Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Polly Wog has a tooth.


Apollo's tooth popped through today, HALLELUJAH! 
(Pictured above with Kortney Robinson)

diapers.

- I just calculated some diaper savings and I think I will have saved almost a thousand dollars in Apollo's first year. That's including the disposable diapers I use at night. I bought some pretty cheap diapers but even on the expensive end I would have saved about 500. It evens out the fact that I use formula :(

- I hate when I change a disposable diaper and then Apollo poops in it seconds later. At least with cloth I don't feel like I'm wasting diapers.

- Washing diapers takes only seconds out of my day every two or three days. Start washer. Add detergent. Drop diapers in. Restart washer. Switch to dryer. Done!

- Changing diapers only takes three second more - throw away the wipes, separate the liner and the diaper, throw it in the pail. (this will be different when his poo changes to solid fed poo)

- I like his big fluffy butt.

- He's only had a couple diaper rashes - from disposables each time.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Apollo grows up.

Now that Apollo is 5 months old, I've decided to try feeding him some cereal. The past few weeks have been awful with him waking up several times in the middle of the night to snack. He can't stay awake to finish his bottles because he's so sleepy so he ends up waking up a hundred times. He's been grabbing at our food and sitting up pretty well and weighs almost 20 lbs so I took the leap. I tried feeding him in his bumbo and it just wasn't working out. And he was so messy! Soooo.... I put him in the bath and was washing him up and thought the angle he was sitting in would have been easier to feed him. So basically I fed him the rest of his cereal in the bath. So whatever if my baby eats in the bath. I have no idea why i did that. But whatever, he loved it.




And guess what? He only woke up once the entire night.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Blah blah blah blogs are for complaining?

Today has felt like one of those days where I just wanted to throw in the towel. I am so happy with my life these days but sometimes I feel I just deserve a break. I don't know if it's the fact that I was outside in the heat for hours today because of work (cute cheek sunburn fyi) in a stupid sweater or if it's Apollo's new teething routine of waking up 3-5 times a night. The worst part of the whole working situation is being alone at night. There aren't any hand-offs around here. It's all me or all Aaron all the time. Lonely.

The truth is Apollo is more fun than he's ever been. He's cute, smiley, laughs a lot, screams in delight when he sees his purple sing-a-majig and loves it when I sing the Popcorn song. I really love my life! But tonight I want to crawl in to bed in my clothes and wake up around noon tomorrow.

Also, I turned 23.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Pops.

Untitled from Bonnie Herrmann on Vimeo.


Accidentally forgot to title this one, but here you go. Popo from 2-4 months.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Playdate.


He wasn't really nervous until 4 month old Kortney showed him up by rolling across the floor.


But you know, baby steps.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

At least we took a picture.

Loving the family snapshot anniversary tradition. (I am so in love with that pajama'd baby).

Long time no blog.

It's been awhile since I've had two seconds to jot anything down. Now that I have a second I realie there isn't much to say. My life is on a strict routine these days.

Wake up, go to work, Aaron goes to school, come home, Aaron goes to bed, play with baby, feed baby, bathe baby, put baby to bed, Aaron wakes up, Aaron goes to work, I read for an hour, I go to sleep. Did you catch that? I see my husband about 10 minutes a day. literally. We don't even sleep at the same time.

I really am loving life right now. I'm enjoying work (what?), I love coming home to my cute and smiley baby, and more and more I'm finding I can get out with the baby when I need to - his schedule isn't so strict and he's napping way less.

Apollo is the best. He is so funny now! He can grab things really well and tries to put the bottle in his mouth, but really just throws it at his face. He really understands that he can participate in the world now he has no patience for eating or sleeping - no way! We used to know exactly when he would just drift off to sleep, but now he fights it (and us). So we keep him up a lot longer. He laughs all the time and he's so smiley and growls/gurgles all day long. Just writing this makes me miss him. Right now he's actually not feeling so good, so the past few days have been a little rough. I did a bad mom move the other day and stuck him in front of Toy Story. I just wanted to distract him from his stuffy nose for a little while. It lasted like 15 mins.

Some things I really need to work on: getting more active and cooking. I changed my schedule to have more time with Apollo during the day. So I still get time to do ... something while the baby takes a nap in the late afternoon. I need to use my time wisely. And we need to eat real food seriously... I think aaron has eaten 8543904 boxes of cereal since I became pregnant. Right now when we don't even get a chance to eat with each other it's hard to feel motivated to make anything. Especially anything healthy. I'd like to get back to the way i was eating before i was pregnant. And dropping a few pounds would be nice too.

anyway, blah blah blah, just getting it all out so at least I know I was alive August, 2011.