Monday, April 23, 2012

BIG BOY: so it turns out our 'big boy' isn't BIG at all. While his height and head circumference measure as "average", his weight has been a bit of an issue hence the blogging hiatus. Our little guy made some good gains leading up to his 7 month birthday and as of today he's officially a 15 pounder.

SNACK TIME: Gabe is proving to be one picky little eater. He's staying pretty loyal to his soy formula... we tried others like Nutramigen & Alimentum but our G-man was having none of it. He turns up that cute nose of his to other foods as well like avocado, peaches, peas, pureed bananas, Cheerios, etc. He totally reminds me of a mini-grandpa with his love of prunes {they help keep him "regular"} and he's also a fan of water, apple sauce, sweet potatoes and carrots mixed with coconut oil. 

SLEEPY TIME: His 7:00 bedtime has been pretty consistent while his nap schedule is all over the map and for awhile there it was non-existent! I know it's a parenting no-no, but we still put him to sleep in our arms before transferring him to his crib. I sorta love the feeling of his body relaxing against mine. I realize this is such a bad habit/idea, but after listening to him cry ALL DAY letting him 'cry it out' at night is not something I'm willing to do especially when I can have him snoring in 5 minutes or less. 

OUTFIT OF THE MONTH: now that it's getting a bit warmer out and onesies are no longer a weather requirement, I've been having fun with bare feet, button ups and bow ties. There's nothing I love more than madras shorts on wee ones; G already has 3 pairs {and counting} which totally make him look like the pint-sized papa he is. 


** sitting independently

** holding a bottle without help {although it gets heavy after a couple sucks}

** crawling/inch worming

** Baby's 1st Easter

** Baby's 1st Sleepovers with Grandparents... plural!!! Spent 2 nights with Gramma & Papa Currie while Mom & Dad took in a Vancouver Canucks game and had another overnighter with Granny & Grandpa Knol while Trev & I took in the ahh-mazingness that is Sparkling Hill Resort

** the lowering of his crib and playpen now that he's showing interest in escaping.

* mum-mums - but only the banana flavoured variety.

* grass - he can't seem to get off the picnic blanket fast enough these afternoons.
* spoons - he insists on being the boss of his utensils.

* socklessness - I'm a bad role model when it comes to feet.

* alkaline ionized water - since switching our drinking water from reverse osmosis H20 to this, Gabe has been 100x better... I'm not sure if it's just a coincidence, but he literally drank 1.5 cups of it in one sitting during our desperate visit to Sheila Snow and has been happier ever since. I would LOVE to hear your take/experience with it wise followers.  

* butt massages - need I say more?

* his daddy - on the mornings that Trev works Gabe will crawl around the bed searching for him or stare blankly at his vacant spot... it's so sad.

* hats - being fair skinned he better learn to love them.

* the sun - he gets so mad when it shines in his eyes and his pissed off shriek is shrill.

* holding still - diaper changes are requiring a lot more precision and skill.

* manicures - the rate in which his fingernails grow is ridiculous and unfortunately he is none to pleased about having daddy trim them up every week... it's the one grooming responsibility I refuse/can't do.

* waiting on food - once again his upset cry is piercing and loud.

* teething - we got him one of those teething necklaces... I'm not a believer quite yet, but I'll keep you posted.


E said...

You do SUCH a good job on these posts... Why didn't I think of digging and dissing instead of likes and dislikes? Your little guys is just precious - I LOVE his red hair! :)

Jena said...

Welcome back, we missed you.

Well, I'm no expert but that looks like a pretty happy and healthy boy. Worrying about our kids health can be the most straining and stressfull thing ever.

My first two babies were always in the lower end of the weight and height charts. They just didn't enjoy their formula like other babies.

They eventually caught up.

Well, whether or not the teething necklace works it's quite stylish.

ana {bluebirdkisses} said...

he is such a cutie! i love that he's sitting and being a big boy :)

I think you're an amazing mom Sarah, and you're doing such a wonderful job.

Analilia said...

I learned that one of the rules for parenting is...

Don't stress out or you'll stress them out.

I know it's easier said than done. I'm trying hard to not stress out over Michael's own weight gain. He's not quite average for his age (at 1) but he isn't starving. He's happy and learning. He's always been a picky eater. Just know you are doing a wonderful long as he's happy and not starving.

andrea grace said...

aww what a cutie, don't worry about his weight, my son is always under at the docs office!

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emily said...

He is so cute!

Ashley said...

I sympathize with you on the picky eater thing. I don't know what we'd do without mum mums! :)

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

I can't wait to see what hue Sam's hair will be... maybe we'll have twin babies.

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

thanks for all your sweet support

and who would like formula? do the formula makers actually smell what they're selling? blech!

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

thanks Ana *mwah* right back at ya!

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

my mom tells me the same thing about Gabe picking up on my anxious vibes... you 2 are probably right... deep breaths ;)

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

we should start a skinny baby club ;)

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

aww thanks Em.

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

it's crazy how rock hard they get once wet and left to dry... better than super glue.

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