Thursday, April 29, 2010

Joseph's First Haircut

Yes, you read that right. Joseph got his first hair cut at six months old! He had so much hair and it was getting so long that it would tangle and get in his eyes. Well, Joseph's great-grandma came down to cut it this weekend. She did a great job too. Here are the before & after shots:

He did a pretty good job. We started him out in the B.umbo on the chair, but he started to get antsy so I held him in my lap the rest of the time. We both ended up covered in hair! :)

In other news, Joseph had his 6 month check up on Thursday. He was up to 16 pounds 6 ounces and 26.25 inches long. Perfectly average. He also had his immunizations and he actually did better this time than the last. He only cried for a minute and as soon as I picked him up and cuddled him he calmed down. He nursed and felt much better.

I need to go shopping to buy him something to wear to my brother "S"'s wedding next month. If you have any suggestions on places to go that would be great. T.arget doesn't have anything cute like that for boys.

Monday, April 5, 2010

A couple Easter pictures

Happy Easter! I hope you had a blessed one. We had a wonderful day celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The next 50 days are considered a day for celebration. I look forward to it! :) Here are a couple pictures of our little guy. I love these!

Friday, April 2, 2010

A couple pictures that make me smile.

I haven't posted any pictures of my little guy, so I thought I'd start by posting these, which were taken on my birthday. He's 5 months and 2 days old here. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sleep Training?

Joseph is 24 weeks old - nearly six months and he usually sleeps pretty well at nights. Unfortunately he got sick a couple weeks ago with his first cold (nothing major...just stuffiness and a croupy cough). He's better now, but ever since his sleep has gone out the window. At least I thought so until last night.

When he was sick he was only sleeping 2 to 3 hours a strectch and would end up in bed with me pretty early in the night. Once he got better I thought he would go back to his normal 5 -6 hours like before. Boy, was I wrong!! (gulible Christina) Instead, he got worse! We have a pretty normal routine - bath, massage, pajamas, nursing, singing, bed time. But, now it was every time I put him down he would wake up. It wasn't until I would lie down next to him & let him nurse that he would fall asleep for more than 30 minutes.

Last night I finally decided to start swaddling him again. I've done it before and he seemed to like it for awhile, but by 3 months he didn't seem to care for it any more. Anyway, I dressed him in nothing but his diaper and a short sleeve onesie and wrapped him in a blanket. He went down at 7:15, woke up slightly at 7:50, but after rubbing him for a minute or so he settled and slept until nearly 2:30 in the morning! That's 7 hours!! I couldn't believe it. Of course, by this time I was too tired to stay awake to nurse him, so I brought him in with me. We slept until about 5:30. What a great night! I hope it lasts or gets better!