Saturday, September 26, 2009
I said that I would eventually post a video of him in his jumperoo...so, the day has finally come!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Ok, back to Troy...we finally got to meet him! He's so cute and teeny tiny...he does look like a little man though and he looks NOTHING like Colt, which really surprised me for some reason. Colt didn't pay too much attention to him...it IS all about him these days. Elyse is doing a great job and seems to really be adjusting to being a new mom...it's so much fun and rewarding! Here are some pictures from the weekend.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I of course started with oatmeal cereal and mixed about 1 tablespoon of that with milk (for better taste). I knew he was about to wake up from a nap, so I went ahead and prepared it. I learned very fast that it wasn't a good idea to try to feed him cereal on an empty stomach...
Second attempt after regular feeding (highly recommended)**Sorry, no video:( I've been trying to upload the video for over a week now, but apparently I recorded too long. It was really funny though. Colt was extremely happy, smiling and such at me while he was eating his cereal. He did really good and ate a good bit...on a full tummy!**
I still need to work out all the logistics of feeding him solids. He really wasn't too hungry on my second attempt, so with a little trial and error, we will figure it out. Now, I can't wait to give him some fruit and veggies...I tasted the cereal...not too good:(
Troy (2 days)
He got 2 shots today and an oral vaccination. The first shot went very smoothly, then the second was a different story. The nurse said the 2nd burned a little more than the first...and we definitely heard about it. It wasn't that bad though...it was over it in a flash. I hear he had a pretty rough day according to Mrs. Sharon:(
Doc said he was a healthy happy boy and we can start solids now...even though I already started on Sunday night:) He doesn't have to know that though, he just gave me more guidelines. Cereal for a week once a day, then I can start adding fruits or veggies. He said to try one out for three days to determine if he has any food allergies. I can't wait!
What he's doing now:
Eating: 5/6 oz every 3 hours
Sleeping: 8 to 10 hours a night, 2 pretty good naps a day and maybe some cat naps before feedings
Clothes: 3/6 month clothes and 6 month clothes depending on the brand
Diapers: size 2's, but we really need to move up!
Developmental: Colt is definitely getting louder! He loves to talk and be talked to, it will cheer him up in a heartbeat! He started grabbing his feet, getting better at grabbing objects (but still a work in progress), great head control, looks around more and more (sometimes his eyes go everywhere and he doesn't know where to look), starting to "pull up" in a sitting position (will sit in our lap easily with support and in Bumbo), rolling over a little more (both ways, but mostly from back to tummy)
Activities: Loves looking at himself in the mirror, watching his mobile, sucking on his hands, watching Daisy and Gizzy, playing in the jumperoo, going outside, standing up, splashing in bath tub, getting his picture taken (haha)
We have discovered that Colt loves for you to rub your face on his while he's lying down and talk and kiss on him. He just eats it up...and it's sooo sweet, he just "Coo's and Aah's!" But really, what baby wouldn't love that?!?!
Friday night was the NHS/Central High game in Phenix City and since no one we knew was going, I made the decision to stay here. I know Josh was disappointed that we weren't going, but driving with a 4 month old by yourself wasn't such a good idea in my eyes. You never know what's going to happen. So, Friday night while Josh was in Phenix City fighting to win against Central, Deborah, Canon, Colt and I went to the drive-in. Some may think we were crazy...but if you have kids, you know it's hard find time to go to the movies and if you want to you usually get a sitter, not us cheapo's:) So, me and D thought that we would give it a try...what did we have to lose? We got there pretty early, so we could go ahead and get something to eat and make the first of the movie b/c we never have in the past. We decided to see Julie and Julia...very cute chick flick!! Well, things went perfect for me...Colt fell asleep on the way there, woke up a little before 8, I fed him a bottle and then he was out again for the remainder of the movie. It was a different story for D. Canon also fell asleep on the way there, woke up a little before 8, was fed part of a bottle and never went back to sleep. D was in and out of the car, walking, bouncing, swinging Canon around hoping he would go back to sleep, but no such luck. I felt so bad for her, she assured me that she wanted to see the end of the movie, so we stayed. The whole way back, Colt was passed out and Canon cried all the way home:( Not sure if D will be going to the drive-in again, or if she does, Barry will be there! That night Colt slept from the time he fell asleep at the movies (8'ish) til 7:30 in the morning! Wow!!
