Saturday, October 31, 2009

Camping... it'll help you get your zzzz's

I know what you are thinking...."HUH? not from my experience!" right? Well... a few weeks back we had a pretty serious freezing rain storm. (There was even a 60 car pile-up on the freeway by our house) Tyler knew the storm was coming, so he prepared by getting firewood and all the necessary snacks. He wasn't worried about getting stuck inside, just wanted to do some indoor camping! So we pulled the mattress off the bed, started a fire, watched movies, roasted marshmellows and had smores. Last year we went camping in Novemeber (which I don't plan to do again) and Tyler was definately missing camping out. It'll be a few months 'til Sawyer is old enough to go along. Anyway the important part of this story was the awesome results of our campout. Sawyer had been sleeping for 3 or 4 hours at a time, sometimes even 5. Well, we figure he must LOVE camping because he slept for 10 hours the first night we camped in our living room. He, of course, was still in his crib, but he had never slept that long ever! It worried me at first, but then the next day he did the same thing. Since then he sleeps every night for atleast 6 hours if not longer. I am loving the extra sleep!
Here is Sawyer, taking a nap on our mattress in the living room. He LOVES sleeping in mommy and daddy's bed!



And a little video showing how happy our little guy is after his nap

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Looks like Tyler will have a buddy to go with him on all his wild adventures!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

2 month stats...


So, like I mentioned before, I was a slacker mom and forgot to make Sawyer's appointment for his 2 month checkup on time.  Turns out his appointment was only a week or so after he turned two months, so I'm not such a slacker after all.  Anyway, our little boy is growing, growing, growing!  Here are his latest stats:

Height: 24 inches- 75th percentile
Weight: 13 lbs 7 oz- 75th percentile

After the Pediatrician checked him out, she left and told me the nurse would be in shortly to give him his shots.  As we waited for the nurse, he fell asleep.  Of course right after he did the nurse came back in.  I laid him on the table and as he woke up, he looked up at the nurse with a big grin.  Right then she stabbed the needles into his legs.  He screamed out almost as if he was asking "why did you do that, I was so happy!"  It was very sad, but my tough little boy was fine.  I picked him up, and it only took about a minute and he was telling me in his coos that he was ok.  A few minutes later, he fell back asleep and slept well.  That night he did have a rough time because I think his legs were sore, but it didn't last long.  He did so well!  Since I work in the hospital now, I see a lot of things I didn't before. I think it's made me a little hardened to people and their pain. I didn't cry when he got his shots, but it did pull at my heart strings more than I ever thought it would.  It is hard to hear your baby scream out in pain.  I was so happy that it only lasted a minute.  I've got a tough little boy on my hands. :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

At the picture show

One thing that Tyler and I like to do is go to movies together.  We are very outdoorsy people, but movies are probably our favorite indoor activity (or atleast the most common).  Unfortunately, ever since Sawyer arrived, this has become quite difficult.  Of course, being the adventurous people we are, we decided to go for it.  We couldn't just go to a regular old movie, we had to go all out!  So... Sawyer's first experience at the movies was the double feature of Toy Story 1 and Toy Story 2 in 3D.


Toy Story 1 and 2 are some of my VERY favorite Disney/Pixar movies so I was excited to go see them in 3D.  We almost made it through both movies, but Tyler and I were both exausted and Sawyer had had enough. I used to watch these movies with the little boy I nannied for and it was one of his favorites.  I watched them so many times as a Nanny that I seriously think I have the movies memorized! Even though they are some of my favorites, leaving early didn't bother me at all. It was fun to get back out to the movies again. Now I'm excited to see the 3rd one! Maybe by the time it comes out, Sawyer will actually be a little interested.