Friday, January 23, 2009

No really, I'm in charge

Other than your blog what do you do to keep memories? I bought a plastic binder that I took with me to the hospital when I went into labor. So far, I have kept all of the stuff I collected along the way in there. ( ie. Hat, id bracelet, footprints, the dr visit sheets that have his height/weight ratio etc.) When he hits a milestone, I write it on a post0it note or piece of paper and put the date/time when he met that milestone. (or anything that I think is noteworthy) I do have a baby book that I need to get started on. I also use my blog as a reference to his milestones. We have our digital media stored in 2 places, my desktop and a external drive. I also put my more favorite pictures online in hopes to help just in case the back up fails (and to share). I have also made a few online scrapbooks. So yah, A bit of overkill but I do not want to lose these pictures. I have already accidentally deleted my camera card one time and can only print one of my fav pictures through walgreens. I updated the pics to walgreens then accidentally formatted the card.. talk about an oops.

Are you still breastfeeding? We have gone 2 days w/o actually bf-ing. (i didn't realize this until I sat down to type this out) I am still pumping, but have cut it back to just once a day.

Once we established that I was able to provide milk, I decided that I would try and make it 3 months and then re-evaluate my situation. At 3 months, I decided that I would like to make it to his surgery. Now that his surgery is passed, we have 8+ teeth (i think he is getting the back molars now), I am working part time, he seems uninterested in it. So, all of this makes me think that my pumping days are numbered.

I wasn't sure how/when I would handle weaning at all. So we are just taking it day by day. If he is done bf-ing then that is how we will do it. So far, I do not feel like this is a "big " deal. I haven't gotten emotional about it. I am still pumping once a day. This has decreased my supply. I pump right before I go to bed. He is still not a huge fan of an all formula bottle. So, We are still putting some bm in his bottles/sippy cup to appease him while we have it.

Random tidbits of my brain:

  • I am most certain I have a cyst on my left ovary at the moment. My . is late and it has been pretty timely the past several months of having one. There was some other changes about my body that makes me think that the PCOS symptoms are back in full swing. I am very bloated in the abdom. reigion and it is tender/sore to touch like in the other months with cysts. I am having that sharp jabbing pain. I feel that uncomfortableness that one feels when getting a cyst. I have gained about 10 lbs in this month, etc.. So I am starting back on my met. this week. It's a must. I saw the signs and tried to deny it ..but It's time I take action
  • My anxiety is back, In full swing. I am not sure if this is a hormonal thing (connected to all the other PCOS changes I am feeling and finding with my body) or not. I get overwhelmed very easily some days. Or I just have crap for luck. It seems like some days everything happens all at once and I get overloaded. I get quite shakey and uneasy. Which makes me get more mad at myself for being uneasy and anxious and not just going with the flow.
  • We are going to my inlaws this weekend. Things have settled down abit and we can no longer ignore his mom's calls and pleas to come have our "christmas". Trust me, I have used every excuse I can think of, but Now It's time to give a little.
  • MT is getting to an age where i think he needs to be around children his age. Whenever we are around people with children, he just is fascinated by them. I need to find something like gymboree in our area that is not so expensive. Plus the gymboree in our area did not have a great turn out so they canceled it. I am starting to see the need to introduce other children to MT. He is more active now wants someone to interact with him. It is very fun.
  • Life is getting much easier. Mt went through a little bit of a change. When we started adding in solids, it was very difficult couple of weeks to figure out what worked for him. I also blame alot of that on teething, surgery, my working part time, etc. There was a plethora of variables that could have made things more difficult. But, the other day, I noticed life didn't seem so hectic again. Everything just seemed to be fluid and flowy.
  • With that said, MT seems to be changing up his sleeping habits again. We had a few rough weeks with that. I blame it on that 4 month sleep regression I read about. Ours started about 5.5 months though. It was not at exactly 4 months. It seems that now at almost 7.5 months it has worked itself out. Our nap situation is also changing. Some days, he just wants 2 naps during the day. Some days he wants 3. The third nap being a 30 min nap at 6:30pm. It was suggested to try keep him awake until 7pm and then put MT down for the night by 7pm every night and not let him have that 6:30pm nap that he wants. I have tried that for4 days in a row this past week and it does not work for us. The first night I did that, He took his usual 30 min nap and was back up ready to go. I left him in the bed until he just absolutely lost it. I spent about 1 hour calming him down. By 9:30pm, he was back in bed sleeping. The next night he was in bed by 7:15pm and woke up at midnight. The next day I was able to actually get him in bed by 7pm and he woke up at midnight and would not go back to sleep until 2, then woke up at 5am. I tried again yesterday and He just will not have any of it. So, for now, his bedtime will be 8-8:30pm with a 30 min nap sometime around 6- 6:45ish. With this, I know he will sleep until 7:15am ish. I don't know why I tried to get him to go to bed earlier. It was just a suggestion, I didn't have to try it, but I did.
  • The interview I went on yesterday, was one of the worst interview I have ever done. Everything just felt off. The interviewer was asking all the wrong/negative questions. I don't know how to really explain it except, everything was just off and ackward. Too bad too because the location was completely prime.
  • I came to work today with my shirt inside out ... My office mate noticed .... Yes, Really
  • Just in, New Sheriff in Town:




