Wednesday, July 29, 2009
T.J. is stuck in New York. :( Apparently there was bad weather, and unless his flight can leave by 12am (the incoming plane was grounded in Richmond, VA) he's stuck there until further notice. There are no flights out tomorrow 'till 8pm... but he can probably fly out of a different airport before then tomorrow in Philly or Baltimore. Joseph and I are doing fine, just missing Daddy.
On the bright side, Tante Teresa arrives from Japan tomorrow night in preparation for our great friend Tay's wedding!!!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I took a couple of quick videos of Joseph using our web cam and posted them on smugmug.
Sorry there hasn't been much posted lately... things have been a bit wild around here. Joseph has decided that unless Daddy is around, his 3rd nap should be 30 minutes vs. three hours. Yikes. Unfortunately for Mama, Daddy is only around on the weekends for that one!
To top it off, T.J. has had to start traveling for work again. Luckily he's only had to go overnight so far. Last week he left on Thursday and came back Friday night late, so that left me with essentially 2 days by myself. He left again today and will get back tomorrow. Not gonna lie, it's extra hard without him. I didn't realize how much I rely on him to help me with bedtime and just to get a break to make a healthy dinner. But so far Joseph and I (and T.J.) are surviving just fine! Keep your fingers crossed that he doesn't start traveling a lot more!
Joseph and I have been busy with story-time, errand-running, keeping house, mom's group, LLL, and an occasional walk. We both enjoy the weekends when Daddy is around to play more - he and Joseph have a great time together.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
July 25- July 31
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I have not taken a picture of Joseph in a week.
::ducks to avoid rotten tomatoes being thrown by grandparents::
I'll try to do better!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The last few days I've been working through my first plugged duct (nursing). It's just like it sounds - there are lots of ducts in a woman's breast where the milk flows through, and sometimes they get plugged up. The spot gets hard, painful, and turns red. After lots of good advice (thanks everyone!) it appears that I was able to get it cleared up pretty quickly. I am just glad it didn't turn into mastitis (a breast infection)!
Here's what worked for me:
1. Hot compress (I used the hot sock I made for labor)
2. Massage the area
3. Nurse lots - On the bright side since I pumped the other side I got a record (for me) 4 ounces at once!
Hope this helps someone else! It never got too painful for me, I think maybe I caught it early since we were just talking about it at my LLL meeting last week!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
The DomerBaby blog has a brand new look! I hope you like it. Let me know if you see anything funky, since I use firefox vs. explorer.
We are so lucky to have our Farmer's Market which sells really low-cost organic foods, but sometimes I still get down.
Last week, I bought a $12 chicken (organic - $2.50/lb). Then I went to Costco and they are selling rotisserie chickens for $4. And you wouldn't even have to cook! They have grass fed organic beef at Costco, now. A "steal" at $4.50/lb for ground beef. But their 91% lean regular beef is $2.30/lb. I could have got pork loin for $1.99/lb. I can't even FIND "happy" pig anywhere but some local farmer's markets, and I learned too much from Michael Pollan to buy a lot of the regular stuff. I do buy bacon, but I can't swallow the $6/package for sulfite-free, so I still get the sulfite-laden bacon. Milk is $1.99/gal at Kroger, but $5.99+/gal for organic everywhere else.
And don't even get me started about the availability and price of food when we aren't at the peak of summer. I guess I'm more amazed at the price differential in industrial vs. local/organic* food, rather than the actual cost of organics. At least I can break things down by price per meal to help make it seem better. My $12 happy chicken created 6 meals + I've frozen the carcass for broth. At $2/serving we're rivaling McDonald's, right? Now that's a happy meal!
Sometimes it's not easy being green, but I think it's worth it.
* Sometimes the most annoying thing about organic food is that a lot of it still comes from the industrial food complex. That's why buying local is so important! I haven't committed too much to local, though I do try to choose the closer location when they have them listed in the grocery store.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
July 18 - 24, 2008
- 7 Week Update - In the beginning!
