Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Height was a different story-go figure. He went from 23 inches to 25 1/2. He went from the 50th percentile to the 75th. Crazy. We knew he was getting taller after comparing him in various locations around the house and noting how he was filling up spaces more!
So the Dr. was concerned about his lack of weight gain until she started asking questions. She asked about various milestones that he should have hit already and he has done them all and then some. She was impressed by his head control, eye movement, dexterity (he was clasping his hands in front of him-which apparently is leading to passing objects from one hand to the other and is very good to do early). She said that his weight gain was of no major concern since he seems to be thriving in all other areas. We will watch the weight at his 6 mo. check-up and hope that he has picked up the weight-gain.
Of course I immediately ask what I have done wrong and what I can do different. The Dr. said not to worry but as a mother, it is hard to think that maybe you aren't doing what is best for your child. I am going to make a few changes and hope for the best. I am going to make sure to feed Kingston from both boobs every time he eats. And I am going to feed him rice cereal every night and maybe start in the mornings, too, if I don't feel like he is getting enough. I can start him on fruits and veggies any time but I think I am going to wait a little longer on that. No rush.
Dr. wants me to fatten up my baby? Lucky Kingston. I wish someone would tell me I need to eat more!!!
Saturday, April 26, 2008
We went for a walk with Nana today and maybe got a little too much sun. Kingston's cheeks are pretty pink. It's time to invest in the baby sunscreen. I didn't really think about the sun being a factor on a walk around the neighborhood but now I know. I'm going to lather him up as best I can. You know, global warming and ozone and all that stuff.
When it starts to warm up the Haynes household usually tries to enjoy the fresh air in the house as much as possible. Nigel likes to leave the windows open until I can't stand it anymore. Well, that happened early this year, as I have already turned on the AC. I cannot stand the thought of my baby sweating to death because Dad wants to see how long we can go! When it reached 81 in our house at 7:30 tonight, I went around and closed the windows and turned on the AC.
I hope it's not too cool in here for a naked baby!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Funny concept, shorts for babies. I mean, his pants' legs always end up riding up his legs as if they were shorts, and his shorts are pretty much as long as his pants. So, really. What's the point?
Who cares? He sure is cute!
Monday, April 21, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Just know that we are having a great time with our friends, new and old. Kingston has proved to be a great traveller, even on the airplane. More on that in a few days.
Don't give up on us. . . we will be back posting lots of stuff no one cares about in a few days! Until then. . .
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Today was one of those days. I just wished I didn't have to be at his beck and call. I am not his beck and call girl. (Pretty Woman reference-did you get that?) I feel guilty that I resented him today. But I think that if you ask any mom, she will know the feeling. At least I hope that is true!
I often say, "Come on, Kingston. Give a mom a break!" Today I meant it. Breastfeeding was on my last. There. I said it. Please don't turn me in to the La Leche League. I still gave him the boob all day long, just as he requested. I just didn't always do it with a smile on my face-not that he cared!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Once again I hate the backsliding. Just when you think you have at least one thing figured out. . .
10 minutes and counting. . .
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Tonight was a big night for Kingston. He tried rice cereal for the first time. I wasn't sure how to make it, and he wasn't sure how to eat it!! It pretty much ended up being just a big mess! I think I breast milked it down too much and made it too thin but it served its purpose. Now we know that he is NOT ready for cereal! I guess. I don't know! He "ate" it off the spoon-more sucked it off-and most of it dribbled down his bib. The funny part was that he then tried to lick it off of the bib. So he wasn't opposed to the flavor, he just couldn't seem to keep it in his mouth. And then most of it ended up coming back up before we got him out of his seat. I don't think his tongue reflexes are developed yet and he needs to be able to sit up a little better. So we pause in our attempt to eat things from a spoon. There's plenty of time for that. I think we will wait until after his 4 month check up in 2 weeks and see what the doctor says before we give it another try.
Good friends and cereal. What a great Thursday!
This morning we are going to visit one of my oldest and favorite friends, Evie, and her 2 girls. They are here for a few weeks and haven't met Kingston yet. I can't wait to show him off! He sure is sweet! More on that later.
Nigel comes home from Wilmington today. We are excited about that! We will probably try a little rice cereal this afternoon and see how that goes. I think Kingston is ready for something new-and maybe it will help get him back on those all-nighters! More on that later, too!
Why did I even post this morning if I am just going to write about it all again tonight? Clearly I'm just as obsessed with writing as I am reading other people's blogs. I had to keep myself from posting a bunch of random things yesterday!
We're back on track. At least for now.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
He's busy playing on his floor gym right now. He currently has the monkey by the tail-literally.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Now Kingston's mom can watch Lou Petrozza on Hell's Kitchen. Hilarious.
Monday, April 7, 2008
My main job in life is to take care of Kingston (and Nigel, of course!). I also have a few other jobs that actually pay the bills (at least a few of them). Every day is something new trying to juggle work with an infant in tow. That's probably what I will post mostly about. If you don't want to read a bunch of junk about a girl and her husband and cute baby, you probably don't want to read my blog. Just giving you fair warning. I'm going to post mostly about my cute baby. This is my blog.
I've never had a blog before and never really thought I wanted one. I have recently gotten hooked on reading a few blogs every day-Eden's, Missy's and the one by Nate whose wife just had a double lung transplant. I can't seem to get enough. I thought I would give it a try. So here goes.
Kingston's mom is blogging!