Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
I realized while in Ross that I no longer buy for myself. Ever. I head straight to the baby department wherever I go and buy things for Matt, whether he needs them or not. Then I leave. I no longer go through clothes racks to see what's cute. Oh to be a mommy. I wouldn't trade it for anything.
Well, I'm off to maybe go rent a movie. And play with my adorable little boy.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Matt has learned a new trick. Leonard claims credit for teaching Matt how to do this. The best way to describe it is that he is doing on inverted kiss, and making the smacking noise with his lips. It's so sweet and cute. I don't think he could do it before because of the tether on his tongue. But now that that's gone, he has no problems! I've noticed a few changes now that his cleft palate is completely repaired.
- Like I said in a previous post, he has snot come out of his nose now whenever he cries. It's crazy now that he has boogers and he never used to.
- He has no problems chugging a 6-8 oz bottle at a time. Before he could only drink 4 oz at a time. I don't think we'll need to be concentrating his formula anymore. We did that to help him gain and maintain weight. If we wouldn't have, I could very well have a 10 lb 9 month old on my hands right now.
- He plays with his tongue in his mouth. He loves to roll his food around in his mouth, and most times forgets to swallow it he's having so much fun playing with it.
- He keeps his mouth closed more often. His little mouth used to always hang wide open so he could have an easier time breathing. Now he has no problems.
The only bad thing about his repair is that whenever he cries really hard, he quits breathing. It's because he puts his tongue into the back of his mouth and it closes off his airway. Before he could do that and have no problems because there was a gaping hole for plenty of air to come in and out of. I have on one occasion had to physically put my finger into his mouth and move his tongue out of the way.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
15 oz Pumpkin Puree
1/2 C Brown Sugar or Applesauce
3T Olive Oil
2 Eggs or yolks (for babies under 1 that aren't supposed to have the whites, use the yolks only)
1 C grated carrots
1 C Gluten free flour or whole wheat flour
1/2 C Oatmeal
1/2 t Salt
1 t Cinnamon or pumpkin spice
1 t Baking soda
1 t Baking powder
Preheat oven to 375.
Mix all ingredients together, and dole out into muffin tin. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
Makes 12 muffins.
I actually had to bake them for 19 minutes, or the middle was slightly raw still. These are really good, and bland. They make a good breakfast muffin, and the babies LOVE them. Thanks Mink!
Other news, we put an offer on a 3/4 acre lot yesterday! Well, kind of I guess. Leonard's sister Shawna is the realtor and the owner of the land; so of course she's going to accept our offer since she's the one that offered it to us. We went into her office and signed and initialed some papers, and now I have to call the mortgage company and talk to a certain lady. Hopefully we'll be building in no time and I'll get out of the shit house in 6 months or so. Who knows, maybe I'll go crazy and move in with my parents by then. I can't even imagine being in this place with a walking kid. There is no way that we could child proof this house. It is in no way safe for a new walker. Ugh. The stress levels are rising.