Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Baby swing = miracles

Ok so we were a little late on this whole baby swing thing.  We have a small place and those suckers are huge and expensive.  We had the rocking, vibrating seat so why would we need a swing?  Oh man were we wrong.  Maybe in the beginning it would not have been as amazing as it is now, but now it is Zach's bff.  He LOVES the swing.  Around 7 weeks my mom watched him so I could go on a date with Matt and she about rocked the vibrating chair to its limit and suggested a swing.  Duh....little man loves to be moving, he has to always be moving and looking at new things or he gets bored and we hear about it (we hear that means he is smart, I think it just means he is nosy and stubborn like his parents).  I found a mega swing with music, a mirror, things that spin over head and is rocks like a cradle at Once Upon a Child (a used kids store, think goodwill only with kids stuff) pretty cheap, but covered in crayon.  I took a chance, brought it home and cleaned it up.  It works like new and Zach loves it.  He especially loves himself....he laughs and smiles at the baby he sees in the mirror a lot.....he may be a little narcissistic already, but I really don't care since it keeps him happy.  And holy cow I can put him down and do things like pee and eat lunch instead of just doing laps around the house holding him.  Life is good.
The baby swing also means I get to actually talk to my husband a little bit at much cheaper then couples therapy or babysitting.

The swing through Zach's eyes....

Who is that baby...

...oh man he is handsome...

...and so funny....I love him....

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Zach is 2 Months Old!

*This post is totally late....maybe next month I'll get to it on the correct date....probably not but I can dream

Zach is 2 months old!  He changes everyday.  It is amazing to see how different everything is after just a few short weeks.  I can't wait to see how things grow and change by Christmas time.

- 11lb & 9oz and 22 & 3/4" long which places him in the 50th percentile for height and weight....don't worry he makes up for it with head size, which he measures in the 90th percentile.

- We are still in size 1 diapers and they are not getting tight.  They are still a little baggy on his tiny baby butt.

- He is in size 0-3 month clothes.

- We still use the Similac Sensitive formula but we don't have nearly as many problems with gas....although he can clear the room with some of his farts.  He is taking 5oz every 3-4 hours.  We're on a fairly consistent eating schedule where he gets 5oz at 6am, 10am, 2pm, 5pm, 7:30pm and 9:30pm.  We're testing things out where we drop the 9:30pm feeding and move the 7:30pm feeding back to 8pm...we'll see.

- Zach is still such a good sleeper, thank god!  It's like he knows when mommy needs the extra sleep and bumps is up a notch.  He is now sleeping 8 hours or more at night.  He goes to bed by 10pm at the latest and gets up around 6am.  He goes right to sleep at night with ocean noises playing and his pacifier.

- We get so many smiles and even a few laughs.  Daddy makes you smile the most, there is something about his voice Zach just loves.  Along with the smiles we do get the stink eye though....that look when he is not impressed.

- He is "talking" a lot.  He likes to coo and make noises when you talk to him.  He is having a whole conversation in his head some days.

- He is liking tummy time more and gets his arms and legs moving like crazy.  He likes to play better on his back where he can swat and kick his hanging toys.

- He likes to sit in his bumbo for very short periods of time, but is controlling his head very well and getting better at sitting up with some help.  He loves to stand and look around....clearly not on his own, but is supporting his own weight pretty good when we hold him up.

- He loves the swing.  We just got a swing and he loves it and my arms get a little bit of rest which is nice.

- He loves music.  Primarily he loves classical music and rap, totally weird I know.  We have a toy that I like to call the baby ipod that we now bring with us everywhere.  It plays music and lights up and he loves it.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

True Story

So yesterday I got Zach out of his crib and he had his pacifier in his mouth.  I walked into the other room, which apparently made him very upset, and Zach started screaming which clearly makes his pacifier fall out.  Once I got things under control (he hates me at times, but that turd always loves his swing) I go in search of the fallen pacifier.  Now our house is small and I look for a good 15 minutes and can't find it anywhere.  I'm starting to worry the dog ate it when I find it.......down my shirt.  How that happened and how in the world I didn't notice is beyond me.  The moral of the story is when in doubt check in your clothes.

Look at this's hard to believe I can scream so loud

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hippie Fail

Matt makes fun of me for being a tree hugging hippie....I hide it well.  I can go on a tangent about using the plastic water bottles for hours (and probably have), I plan on making my own baby food and am working on finding a cloth diaper that works for us.

Side note: Seriously way more cloth diaper options then I ever imagined.  We got one kind, too big, got a different kind, too small.....time to stop ordering online and actually go to a store to check this hippie love out.  I am on a mission now.

Anyway, so I guess I am a little bit of a hippie.  There is one hippie practice I cannot do though (well I'm sure more then one, I shave and stuff, lets not get weird) and that is on demand feeding and sleeping for Zach.  I'm a structured person but tried this method, which I failed.  I just can't do it.  I need a routine and schedule or some sort, even if it is a loosely based one.  So now that is what we're working on, I feel as if it may be rough, wish us luck.

Sleepy boys

Just too cute not to put on here, Zach playing in the leaves with his cousins

Monday, November 7, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pee Happens

So it finally happened.....Zach peed on his own face.  Matt and I have been peed on many times, as well as some of our walls, many outfits, kitchen cupboards and even a pumpkin pie, but never has Zach peed on his own face.

I didn't change his diaper quite quick enough and sure enough he peed on his face, which is bad enough, but then tried to lick it off his face.  So gross but I was laughing so hard.  I was worried about the effects of pee so close to the eyes and in the mouth, so once I got myself together I used a wipe for face clean up.

I knew it was bound to happen, I mean that boy shoots pee fast and far, but it was more hilarious then I could have ever imagined.