Thursday, January 13, 2011

Gift that keeps on giving

Nearly 2 weeks into my life as a SAHM and I am still overwhelmed by the blessing this has been in our lives! Will it be stress-free? Certainly not. Do I feel as if I have worked 14, 14 hour shifts in a row? Indeed. Can I find a way to share the gift I've been given? I sure hope so.

Jay is loving life these days and is so fun! Learning lots of new things--like yesterday he learned when you give him a hug or he nestles his face against you he says, "Ohhh" or will repeat it if you say it. So sweet!

He is also grabbing everything and putting it directly in his mouth.

Our days have a rhythm now and consist of Jay waking up at 8 or 8:15, then he says good  morning to his daddy, into the high chair for rice cereal and fruit (he's had them all now). After breakfast we play in the living room mostly until 10 when he takes a bottle and goes down for a nap. He sleeps for 90 minutes to 2 hours so is usually up around 12:15 or 12:30 then it is more play time. His "periods of wakefulness" are getting longer recently and he is moving from a bottle every 3 hours to sometimes closer to 4. More play time on his little play gym, in the exersaucer or on the floor on blankets with a gauntlet of toys to roll and inch between. He really is so very close to crawling.

We play and watch the dogs and try to learn new things then he takes another bottle between 1:30 and 2, then he takes another little nap--usually 45 minutes or so. Up around 2:30 or 3 we play until 4 or 5 when he takes another bottle--no nap this time and straight back to playing! He is in the high chair again between 6 or 7 (depending on the timing of bottle #3). For dinner he is having fruit and veggies or sometimes 2 veggies. He is a vegetarian until the 6 month visit (which is less than 2 weeks away--gasp!) when I predict we will begin adding omnivorous selections to the menu along with some of the yogurt options. We will also probably begin puffs, cheerios and self-feeding then--I predict things are about to get VERY interesting.

After dinner in the high chair he plays with mommy and daddy for a while, takes a bath and takes a goodnight bottle around 8. He's out like a light by 8:30. Then I get caught up from the day's fun and get ready for the next day. Until last week I was waking him around 11 for a 5th bottle, but thought I would see what happens without it--um, nothing happened. He wakes up at 8 happy as a lark and ready to go again!

Now that I have put our "rhythm" into writing, I fully expect for everything to change in an instant. I have learned that as soon as you think things are common, everything changes to uncommon. Oh well, this is the life we're living!


  1. I am liking the increased frequency of post the past few weeks! Love hearing about your days! Maybe soon you will be able to venture outside...not now though...Burrrr!

  2. wow! Wakes up at 8am? Keaton has never done slept that long. Ever. And at that age, he was getting up at 4:30-5. That made for a fun work day. Thrilled you're where you want to be with him... home. :) Great blogging! Keep it up, girl!

  3. Thanks, Michelle! I'm trying! God knew what he was doing when you got the early riser and I got the sleepyhead!! If Jay woke up at 4:30 he might find that he would be lonely. ;)