Sunday, March 28, 2010

Potty training

We've been giving Colton some more independence in the bathroom, and he does pretty well for the most part. Today we sat down to eat lunch, and bless his heart, everytime we sit down to eat he decides he needs to go potty. So, Adam helped him with his pants, and Colton went off to the potty by himself. A few minutes later he comes into the kitchen to inform us that he went poo poo on his step stool. Poor guy was standing up to pee- and diarrea came out all over the rug and step stool!! My wonderful husband cleaned it all up. So we get resituated to finish lunch, and Connor- who is in the high chair starts pooping. Usually, if he looks like he's going to poop, I change his diaper to a disposable--- well, as luck would have it, I picked him up, and there was diarrea filling his cloth diaper. So, it was my turn for clean up duty. Needless to say, nobody had much of an appetite after all.

Friday, March 26, 2010

The sleep lady readers

Those of you who were reading my sleep lady blogs, the reason I've put them on hold is because we went out of town-- which threw Connor off-- then he got sick when we got home, and is still sick. Poor guy can't breathe cause of a stuffy nose, and has a yucky cough that is keeping him awake. As soon as he is better, I will continue my sleep lady routine. But, one thing that did work is, in Dallas I shhed him when he woke up and he would go back to sleep most times. It was in Galveston when we were all in a hotel room that threw him off!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sick Days

The boys have been sick for the past few days with what I'm assuming is just a nasty virus. Here they are this afternoon, in their jammies, laying on the playroom floor. They felt awful, but still wanted to have fun, so they layed down next to each other and played. Poor babies. And sidenote: Yes, I know that their jammies are mismatched. And, I know that Colton lost his pants in the middle of me taking pictures.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Colton stories

A few odd things you would never imagine a 2 year old saying:

"So, mom how was Erins house?" (I had gone to Erins for a girls night the night before)

(To my brother, Jeff) "So, tell me something" (Jeff says, "like what?"), "Tell me about your dogs."

As we are getting on the highway the other day: "Hey mom, do you have your pikepass?"

As we are walking on the beach in Galveston last week: "Grammie, be very careful! Its dangerous, it's not very safe!"

"Daddy, I want to watch Dirty Jobs"

Just a few one liners from Colton.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


These are all random pictures that were taken a couple of weeks ago...but then our computer crashed so I haven't been able to post any of them. THe first few are of Connor's first birthday party, and the others are just playing in the yard. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Sleep Lady Night # 13

Yeah I know I didn't post about Night # 12. Thats because it was terrible....haha I gave in and nursed him at like 1:30 AM that night, and he was a mess. I'm not sure why?

Last night was okay...

7:30 Asleep
11:00 Awake. Shhed for 15 minutes. Actually ended up having to pick him up cause he was pretty sad.
5:45 nurse.
6:30 Awake for good. Nurse again.

And just FYI for those interested-- once Connor started sleeping better at night, he has started taking better naps during the day. One of the sleep books I read said that that is normal. Better nighttime sleep equals better daytime sleep and vice versa. We are going out of town today, so I hope that Connor doesn't regress to wanting to nurse all night long..... Wish me luck!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Computer works....kind of....sometimes....

Well, we got our computer back. We installed a antivirus and antispyware. Now, it won't let me post pictures on my blog. What the heck?

1. Computers suck.
2. Sleep lady night # 12 sucked even worse.

Anybody know a good computer guy? We need our computer fixed!!!!!!! So annoying.

We are off to Dallas tomorrow to visit family, and then to Galveston to see my sister and her husband! Maybe when we get back, we will get the computer fixed and I can post pictures!!!! (FYI: I am writing this post from the computer, not my IPhone, so that is a PLUS!)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The sleep lady night #11

Still no computer.

7:30-asleep ( put bedtime 10 minutes later to see if he would sleep in later)
4:45- awake. Nursed.
6:30-up for good.

I'm not digging the 6:30 AM waking up!!!! Oh well. At least he's sleeping better!
I promise I will post pics as soon as I can!!! Dumb computer.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The sleep lady night #10

4:30-awake. Cried off and on for 30 minutes with me shhing.
5:00- nurse
6:45- up for good. Had a dirty diaper.

So, only one wake up! That's fantastic!!!!

Hope to get our computer back today, and I'll post pics of the birthday party!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The sleep lady night #9

1:00-awake. Shhed 5 minutes
6:00--awake. Nursed. Laid back down in crib, never went back to sleep.
6:30--up for good.

