Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hitting our stride.

I really feel like I am finally getting the hang of things, and so is Rowey. And to think it only took us 5 months! You know what, I think he must have sensed my shift in confidence and decided that he can make it nice and easy for me from here on out. Ya, that's it!! ;) This 5th month has brought many changes in the Lam Casa. RoBug has started eating solids. Waaahoooooo. Seriously. Looking back I think Ro has been ready for a while. Poor thing has a mother that deprived him of the yummy stuff. We started him on rice cereal, but he got quite plugged up (if ya know what I mean), so we decided to try some veggies and apple juice to de-plug him. It worked and we found out that Ro LOVES veggies. Must have gotten that from the Collignon side! He LOVES peas and sweet potatoes. Those are the only 2 we have tried so far and they have been a big hit with Rowey flapping his arms for more, MORE!!
Ro has also stared...DRUMROLL PLEASE...sleeping through the night (*only eating once at 2 am*)!!! Hallelujah!!!! We have been doing our sleep training routine for a month and a week back made an addition from the Farber Method. Ro had been going to bed at 7 and was waking up at 12, 2, 4, and 6. We would go in and rock him. It would only take a minute and he would go back to sleep, but we were getting pretty tired! I decided to try something new (thank you Farber). First night- When he woke up at time he was not supposed to (12am and 4am) I went in and made sure he was dry and warm, patted his little bum and left. He cried and I went in 10 mins. later. Patted his little bum again and he fell asleep! It went as well as I could of hoped! We tried this a couple of nights. One night I heard him cry at 12 am. I woke up and thought I'll give him a few minutes then go in. Well, I ended up waking up an hour later and realizing he must have fallen asleep on his own. I fed him at 2. He woke up again and 4 and cried for just a few minutes before falling back asleep. Wahoooo. From that night on he has slept the whole night through, not crying at all except for his 2 am post dinner-dinner. I think it must have been the easiest "cry it out" session ever!!! What a great baby!
He is so fun and giggly. He is growing some lovely cheeks...both sets ;)...that he definitely got from his momma. We love him dearly!

First bites! It helped that we used Daddy's Ninja Turtle Bowl. He used to eat "yayowee" (cereal) in it everyday when he was a wee little boy! :)

What are you giving me momma?! I don't know about this!

I think I like it!

We found Rowey sleeping like this one afternoon. Daddy thought it was hilarious and it made me nervous! I quickly freed his breathing passageways!

Rowey wants ANYTHING that mommy is eating/drinking. Guess that will be good later when we transition to big people food!!

* Sorry for ALL the details. I have to write them or I forgetttt!*


  1. Em you're looking great! Also, let me know if you need any babysitting for that adorable child!!!

  2. Yay for sleeping through the night! I can't believe he is eating solid food now. Time goes by so fast. By the way- you are looking great Emma!

  3. He is such a sweet baby! Good job getting him to sleep through the night. I'm pretty sure that boosts your Mommy confidence and mood x 1,000,000.