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Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I am a little bit slacking on this blog, but hey, I have a newborn so I am okay I think;)  I also didn't want to jinx what I am going to write about so 12 days was an accurate time frame to make sure things were going as well as I thought.  Anyway, these past couple of weeks have been all about SLEEP!!!  I have really started to follow my doctor's advice about scheduled nap times, and the book Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Baby is literally my bible.  Joey is now ok at his morning nap around 9, and has a solid 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon!  I can then count on one more 4t5-1hour nap early evening, a catnap for about 20 minutes at 7:30ish, and then to bed between 8:30-9pm.  I think I am doing things relatively correct.  He also had another overnight and did wonderfully!!  The nap schedules were followed and he did a great job!

Next post will be longer I promise!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Here fishy fishy fishy=)/Mean Mommy=(

He's a fish!!  No, at his 10 week mark Joey didn't turn in to a marine animal, but he did take his first swim.  I was counting on the fact that he would scream and cry since bath times can be a bit iffy, but he was GREAT!!  I then felt relieved because Mike and I both love the water, and are both certified scuba divers, so we can't wait to get Joey in to swim lessons, the ocean, scuba diving, and snorkeling.  My little guy swirled around the water (with Daddy's help) and was all smiles.  I think I was most excited about how darn cute he was in his trunks and pirate hat.  I know there are a ton of pictures, but I just couldn't narrow them down to just a few! 

At the doctor last week I explained how we were having great success with a bedtime routine and getting Joey down for his bedtime.  I also then explained that mornings and afternoons were still a problem.  I am especially having problems in the morning.  I took my doctor's advice this week and began letting Joey cry when he goes down for naps.  The theory is if he goes down at the same time every day, he will get used to it and stop crying.  I notice Joey gets very sleepy around 9-10am.  This week marked my (as I call it) Mean Mommy stage.  Yep, I am officially beginning the Ferber method and letting him cry (in fact, he is crying on the monitor while I am typing this).  This has really made me lose my mind on many occasions.  Hopefully this week it goes better.  Stay tuned.........................

Question of the week:
Should I expect a growth spurt every 3 weeks???

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

2 Months!!!

Memorial Day Weekend was a HUGE one for us!!  Saturday marked Joey's first overnight without Mommy and Daddy.  He (happily) went over to Grandma and Grandpa Mike's house for a great night.  I later found out that not only did my sister come over, but my aunt and uncle decided they should go over and visit too.  Joey sure does draw a crowd!  Apparently he did outstanding and he slept from 10:30-5:30 when Grandma decided to wake him up because she was a bit nervous.  As many of you know my mom is a beekeeper so sure enough when I arrived to pick him up, Joey was dressed in a cute little outfit with bees all over it.  My mom's friend Maureen gave it to her.  According to my step dad within 5 minutes of me leaving him, my mom had him changed in to the Bee Outfit. 
Sunday was my big guy's 2 month birthday!  I can't believe he is that old.  Yesterday we hit 9 weeks and he is definitely getting more social.  We also went to the doctor for his 2 month visit and he is doing and I quote "wonderfully!  I am soo pleased with his development and he is extremely alert!"  Thank you very much Dr. E!  He is 12lbs 15oz now (which let's just round to 13) and he is 22 3/4inches long now.  By the way if any moms to be are reading this and want a great recommendation fro a Pediatrician that is located in the DesPeres, Kirkwood area, let me know.  We ADORE ours!!!! 
On Sunday he also FINALLY met his Uncle Tyler (A.K.A Twood)!!  Tyler has been finishing out his freshman year of baseball at Furman University and was the last of the Aunts/Uncles to meet Joey.  Needless to say I think Joey spent a good 2 hours in Uncle Twood's arms!!
I hope everyone has a great week!    Here is a FABULOUS outfit given to us by Aunt Heidi!!

Oh and if you notice I figured out how to get his hair to not stick up.  I dressed him in an outfit given to him by his late great grandma Momoo and it came with a hat.  That did the trick!!