Wednesday, February 22, 2006

New sleeping technique...

Well it has been about a month since Nicholas has been sleeping through the night and let me tell you it has been a blessing. He goes to bed at about 10:30 pm and then sleeps until about 8 am, with Frank getting up and changing him before leaving for work (another blessing).

Most mornings when Dad goes in to get Nicholas he is usually just entertaining himself by...

you guessed it sucking on his thumb, and as you can see from the photo he looks adorable doing it. I know that some people don't agree with this, but from the research I have done there doesn't seem to be a problem with it. Most children who suck their thumbs fall asleep on their own more easily. And Nicholas is proof of this... In the middle of the night you can hear him begin to fuss a little and then he finds his thumb and is able to fall back asleep without any help from Dad or I.

The other research I have found says that 94% of children stop sucking their thumbs by age 1. We will have to wait and see if that is the case with Nicholas. But for now, he is content to put his thumb, and some times whole hand in his mouth. I think it brings him some comfort, which is good because he is learning how to comfort himself.

I can't believe how fast the time is flying by...


If you are interested in more information on thumb sucking click here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

2 Month Doctor's Appointment...

Yesterday was Nick's 2 month doctor's appointment. He now weighs 14 pounds which is just over 2 pounds more than the last appointment. He is now 61 cm long (24 inches) - 1 cm longer than last time - and his head circumference is 42 cm (about 16 inches) - 2 cm bigger than last time.

This appointment Nick had to get his first shots. That was the most traumatic thing that has happened so far. I don't know who was more upset, him or me. He was fine after the shots, we came home and just relaxed in bed together, we also gave him a little tylenol to make the pain go away.

A few hours later, he started getting really fussy and started crying more. His leg started to get red and swollen. Nothing would make him feel better except me holding him against my chest rocking back and forth. I had to be standing, as soon as I sat down or moved him he would start screaming. It took two of us to change his diaper. One person trying to distract him and calm him down, while the other changed the diaper. As soon as I would get him calm, and try to set him down to sleep he would wake up screaming.

This went on for a hour or so, and then I gave him more tylenol to try and make him feel better. As soon as the tylenol kicked in he was much better.

So as you can see yesterday was the most heart-breaking day I have had so far. I hope I never have to hear him cry like that again.


Be my Valentine...

Yesterday was Valentine's Day, and I surprised my Mom with a new outfit...

Dad got up to change my diaper and then he changed me into my new outfit, so that when we went to see Mom she would be really surprised... And she was!!!

I was really happy to see my Mom's expression, she was really happy and surprised. Now Dad says that we have an outfit that I can wear on Mother's Day as well.


Mom had to take the picture a week after Valentine's Day because I was really sick that day with a fever and I didn't wear the outfit long. And I also threw up on it before Mom had a chance to take a picture.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Me and my Dad...

Last night after getting me change into my pajamas my Dad and I got to sit together for a while. This is my favourite time of the day, when me and my Dad get to spend time together. I really miss him when he is at work, but love spending the nights with him!!!

As you can see from the picture, I'm content just sitting on his lap.