Sunday, March 28, 2010

Whooo whoooo.....

Knock knock.

Who's there?

Who.

Who who?

Whoooo whoooo!

That's what my little man is saying these days.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Eczema

If it's not one thing, it's another. Being a new parent definitely keeps you on your toes and I don't think I've had one day since Everett was born that I did not worry. First, it was the walnut size lump on the side of his neck that we later learned was a hemangioba. Next, it was and still is his cradle cap. It was on his eyebrows and got infected, pussy, and then crusty. He is now losing a lot of his hair. I drove around last night to several stores looking for a cradle cap wash called Gentle Naturals that is supposed to work wonders. Four stores later, I came home empty handed. I hate Walmart but I have a feeling it's there and will have to force myself to enter that store.

It started out as several small red bumps, then turned into a rash, and then yesterday, it started pussing and is now very irritated and painful-looking. My poor little guy.


I purchased this eczema cream that I hope will help heal it. It was $13 but it's all natural, vegan, and eco-friendly.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Laughing

My son smiled, looked at me, and laughed for the very first time. It was the best thing to have happened to me today!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sittin' Up!

In the past couple of days, Everett has started sitting up for short periods of time. He's still a little tippy but today, he sat up all by himself for about 10 seconds. His neck is definitely strengthening by the day and I think he's going to be far progressed beyond his age by the time he learns to sit up by himself! He's only 3 and a half months and already sitting up on his own from time to time!

{I did not want to be in the picture.)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I don't like tummy time

Mom, Dad-

We need to have a little talk here. I know they say that babies like me should have a little bit of tummy time each day but don't they know that I hate it? I don't like it at all. I gotta strain and work so hard to hold my head up cuz if I don't, my face goes flat into my blanket and then I can't breathe very well. You know I love laying on my back and yeah, I don't care if I have a huge bald spot on the back of my head from laying on it so much. I got no girls to impress; yet. It's so much easier to kick my arms and legs around but when I'm on my little tummy, I can't move either of them. And that's no fun. And I'm just a little baby and all I like to do is have fun. How about this? Here's the dealio: I'll let you guys put me on my tummy just for a little bit each day so I can strengthen my neck but promise me that as soon as I start crying, you have to put me on my back. I wish I had the words to just yell "get me off my tummy!!!" but I can't talk yet so I'll warn you by crying. Capishe? I'm glad we got this all figured out now. Thanks Mom and Dad. I love you.

Your Son,
Everett

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Another New Discovery {Tongue}

First, it was Everett's lips and how he loves to move them around and cover them in drool and go through bibs and bibs each day. Now, it is his tongue and he loves sticking it out at his Mama and Daddy. He particularly likes to stick his tongue out when he smiles. I love how he is discovering so much about himself.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Sleep Schedule

Every parent's wish is for their baby to sleep through the night. At 3 months, I can say that Everett has a very good sleep schedule. It's one that allows Dale and I get a decent amount of sleep. Of course when he was first born, we woke him to feed every 3 hrs and then there was that week and a half period where he would sleep an hour, wake 15 min, sleep for an hour, wake for 15 min, and so on. That was a crazy week and we were SO sleep-deprived, beyond grumpy, and going insane.

At this point, we have two different schedules for Everett. If Dale and I want an evening together where we can watch a movie or just have some alone time, we will put Everett to bed around 8pm. He will sleep til about 1-2am and will wake to feed. He will then sleep til 6-7am and that's when our day will start. If we want a full night's sleep, we will wait until about 10pm and when we do this, he will sleep until almost 7am. That's the schedule we typically prefer, which allows a full night's sleep for all 3 of us. I can't complain about my baby's sleep schedule, unlike a lot of parent's with young babies that I hear about. But of course, it's different from time to time. We decided to put him to bed extra early last night at 7:30pm and he woke at 1:30am and 5am. Nonetheless, we're both very tired and both woke up on the grumpy side. I think we'll put him to bed a little later tonight so we can get a little more sleep tonight!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Today's Random Thoughts

