Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tummy Time

Jason was holding Keifer one night before bed and he noticed how he was holding his head up on his own. Jason said, "When are you suppose to start tummy time"? I thought it was when they were 3 months old so I googled it. I found that it said anywhere between 6-8 weeks whenever your baby starts holding their head up. Keifer had turned 6 weeks old on that exact day so we decided to give it a try. I read that if your child wasn't ready for tummy time then they would cry. Not Keifer! He just lifted his head and looked around.

The next day he did tummy time on his Daddy

Since then I have tried tummy time and now all he does his lay his head to the side and just lays there. I guess we will have to keep trying, stay posted for new pictures when we try tummy time again.

Baby Wise

I have had a few friends who have told me about the book, Baby Wise and have all loved it. So I bought the book about 3 months before Keifer was born. It took me until he was almost a week old to read it. After I did I was kicking myself for not reading it sooner. It helped me to get him on a schedule and learn his needs. The idea is to feed every 2.5-3 hours followed by wake time, then sleep. Keifer followed this schedule really well. We would feed him and he would be awake for a hour then sleep for two hours before his next feeding. This is suppose to help get the baby on a schedule keeping them a happy baby and sleeping through the night sooner. This couldn't be any truer! When Keifer was one month old he slept 7 hours through the night. I wanted to get his feeding times on the same time everyday but it depended on what time he woke up in the morning. So sometimes we would be on a 7, 10, 1, 4, 7, 10 schedule or a 8, 11, 2, 5, 8, 11 schedule (which I didn't like) or our goal schedule which is 9, 12, 3, 6, 9. Then it finally happened and I couldn't be any prouder of our little guy. When he was 5 weeks and 1 day he slept 8 hours through the night. I told Jason if he didn't snore so loud I would have been worried about him. I thought this was for sure a fluke but I enjoyed the sleep. The next night same thing, then I thought that was just luck. But after a week of 8 hours straight I knew he had it! This whole time he was on a 9-9 schedule and I could plan my day in advance because I knew when his feedings would be. He will be 2 months next week and he has made four 9 hour nights and three 10 hour night keeping his 9-9 schedule.

As for his awake time, he is the happiest baby I've ever seen! Which is surprising because he has been staying awake anywhere from 2-4 hours at a time. He averages only about 3 hours of napping a day. When he is awake he sits in his bouncy chair, sits under his mobile or just smiles and talks to us. He is such a fun baby and I'm so impressed with how content and happy he is. He truly is a blessing and Jason and I couldn't imagine our lives without him!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day

Jason is such a wonderful Daddy to Keifer. He loves him so much and is a huge help with him. This being his first Father's Day I wanted to make it special for him and show him how much Keifer and I both appreciate him. I was going to get him a grill because he has really been wanting a new one but I decided I wanted to get him something more personal and something from Keifer not really me. So I decided to make him an imprint of his hands and feet. I remember when Trinity and I were younger my Aunt Betty made our hand imprints and we gave them to my Mom for a gift. She still has them to this day and it is neat to put our hands in them (well try) and see how small they were. I hope Keifer will enjoy this when he gets older also!
Flour, salt, and water all mixed together.

Two holes in the top to put a ribbon through so we can hang it on the wall.

Finished Product!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lounging around the house

We have been blessed with such a happy baby! He sleeps good and smiles all the time. It is so fun talking to him and making him laugh. I find myself taking pictures of him every time he moves. Here are some pictures of him just around the house.

One Month

For my baby shower my sister in law gave me stickers that you put on a onesie and can take pictures. It goes from 1 month to 12 months. I think this is a neat way to track a baby's growth. Even though I was excited to get my first sticker out and take pictures it was a bitter sweet moment for me. I was sad that I could no longer track his age in days or weeks but now months.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Jason has a roofing company and he buys his supplies from a company called Bradco. To show their appreciation to some of their clients they got a suite at the Rangers game and gave us tickets to go. Jason is a huge fan of baseball and was so excited to take Keifer to his first baseball game. Jason wanted Keifer to wear a Rangers onesie so he was on the hunt to find one. He found one at Target but it was a 0-3 months. Way too big but we let him wear it and I'm sure he had a blast. I'm glad it was a suite inside with AC because if not it would have been way too hot to take Keifer so young. I'm blessed that we were able to enjoy this experience.