Monday, March 29, 2010

A Gardner Says...

"If I go at this right now, I think I can desimate this population!"

Matt Peters, at 10:07 on Monday night, with not one by two headlamps on his head.  He's referring to the snails. 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A few fun facts for you, Cassius

* You peed on the potty twice yesterday!  (You've pooped a couple of times in the past, but peed for the first time!)
* I think I saw that you can roll your tongue yesterday.  Your dad and I both can roll our tongues but Mimi Tanner can not.  It's so much cooler to be able to roll your tongue.
* You almost rolled over the bathtub today and got a whole face full of water.  You didn't freak out too bad!
* You are starting to love to eat and look forward to it (new in the last week or so!)

You are so incredibly cool (and cranky on occasion!).  Love you!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

5 months

Dear Cassius,

Five months! Really?  Already?  Yep.  Sure thing.  You are now over 5 months old and you continue to amaze me.  Let's see.. where are you now....

Right now you are sleeping, so we'll start with that.  You are starting to sleep like a champ (atta boy!!!).  You wake up at least once during the night to eat, but that's slowly going away.  You wake up a few other times too and sometimes (but not every time) you can get yourself back to sleep.  Your dad has been playing the part of "HeroDaddy" and going up to check on you.  He's doing a great job.  You are pretty darn consistent with a 6am wake up to feed.  That's one of my favorite times of the day because your dad brings you into our bed, you nurse and then we both fall back to sleep together.  We've been known to sleep past 9am if your dad is really quiet!

You are also starting to nap in your crib.  It all started with the intro of the lovey and it led to 2 long naps today!  You seem to prefer napping in there to the stroller or carseat now, which I think is a good thing.  You still love to be worn but you seem to prefer to look out.  Just today I wore you on my back on our walk and you seemed to dig it, until you fell asleep.

You still love being outside.  It will soothe you almost every time.  You've been hanging out on our newly sodded lawn and with your dad outfront.  You guys check out all the plants together.  Today you watched Sibley play with her ball in the grass and were completely blowing your dad off.  He was trying to sing to you, to tap your toes, anything... but you were fixated watching the dog.

You also love music.  Your Papa Ron loves to sing to you and you love to listen to him.  His newest song is "Shake, Rattle and Roll".  It sent you into giggles and Grandma caught it on video.  I can usually get you to giggle by flying you in the air and twisting you back down.

A couple of weeks ago, your dad was feeding you some solids (sweet potatoes, I think) and he got the giggles because you were trying to put the spoon in your mouth but were getting it everywhere but in your mouth.  He couldn't stop himself and you started to giggle too.  It was so freaking cute!

You kinda stopped rolling over from your belly to your back but you are almost rolling from your back to your belly.  You just haven't figured out how to move that last arm.  You are grabbing anything and everything.  We really have to watch you when you sit in your chair because you'll grab anything within reach (and your reach is bigger than I'd expect).  You are almost sitting.  You can sit for a couple of seconds, but then you topple over.  You do sit for quite awhile but you're all hunched over. 

Your new food faves are sweet potatoes.  We have started to use that to mix with other foods.  We're on to squash now which you seem to like most days. 

Your Mimi came to visit you this past weekend.  She didn't want to put you down.  I'm not sure Vic got a chance to hold you much.  We walked at Top of the World and a reporter took our picture.  I'll let you know if we make the headlines :)

You continue to light up my life everyday.  That first morning smile melts my heart. 

Love you little man,

Your Mama

Monday, March 8, 2010

Job Drama

I stink at writing things as they are/were happening.  I'm always a week behind, after the shit has hit the fan and dried up on the floor.  But I don't want to forget what life was all about for just a short period of time... so here goes the job drama that ensued last week and will continue this week (I think).

My dream job came up in January- the Animal Care and Adoptions Manager at the shelter where I work.  It's a great combo of my loves- supervising, working with animals, working with volunteers and instituting change.

But the drama comes in the timing.  Cash is just 5 months old and I've got a sweet gig going on right now with my dog training business and my work at the shelter.  Combined with watching Cash (and a neighbor baby in trade for daycare), I kinda have the best of both worlds.  I get to work, but I get to spend a lot of time with my kid and my hubby.

Lots of dramatic conversation with mom's group members, with my mom and sister and with Matt ended with my application.  But once the interviews start (if they do), then the drama will continue.

If this was even 1 year in the future, I would snap it up... but what to do, what to do??

Sleep, Glorious Sleep!

Dear Cassius,

In the past two days, you've figured out how to sleep.  THANK YOU! (and yes, that's screaming, and hooting, and hollering and jumping up and down!)

On Saturday, we went to a sleep class and apparently it was just what we needed to get the job done.  That night, you slept for 10 hours.  You woke up once and "Hero Daddy" went up to check on you just a few times before you put yourself back to sleep.  You completely skipped your typical 1:30 am feeding and you skipped your 4:30 am feeding!  Holy Shit Batman!

Then, last night, you did it again!  But this time, you slept until 5:30, ate a bite and then slept in until 7:30.  That's 12 hours!  "Hero Daddy" went in once around 12:30 and didn't have to go back in... you are that good!

We've also started some nap training with you.  You are too funny since right at the 10 minute mark, you crash.  You've got your  new little lovie and you crash.  We're right about at the 45 minute mark, which is quite impressive.  Your previous clock was set to wake you at 30 minutes... no make that 32 minutes, give or take 30 seconds.  This 45 minute business rocks! 

Keep it up baby boy!  Keep it up!

Love you more and more (especially when I can sleep a bit!),


Sunday, March 7, 2010

A great weekend

This weekend was awesome!  A bunch of little things but the best was tonight.  Matt was feeding Cash some sweet potatoes and Cash wanted to feed himself, so Matt let him have the spoon.  He couldn't quite get the spoon in his mouth on every try, so he would hit his eye, his chin, etc.  Matt started cracking up- a serious case of the giggles- and then Cash started to laugh too!  It's the first time he's laughed in relation to someone else laughing.

My kid is so freakin' cute!