Thursday, June 10, 2010

Operation "DINNER OUT"

Ok, I have to post SOMETHING.

I have not fallen off the face of the earth. Things are going great and I thought I should at least share that.

I keep delaying posting because I feel like I have to catch up ... well, with working full time, being a mom, a wife, keeping the house clean, keeping up on dishes, laundry, bills, trying to eat right, get sleep, exercise, still have time for friends, family, and my relationship with the Lord ... let's just say: it's a bit overwhelming ;-)

I can't believe Drudoc is nearly 6 months old.

The short of it:

  • We are still exclusively breastfeeding.

  • He's sleeping through the night 7P to 7A.

  • He's taking 3 naps a day.

  • We did Babywise and are very happy with it.

  • He's in the 90% for height (Berilac is 6'3")

  • He's in the 75% for weight

  • He's got a normal size noggin.

  • He can still squeeze into his 6 month attire but according to his size he should be wearing 9-12 month clothes.

  • He's in size 3 diapers.

  • He's nearly grown out of his infant carrier car seat ... we NEED NEED NEED to get those convertible car seats!

  • We haven't started solids with him yet and won't until he's showing signs that he's ready.

  • He eats about 40 oz. a day, over 5 feeds. (1 breastfeeding session, 4 bottles of expressed breast milk)

  • We are going to wean early to TTC#2, because we knew about this we pumped and stashed breast milk since day one. Right now we have over 1,000 oz. of breast milk in the deep freezer.

  • I returned back to work at the beginning of May when he was 4+ months old.

  • He's in a top notch daycare facility, but we have been looking for a nanny for months.

  • He started rolling over from front to back at 4 months, he started rolling over from back to front at 5 months.

  • He started sitting up assisted at 5 months, he started sitting up unassisted at 5 1/2 months.

  • He's been coo'ing and "talking" since 3 months. He started squealing like a pterodactyl since 4 months.

  • He smiles & laughs ALL.THE.TIME

  • He's starting to lift his arms up to signal that he wants to be held.

  • He's always trying to sit up out of his bouncy, exersaucer, swing, car seat, etc.

  • He cut his first gum (bottom right) two days ago!

  • DH and I have been going out on dates without him since 3 weeks - not regularly because we don't have family in the area, but we try to keep the marriage fresh ;-)

  • Some of Drudoc's favorites are: kicking his feet, assisted bouncing on his legs, and practicing standing; the songs "I know an old lady who swallowed a fly" & "five little monkeys jumping on the bed", the book "On the night you were born", his melissa and doug wooden key ring set, his lamaze butterfly, those darn plastic interlocking rings, an empty disposable tin casserole dish he can bang.


He is the light of my life.

I'll leave you with a picture of us having dinner the other night (hence the name of the post!). This was our first family dinner out. It was a few weeks ago, we walked downtown to a nice Thai restaurant and had dinner sitting outside. You can see that little one is nearly ready to take breast milk or water out of a regular cup! Sometimes he tries to drink the bathwater with the plastic cup I give as a toy ... you gotta keep your eye on this one.

And yes ... he looks just like his mama.

37 comments:

  1. So good to hear an update from you!!! And wow, what a cutie Drudoc is!!! Keep us posted once in awhile!

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  2. There you are! I have missed you. What a cutie pie. Glad all is going well.

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  3. Glad all is going well!!! Please check in every now and again!!!

    Hugs!!!

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  4. What a cutie!!! And, you totally answered my question that I sent to you on IVFC! Thanks:-) I too am feverishly pumping and freezing breastmilk, lol. Glad all is going well!

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  5. SO SO SO nice to hear from you!!! I check in on your blog to see how you're doing - thanks for the update! Your little guy is so cute and you sound so VERY VERY happy. It's just wonderful :)

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  6. Hurray! So nice to see a post and hear that everything is going so well :-)

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  7. I'm so glad you posted an update! I've been thinking of you but have also been busy and my brain isn't what it used to be! Glad to hear things are going to well! We should do an Elias/Cole play date sometime!

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  9. I was just thinking of you this morning hoping that all was well with you and then there was a post from you in my reader. What a lovely surprise!

    I 100% understand not posting...my posts have fallen to once a month or something ridiculous like that, but you know what? I'm OK with that. It's hard to imagine not spending any free moment with the little one!

    Anyway, so glad to hear that everything is going so well for you. You sound very happy and I hope everything continues to go great! Can't wait to hear about your attempt to give little Drudoc a brother or sister!

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  10. Polly, it's so wonderful to hear from you and how happy you are. You've come so very far and the baby is gorgeous (yes, he does look like you!).

    Will you be using C.CR.M intervention for TTC #2? (none of my business, just curious)

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  12. Wow, quite the summary! Glad to hear everything is going so well for all of you. I wish I was there to babysit the cutie pie. Please say hi to everyone for me.

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  13. He sounds perfect! And he looks like he wants to start eating with you soon!

    I would highly recommend the Britax car seats. We LOVE ours.

    Nannies are absolutely fantastic. We found our nanny at church and it has just been the best experience. I would never go back to day care.

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  14. I hear you, Polly, I haven't been around at all, either. But, for some reason, I decided to catch up on reading tonight and I'm so glad I did. He is gorgeous!!!

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