Thursday, November 27, 2008

We went on down...

to the Audubon Zoo! We took Noah to the zoo a few weekends ago and it was really fun. The weather was perfect! Well...perfect to me. It was chilly and I love the cold weather! As soon as we got there the elephants were doing a show, it was really cute. I think Noah enjoyed looking more at the other kids than the elephants.

Noah's favorite part was the "embraceable zoo"...which many of us now as the petting zoo. They had some crazy goats in there! However, Noah is fearless. He goes up to anything and pets it...which makes me nervous! One goat looked incredibly mean! Maybe he will be a future vet?

We visited the spider monkeys, and they were my favorite. One of the monkeys was hanging by his tail on a rope and catching grapes. He never missed. There was this other monkey on the ground. He was a bit "special" know why he wasn't hanging from his tail. He ran back and forth waving his hands in the air for a grape hoping his friend from above would miss. Well that never happend but the trainer would throw him some and he would miss it every time. It was histerical!!
All in all it was a great day! We can't wait to go back again. It was a lot of fun.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Noah has slept in his crib since he was only a few weeks old. We never "co-slept" with him and he actually was never soothed by even cuddling in the bed with me. Of course we had times where he didn't sleep through the night, but he never rejected going down for bed in his crib.

Well starting on Sunday night when we put him down he started screaming crying, so we said...well lets give it a few minutes. Minutes went by and he still didn't settle down. This turned into a constant pick him up...put him down every 20-40 minutes till about 5AM. It was very tiring and exhausting. We tried everything from rocking him...feeding him...and NOTHING worked except for Clint and I holding him.

Clint and I both hoped that maybe it was just an off night. So, Monday night came along. SAME thing happened. We put him down fast asleep...then he started crying. SO we did the same thing but eventually caved in and just let him sleep on me most of the night in a reclining chair.

Tonight I was dreading the worst....we are both honestly exhausted and dreaded Noah's bed time. We put him down at 9 after our routine (bath, bottle, bed). The same thing happened, he screamed. I did a lot of research and read that if you let him cry it out for 15 minutes, then go in if he is still screaming and try to soothe him for a minute, then repeat. We started this at 9 and in 15 minute intervals I went in and tried to soothe him. It's so sad because as soon as I enter his room his little arms reach out for me and as soon as I pick him up, he stops crying. Well at 10, when we were at this now for an hour, I just caved in and held him. After holding him for a good ten minutes Clint then put him in bed and.....he didn't scream!!! YAY!!! Hopefully we broke this habit! It's now 12:15 and he is still asleep....shh!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Adventures In Eating

Noah isn't a picky eater, and has never fussed over anything we have given him. He has mastered all the stage 2 foods, so we moved onto the stage 3. He did perfectly fine with it! For those that don't know, stage 3 have chunks of food in it (like the vegetable chicken dinner may have chunks of carrots in it). I've read that some babies have trouble transitioning to stage 3's since they are thickier and chunkier but Noah had zero problems. He is such a great eater!

He has also started to eat some of our "table food". Over the weekend Noah had some pancakes and he loved them! And for those wondering, no I didn't put syrup on them. He is doing great with picking up cheerios/puffs and bringing it to his mouth and eating it. I can't get over how much he is growing and changing everyday!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Noah's 1st cold and Halloween

Early last week Noah began to have a real stuffy nose. He then started to run a low fever, so I decided to take him to the doctor. For Halloween we planned on going to Missisippi, but that changed once Noah got sick. The doctor basically said it's a cold and to watch it and hopes that it isn't the beginning of an ear infection. He still has a pretty bad stuffy nose and a cough.

So for Halloween we stayed home. Earlier that day Clint won a costume contest at work. Their was a cash prize. Since we had to stay in since Noah was sick we decided to get take out PF Changs. Thankfully we already had a lot of pictures of Noah in his costume from Boo at the Zoo and our pictures at Sears.