Friday, April 30, 2010

Grow Baby Grow - 10 Months

Holy cow. How is this little guy already 10 months old? Time is just flying by! He was not having the monkey this morning, and we were late for school, so this is all we have right now. But he is SUCH a boy now!

Trent:
-crawls like crazy
-pulls up on everything
-lets go for a little bit and can stand holding nothing (this surprised me)
-eats Stage 3 baby food and some 'adult' food (Cheerios, toast, sweet potatoes = good, beans, bananas, strawberries, grapes, tomatoes = spit out instantly, going to work on more this weekend)
-has 7 teeth
-says Da Da, Ma Ma, Ba Ba, Na Na, can SQUEAL like nothing else
-sleeps through the night MOST nights
-loves music and dancing while being held
-loves to read books (and will push the books away that he doesn't want to read - so cute)
-is a JOY

Thursday, April 29, 2010

180

Motherhood has changed my life 180 degrees. Nothing about my life is as it was before Trent. As it should be. But sometimes I feel like the other facets around my life don't get it.

I hate taking Trent to school.
I hate that I have to work, and I hate that it makes me be away from my innocent, curious, wonderful little love the majority of the day.

I relish my time with him on the weekends. I pretty much refuse to do anything that doesn't include him. But that means little 'Me' time, hardly any time with friends, not enough 'hubby' time (although oodles of family time). But I'm okay with that since I don't get nearly enough time with him during the week.

How does a working mom (outside the home, I mean) make it all...well...work? I don't have the answer, and it's very frustrating.

I try to focus on all the good in our lives (and we have an overabundance of good), and I don't enjoy sounding bratty, but I miss my baby all day long.

J. Lo was on Ellen last week, and when Ellen asked her the hardest thing about being a mother, Jenny said 'Guilt'. That about sums it up. As a working mom, I feel a tremendous amount of guilt. And I want it to go away. Just have to figure out how to do that...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

After All the Money Spent on Toys

My son loves to play with toilet paper and empty bottles... He has jillions of toys but wants to unroll the roll of toilet paper...and try to eat it. Sometimes I'm not fast enough and have to dig it out of his mouth - ha! He makes waking up early SO much fun.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Amoxicillin Anyone?

We got our first ear infection after almost having one 2 other times. I guess it was inevitable. Trent LOVES amoxicillin. He seriously throws a tantrum when we put the bottle back in the fridge. My little man is getting an attitude. I wonder where in the world he inherited that?! {grin}


Monday, April 26, 2010

Water Baby

Usually Trent fusses when we try to wash his hands. For some reason, on Sunday, he LOVED the water faucet. He ended up with his clothes so wet, and I had to keep him from pretty much getting completely in the water. Too cute!


Friday, April 23, 2010

Seriously?

This ad is apparently causing a ton of controversy in Ohio. You know why? Wait for it... Because the baby is drooling breast milk. People are seriously offended. Stuff like that makes me so upset because women should be proud of breastfeeding not made to feel bad about it. What else should this baby be drooling? Is it me or is that just totally ridiculous?!?! I'll stop before I really get going on my breastfeeding soapbox. ;)

Sir Curls-A-Lot

Holy cow! We knew Trent's hair had some curl to it, but I didn't realize there was quite this much curl. I usually brush his hair after a bath, but yesterday morning he wanted to play too much to sit still for me to brush his hair. I'll be curious if he has Brent's curls that went away as he got older or my curls (courtesy of my Afro-having Dad) that stuck... I guess only time will tell!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Funny Story About Milk

As we get closer to Trent's first birthday, I keep evaluating my milk supply. I am constantly counting how much I have frozen and how long that will last us as I try to figure out when I can stop pumping. I love nursing, but being a working mom makes it really difficult to pump...so I'm looking forward to not having to lug around that bag every day.

But anyway...back to my funny story about milk...I was reminded of this as I have milk on the brain. {grin}

This was back on our trip to San Francisco. I had to pump while there (duh), so I requested a fridge be put in my room. So during the day while at my training, I would pump, and I brought some frozen milk from home with us. Well, one night I'm looking at my laptop on the floor of my room (which connected to my parents' room), and my dad walks into my room. He says, "I really want a glass of milk." and walks over to the fridge. Um, WHAT?!? I thought he had to be setting me up for some funny joke. But no...he walks over to the fridge and opens the door and pulls out...a pint of COW'S MILK that he had bought that day at a convenience store down the street!! I was so shocked at first thinking he was talking about MY milk. Not sure if anyone finds that funny, but I still laugh when I think about it. :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Alternatively Titled: Swoon
Alternative Titled: He Loves Me!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Acting Like a Teenage Boy

I didn't think boys started standing in front of an open refrigerator until they were teenagers???

