Feb 28, 2009

Open House was a bust...

I thought I had a brilliant idea to open up my home to the neighbors and sell some Tastefully Simple things to them. I still had samples from the fall-winter line, and I really wanted to get a few more clients. So, I put papers in mailboxes, hung a poster at Kroger, and put signs all around the neighborhood. And I got...one person! Blah! Oh well...I guess it's one more client than I had this morning. :)

Feb 23, 2009

Bath time pictures

One of my favorite times to take photos!

Can you see my two little teeth coming in???

Play time with Giovanni

We didn't have much luck this year with the annual Christmas exchange for Angie, Heidi, Lauren and I. We postponed it until after Christmas because Lauren and Jeff were going out of town, then Gavin had RSV in January on the weekend we were planning to meet. So, it was planned for this past weekend, and of course, it couldn't have gone off so smoothly... Heidi ended up sick and couldn't join us. We missed you, Heidi! Here are some pictures from the day of Gavin and Giovanni playing together.

Feb 21, 2009

Another cute video clip

I use my cell phone to take short videos of Gavin a lot and send them to Jarrod. With all the trouble we've had getting him to eat well, I wanted to show him just how much Gavin had eaten this night for dinner. It was taken a week or two ago. It's sure to make you smile!


Feb 17, 2009

We have our work cut out for us...

Gavin is so adventurous! We're going to spend a lot of time in the ER with this daring little boy. I can just feel it. He pulls himself up on everything. Today, he pulled up on the swing...here he is, standing in the front of the swing, while it is moving, and he is trying to keep his balance. Then, he climbed on top of the diaper bag to try to open the drawers in the kitchen. And, the carseat roller coaster is still popular that I posted about before. Of course, I'm there with him, so he is safe, but I can't believe how much he tries!

Feb 11, 2009

Valentine Photo Shoot

You all know how much I love taking pictures of Gavin. Well, the ideas I had in my head didn't quite work out. First of all, I need backgrounds. I tried using a white sheet because I don't have any white walls in our house, but I don't like how it looks. I even tried ironing it...didn't get it as seamless as I'd like. Then, I imagined him holding the sucker in his mouth. He got one lick of it and hated it. He wanted the stick part instead. I thought the heart plate was a cute idea, too. I imagined him trying to take a bite of it...nope. Wouldn't put it in his mouth at all! Oh well. I got some cute pictures, just not what I imagined.

Just some cute pictures

My baby is 3/4 of a year old! I know...odd way to look at it. But, he's been here with us just as long as he was with only me. Crazy thought. I can't believe how fast time has gone!Cute bath time picture from last night. Had to get all the sticky stuff off from our Valentine photo shoot. He loves the bath so much!
He tried so hard to get these cookies out of the bag. It was cracking us up. Jarrod was holding him and he grabbed the bag off the couch and kept tossing his head back. Too funny!

Feb 9, 2009

Single mom again

Jarrod left today to head back to New York. I hate that drive to the airport. I'm hoping we'll be able to meet up in Cleveland next weekend for a night.

Gavin isn't eating well again. I think a tooth must be close to breaking the gum. He was eating so well last week after his other tooth came through. I'm just hoping this passes and he starts eating well again. He's blowing raspberries like crazy and did start eating some cheerios today. That's a good sign! The texture thing might be getting better.

Oh, and if you haven't had a chance to check out Megan's blog...DO IT! She has some amazing work on there. The link is to the left.

Feb 4, 2009

Tooth #2

I could tell Gavin had a tooth ready to come through last night. He was really fussy and wasn't sleeping well. I gave him some Motrin hoping to ease some of the pain. I picked him up from Joyce's today and there was the tooth! They're going to start coming in left and right!

Feb 3, 2009

Maybe "Ferber" works!

So, the doctor told me to continue feeding Gavin when he wakes up in the middle of the night since he isn't gaining much weight. But, I told her I was concerned we were creating a vicious cycle of me nursing him to sleep. So, she said I could let him cry himself back to sleep if he wakes up after eating. I've been reading Ferber's sleep book and decided to try the "cry it out" method. Last night, he cried for 30 minutes total, with me going in at increased intervals of time. But...ready for this? He slept for 6 1/2 HOURS!!! He hasn't had a stretch that long since he was probably 2 or 3 months old!!! I admit...I woke up and saw 2:30 on the alarm clock and I rushed in to make sure he was ok.

Tonight wasn't as good...but we're getting there. He didn't cry at all when I first put him down, but he woke up an hour and a half later. He cried for 20 minutes, slept for 20 minutes, cried some more...then I finally gave in and fed him again. When I put him down, he woke up crying, but that only lasted about 10 minutes before he was back to sleep. I'm wondering how long it will last this time. I'm headed to bed now...have to take advantage of this time while I can!