MT is just a full fledged little man, huh?

Shows I refuse to release myself from and am dying to start: Grey's, Lost, Ugly Betty, Office, How I Met your Mother
We are also going to try only ONE new one this year that looks absolutely HILARIOUS to me: Kath and Kim

christina(apronstrings) said...

yea for a mommy break and YI departure.
i love DSM!

Jen said...

Hi Fara, the solids thing is funny, my dr gave me two handouts yesterday for the 4m checkup and they said different things. I am giving N cereal mixed with breastmilk. He loves it, he gets excited and happy in the highchair. I started it a couple weeks ago because he was just so hungry. There is information out there that says they don't need food until 6 months old. Watch MT though, he'll give you signs like looking at the food you're eating and being more hungry. I will say that I don't know why, but N has the smelliest gas ever now, and all we're on is bm, cereal and an occasional formula bottle. At your library or amazon, check out books by Annabell Karmel, First Meals is my favorite. I intend to make most of N's food. It's really not too hard at all. I'm also waiting a few more weeks for fruits/veggies just because I don't think he really needs it yet. He seems pretty happy with cereal and milk for now.

Marcy "meg" said...

Sounds like things are going well. I am so glad to hear it!

My shows for fall are:

Grey's Anatomy
Private Practice

Kate said...

I love belly laughs!

Dreamer4agift said...

For me, shows I'm following are:
90210 (but only for the orig. cast)
Lipstick Jungle
Grey's Anatomy

Oh yeah, and of course, I have to keep up with DWTS...if the other shows aren't on at that time:-)

Barb said...

Amazing Race soon!
I will probably continue with Samantha Who and Pushing Daisies.

You could always get those foamy carving pumpkin things you can get at Joann's. I agree with you on the real pumpkins. It's kinda depressing. :( I loved doing that

Photogrl said...

Glad to hear that the infection seems to be leaving and that your supply didn't take too bad of a hit!

It's beginning to get cool up here...and the leaves are starting to change. I'll have to get some pics of the trees this weekend.

Caro said...

Here they say you can start solids after 4 months if they need it but milk only is fine up to 6. We tried mush a few times this week an T doesn't seem to know what to do with it so we've decided to give it a week or two before trying again.

Sparkle Mommy said...

I'd recommend the books on feeding by Ellyn Satter. She has a great philosophy of feeding and eating that makes a lot of sense. Start with Child of Mine Feeding with love and good sense. Good Luck!

Rachel said...

here's a good article with some technical reasons to delay solids... but when I was a baby in the 1970s, the thinking then was 2 months, and we survived, so who knows...

lady in waiting said...

I just saw photos of your little boy - he is beautiful! Hope all is well :)

Jill, Mommy of Tanner and Josie, our Clomid baby. :o) said...

As a sneaky-peek...think Bootsie Marie Boutique. Specializing in bows and tutus...


Sugar and Ice said...

I LOVE the new 90210. Other than that I'm not really watching anything new. We've watched the first episode of Fringe and have two more on the DVR, but I'm not sure if I'm into it yet.