Monday, March 23, 2009

NO MORE BABY FOOD!!!

Things have been going SO well for the last few weeks that I just KNEW we were bound for another bump in the road. The last few weeks, Malachi has been going several nights in a row sleeping all night. Now, for most 10 month olds you wouldn't think much about this, but it's been a LONG time since we've seen him sleep all night. (October - before he got REALLY sick - to be exact) Until then, he was sleeping through the night consistently for at least a month to a month and a half. But, when he got sick, that all changed!

We were JUST starting to get back into a good routine and he had slept through the night for 4 nights in a row when Thomas and I spoke TOO SOON. He woke up 3 times Monday night into Tuesday. But, when he finally went to sleep, he woke up in a pretty good mood Tuesday morning. So, it was off to daycare! Tuesday afternoon around 4:30, Lolli called and Malachi had 100.5 temp. I ran to the Dr. with him and the Nurse Practitioner told us that both ears looked red and his throat looked yucky. He wasn't particularly acting sick, just kinda whiny. (Hindsight being what it is - usually Malachi isn't whiny, so maybe he WAS acting sick...haha) So, we got on Augmentin and Mommy stayed home with him Wednesday. It really wasn't that bad. He was overall in a pretty good mood, played quite a bit and never got particularly fussy. Wednesday night was a BIT better, as he only woke up twice and went to sleep pretty quickly after both times. However, Thursday morning his cough sounded TERRIBLE. So, I called the Dr. again and we went back at 1:30. It scared me because it sounded an AWFUL LOT like his RSV cough did. I was TERRIFIED. They had done an RSV test on Tuesday and it came back negative, but I was worried that they just couldn't get anything from the swab. Turns out, it wasn't RSV and his right ear already looked fine. His left ear was still a little yucky, but, given the circumstances, his FIRST ear infection wasn't all that bad! **LORD, please let us not have ear infection issues...PLEASE!** Friday he was back at daycare and he woke up twice both Friday and Saturday nights. However, last night, he woke up at 11:00, was back asleep by 11:20 and we had to wake him up at 7:00 this morning to feed him! He must have woken up and played for a while last night because he was turned the complete opposite direction from where I put him down and was on his tummy. Needless to say, the phone books under the end of the bed don't do any good when your baby turns around and his FEET are on the HIGH SIDE! haha

This weekend, Thomas kept him home while I got my hair colored and cut Saturday morning. 4 hours and $170.00 later, even though I'm decently happy with my hair, I will NEVER go back to that hairdresser again. I had NO CLUE she was going to be that expensive - but, it's a lesson learned and when I was finished I came home to a happy baby and a happy hubby. We chilled all day Saturday, got up and went to church yesterday and then came home and chilled for the rest of the day! Overall it was a VERY relaxing weekend. We got our house moderately cleaned, ironed ALL of Malachi clothes (even his bibs) and got ready for this week.

On a VERY exciting note...Malachi is now officially on table foods! NO MORE BABY FOOD. Today for lunch I sent ravioli that I smashed up. Saturday he had chicken pot pie and mac and cheese. He's doing GREAT and starting to learn what to do with those chunks in his mouth! It's so cute to see those cute little teeth and hear the nummy nummy sound he makes with food that he REALLY likes! I'll have to post a video of that!

On the crawling front, it's not happening yet. He's getting up on all 4s, and despite the promising rocking, still isn't getting around like that. Ultimately, he continues to roll everywhere. However, he has now started turning in complete circles using his arms and one of his legs so maybe we're headed in the right (no pun intended) direction! At this point, as long as he's getting around, I'm not going to stress too much! We'll keep working at it, but he'll crawl when he's ready!

Thomas and I are both doing really well! We've started to listen to Dave Ramsey and are making some SERIOUS changes in our spending habits...It's ridiculous how much of our money has been wasted on stupid taxes like eating out, special treats and junk! We are now going to get ALL debts paid off (from smallest to largest) and we are putting ourselves on a plan that will HOPEFULLY allow us to get all debts (which REALLY aren't many, but I HATE owing people money), our student loans and home paid off in 5-6 years. Think we can do it? If we're careful and we stay motivated we will be able to call in to his radio show and scream "WE'RE DEBT FREE" sooner rather than later!! It's going to be SO liberating! We know that God will bless us for taking care of our money the way He wants us to, instead of spending it the impulsive ways that WE want to! Thank you Lord for allowing us the opportunity to live our lives according to YOUR will. Thank you for giving us strength and for taking care of our family so well!

2 comments:

Nicole said...

Yes, God will honor your finances- I wish you both the best in that! What amazing goals you have set for yourself!:)

Rachel said...

What a precious boy you have! :) It is so exciting when you can see your baby finally enjoy real food! It shows how much they have grown in a few short months.

One thing my daughter taught me is that every child reaches a milestone at their own pace. She crawled at 10 months and walked at 17 months. I am so glad you are so positive about it and you do not seem frustrated. I was not and I regret it because I finally learned that they will do it when they are ready.