Hayden and Layla's Place

Happy baby February 25, 2008

Filed under: Mummy On Hayden — karagoodwin @ 1:13 am
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Hayden is so much fun right now!  He is often a very happy little boy, smiling and laughing away.  We love finding new ways to make him laugh.  Today while I was feeding him lunch I discovered that if I said ‘SMASH!’ enthusiastically he thought it was the funniest thing ever.  So that has been the word of the day.  What makes it even funnier is that for some reason when John tries it he gets a blank look or a little laugh that sounds like Hayden is trying to humor him.  He does it exactly like I do, but in Hayden’s world it is hilarious when I do it and not very funny when Daddy does it… which makes it quite funny for John and I (or at least for me 🙂 ).

Last night we went out to dinner with Reena, Sunil, and David.  We took Hayden and he was the World’s Best Baby.  He was so well behaved – the only time he fussed was when he was hungry.  He kept fussing while we tried to give him a bottle, but that was because Mommy is a big dumbo and left this little stopper in the bottle that keeps the milk from leaking but therefore makes it impossible for baby to get any milk when trying to eat.  Once I sorted that out he chowed down and carried on being World’s Best Baby.  I was telling him this morning how proud I was that he was such a good boy, but that unfortunately he is so young that Mommy and Daddy really couldn’t take any credit for his behavior!  We are very aware that the Good Baby Gods were smiling on us last night! 🙂

Weaning is going really well.  (I know the last post mentioned that I have just started weaning, but I accidentally had that post in my drafts since Valentine’s Day and forgot to publish it.  I have actually been weaning him since the beginning of the month.)  He is down to only breast feeding at night, which at the moment is about 3 feedings (from the time he goes down for the night until he gets up in the morning).  Tomorrow night I will replace one of those with a bottle, leaving only 1 or 2 breast feedings left.  Apparently babies go longer between feedings when they are on formula, so once he gets his bottle at night he may naturally drop the middle of the night feeding on his own.  He’s not on 100% formula yet, but he only has about 2 oz of breastmilk per bottle now so the vast majority is formula.  I will carry on putting a couple of ounces of breastmilk in his formula for a while because I still have frozen milk I have expressed so I will make that go as far as I can.

Nanny Mad is coming to visit in about a week and a half!  She will be here for a couple of weeks, then we will all go to Florida and meet up with Michelle there.  Very much looking forward to all that!


All better

Filed under: Hayden Blogs — karagoodwin @ 12:16 am
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Well, after a couple of weeks of being sick with my first illness, I am finally feeling all better.  My cough is gone, I don’t have to be nebulized anymore, and I am back to my old self.  Although, I did tell Mommy Happy Valentine’s Day in my own special way – by projectile vomiting all over her.  I am not really sure where it came from, I was just talking to her a bit while we were rocking and all of the sudden it all came up (and out!).  I used to show my love by peeing on people when I was very first born, but I’ve decided that in 2008 the best way to show I care is by vomiting on the ones I love.

I went back to day care last week after being home for two weeks.  I had three good days there.  I seem to be starting to be better about my naps now.  I am sleeping in my crib for pretty long stretches of time at day care (around an hour, sometimes a lot more), and even Mommy can put me to sleep successfully for naps most days.

Mommy is trying to wean me now.  She said that since I have teeth now (which I have been known to use on her – I think I am so funny!) and I am six months and eating more and more solids that it is time to start weaning.  So we are dropping one breast feeding per week, which is replaced by a bottle feeding.  It is going averagely well.  I’m not in love with the bottle, that’s for sure.  But I don’t flat out refuse it which is good.  I can usually take about 5 ounces over a period of an hour – a lot of starting and stopping in that hour.  Mommy is slowly introducing me to formula by giving me thawed breastmilk that was expressed and adding one or two parts formula.