My head itches. My neck itches. My arm itches, the back of my legs itch. I itch everywhere and haven't been able to stop itching and feeling like I have little bugs crawling all over me. I absolutely hate bugs. While my wonderful husband was Spring Cleaning our place yesterday, we came across a crack in the wood baseboard by the sliding glass door. Out of this crack were a bunch of tiny, round bugs.. I'm not quite even sure what exactly they are but these little suckers are the same bugs that I have found here and there throughout our home for the past month or so. I even had one crawling on me while I was napping and was unfortunate enough to wake up and see it right on my chest. I think I flew off the couch in lightning speed. I've probably itched my head over 10 times in the process of writing this blog. Nonetheless, we purchased some bug spray and I hope to God that it will keep this little suckers away. People have their phobias and the sight of insects makes me want to freak out, just a little bit.

So...I have about 15 lbs to go to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I've decided that I want to lose about 20-25 lbs and get myself into some really good shape. Dale purchased some 5 lb dumbbells for me yesterday and also bought us other things that he and I can do to work out at home. His mom has a brand new treadmill at her place that we are considering bringing over here. That would be all that I would need to get my cardio on. Working out is essential to losing weight but the hard part will be changing my diet. I eat like crap. I don't eat crap but eat like it. It's not what I necessarily eat but just how much of it I eat. We don't have junk food in our home and we eat pretty healthy; I will just need to limit my intake. Anyway, I'm really looking forward to wearing some skinny clothes again and to actually enjoy what I see when I look in our full-sized mirror. My new working out/eating healthy kick started today. So far, so good.

My husband is off work in an hour and a half. I can't wait til he gets home. I'm making him go with me to Pho Van. Again. We've been going every week for awhile now. I can't get enough of it. Oh, and it's healthy. ;)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Reminiscing {Everett's Earlier Days}

I'm sitting here watching Everett as he sleeps. He looks so peaceful and content; and most of all, just absolutely beautiful. Since he has become apart of my life, every single second of my days are spent on ensuring he is well-taken care of and happy. I do admit that I neglect myself in several different ways (not eating healthy and grabbing whatever is convenient, losing sleep when I run to his crib at each squeak and squeal he makes, etc) and even though he has my full attention each and everyday, I have come to realize that I need to start making time to take care of myself as well. I'm sure every mother needs to do this in order to stay somewhat a little sane. Everett is only 3 months old and still quite young in age but it seems as if he's been apart of my life for so much longer. The 9 months of pregnancy Dale and spent preparing our lives for him and adjusted many things to be the most prepared we could be as parents. I spent this morning looking over photos of him when he was first born and my oh my, how much he has changed. My life has changed so much (for the better) and there's nothing more heart-warming than to have a child who relies on you and has the ability to turn any stressful day that you may be having by giving you a little smile. Life gives you different kinds of love and the love between a mother and her child is definitely the best, most fulfilling kinds.

The very first moment I laid eyes on him



Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Arms up!

There's a lot of little things that Everett does that makes him who he is and from day 1, he's been sleeping with his arms up and his hands up by his face. Even when he has his playtime, he loves laying there with his arms stretched up above his head.




Saturday, March 6, 2010

New Discovery {Lips}

Everett has recently discovered that he has lips and has the ability to self-consciously move them. I catch him moving them around and it's just a little too cute! Of course it makes for more drool so we've finally whipped out the bibs and have been going through several a day.

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday Evening Dinner

We enjoyed a nice dinner out to our favorite restaurant this evening.




I love the atmosphere of this restaurant.

Delicious pho.





Tuesday, March 2, 2010

3 Months!

Today, Everett is 3 months! The past 3 months have been the best days of my life. He has brought so much joy to Dale's and my life. I'm so thankful to have such a mellow temperamental little boy who makes each and everyday worthwhile.

What a goober!


Happy 3 month birthday, little man!

{I apologize in advance for my annoying baby talk in the video. It just automatically happens when you have a baby.}

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