Thursday, February 25, 2010

9 Month Update

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I can't believe that my baby boy is already 9 months old. The time is going much too fast. I love love love having such a sweet baby. I can honestly say that being a mom to 9 month old Collin and 4 year old Lydia is easier than it was being a mom to just 9 month old Lydia. A lot easier. I had no idea what a joy it could be to have a happy baby. Sometimes I hear him laughing in his crib in the morning and I live on that moment all day long.

9 months old and 22 pounds. I will miss those cheeks when he thins out. I probably kiss them 20 times a day.

The best news is Collin is sleeping much better. He will often sleep 10 hours in a row! No matter what I do however, he pops wide awake at 5:45am, but some babies are just early risers. Still, 5:45 am is REALLY early. Naps are still touch and go, but often I get him to take a good afternoon nap. My life is totally dictated by those naps. Bad naps = mommy has a bad day. Good naps = mommy is loving life. You can't understand that unless you've had slept deprived children. You really can't understand losing your mind until you haven't slept through the night in 8 months. (I'll still let him wear that cute onesie though. It gets me sympathy at the grocery store.)

Huge shout out to "The Sleep Lady". Her book "The Sleep Lady's Good Night Sleep Tight", literally saved me. I've read every sleeping book out there (seriously, every one) and this one just meshed with my parenting style. It was all about consistency coupled with love, scheduling but not extreme. She even talks about how to get a baby to nap - instead of just saying babies "should nap" like every other book. Shocker, some babies don't just sleep when they are tired. I can't even think of the agony of trying to get baby Lydia to nap. Oh, I feel a panic attack coming on, next topic!

Anyway, thanks Sleep Lady. I'm handling life so much better now.

Watch the video below to see a glimpse of my cutie toot baby. Click here to see how much he loves to swing. Want to see Collin's adorable efforts to crawl? Click here. And seriously, you need to click this for a guaranteed smile. LOVE this baby!

10 comments:

Rose and Ivy said...

He really is a precious baby- love those cheeks!! I like the onesie-- I had a bit of a laugh :)It should say underneath"...and neither does Mommy."

Natalie Jane said...

Speaking of which, it is 6:23 AM and I've been up for 45 minutes already. yawn....

Sarah loves it all said...

What a little doll. E's sleep patterns are a little better too. Although he insists on being held while he sleeps and the only way out is to gently lay him in his crib praying he doesn't wake up and realize you're not holding him anymore. You're such a good mom. You do well at keeping up this blog, while still detailing your family and kid's events on your personal blog. I'm still trying to work that balance out.

Amy said...

Random question ... what type of lens did you use for the picture of Collin? I have a new DSLR that I got for Christmas and am having trouble getting the blurry background. I am using an 18-55 mm lens and read somewhere that one with a longer focal length (is that the term???) gets better results.

And I am going to check out this book ... my little girl is 6 months and just started waking up in the middle night. Yikes! Hope this doesn't last long!

Love your blog by the way! :)

Jenny said...

Could that possibly be the sweetest baby ever? He is adorable.

Are You Serious! said...

♥ He's adorable! I love those cheeks! :)

amydear said...

That first photo of him is the best one I've ever seen of your little man. Time flies, huh? I will have to recommend that book to my sister. She has such trouble with sleeping kids.

Pleasant Vonnoh said...

Cute picture and I love his shirt! :)

Love Being a Nonny said...

Just became a follower. Love your blog! Your children are precious!

Candy said...

love your blog and all of your fun ideas! thanks for the advice on the sleep book. I am using ferber right now and although it worked with my other child, I don't think it is going to work this time. I REALLY needed another option and now I have one. Thank you! :)

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