- Actual Size - What Joseph Looked like a year ago
- Birth Choices - Our homebirth decision
- Birth Choices Part II - more info on homebirth
- What's in a Name - How we named our blog
- Eco-Friendly Family - Eating organic
- Feelings - My feelings a year ago
- Baby Crafts - Big plans for my new sewing machine. Key word = plans
Thursday, July 16, 2009
We went for Joseph's four month appointment today. He got another clean bill of health, and the doctor had some predictions for us. I wouldn't count on it, but she thinks that:
- He may be getting teeth sooner than later
- He will walk very early (Noooooooo!)
- He will talk very early
He got two shots, but took them very well. She was able to give both in one leg, so it went much faster than last time. He only cried for about 30 seconds, and then nursed to sleep. My friend Kati is right, doctor appointments are ALWAYS scheduled during nap time!
Here are his stats:
- Height: 25 1/4" (57%)
- Head circumference: 41.5cm (26%)
- Weight: 13lb 6oz (17%)
And no solid foods yet. She never even mentioned it, and we'd planned to exclusively breastfeed for the first 6 months (at least) anyway. So, sorry Grandma, no lolly's for Joseph in August.
I'm always trying to capture the blue in Joseph's eyes. I think I got them pretty well this day! (Click on the pictures to make them larger. Full sized images can be downloaded from smugmug)
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Joseph rolled BOTH WAYS today! All of a sudden he's a pro!
If this is reverse psychology, Joseph, I just want you to know that I'd love for you to crawl and walk SUPER early.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Through my awesome mom's group, we were offered the chance at a free mini-sitting with a local photographer. Never one to turn down photographs, Joseph said we should go. So we did. Joseph had his really cute dressy outfit, but the way she positioned him it got all bunched up, so we just took it off. Babies in the buff are cute, anyway.
You can see the results (and purchase exorbitantly priced photos) here:
password is "curren" (yes, it made me laugh, too)
We started our blog!
I'm hoping to start this as a regular feature every week, if it doesn't turn out to be hopelessly boring! Enjoy turning back the clock with me!
Monday, July 13, 2009
We went to visit a family friend, whose daughter had just had a baby. Colette was about 7 weeks to Joseph's 17.
We had a great time visiting - 5 days wasn't nearly long enough! Hopefully we can come back very soon.
Here are some photos of Joseph's first 4th of July:
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I don't know why, but 4 months seems like a milestone to me. Although, developmentally speaking there was a much NICER change at 3 months. We've been having some cognitive dissonance here in the Domer household as Joseph works on his next big leap in thinking and moving. It's manifested itself in a multitude of ways:
- more frequent night wakings
- goofed up naps
- inability to sleep on his own
- clingy and unable to be put down during playtime
- general grouchiness
Sounds like fun, eh? But he is doing some new fun things, too. He figured out how to eat his toes today (SO CUTE!), can stand for long periods of time with me just holding his hands, and eats sushi. Oh wait, that last one is me. Yum.
I'll upload some pictures of toe-eating and standing tomorrow, but here are some pics of him in his jumperoo to tide you over.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
We got back from Pittsburgh yesterday morning, and everyone was pretty exhausted from our flight plan changes (we took a bump and flew out at 5:40 am - 3:30 wake-up call, anyone?). Joseph slept a ton yesterday, and then went to sleep for the night at 4:30 pm! I was afraid that he'd be awake for the day at 3:30, but he slept till 6:30! 14 hours! Of course, he woke to eat and get diapers changed, but that was it.
He can sleep like his daddy, that's for sure!
I plan to update with pictures from our trip this afternoon. Joseph is in Grandparent withdrawal!
Friday, July 3, 2009
Joseph is big enough for the high chair now! We only got a "travel" chair that hooks on the table. Seemed like the best deal - no extra clutter AND he gets to eat with everyone else! Of course, he is not eating yet, so we'll see how it works out later on, but we can always buy a regular high chair if we need one.
He's still pretty small, so we just stuffed the chair with some blankets. He had a great time though.
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