I'm happy with our progress!
Connors birthday was this weekend! I'm hoping to get our computer back tomorrow so I can post pictures!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The sleep lady night #8

7:20 asleep
10:30-awake. Shhed 5 minutes
1:00-awake. Had to shh for 20 minutes. Not sure why? He was not real upset, just fussing off and on.
5:25-awake. Tried shhing. Decided that since he keeps waking up every morning at this time, he's probably hungry. So, I nursed him.
7:30- I had to wake him up!!

I always nursed Colton at about 5:00AM, then he would go back to sleep til 7:00. He did this until Connor was born, and he weaned. Maybe this is what Connor needs? I'm ok with this, as long as he doesn't expect to nurse in the middle of the night.

Friday, March 5, 2010

The sleep lady night #7

Yea! Last night was good!!

1:45-- he kept "crying out" in his sleep, so I did get up and check on him. He never fully woke up though.
5:25--awake. Cry, lay down with bear, cry, lay down. It was off and on til about 6:25, and I got him up to nurse. That whole hour I would go stand outside his door and shhh until he laid back down. I'd come back each tme he started crying.
6:25-- up to nurse.

Seriously-- why is he waking up so early? He has always slept til 7-7:30. I'm going to put him to bed 15 minutes later tonight and see if it helps. I also bumped his morning nap about 30 minutes later today. That's what the sleep lady suggests.

But--- he technically slept through the night!!!!!! Hopefully we can get this early rising under control.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

That was so cool!!

So, I walked into the living room today just in time to see Colton standing in a chair, Connor toddles over to the chair, and Colton grabs Connors head, and jumps over him. Then Colton yells " that was so cool! I'm going to do that again!" I calmly explained that no, he wasn't going to do that again, and that he couldve seriously hurt his brother. I'm sure this is just a preview of what's to come... Two boys 19 months apart are sure to put each other in the ER from time to time. Better get used to the idea.

The sleep lady night #6

Okay, improvement!!!

10:20-awake. Shhed 5 minutes
11:40-awake. His foot was stuck in the railing, I got it out, picked him up to comfort him cause it scared him, only held him for 2 minutes, right by his crib. Laid him back down, and he went back to sleep.
5:30. Awake. Shhed him on and off until 6:30.
6:30- awake and nurse

yippie!!! I got almost 6 hours of sleep!!!
Tonight, Connors door will be closed so he can't see me, but he will still hear me if needed.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The sleep lady night #5

I just can't decide if we are making progress or not...
Adam and I went on a date last night, and Connor refused to take his bottle from the babysitter, so he went to bed hungry at 7:20. When we got home I nursed him at like 8:45. My chair is now in the hallway, with his door open so he can see me still.

11:40--awake. Shhed 5 minutes
1:40--awake. Shhed 5 minutes
4:40--awake. Shhed 3 minutes
6:00--awake. I sat in his room while he laid down but was awake. He had a dirty diaper so I got him up for good at 6:40.
6:40- nursed.

I don't know if he slept later cause he nursed later in the evening?? I don't understand why he's still waking up if im not nursing him!! Crazy kid.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The sleep lady night #4

FYI I am still blogging from my iPhone. I seriously wish our computer worked!

Last night was alright.....

7:20-asleep after being laid down awake. I think he has figured out that if he continues to nurse then that will delay being put in his crib, so he nursed forever!! He's been doing this at naptime too.
12:35- awake. Shhed him, 5 minutes
2:30- awake. Shhed him, 5 minutes
3:40- awake. Shhed him, 5 minutes
5:20- awake. Tried shhing, but he never went back to sleep. Just fussed and played with bear.
6:00- up to nurse.

The sleep lady has a section in her book about babies who wake up early. I will read it for tips. She does say that keeping him up later probably won't make him sleep in later.

Tonight, I will be moving my chair to the hallway. Wish me luck!

Monday, March 1, 2010

The sleep lady night #3

Alright- last night I moved my chair to the doorway of his room. In this stage of the shuffle, you just shh the baby, try not to pat unless really needed. The sleep lady suggests moving the chair halfway to the door first, but his room is to small.

7:20-asleep in crib after being laid down awake
10:55- I heard him moving around and watched him on the monitor, grab his bear and go back to sleep!!
3:05- awake. Shhed him, 15 minutes
5:25- awake. Shhed him, 5 minutes
5:45- awake, and never went back to sleep.....
6:00- up to nurse.

I wonder what the deal is with getting up so early? Like I've said before, his normal wake up tine is 7-7:30.

I'd say we are making progress!!!!
I promise to post pictures soon!! Our computer is still broken.