Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
- super fussy, about anything and everything. He's not just hungry, he's STARVING. and he's not just wet, he is DRENCHED.
- very clingy. this is very unusual, because usually Escher likes to play independently. Our best friend right now is the baby bjorn, because he can "help" me vacuum, cook dinner, etc.
- needs to be entertained. another new one, because he usually keeps himself busy. it seems like all the toys we have just don't interest him anymore. I'm trying to find random stuff around the house to please him.
- sleep problems- he has been sleeping until about 4 or 5 am, then he eats, but he has woken up at random times during the night the past few nights. naps are getting hard too, he won't stay down for more than 30-40 minutes, which i think makes his fussiness worse
I'm so glad that I found this book, because now I know what is going on. And, after reading the first few chapters, I went to the calendar and realized that the few times that Escher has been really difficult have coincided with a leap. So that makes me feel better too, its not something that I was doing wrong!
I am actually really looking forward to this leap being over, not just because of the obvious reasons above, but because it means that he will be able to do so much more, and we can really start "playing". I found some infant lesson planning books from where I used to work, and I am really looking forward to being able to try some of those fun activities with him. Today I thought he might like a change of scenery, so I pulled out his high chair and set him in it in the kitchen while I cleaned up. I think he really liked being high up, as well as sitting up! He did really well for about 15 minutes, then his diaper was wet, so all h-e-double hockey sticks broke loose :)
Here is a link to the website about WonderWeeks. We got the book from the library, and I am slowly making my way through it. It is pretty fascinating stuff!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Anyways, it was a great day to be outside. I'm trying to soak up all the sunshine I can before it gets cold and dreary. I will forever be grateful that I get to spend each and every day with Escher. Even though he is too young to really enjoy trips to the park right now, these experiences are still so fun for me. I love watching him grow, and I feel so fortunate that I can see every little thing he does each day.
Enjoy the pictures!
On Tuesday, the weather was absolutely gorgeous, so Matt, Escher and I met my friend Stacey, her husband Nick, and their little one, Xander, at Levi's Pumpkin Patch down the street. Xander is just a few weeks older than Escher, so it has been great to have Stacey to talk to about baby stuff :) Stacey is also a photographer, and she caught some great moments for us.
The little dudes spent a few minutes checking each other out. We hope they become great friends!
We came home with two pumpkins; a big one for Matt to carve, and a little one for Escher to paint. Don't worry, we will take pictures of that adventure!
All in all, it was a great time. And now I can stop bugging Matt to take me to the Pumpkin Patch!
Have you gotten your Halloween pumpkin yet? :-)
So, here we go. I hope you enjoy the silly posts to come!
Matt, Trisha and Escher (and Truman and Savanna!)