Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
The book gives great tips and examples on how to parent with intention. The author's point is that we should go about being a mother the same way as we go about any other profession (yes, motherhood is a profession). For example, would you go to the office with no plan of what you are hoping to get done during the day? If we are taking our job seriously, we should make a plan, have a schedule, and follow through. Would you head to work, briefcase in hand, with your jammies on? I don't think so. Not to say that lazy days don't exist, but doesn't the day seem to be a lot more productive if you start with a shower and clean clothes?
As a side note, Steady Mom has one biological child and two adopted children. And she's a Christian. Both things I like and can relate to :)
For more information on the book, you can go to www.steadydays.com or you can check out the author's blog (which I also follow) www.steadymom.com.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
There is so much going on around us, but it doesn't really matter, because life is oh so good in our bubble. I find myself having to make a conscious effort to be a part of the rest of the world, but it's hard because what we have together is so incredible and fulfilling.
Don't get me wrong, we are always on the go, running here and there, and we love spending time with our friends and family; but it has changed. Maybe because we are so much closer than ever before, it makes all other interactions seem a little different.
I do know that living in this bubble allows me to have so much joy and peace. I've got so much love to give, and a God who loves me so much that he will take care of me and my family and lead us each step of the way.
I've done a horrible job of explaining it, but I think it might just be one of those feelings that can't be put into words. Or maybe it's just me? Either way, life is good :)
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Unless he stretches as much as he possibly can; then he can touch with the tips of his sweet little toes.
We put a box underneath him though, and now he can jump away!!
A few weeks, Nano and Dudley came for a little visit because they were going to be in the area.
Sweet boy has also been able to spend some time with his cousins lately:
Whew, almost caught up. I just took these pictures yesterday. I got the blocks out for Caysen for the first time; he really seemed to enjoy them!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
You can sit up unassisted, without bracing yourself on your hands; but you still need a pillow behind you because sometimes you get so excited, you forget to balance and you fall backwards :(
Just this week, you have really figured out how to bear weight on your legs. Now that you've discovered it, you pretty much think it's the coolest thing ever to stand up straight (with mama or daddy helping you balance).
It turns out that you are lactose intolerant; no wonder you never cared for formula! We've got you on rice-milk now and we're adding soy formula to your food and packing the calories in wherever we can.
You babble and talk more every day. You have really found your voice over the past month and you think it's pretty great!
You are so close to saying da-da, but you have no idea what it means. Mama just tries to get you to say it because she knows how special it will be for daddy ;)
You wore 9 month pajamas for the first time last night. There is still plenty of room to grow into them, but it's hard to believe you are up to 9 month clothes now!!
You can hold your own bottle if you are reclined, but you haven't figured out that you have to tip it up when you're sitting ;)
You are still a good sleeper, and mama and daddy are so thankful for that!
You start physical therapy this week; no doubt, you'll continue to amaze us :)
You are also starting a toddler group this week, which was recommended by your PT coordinator.
You take baths in the big bathtub now; no more sink baths.
You weight 14 lbs!
You are still the most perfect and precious, sweet boy, and we thank God every day for letting us have you in our lives :)
Friday, October 15, 2010
At one of our baby showers, a few good friends gave us a photo session with Chelsea of True Religion Photography.
Back in mid-september, we met with Chelsea and she took picture after picture until Caysen was too worn out to keep going.
Not only is Chelsea a great photographer, but she's also an adoptive mama, and she gives a portion of her profits to the Orphan.
You can find out more about Chelsea and True Religion Photography at: www.truereligionphotography.com
Here are a few of my favorites from our session:
He had all dairy yesterday, besides one oz. of blueberries, and let's just say it didn't help ;)
So, we're throwing that plan out the window and letting him live on oatmeal and pedia-lyte for a couple of days. The dr. is suspecting lactose intolerance at this point, so there's a good chance we'll be switching him to rice milk. For now, we're going to let his little system rest; and then we'll try adding the dairy back in slowly to see what happens. If he starts having the same issues, then we will know that lactose is the culprit.
I'm just hoping we get it figured out quickly because even though Caysen is a trooper and doesn't act like he feels bad, I know it can't be fun for him!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Are my days incredibly full and busy? Yes! Do I sometimes not sit down until after 8:00 at night? Yes! Is the budget a little tighter than it used to be? Yes, Yes, and Yes!!! But I wouldn't trade it for the world! So I don't forget, this is what a typical day looks like for us right now:
6:30 Lance gets up.
7:00-7:15 I hear Caysen's sweet voice on the monitor and go get him out of his crib.
7:15 I pack Lance's lunch and make him a latte/cappuccino/coffee while he snuggles and plays with Caysen.
7:25 Caysen and I both get a smooch from Lance, and he is off to work.
7:30-8:00 Caysen and I commence on a 30 minute snuggle fest :)
8:00 Time for breakfast for the sweet man!
8:15-8:30 Caysen hangs out in his swing letting his food settle, while I eat a quick breakfast.
8:30-10:00 Play time on the floor (I do pt with Caysen).
10:00-12:00 Nap time for Caysen. Cleaning, planning, organizing, showering time for me.
12:00 Lunch for Caysen. If we have plans to go anywhere, we head out as soon as Caysen has been fed and bathed.
If we're staying in:
12:15-12:30 More swing time to let the food settle.
12:30-3:00 I play with Caysen, and help him work on the areas where he's trying to catch up.
3:00-5:00 Nap time for Caysen. I do more cleaning, laundry, etc. and usually take a break in there too ;)
5:00-6:00 Playtime for Caysen while I work on dinner.
5:30-6:00 Lance gets home from work and he and Caysen have some boy time.
6:15 Dinner for Caysen.
6:30 Dinner for Lance and I while Caysen plays.
7:30 Lance and I take turns every other night, reading Caysen a story and putting him to bed.
8:00-8:30 I take care of dinner dishes and usually do a little laundry.
8:30-10:30 Lance and I both kick back and take it easy.
10:30 Bed time.
Yep, I know, this has been a really boring post...but it will be interesting to us when we look back on it later and see how our schedule has changed and evolved.
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