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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Thanks!

Thanks moms for all your help!

After all the feedback, praying, talking it over with Kraig, research....we may have come up with some things to try in order to get Rett to the crib.

First, let me say that all babies are different.  haha Who knew!  Schedules are important...and we have a pretty good schedule - not real strict but we have one that works for us.  But now we are going to be stricter especially at bed time.

But I am doing some trial and error things and trying to get him moved.  So, first we are doing the cry-it-out method for naps but really I'm just letting him get tired and then letting fall asleep where ever he is....I know that's not the correct way of doing it and we don't last long but I give it a try at least once a day....

I am not a huge fan of the cry-it-out method but I am willing to give it a try.  So, I am for naps.

And let's see what else we are trying...we are doing a more strict regime at bedtime....trying new baby foods, bathtime because let's face it - Rett's covered in food when we are done - I love feeding times, after bath, lavender baby lotion, playing, reading a book, prayers and then one more nursing session and then putting down by 9:00.  So far this week, it's been a success.  Now, we just need to move him to the crib and see how that goes...

He still wakes up 4 or 5 hours in so we will try probably in the next few weeks.  But let's be honest, I don't know if I am completely ready for him to move.  That's just one more thing to show he's growing up.  :(  O it's a part of life....

And he has 3 teeth and one more on the way!!!  Exciting...yet, again one more thing to show he's growing up.  He can scoot/crawl backwards, clap, and we are working on some sign language.  It's loads of fun...just bittersweet.

Let's see...we start our 10 Days of Real Food next week.  Kraig and I have been on a new lifestyle change and trying to eat healthier and I have been walking more and blah, blah, blah but you can find out what it's all about here.  It's real interesting. And we are willing to give it a shot.  We have not had cokes in 3 weeks and Kraig hasn't had sugar in almost a month.  I'm working on it and for sure next week, I will stick with the plan.

Either way...thanks for all the feedback moms!  The articles and ideas are all so helpful and we are trying a little bit of them all to see what works for our little guy.

We have lots going on in the next few weeks - baby showers, birthday parties, and baseball season so spring is fast approaching and we are excited - before we know it we will be celebrating Rett's first birthday...I love watching him grow.

So, again....babies are all so different and I love learning from other moms, I love learning what works from them and getting advice from you all.

Hopefully, I'll have many pictures from the upcoming weeks...

Enjoy your rainy day.

thanks again all

finally getting some sleep - ash



Friday, January 11, 2013

HELP!!!!

HELP!!!

I need advice from all those blogger/facebook moms.

I am ready (sort of ready) to move Rett to his crib in his room however he still wakes up throughout the night to eat/play or look at the ceiling.  I don't know why he wakes up so much but he does.  He is just a restless sleeper,  he hates to be swaddled so that didn't last long.  So, I started putting him on his belly, he would roll over in the middle of the night and kick himself awake, wanting to play.  Then, he got sick so we are putting him in his swing so he can breath but he still wakes up periodically through the night.

Before he got sick this week, he was eating food twice a day and I thought that would help him sleep better at night but it didn't work.  He is still nursing 4 or 5 times during the day.  We tried rice cereal but he didn't like it.  I don't know.  Maybe I'm reading to much into this but from what I have read, I think he should be able to sleep 6-8 hours straight.  He wakes up still every 3 to 4 hours sometimes every 2 hours.  He takes 2 good naps, sometimes 3 short napes,  during the day so I'm not real concerned about that.  Just at night....

He is so much fun right now. He goes nonstop (like his dad)  He can roll and scoot and sit up for longer periods of time.  I very much enjoy watching him and seeing his personality grow.  Mommyhood is so much fun but yet so hard.

I guess I'm just tired.  haha I miss sleeping.  That's my whine for this post.  

But seriously, I am just curious about what other moms do.  I want to learn more tricks and know how I can move him to his room.  I think it's time....

Let me know what you think...all advice is welcomed....

Thanks!  And please pray we can beat this sickness...he seems to be doing a lot better but still on an inhaler for his breathing.

~one tired mom


Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year, New Beginnings!

I can honestly say that 2012 was probably one of the most trying and yet most wonderful years thus far.

This however was the biggest blessing of the year

And to think I was ok with not ever having a kid - I can't imagine our life without him now.  He's just a pure blessing and we are so humbled that we are chosen to be his parents.  We are beyond excited to teach him and watch him grow.

We have also made some more decisions regarding 2013!  We have a lot of personal goals that we would like to see come together but I guess out biggest challenge will be the way we eat.  I have been watching some documentaries on Netflix.... BAD!  And talked with others and have decided for our health and for Rett's we want to ween ourselves off of processed foods.  This is going to be supper hard.  Mainly because I'm not a chef by any means so I have to learn to really cook.  We also got a NutriBullet (similar to the MagicBullet) for Christmas to help in this process.  So, I went to the store on the 1st and bought a ton of fruits, veggies, meats and all that healthy stuff.  And so far ~ 2 days in, mind you, we have relatively stuck to our new eating ways.  We really want to do away with cokes and sugars also and I think Kraig will do great with this, me...however, has already cheated multiple times.  But I have to get it out of my house so I'm just helping it along, RIGHT?!  But seriously, I know this won't happen overnight but I do look forward to making small changes throughout the year to help us become more organic and less processed.  Not only for our health but for Rett's.  I want him to be a good eater and not rely on a coke or a sugar boost to make it through the day.

We shall see how this goes.  Also, in the New Year, we are going to finish more projects for the house and become organized with our time and money....

Who knows if any of this will happen?!  But I am determined so we will give it our best shot.  :)

Good luck on your endeavors for the New Year.  Maybe we could all hold each other accountable....


~ash