Friday, September 28, 2007

Sleepy time...

Well, we did it. We got Trace to sleep through the night…sort of. On our first night’s attempt, we fed him and put him to bed a little after 10PM. He went right to sleep and then woke himself up at 12:50AM. I knew he couldn’t be hungry yet, because he usually waits 4 hours. So, we waited the 45 minutes like the doctor said…okay, maybe it was 30 and then Ernie got up and changed him. He went right back to sleep and didn’t wake up again until 4:42AM. (We were supposed to wait until 5AM, but I just couldn’t take it anymore.) Granted those 30 minutes of crying were excruciating and heartbreaking, but it seems to have worked. He also got his arm loose and scratched his face a little bit. But overall, so far, so good.

On another note, did I mention…THE LETTERS ARE IN! Not the original ones that we ordered, but we have letters and I’m excited. His room is finally complete. We decided to wait to have him sleep in his room, though. We figured sleeping through the night was a big change and we wanted him to be used to his surroundings. Maybe we’ll try that next week.

P.S. If anyone knows the whereabouts of the people from, please let me know. The Better Business Bureau would like to speak with them.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Two Months Already

It’s hard for me to say, but our sweet baby is already 2 months old and is getting so big. He had his 2 month checkup and immunizations with Dr. Bankston on Thursday, and he has grown to 10 lbs. 1 ¾ oz. and 22 inches long. She said he’s in the 25th percentile for his height and weight and in the 5th percentile for the size of his head. I asked if there was any cause for concern over it , and she assured me there was not. She just said that means he’s got a little head and that he probably gets it from his daddy. She added that as long as he’s showing progression in growth each visit then he is fine.

We talked to her about feedings, and she said when he gets to 12 lbs, which he should be in a month, then we can start skipping the late night feedings and have him sleep from 10PM to 5AM. Can’t wait! He took his shots well and only cried a few seconds. I was bracing myself for the worst, thinking that I might cry along with him; but he was done before we knew it. Overall, it was a good visit. Here are some pics of Trace with Dr. Bankston and silly faces he made while at her office.

Trace is showing all sorts of signs of development. He’s starting to hold his head up, and his new favorite thing is to stick out his tongue. He smiles a whole lot, and it’s so cute because his whole face lights up. It makes it really hard leaving him when we have to go to work each day. Speaking of leaving him, he started daycare at LSU last week, and he’s doing great. Ernie drops him off and picks him up everyday, and I go see him at lunch. He has two teachers, Ms. Krystal and Ms. Annie, and seven classmates: Aiden, Andrew, Addison, Devin, Kayleen, Ryann, and Seth. Their class is the Panda Bears, and they range in age from 9 to 18 weeks old. They’re all so cute. Here’s a few pics of Trace getting ready for his first day of school and with his teacher, Ms. Krystal.

This weekend we worked on getting Trace’s room a little more organized to be ready for when he moves in next month. Yes, we're still waiting on his nursery letters after placing a second order with another company, but that’s a blog for a different day. Here’s a look at his nursery for now. I’ll post more pics on the glorious day when the letters arrive…promise.