Heather said...

BigP kinda put his foot down yesterday that we HAVE to go see his family. You know, since she is almost four months old. They want to see her. I've put it off for so long. I'm totally dreading this.

Good luck!!

Jen said...

That MT just keeps getting cuter! We'll have to get together soon.

Dreamer4agift said...

What a cute sheriff in your part of town!:-)

Good luck with the in-laws.

Janna said...

MT is such a doll!!!

We keep our pics on the computer and on an external drive. I don't upload all of our pics to Walgreens or snapfish, just the ones that I want printed. I scrapbook and I'm also keeping a baby book b/c I WAY behind in my scrapbooking, so now I have a reference when I find the time to scrapbook everything. And of course I have the blog.

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

If it makes you feel any better, I came to work in two different color shoes a few weeks ago. That's what happens when you try not to wake the baby while getting dressed! :P

With the sleep thing, I think if you've got a bedtime that works then stick with it. People kept telling me we put Lemy down too early (we start our routine between 6/6:30, but she doesn't go down until 7/7:30) but when I tried to make it later she lost her shit. You've gotta do what works for you guys! ;)

MT is such a cutie! I love that shirt. :)

Jen said...

Hi Farah, you could come to my house for a playdate! Also, check your park districts,, kindermusic, swimming lessons, etc. I know I often need the change of pace too. It sounds like you are getting more stressed, maybe work, the pcos, and mt getting bigger and changing. Having a newborn is hard in a lot of ways, but also is a relief from some of the usual stressors. I hope you find your way back to peace and calm. I really do wish we lived closer.

AJ's mommy said...

Thanks for answering my question... interesting cause we do it pretty similar!!! I always hope I am capturing enough! I KNOW we take enough pictures.. but I am not good at dating, and I am afraid I am going to lose track one day. I know I should rename them with dates and stuff, but haven't been good about that. Oh well.

Anyhow, sorry to hear about the interview... I know something will work out though.

Again, I LOVE THAT SHERIFF outfit. My bro would go nuts over that.

Have a good weekend.

Hopeful Terri said...

Wow- alot going on for you. Good for you on the whole b/f thing. I don't want to give up but "G" seems to only want a few at the fountain and rest via bottle. I look to your blog for a preview of what is to come. I took a peek at your flicker photos -- I don't know what you do now -- but maybe you should see about working at a photo studio.You have some awesome photos.
As far as playing for MT you might want to check w/ your library -- to see if they have a play group. I found one in MI the other day and it was great. It was FREE and lots of fun and tons of kids.

Good luck with your job. I return to mine at the end of Feb.

Amanda said...

I'm sorry about the anxiety. I hope you're able to get it under control soon. (((hugs)))

You are way more organized than I am as far as documenting things. But your plastic binder reminds me of my manilla envelope (which they gave me at the hospital with their birth certificate stuff). :-)

Sorry the interview went so poorly. I had high hopes for that job for you!

LOVE the new pics!! He is just so cute!

Nurse Lochia said...

MT is such a cute little booger!

Kathy V said...

hey. I figured I would jump on your blog since we sent a chat. I have heard that some kids will just wean themselves when they are ready. He might be ready to wean.

Good luck with the inlaws!

Adriane said...

Sorry about the PCOS symptoms. That really sucks.

:-) I had my shirt on backwards last week. Must be fatigue.

Hope the work situation improves. I saw the updated post about the p/t ending on 1/31. I'm thinking about you and hoping it ends up the way you want it to.

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

OMG! I am going to eat him up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOBBLE GOBBLE!