Sunday, March 10, 2013

8 Months of Alex

Height: 29 inches

Weight: 20 lbs even!  And we got him to sit still long enough on our scale for it to register.

Diaper Size: Size 3.

Feeding: We have begun to give you table food.  We are working to transition you off of baby food and onto what we eat, therefor mommy & daddy are eating better now too.  We gave you green beans the other night and you loved them.  We have also tried corn, blueberries, carving board ham, bananas, greek yogurt, pretzels, oranges and of course puffs.  But I have treated you a few times and gave you a cupcake which you mostly just demolished rather than ate and you also tried a little bit of ice cream. You are doing marvelous.

Sleeping:  Nothing has really changed here, you are still a great sleeper whether you are in your own bed or with us.

Milestones: You are so close to really crawling now, but you know that army crawling is your fastest means of transportation.  You can now put your self into a sitting position from your belly.  You have begun to pull up, you can't quite manage it on the furniture but you are really good at doing it on mom and dad.  You have 2 more teeth and 2 more on their way through! 

If I as being generous I would say you have 3 new teeth but, the other one has not broke completely yet.  And yes I am that mean mommy that will have daddy hold you still so I can take a picture.

Loves: Puffs and your high chair.  When you are being put into the chair you know food is coming so you get excited.  You have also taken a liking to your sippy cups.  And Mickey Mouse!!

Dislikes: Having things taken away from you.  You absolutely throw a fit!

Adventures:  We have been to and hosted lots of parties over the last month, you have loved it.  We went to the park again when we had a warm day and we discovered you love the swings.  I must admit this shocked Mommy since you never really loved your baby swing.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Finish the Sentence Linkup.

1. People always tell me that I am a very outgoing.

2. In the movie based on my life, I would need Tina Fay to voice my inner monologue, it is the funniest part about me.

3. Typically, I end up regretting not saying exactly how I am feeling about something.

4. I always ask to leave off the tomato and onion.

5. Kim and Kanye really need to stop cluttering my news feed, I really don't care what she wore, but I must admit I love their shows.

6. My Parents always reminded me to bring Alex back to see them.

7. Every single day I wake thankful to be alive.

8. This one time in College I thought it would be fun to go through nursing school, and I was right.

9. My grossest habit is I love to pop pimples and pick scabs.  Chris has learned the look I get when I am scanning him for them and takes off running.

10. My latest white lie I honestly can't remember.

11. I know all the words to ALL of Jason Aldean's songs.

12. When I grow up I want to be a Labor & Delivery Nurse.

13. Sexy time is sharing a blanket while we sleep.

14. I will never, ever be ok with leaving Alex anywhere while I am doing something else.  I feel like I should be spending that time with him.
15. I think it's hilarious when Alex crawls to the bathroom while I am in there, I have a phobia of not doing anything when I get home from work until I get a shower or at least washed up.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Mommy Must Have Mondays Pacifier Clip

These things have been a lifesaver.  I always see moms and have known plenty of moms who are out and about and their child throws or drops their pacifier and then they feel like they are up a creek without a paddle.

I know some people believe that pacifiers are not good to give to children but I see otherwise.  It has had multiple benefits for Alex since he was born.  It has been used to help soothe him when he was upset, acted as a comfort item to help him to sleep, and it has also helped him to better develop his hand-eye coordination.  It also helps keep it off of the ground when we are out and about, which in turn keeps the germs and bacteria off of it. 

But as Alex has gotten older he has discovered that it is attached to him and therefore he is able to self soothe as well. 

All in all I love these pacifier clips, my favorite being the boogin head ones.  And I will continue to use them as long as Alex uses a pacifier and I will buy them for future children if we ever have them.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Super Charged Sunday 3-3-13




So I know it has been about 2 weeks since I last posted, maybe more, but I have just not had the energy.  I am still in my orientation process and have been working 4 and 5 days a week, which is way out of the ordinary for me and my schedule was way thrown off. 

Each day as I drive to work and sit in stop and go traffic I remember one of the reasons I decided that I am glad I became a nurse.  Aside from the normal reasons of patient satisfaction and making a difference in their lives I absolutely LOVE the hours.  With working 12 hour shifts nurses are not typically on the road during high traffic times, whether you work days or nights we tend to avoid high traffic times.  This is beneficial for people like myself who tend to get frustruated with other people who act like they do not know how to drive. 

On a lighter note for the last 2 days we have been sent home for low census, which as I am told is very rare.  Yesterday we left at 3 and today we were sent home at 9, after waiting for 2 hours to see if we could receive any patients. 

It turned out to be for my benefit, for the last 2 nights either I could not fall asleep or I had a bad dream.  SO combined I got about 6 hours for the weekend.  AND my brother and sister had their swim team championships, which yesterday they both qualified for the finals placing 10th and 11th!!  That is an excellent job!! And as I am told it is pretty rare for a swimmer who is within their first year on this team to make to championships let alone finals!

As of now my brother has made it finals again today!! Waiting to hear back about my sister.

Now for the next few hours I am going to work on posts for the week.