Saturday, January 28, 2012

New Chair

William's Aunt Suzanne got him an AUBURN recliner for Christmas and I love it.  William wants to get out of it by throwing himself sideways or towards the front.  This makes taking pictures in it a bit chaotic.  Rudy has the camera, I am out of the camera but staying close enough to prevent a nose dive.  William has an ear infection (which I do not think is getting better) and we are going to the doctor again tomorrow.  However, we had to get the picture done because we are using them for our party favors.  Also the Auburn chair will be our place for monthly pictures for William's second year!  Enough talk...I am not putting the picture for the party favors on here yet...

Nothing to do with the chair but some recent shots...

He pulls up on the crib to get one of his lovies out every time we play in his room.

In diaper after bath sitting by his PJs because dressing him brings tantrums...

Spoiled rotten...

Monday, January 16, 2012

Catching Up

Not much going around the Yeatman household besides keeping up with a crawling budsy.  William is crawling at full speed and will take off in a second.  He loves the kitchen pantry and all the stuff babies can not play with that we keep in there.  For example: cooking oils, plastic baggies, foil, etc.  He also can pitch a fit (arching back, screaming) when you pick him up from a "bad" area and put him back with all his toys.  William has enough toys to last forever and I refuse to buy him toys for his birthday.  I did buy him a toy yesterday randomly but it was just too cute to pass up. 

He is beginning to fight with us over baby food and we are trying more and more finger foods.  He LOVES grean beans and we tried peas the other night.  He will eat anything except Stage 3 baby food which I can not blame him those look very gross.  William also had his first grilled cheese but I worry so much with choking he probably could not taste the bites. 

He is sleeping better at night now that he is paci free.  Naps at daycare are hit or miss (usually miss) so he is ready for bed by 6:30 most nights.  The one and only place I miss the paci is the car.  He loathes the care and the paci did help at times.  William takes juice and milk from a sippy cup.  He prefers the sippy cup with a nipple very similiar to a bottle but he surprised me and drank juice from his AU sippy cup Sunday.  I am trying to get him used to sippy cups because daycare will provide whole milk once he is on sippy cups.  We are still mixing whole milk with formula and sending bottles.  We will probably try straight whole milk this weekend and once we are out of formula that will be it. 

I am in the process of planning William's 1st birthday party.  We are doing a sport's theme because he is not "into" any one thing.  I want to save any themes he may like when he gets older for him to choose.  I am happy that Carmen will be here for his birthday and my family from Muscle Shoals will be coming as well.  I was having a lot of trouble figuring out favors for the guests.  It will be 99% adults so I decided on a picture of William in his birthday shirt.  My plan is to type onto the picture: "Thank you for celebrating with us."  I will place each picture frame in clear bags with candy. 

Like I said not much going around here.  Just William crawling everywhere and learning new things every day.  Rudy and I work and try to keep the house decent.  I am also borrowing Dad's treadmill and hoping to walk at least every other night.  My goal is to get in shape for DISNEY WORLD. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Chup Update

William is officially "chup" free and we are so proud of him.  The cut pacifiers were a big JOKE it took one time and even looking at it made him MAD.  Basically William only had pacifiers at naps and bedtime for the past week.  This worked out great except in the car.  The first day back to daycare was horrific and it takes less than 10 minutes to get there.  It got better each day (with some singing and head banging from Mommy) and we made it to Friday.  Honestly I prayed everyday all through out the day for my little guy to get through this as quickly as possible. 

He had not been sleeping well at daycare all week and was going to bed tooooo early.  William was ready for the day around 4:30 on Friday.  I quickly decided something had to be done and told Rudy to let him nap when they got home Friday.  I call Rudy around 4:30 on Friday afternoon and William had been screaming for half an hour.  As Rudy was peeping in on him the thought quickly occurred to me: DO NOT GIVE HIM PACIS IF HE THREW THEM OUT.  How mean would it be to give him pacis during the nap when I knew I would be taking them away a few hours later at bedtime.  After another 30 minutes he fell asleep and we let him sleep until 6. 

He had thrown his pacis out (3) and I guess that was it for pacis.  He has fussed a bit when it was time for sleep but overall has been great.  Never would have thought this was the way it would happen.  Every day last week I was reading and researching the best way to take a paci away.  I also was reading daily devotionals and praying hard.  I guess the Lord knew what was the best way to take a paci away from an infant: let Daddy handle it. 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

11 Months

  • Weighed 20 lbs. 11 oz. on 12/21/11
  • 3 teeth: 2 on bottom, 1 on top, 2nd one on top coming through
  • Usually wakes up before 6 am and can not stay awake past 6:30 pm
  • Down to 2 naps a day (rarely takes a 3rd)
  • 12 Month clothes
  • Size 3 diaper (moving to 4 after we run out of 3's), 4 at night
  • Eats 2 veges and 1 fruit a day w/ rice or oatmeal w breakfast and lunch
  • Fought over drinking formula for a week or so now you can not get enough
  • Drinks apple/prune juice several times a week
  • Putting whole milk in bottle w/ formula for the next month
  • No paci during the day only at naps and bedtime...hoping for it to be gone by his 1st birthday (eeks)

  • Celebrated First Christmas-loved the boxes and paper more than the toys
  • Can put balls or other objects inside boxes
  • Loves bear shaped gum ball machine that you put balls in pull lever and it comes back out
  • Points but not on command
  • Pulls up occassionally but not walking along any furniture
  • Dumped dog's water bowl all over the floor
  • Pitches little fits when getting in car seat, moved from area you want to be (dangerous places), takes something away from you, getting dressed and diaper changes
  • 1st chest Xray, bronchitis, double ear infection (I think you finally kicked it all knock on wood)
  • Separation anxiety-cries when we leave room for just a second

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Lose the "Chup" Plan

William loves his pacifier and loves throwing his pacifier.  Recently at naptime he SCREAMS like someone pinched him.  I did sleep training around 7 months old and I could not go in there for a hour during naps.  Well then I started working and the bud got several ear infections and I started caving (every single time).  I just keep thinking--his ears, his ears. 

As much as I do not want to admit this I have also started rocking him at night (and naps but not every time b/c of daycare).  At night it works pretty well and he sleeps all night.  However, napping is difficult.  He throws his pacifiers out and cries for them.  At one point I was putting around 5 in the crib, SERIOUSLY?  Something has to give.  Hence the plan:

I snipped the tip off of one this morning and he did not like it.  He actually used it for a second or two then spit it out.  I thought I might have cut off to much for the first one so Rudy cut a very small amount off another pacifier and it was worse.  William pretty much screamed all the way home from WM.  I noticed today that he is fine without the pacifier around the house but sleeping and car rides are a totally different thing.  I did not even plan on starting this today; I wanted to start next weekend.  I went ahead and started today but he gets a normal paci at naps and bedtime until Friday.

I know it will be sooooooooooooooooooooooo hard to get him to sleep without a normal paci and I need a week to prepare my heart.  Even today I felt terrible seeing him look at the cut one in disbelief.  I plan on telling the ladies at daycare to only give the paci at naps unless there is a meltdown because I know they do not have the time to give a cut one during the day and a normal one at naps.  We shall see how this goes on Friday.  William did better than expected today without one so lets hope this week he will become less and less attached to it.  I was telling Rudy tonight that I bet it will be at least an hour before he falls asleep Friday night when I give him a cut pacifier.  I think now is better than waiting any longer.  Hoping to be paci free by his first birthday.  Prayers are appreciated because I do not want my emotions to get in the way of what I know is the best decision for our son.