Bless me WordPress, for I have sinned. It has been about 6 months and 27 days since my last blog post, stay tuned for what’s happened since.
First, this isn’t just a tease and I’m going to leave you again for 6 months. How can I know this for sure? Because I am OFFICIALLY finished with graduate school!! (Wait, what?!) Yes, FINISHED! The ending was lackluster…it literally just ended and that was it. No fireworks, no confetti, no parade. Nothing. Now I just have to anxiously await my grades that should be available on Friday.
There has been a ton that happened since Joey turned 1 so I am planning a couple small-medium sized posts throughout the next week or so to catch up probably along with some ranting posts and funny posts. How a child learns and grows is amazing and it makes me absolutely certain that you must start early and show your child with your example how to be a decent human being and learn to love others and have an inquisitive mind. He kept with the sign language and he’s verbalizing and signing full thoughts now so expect to see a love letter -type post about baby sign language.
To keep you engaged I’m going to tease you with a couple pictures from 1 to 1.5 and I’ll have updated stats from his next well visit for you this week 🙂 If there is anything you’d like me to write about, or if one of the pictures makes you wonder “what in the?” or “how was that experience” drop me a note and I’ll be sure to write a post about it for you – I need help getting ideas together anyways since I have almost a 7 month catch up to do now!
I also need to play catch up with those I’m subscribed to. Bear with me as I get back into the swing of things – I’m working through ideas to get this space better than it was.
Have you ever felt like the days were all meshing together and it was just one long crazy day of everything crammed all into one thousand hour day? That’s been my life lately. School started up again last week and the days are somehow melding together. So much so that I am literally forgetting what day it is. With work being super busy because of the move and the new hires being not totally up to speed, I’ve been putting almost 60 hours a week in, while taking care of my son, and NOW I have returned to my graduate program!
Some call me crazy…but you know what? I’m
determined probably crazy. Certifiable at that. Thank God for Joe, though. He’s been trying to find ways to keep baby entertained in the evening so I can get my school work done and take a shower so I don’t stink! He’s out with him right now, as a matter of fact, and I finished today’s school work early enough to quickly write a blog post! (Thanks Joseph!!)
I must say, the baby has been so great with this transition to almost 100% working from home. He adheres strictly to his schedule and I can actually set a clock to how perfectly he does! 3 hours on the nose between feedings. Half hour nap between each feeding with the exception of his second feeding where he’ll take a nice 2 hour nap, play time before and after bottle, tummy time about an hour before feedings (to work out any extra gas, or puke, and obviously to strengthen his muscles), Zantac 3x day and prune juice twice a day. His poops are becoming more regular now. His reflux is under control. His feedings have been upped in ounces to now 6oz (after it is all mixed up). He has transitioned almost fully to Gentlease from Nutramigen as it doesn’t appear to be affecting his reflux now that he’s more active and his tummy muscles are so strong. His colic has drastically reduced. Teething is eminent as there is so. much. drool. I actually just ordered him a baltic amber necklace as I have some friends who shared personal stories and I am just convinced to at least give it a try…there’s no harm in trying especially if it makes for a more pleasant baby!
I just wanted to give you all an update…I didn’t disappear, I am just a little loco with how busy my schedule is! Only a year and a half more of this triple duty and then I can start paving way for our baby to have everything he could ever want. He is the light of our lives and deserves everything we can give him.
Here’s some more pictures of the many faces of Joey to enjoy until I can write again 🙂