Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bottle me up

Well the first two attempted bottle feedings have been a complete disaster and mummy is starting to panic about the first week back at work, which is just over a week away. Oh dear.

Parental lessons learned the hard way so far... If you ever want to feed your baby from a bottle, make sure and start at least the odd bottle from the beginning because starting it at 11 weeks old ain't gonna happen!

We have no choice but to keep trying, but it is excruciating. Henry is such a happy young man, rarely ever crying - mostly just when you stick him in a car seat for more than 30 minutes - but the hour and a half of trying to get him to eat from a bottle to date, has brought nothing but all out screams and tears. I have purchased a new bottle that looks like the real thing but it is a week away, so until then, we try with the three different ones we have and just try to ignore the screams of our sweet baby.

Tomorrow we drive to Gulf Shores to take Henry on his first beach vacation. If you read the last paragraph, you will remember that he HATES being in a car seat for extended periods of time, so the 7 hour journey to the coast is going to be interesting tomorrow. Im hoping that going to the Grove to party all day has worn him out and that he will sleep most of tomorrow, making the journey bearable. Otherwise we will all be sporting headphones!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Bottle feeding

I bought a breastpump and have been pumping for a week now. Today we are attempting the first bottle feeding and lets just say, mummy has screwed the pooch on this one. I should really have been feeding him a bottle from the beginning if I wanted him to take a bottle because he sure isnt taking it now. oh dear.

Perhaps we shall try again tomorrow!?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Auntie Jadie

My sister arrives today!

So excited!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Getting going!

So my new Kicks arrived to aid the post-baby weight loss. Though I have to say, 10 lbs over weight never felt so good! I feel like I look the same as I did pre-baby, so who cares about the weight, right!

Anyways, we have been jogging/walking 4.5 miles most days and getting sore feet. But my new running shoes came the other day, so Henry can start sitting in the stroller, rather than pushing me!

Check out the difference between the new and old ones!

But more importantly, here is Master Henry in his Chariot!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I want to ride my bicycle!

Muscle recognition is amazing!

I rode my bike for the first time in almost two years today! As scared as I was, it was awesome! I only rode to Clear Creek; not back! 18 miles in an hour, so incredibly, I kept a fantastic (though surprising) pace.

It worked out great...I fed my little man, burped him and then got ready. Rode out there, of course my chain came off up a hill in the rain! Met Danny at the lake and fed my little man again! The boys went mountain biking whilst Henry and I splashed our feet in the lake and walked the dogs.

I was anxious. In fact Danny had to force me out the door! Expectations are high when going back to something you used to be really good at, especially since fitness is so important to me. So needless to say, I was pleased with my pace, though Im sure Ill be feeling the pain tomorrow!

Just one more month until Henry can ride in his trailer! Dont know how much Ill get out until then as every time Danny is home during the week, there are house chores for me to do, but perhaps he can cook dinner one night!

Friday, September 10, 2010


Well, that was a breeze.

I continue to be amazed by what a wonderful baby my little Henry is.

He was initially very grumpy when we got to the doctors as he had not taken his mid-morning nap and I had the nerve to put him in the car seat. Gosh, he hates car seats! But I managed to get him to sleep in the waiting room, so he got a little power nap in. Then of course they were running late so we passed feeding time, making him grumpier still, but I fed him whilst waiting for the doctor and he perked right up and was his usual smiling self!

At 8 weeks old Henry weighs 10 lbs 13 oz and is 23 inches long! And that weight was pre-feeding! The doctor said he looked like a little buddha with his big belly. So I here is a picture of the little buddha, since we commented on his huge belly last night!

Anyway, the shots made him cry for about a minute, then I put him in his Babybjorn carrier and off to sleep he went, with little Bugs Bunny band-aids on his legs. He is still asleep. What I thought would be an awful and traumatic day is far far easier than yesterday! And I told the doctor about the night before last and yesterday, he thinks it was a growth spurt, considering how frequently he needed to feed compared to normal. Now that he is getting bigger, we may give our Bumgenius nappies a shot!

duh duh duuuuuh!

Wish me luck, vaccinations today!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Random thoughts

Do babies grow in 'spurts'?

The reason I ask this, is usually Henry goes to bed at 730pm ish and wakes up just once during the night to feed before a 630am feed. Its lovely and gives mummy a much needed rest! Last night he felt the need to eat every 2.5 hours, wearing me out, not to mention draining me! With this in mind, I figured it would be a rough day and sure enough, instead of eating every 2-3 hours, he is opting to cry his little heart out to eat every 1.5 hours, ugh.

At least he is asleep now, giving me at least an hour of freedom Im sure! The hard thing about freedom is remembering that you need down time too. You think, "gosh, I could totally get both bathrooms cleaned and possibly the fridge in an hour", instead of, "wow, wouldn't it be nice to sit down and close my eyes or read a book". So I laid on the couch with Henry and closed my eyes for 30 minutes and I suppose now I might clean that bathroom. Do a little of both, right! After a nice cup of tea...

We made some new friends yesterday. Knox Thompson was born a week after Henry, was the same weight and length and is also awfully cute! We met Knox and his mummy Lana in town for a cup of tea where we talked baby! You are fully aware that it bores everyone else to talk baby, labour and breastfeeding but it could never bore another mum in the same situation, so that was fun! We made plans to go to the lake Tuesday we our dogs, so that could be interesting!