Saturday morning after we all ate and played a little, we went over to the Moss's. D and I jogged with the boys around 9:30, it felt wonderful outside! We spent the rest of the day hanging out at my house watching football and playing with the babies:)
That night Colt did NOT sleep through the night, I was a little too complimentary of him, so he was out to prove me wrong. He woke up around 3 am and I was up feeding him around 3:15. I usually see if he will fall asleep on his own, but he kept on getting louder and louder. Weird thing was, I think the little booger suspected something because as I was sitting in "the big chair" at 3:30 in the weeee hours of the morning feeding him...I got a text from my mother. Well, if you didn't know, my sister was a week overdue at the time...so, I knew it was my mom telling me that Elyse was FINALLY on her way to the hospital...WRONG...nope, Troy Corbitt was already here!! He definitely deserves his own post! Not saying anything yet! EEEEKKK!! Yay! How crazy is that? I had a hard time falling asleep that night! Too exciting...
We did attend church on Sunday...even though Josh and I got little sleep. We've GOT to make it a habit...that sounds bad saying habit, but I guess it's true. The nursery said Colt was so good:) Josh went straight to work after church and Colt and I ate with a few people at The Blue Plate, the off to the house to do NOTHING....we were SO lazy!!
Anyway, we had a really great weekend...can't wait for the next:)
Friday, September 11, 2009
This was him this morning...he was pretty happy but my camera is delayed and he gets caught off guard when he sees all the flashing, but he was smiling...just didn't catch it.
Our morning routine.
We definitely have a morning routine now...and it works pretty well. First of all, I usually let Colt wake up on his own, not sure if this is the right thing to do but it's the Parrish thing to do:) He usually wakes at a good time anyway, between 6 and 6:30. Once I hear him through the monitor, I go into his room, draw the curtain (which blocks out most daylight - highly recommended) and say "good morning!" Even though I still swaddle him, I never know where he's going to be located in the crib, he manages to move around without use of his arms and legs. I unswaddle him right away and talk to him just a little bit before I get him out of the crib. I can always tell if he's had enough sleep or not, when he has, he's the happiest baby in the world (even before eating). When he hasn't...well...I try my darndest to sing "good morning little yellow bird," to cheer him up...not always successful. The first time I pick him up each morning is such a wonderful feeling...holding our baby in my arms...nothing can beat it!
Then off to the changing table we go. The past few mornings he's left me a nice little surprise...ok, big surprise, in his diaper and he just smiles and smiles when I finally find it:) Yeah real funny. Then we go to our bed to nurse/have our first bottle, while I catch what little news I can get during the day. We say our good mornings to Dad, before he's off to take a shower. Then it's time to eat...which takes around 15 - 20 minutes. After he finishes, I always ask him if he's happy now (not that he wasn't before) to judge if he's had enough or not. If I get a big smile, we are good to go! By this point Josh is usually ready to go or has already left...don't you girls wish you could get ready this fast?!?! Anyway, after breakfast, I strategicially place him in his infant seat right in front of the TV to watch Noggin, where I can see his little feet moving around through the mirror I use to get ready. I know, I know...he's a little young, but they say Noggin is Preschool on TV, so it's gotta be good for them, right? It pacifies him anyway, b/c once he's sees those bright colors, his little eyes are glued to the tv. Once I know he's nice and happy, I then head for the shower and get myself ready. I do tend to hear him while I take a shower talking and singing to the TV...pretty funny:)
Every few minutes I always walk by him and make sure he's ok and talk to him just a little bit. When I do, I can just see the excitement in his face, I'm sure he thinks "yes, she's going to pick me up now!," but it doesn't happen. He's seems ok with it:) Once I finish getting myself ready, I down a bowl of cereal (if we have milk). By this point (around 7:30) he usually gets a little bored with his infant seat and Noggin and his "talking and singing" begins to get a little louder and suddenly turns to fusing (that's why I "down" the cereal). Then it's time for some loving...as soon as I pick him up he get's pretty excited...I get to love/play with him for about 15 minutes until Mrs. Sharon shows up. That's when I say my 'goodbyes' and head off to work.
Here is a picture of Colt in his infant seat in front of the TV...he doesn't have any clothes on b/c my diaper surprise accidentally got on his onsie...oops. A little too much bud.
So, that's our mornings...what the heck am I going to do when he's more mobile?!?!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
My plan is to stop breastfeeding at either 1) 6 months or 2) teeth, whichever comes first. Think I can stop early?