Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cry It Out?

There are several debates on whether or not to let your child CIO. I always said (pre-baby) that you should just let them cry...however, ever since Mr. Madden has arrived it's very difficult to do so!
But I have decided that today is the day, for his naps at least!
Reason being: He has now started taking longer naps. For about his first couple of months, he would only take little naps (anywhere from 15-30 min.) right before his next feeding. Now he takes 2 sometimes 3, that last anywhere from 1-2 hours. I posted a while back that he would only nap in my arms. So the task at hand is getting him to take his naps in his crib!
I realize this is entirely my fault (him napping in my arms), but you live and learn, right?
30 minutes later....SUCCESS!!!
I semi-followed the Ferber Method, (going in and checking on him after 5 min., comfort him without picking him up, leave, then wait 7 min...10 min...etc.) and he DID it! He's asleep!
Now I just need to be consistent! Pin It

Saturday, September 18, 2010

short and sweet

Now that Madden has found his feet, it seems as though he has grown leaps and bounds in a matter of days!
For instance, I gave him his bath tonight...and instead of being the normal blob of a baby, he was sitting up and kicking his feet! It is amazing to me how much he has discovered and done this last week. He laughs..and not just little giggles, he now has his own belly-busting much so that he gets hiccups right after, just like me!

I've heard other moms say it before, but I totally agree that 4 months is such a fun stage! Pin It

Thursday, September 9, 2010

4 Months!!!

It's completely crazy that I have a 4 month old baby boy! His stats are in:
Long and Lean

Weight: 14.0 lbs!!!
Height: 25"

50th percentile for both!

He also got two shots today :( However, he is quite the little trooper...and doing much better this time than after his first round of shots!
We love him more and more everyday! Pin It

Monday, September 6, 2010

A case of the Mondays...

I LOVE MONDAYS! In all seriousness, I wish everyday was Monday. It is really Matthew's only day off. Which means I get HELP! Don't get me wrong, I love the fact that I am able to stay home with Madden right now, it is such a blessing! But on Mondays, I am able to do things such as laundry, cleaning etc. that normally I am not able to complete during the week because my days consist of Madden!
What about nap time, you ask? Well until just recently Madden wouldn't really "nap". He would doze off right before he would eat for about 15-20 min. each feeding.
Now, he will take 2 sometimes 3 naps. HOWEVER, they only last about 20 min. UNLESS you hold him the entire time! So, he will usually sleep for an hour for his first nap, and then late afternoon he will take another one for upwards of 2 my arms!
Trust me, I have tried to lay him down once he is fully asleep, and within 45 sec. he is awake and MAD!
So, on  Mondays, I have someone else to hold him for his right now--Daddy is on the couch with Madden!
And now, back to my amazing Monday, with my amazing little family!
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