Monday, June 29, 2009

As if I didn't have enough to worry about

Every time I go to check on Colton after putting him down for bed, I find him like this. I guess he just like to snuggle his blanket SO much, that it ends up covering his face. It's kinda funny, but also worries me a little too.

Being a mother definitely turns you into a worrier. I guess it just comes with the territory.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Airplane adventures

Colton flew on an airplane all the way to and from Virginia, 6 hours of flying, 1 1/2 hour layover with just mommy (and no daddy). I'm sure all of you have done this and have no sympathy for me, but I'm telling you...I almost would've rather gone thru labor again.

Here are the highlights from my flights:
1. Public- I have discovered my child hates being in public. Every time it gets crowded, he starts screaming. Not ideal for flying on an airplane with NO empty seats. I think Colton would be perfectly content living in a bubble world of isolation with just his mom, dad and squeaky toy.

2. People say funny things- While Colton screamed for the first hour of the flight, here is a sampling of the interesting things people said to me.

flight attendant: "Do you have a pacifier?" (IF my child TOOK a pacifier, I'm pretty sure I would've tried that)

flight attendant teasingly: "Oh, are you pinching him?" Really lady?

older lady that likes to give advice: "Drum on his back so he kinda loses his breath. Not hard enough to kill him though." Oh, thank you. I was wondering how hard I should drum his back...now I know!

older lady again: "How old is he? Oh, 3 1/2 months...yeah, that's too young for teething." I'm pretty sure he just hates being on this airplane. Not that hard to figure out.

3. Aromatherapy?- While changing my poopy baby in the 2 by 2 airplane bathroom, I noticed the hand soap that was titled "Aromatherapy". Oh. come. on. I don't think anyone is receiving ANY kind of therapy while in an airplane bathroom. The only kind of aroma I was getting was that of my child's poopy diaper.

4. My child is fat- Don't get me wrong, I love his fatness, just maybe not when I have to bounce him for 5 of the 6 hours of flight. 19 lbs will wear you out! Also, here are the names people called my baby: sturdy, big, healthy, large, chubby, whoa. Those words were also accompanied with: handsome, pretty, darling and cute...just so you know :)
Colton pictured with my sister Hannah who met him for the first time!
*To give Colton credit, he tried so hard. Poor little guy. He is the cutest public-hating chubby baby in the world. We had a WONDERFUL time in VA and all the flying was totally worth it. VA blog will be posted in a few days.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Which is worse?

1. A 3 1/2 month old with a mullet, bald spots, and lopsided shaped head (see previous flat head blog)

OR

2. A 3 1/2 month old with a hack job that entails a slightly shorter mullet, slight blending of hair with bald spots, and lopsided shaped head.

Okay, so my child is cuter facing forward. I'll just hold him that way from now on in public. I've decided the backs of babies heads (before they can sit up) are NOT cute. No I'm not posting pictures! haha. I love my little Colton so stinkin' much.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Holy Cow

I was just looking into the cheap Costco formula to possibly start supplementing. With the amount Colton eats (close to 40 oz a day)...it would equal $14 a day! That's $420 a month.

Whoa. You are welcome Mike for saving us $420 a month. (pumping is getting pretty old though since my child never could breastfeed...)

Anything for my little Chubbers :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Frustrated.

Okay, I'm a little frustrated. Since months before Colton was born, I have always been paranoid about him getting a flat head. I really REALLY want my kid to have a nice shaped head, and with the whole "back to sleep" it seems that more and more kids have weird shaped heads. Maybe, I'm too into appearance, but I was determined this would NOT happen to my child.

------------Fast forward 3 months after Colton's birth.---------------

My child has a flat spot on the back right side of his head since he only turns his head right and sleeps that direction. I feel like I've tried everything. Every time he slept, I had him in a body positioner and rotated him, I try to help him turn his head to the left, I try tummy time (he HATES it...only 5 mins tops), he refuses to turn to the left on his own.

ANY suggestions? Should I work hard at correcting it, or not worry?