Monday, December 17, 2007

Getting the new year off to a Good Start...

That's right folks. The milk is dwindling, and staring in the new year, my little man will be getting his first formula. The daycare he goes to provides Nestle Good Start, so hopefully that is agreeable with him. I am kind of sad about this, although I won't be missing out on any nursing sessions, it will just be to cover the deficit of the milk I don't get pumped for him. I still have quite a bit of milk in the freezer, so I figure one fresh bottle, one frozen bottle, and formula the rest of the day. And formula for his cereal. Really, I shouldn't be sad, we made it to nine months with no formula, and so what if my breastfeeding goal was 1 year, I'm close to that now. I need to "inventory" the freezer, and calculate how long the stash will hold out. I think there are about 50-60 bags in there, with maybe 3-4 ounces in each, so that might be two months worth of milk, if I use one a day.
Hopefully I still get enough milk to cover the morning and two night feeds. Last night little man was nursing, and pulled off, looked up at me and squinted his eyes shut and gave me the biggest smile! I wanted to cry he was SOO adorable!

In other news, he had his 9 month check up on Friday. He weights 20lbs 8 oz, is 28.5 inches long and is measuring in the 50-75 percentile for both. His head is still at 97th percentile (I don't remember the measurement.)

That is all for now!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

General Baby News... and stuff

The baby is crawling. I don't remember if I already said that. He finally figured it out on his 8 month birthday. Now, just a few weeks later, he is pulling himself up to standing, on everything. The more mobile objects tend to be a little disastrous, but stationary objects are just fine.

I've just had a revelation. He doesn't yell while he is in transition, just when sitting or standing, so the key is to keep him moving. Yeah, like that will work.

He had pulled himself up on the couch the other day, and for some reason had one of those little wrist rattles on his arm. He got into his standing position, and noticed the rattle, and took his little hand and grabbed the rattle. Letting go of the couch. He stood there for 10 seconds or so, then realized what was going on, and fell down. My little man is growing up so fast!

Other new things:
  • He claps. It's cute
  • He waves. This is also very cute.
  • He stands up in his crib. Not so cute, especially at 4 am.
  • He snores, just like daddy. This is hopefully just temporary with the cold weather.
  • He says something that sounds a lot like "I want my mama." We don't know what it means.
  • When mommy laughs he laughs back. Even if he is sad or upset about something.
  • He can climb the stairs (with supervision). He giggles while he goes up and down.
I think that is all.