Our Sweet Baby Boy

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Handing out candy with Daddy.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Cold's are no fun!

My baby has his fist cold... really his first illness! I think that's pretty damn good considering he's 7.5 months old!

Last night at 11 he woke up and we were up for an hour because his diaper leaked. Then at 1 a.m. he woke up crying because he couldn't breath, his nose was stopped up. He still doesn't have the hang of breathing through his mouth so he was very distressed. We were up until almost 2:30 a.m. He does not like his nose to be sucked and screams for that, which is turn makes me feel horrible! He finally fell back asleep around 2:30a.m. He slept until 5:40 and was up until almost 7:15 then slept until 8:15.

He hasn't been eating much because he's not feeling well. I'm not too worried about that though, he'll eat when he's hungry. It's not like he's lacking anything, my breastmilk has everything he needs, even if he's only getting small quantities for a few hours. I do manage to get him to eat an ounce every hour or so.

He also hasn't napped much today. He napped about 15-20 minutes in the car on the way to Vada's bday party and then 15-20 minutes on the way home. I had him carried in with him sound asleep and then the dog barked! ARG! So he woke up. I'm thinking I'll lay down on the couch with him and let him sleep on me for a couple of hours. Hopefully he'll nap on me.

He's had a runny nose all day today. And he HATES having his nose wiped! Poor guy!

I hope he feels better soon, this is no fun for anyone!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fall Pictures

We had Cooper's Fall pictures taken yesterday. It was quite the ordeal too.

His appointment was at 12 but when we got there he was in such a crabby mood and was not having anything to do with getting his picture taken. We ended having to reschedule for 2:30. The portrait studio is not close to my house so I didn't want to have to drive all the way home just to turn around and drive back out there. So we went to the mall and walked around for an hour. Coop kept getting fussier so we went back to the car and he napped in the car for 45 minutes while I twiddled my thumbs.

At 2:30 we went back in and finally got some great shots. Some of these shots have my arm or hand in them, but on print you can't see it. Check it out! (click on the picture to make it larger!)

Friday, October 17, 2008

A pictures says a thousand words

Cooper has discovered our DVD tower. He enjoys pulling the DVD's out, but only off the bottom shelf. If the DVD's are left on the floor he ignores them, but when I put him away he has them pulled out in 15 minutes - So much for my alphabetical order huh? Ha.

He is crawling much better and quicker now. And a second tooth is on it's way in. It should be in completely by Sunday.

My baby boy is getting bigger!

(don't forget, you can click on the picture to make it bigger.)

Friday, October 10, 2008



I've learned that sleep is just an illusion at this point. I know it's only because he's teething so hard (or I'm praying that all it is!) but it's so hard.

Last night he got up at 11:30 and we were up till a little after one. He just squirmed and moaned the whole time. I ended up sleeping in the spare bedroom with him. He slept until 4:30! I was shocked that he slept so late but really it was the same amount of sleep he usually gets between wakings; 3-4 hours. Dad was up for work at 4:30 so he took care of him - bottle, burp, back to sleep. Dad left a little later for work then he would have liked (5:15 instead of 5) but he'll get over it. He then slept until 7 before I pulled him into bed with me and then we got up at 8:15...

I figured the past month I've been going on 4-5 hours of sleep a night... I haven't gotten more then 3 hours of sleep at a time and no more then 5 hours of total sleep a night...

Dad doesn't work tomorrow so he can deal with the nite wakings tonight and I get to sleep...

I'm so exhausted!

We're going to walk down to Lynn's in a little bit and Alice is going to teach me to knit! I'm super excited about this. I've always wanted to learn, and tried to teach myself, but never had any luck.... My first project is a scarf!!! Then babylegs for Coop!!!


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Nose Bleed


I had the biggest scare so far this morning.

Coop was in bed with me this morning (as he is every morning) and he was just playing and jabbering away. I was trying to get a few more minutes of sleep because for some odd reason he's decided that waking up every 1.5-2 hours for 20 minutes is fun... ALL NIGHT LONG... Anyways. My eyes were closed and he was moving all around. All of a sudden I heard a THUNK and screaming. He didn't fall off the bed and for some reason I knew this. I flew up, grabbed him, did a quick scan and deduced that his nose was bleeding. He had apparently tried crawling on the bed and hit his nose on the headboard. As soon as I pulled him into me to snuggle he stopped crying.

There was quite a bit of blood though. Some big drops got on Paul's pillow and all over the front of my night shirt. It took a while to clean up too...

Scared the shit outta me though. When I was cleaning him up I started to feel light headed and had to sat him in his crib so I could sit in the glider with my head between my legs.


He's okay though. Just so everyone knows.