Thursday, May 8, 2008

Catch all

I have so many blog posts I wanted to write this week and just haven't found the time. Strange too, because in the past 8 days I think I've only worked one shift. So I thought I'd have tons of time to blog, but today is my last day before I start working again and then I'll really never get to all these blog posts. So I have decided to combine and shorten all of them into one post. Since I am combining several posts into one, I will let you get away with only leaving one comment too. (haha) So here goes, I'm going to try and whip this out quick before Tony wakes up from his nap.

I caught the "cheer" (stomach virus) that my nieces and nephews shared with so many over the weekend. Unfortunately I caught it on Tuesday, which also happened to be Todd's birthday. Thankfully it only lasted a day and by Wednesday I was feeling better again. It's a real bummer to be sick when you have a baby, they don't seem to care that you are sick, they still got needs. Luckily Todd's mom was able to help me out for part of the day and watch him so I could rest.

May 6 was Todd's 29th birthday. Unfortunately for him his birthday is in May during farm season, so unless it rains, he still has to work all day. There was no rain this year, so he worked all day, and since I was sick, he didn't really want to come home either. We really didn't see much of him, he stayed away till after Anthony and I had gone to bed. I guess he didn't really want to catch what I had. Since I am such a procrastinator, I had planned on gift shopping for him while he was at work on his birthday. Getting sick ruined those plans, so his birthday was kind of a bummer, no gift, no cake, no card. Hopefully we can celebrate this weekend. Here is a picture of Todd playing with Tony on his lunch break (before I got REALLY sick and made him not want to be home). Hopefully next year is a better birthday!

Remember I talked about my dog's eyes and the really expensive medicine I bought for him? Well it's working! They say give it 2 months for the full effect, but after just a few weeks I can already tell a huge difference. By now he would normally have tons of crusty goop in his eyes. So it was money well spent.

I started giving him rice cereal this past weekend and the first time he did really well. He seemed to like it, couldn't get it fast enough. He wasn't really sure what to do with it once he got it in his mouth though. Most of it got sloshed around and spit back out and probably less than half actually got into his tummy. I wonder how long it takes to master eating, because almost a week later, he's still only getting about half in.

But I will say that for all of you who suggested feeding him cereal would help him sleep through the night, you were wrong. The first night after eating he woke up 4 times. Then the second night he slept through the whole night for the very first time, 9:30pm until 7:30am. Unfortunately that turned out to be a one time deal. He is back to his usual wake ups at 1am and 5am. He also gets juice once in a while. He was having problems with constipation a few weeks ago so I started giving him 1-2 ounces of juice a day when he needed it, and it worked well. Yesterday I gave him 2 ounces of pear juice and he sucked it down really fast and seemed to want more, so I gave him another 2 ounces. Well lets just say I've changed a lot of dirty diapers ever since. So from now on, 2 ounces is all he gets!

ISN'T MY BABY CUTE (sorry I have to brag, he's just the cutest thing I've ever seen)


Tina in CT said...

Glad the bug lasted just one day but one day too long.

Happy belated to Todd. May 6th is also my birthday but I'm a tad older than Todd.

Yes, Anthony is just the cutest little boy. Glad you like the red and white GAP stripe onsie I sent.

Since I am no longer working at the consignment shop, I am no longer a personal shopper for numerous little kids.

Hope Todd's birthday celebration is great - cake and all.

Amy said...

I hope you are feeling better. Glad Tony didn't get it!

Happy birthday to Todd. What a boring birthday! I hope you make it up to him.
And of course Tony is perfect. I love those pictures in his little chair!

Rachael said...

Happy belated birthday to Todd and Tina.

I still feel really bad that you were sick on his birthday. Like I owe him a gift or something!

Maybe, I can watch Tony and you guys can go out sometime. Except, not for a few days, cause, guess what? I've got it too now.

E.B. in Tennessee said...

What a precious doll! I can't wait to have one of my own. Congratulations!

Libby G. said...

Glad you are feeling better! Sorry you were sick! So cute that Tony is eating cereal! I got a couple months yet before I can do that. I have been giving her a bit of prune juice lately, though. Yes, for the normal reasons anybody else would drink prune juice. :D

And while I can't say he is THE cutest baby (I think mine is, but I am biased), he definitely is VERY cute! And getting so big!

PrincessGreen17 said...

Those are some VERY cute pictures!

Paula said...

When I first started Hannah on rice cereal she got constipated too. I figured out that the rice cereal doesn't have any fiber in it and that was why. As soon as I switched her to a whole grain rice cereal she had no more problems.
I had heard that was a myth too about the cereal and sleeping through the night
Hope your feeling better. I bet Todd feels like he already has the best birthday present ever: You and Tony !

BabyMakes4 said...

He's SOOOO cute!! I just want to gobble him up. :)

Sarah Kate has slept through the night twice and doesn't seem interested in doing it again. Hopefully one day...

Francie said...

Jason's b-day was also on the 6th and I was sick too, but it didn't stop us from celebrating. I don't think I had it as bad as you (thank goodness!)
I love those pictures of Anthony! So adorable!

Natalie said...

He IS soo cute! I love it when he laughs his head off. Sorry you got sick! Glad I didn't get it. The foot print thing turned out cute. I would send pictures, but I don't have access to the laptop for a couple days, thats where I put the pictures. We might come this weekend, I'll bring it then if we do.

MoscowMom said...

He IS so adorable!!!! Love him smiling in that chair!!!!