Monday, April 19, 2010

Today's Story is Brought to You by the Number 5

Trent has, on 3 separate occasions, gone 5 nights in a row without needing me to come into his room at night. We can't ever seem to get past the 5 night stretch. Last night was night 6 on our 3rd stretch. I had such high hopes but was trying to to not get too excited. Our record of 5 nights remainds in tact. :( Not sure what it is about that 6th night, but I am SO looking forward to breaking this record. He's so cute in the night though, so it's impossible to get upset. And I'll take a quick nursing session over the 2 hour crying fits we had a few weeks ago. I'm just SO curious about what disturbs him! Last night he was standing up in his crib just crying. As soon as I picked him up and cuddled him a bit, he calmed down. I think he forgot he knows how to sit back down - ha!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Crib Crazies

Cousin Miles and Aunt Patty came over for a visit. Trent was just waking up from a nap, so we all went in to surprise him. Miles decided he wanted to join Trent in the crib, and they had a BLAST playing in the crib.




Monday, April 12, 2010

Stream of Consciousness - Trent Edition

Trent slept for THREE HOURS at school today! He had a rough first week sleeping there, so I was extremely happy to get the report today. Overall, I think he really likes it which relieves my guilt a little bit. I'm still working on that...it is extremely difficult not being with him during the day, not sure I'll ever really adjust. We got his new carseat today - a BIG convertible one. I'm amazed he's big enough and old enough for this car seat. He could technically ride in this up to 49 inches and 65 pounds. Whoa. It looks extremely comfy, so I hope he loves it - since he'll be stuck with it for years (literally) to come. Will definitely post pictures of his first ride. As if I don't post pictures of practically his every breath!

Cruisin'

Trent loves to ride around the house inside this laundry basket. He will sit/lay utterly still and just stare at everything we pass. It is so stinkin' cute! It's also not a half-bad workout for my bum and legs. {grin}


Friday, April 9, 2010

40w 3d

I was pregnant for 40 weeks and 3 days. Whoa. We don't need to discuss what happened 40 weeks and 3 days before that. ;)

But now Trent is officially 40 weeks and 3 days old. He has spent as many days on the 'outside' as on the 'inside'. That is such a neat concept to me. What an amazing 40 weeks and 3 days it's been!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sharing...Sorta

This walker used to belong to Miles...seems like he doesn't want to share too much. {grin}

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter Pics

I did a terrible job of taking pictures for Trent's first Easter. I didn't buy him an Easter basket or a special Easter outfit. But we had a blast regardless of me dropping the ball as Mommy. We spent time with family and had a great weekend!
Cousins
Pops, Babs, and the boys

Monday, April 5, 2010

Stream of Consciousness

Whew! I'm exhausted. Trent has had more night wakings after going 4 nights without. Saturday night he was awake from 11p-2a. That makes for 1 tired mama. Is it his teeth? 2 MORE are coming through for a total of SEVEN. We tried teething tablets tonight, so we'll see. Today was day 2 of school. Trent slept for about 40 minutes TOTAL when he normally sleeps 2-4 hours during the day. He was in bed asleep by 5:50. Poor, tired little guy. I hope tonight goes okay. I hope day 3 goes okay at school too. Here's a duh statement for you - parenting is rough! I totally don't mind getting up in the night if Trent needs me. What I do mind is not knowing if he needs me or not. I keep telling myself it would be so nice if he could just tell me what he needs. Of course I know once he's talking, we'll have a whole new set of problems! My brain is made of jell-o....zzzzz..... After 9 months of nursing, how can I STILL be getting clogged ducts? YOW! Okay, back to work.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Such a Ham

Cutest.Nephew.Ever
Makeshift pacifier (a.k.a. Trent's Tylenol)
Smiling for the camera Why so serious?
Pops and his boys

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Shhh...Don't Tell My Boss

I did NOT let this stinker crawl onto my laptop, then proceed to drool all over the keys. Oh wait...I guess I did! {And this is after he dropped my cell phone onto my laptop and popped a key off! Will I ever learn? Nope! Not if he stays this cute.}


School Supplies

Here is what we're taking to school today for Trent! Sleep sack, sheets, extra clothes, hat, wipes, diapers, bottles, snacks, cereal, baby food, bowls, spoons, sippy cup, pacifiers and bibs. Each thing with its own label (custom made). I have been prepping for over a week now. Isn't this just insane?