Monday, July 06, 2009

Catch Up

Yes I know I've been absent for awhile. I guess I just haven't been able to balance being a mom, working almost full-time, and blogging. I am getting better and better at it, and some days are easier than others, for sure. I actually can get some dinner cooked sometimes.

Jonah is almost 6 months old now. I cannot believe that it has gone by so fast. We will be starting baby food soon. Now we're just trying to perfect cereal!
This is how we look every night when we eat cereal. Needless to say Jonah gets a bath next.
Here Jonah is doing his most favorite pasttime. He loves his jumper. He smiles the whole time he's in it.
Ok, so maybe I'm partial, but he is the cutest, roly-polyest little thing. I love every inch of cellulite and fat rolls!
He's getting good at rolling over and trying to get mobile. He rotates on his belly. I have no idea how long it takes of rocking and trying to get his knees up under him until he can actually crawl, but he's trying!
When we first found out Jonah was a boy, we set out to buy him his first pair of Wranglers. He can finally wear them. I think they're so funny.
Here's my boy asleep in the morning in our bed. Yes he sleeps in our bed. That's how it has been since he was younger and would not sleep much at all. Well tonight we decided that the every 2 hr wakings and the 1 1/2 hrs of trying to get him to sleep in the first place are over. Hopefully by the end of the week he will be done with his sleep training. We are going by the The Sleepeasy Solution. It basically says we do a modified 'cry it out.' We let him cry while coming in at designated increments of time and reassuring him. The first time we put him down tonight it took him less that 30 minutes, then he woke up an hour later and cried for almost an hour. IT IS KILLING US. But we both know that what we were doing wasn't working, so we had to make a change. He's one of those kids who doesn't like to sleep and won't. You can barely get him to sleep while he's in your arms and forget trying to put him down. Ain't gonna happen. Anyway, I'm in for a night of this. Hopefully it gets better??? Has anyone out there had to do this? Heaven knows, I wouldn't be doing it if I didn't feel like I HAD to.

I better run before he wakes up, since I'm supposed to wake him to feed him, instead of him waking up on his own and getting fed.

This post will catch me up on what's been going on. I will post (hopefully) soon to update you on our weekend and what else is going on in our world!


Angela H said...

Yay!! New pictures!! It's a red letter day!

Our approach was very similar to yours in getting Presley trained to sleep in her own bed. We've always put her in her own bed though...but I certainly understand those nights when it seemed like she would NEVER stop crying and it would just break your heart into pieces. It does get better, and I'm a firm believer that this is DEFINITELY for their good. As much as you love cuddling and snuggling him, you don't want him to grow into one of those babies who flips out anytime you're more than 5 feet away from him. :) Love you, and kisses for Jonah! xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

i love little jonah....i want to squeeze him. remember you are do for an all about kristen weekend...haha.

and you know, i am not the one to give advice on the sleeping thing....haha. i don't even remember when ella started sleeping all the way through the night in her own bed.......but that was because i was lazy and soo tired. ha. but she is 18 months old now and doesn't do it maybe i didn't do too bad.

love you and miss you. my hair is great now, no more orange. i love it blonde.....remind me that whenever i beg you to dye it brown...ha.

Jessica said...

Yippee!! A new post! Jonah is so adorable, Adrienne! I just love him (and he is not even mine!!) Ha! Our boys will turn one before we know it.

The Allens said...

Love this post! I know how hard it is to balance everything and it seems like every week I fit one more thing in. Aaron LOVES his jumper, too!

Baby Blues and Wrestling Moves said...

I love those smiley pics of Jonah! I can't believe he is already 6 months!

I will be praying for you guys this week, it is definitely hard hearing your sweet baby cry. I bet he'll be sleeping good in no time!

Bethany said...

He is TOO cute!!!!!

Kelli said...

I really love his messy cereal pictures. What a cutie! He looks like a happy, healthy baby. I think all babies should be roly-polies too!!
Hope you & Jeremy are doing well!