Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Number One Fan...

Did you know that I'm awesome? I didn't either but apparently James thinks so.

For the past couple of weeks he has been getting upset (mostly grumpy but sometimes full on crying) when I leave the room. Even if his Dad or Grandparents are there, he will watch me leave and then start whining. BJ usually distracts him with a game and then he's fine. But when James and I are home by ourselves it can be hard to leave him in his play area while I'm running around trying to make the place look like someone lives here.

I'm sure it's just a phase and he'll probably grow out of it. I know there will be a time (a few years from now) when he won't even want a hug from his Mum so I'll take as many cuddles as I can get now!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Where's the beef...

I think James is going to be a vegetarian.

We have been struggling with James' sleep for a couple of months. He was doing really well after we started solids. Going down for naps during the day and sleeping through the night. Just look out for his tired signs, put him in his cot and he would be out like a light. It was a miracle! Then six weeks ago he started to need more and more help to get to sleep. Then the naps went out the window and now sleeping through the night is a thing of the past. The Party Animal was back! 3am is the time for partying, even if you don't RSVP you still get the wake up call.

So last weekend I'd had enough. We had to do something, something was wrong and I needed to fix it. I'm not ready for any type of sleep training yet but he could sleep before so what was different. I decided to look as his diet. A lot of babies in my mothers group had started protein so I thought James might be ready for a bit of meat in his diet. The ladies had reported the same sleeping problems had occurred with their little ones and once they added a bit of meat to their diet, hey presto back to sleeping through the night.

I began researching different recipes and came across one for chicken and one for beef that were pretty easy and used things I already had at home. He already loves all types of veggies so most of the recipe is just cooking the meat and veggies then mashing it all up.

So the big cook off started. The recipes made a large batch that would be four or five meals so I could freeze them. I felt very excited to be offering new flavours to my little guy and was looking forward to seeing him gulping them down. On Tuesday for lunch I gave James his chicken, rice and veggies. He hated it. It tasted good to me but when James gave it a go he spat it all out. So I tried again on Wednesday, the same thing. Luckily the dog liked it so Hounddog got some snacks.

I tried the beef today still no good. It tastes great to me and I know he loves the veggies that I've used because these are the back up meals he has.

So I think he's going to be a vegetarian. Oh well, we'll try the meat again next week and in the mean time I'll continue to party on, Wayne! Party on, Garth!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dirty little secret...

As the title suggests, I have a dirty little secret. I'm not sure but I think I might require help. Not even my husband is aware of my secret. Please don't judge.

I'm addicted to The Bold and the Beau.tiful.

When James takes naps during the day I usually eat, go to the toilet, do a bit of cleaning or washing and in the early days of motherhood sometimes take a nap. For the past two months James has been taking a power nap in the afternoons before his solid dinner. The nap is only for around thirty minutes and at the same time everyday. This time just happens to be at the same time as The Bold. Because I've usually caught up on the cleaning, washing etc. by this time of the afternoon, I turn the tv on for some mind numbing viewing. To relax and just escape to the world of bitchy, backstabbing and fashion for thirty minutes.

All the while my little man is getting some zzzzzzz.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Six Months...

Our little man is six months old!

At birth James was:
3.15kg (6.9 pounds)
49cm (19 inches)
And at six months he is now:
7.3kg (16 pounds)
68cm (26 inches)

Here is how he has grown.

34 weeks

One day old

One week

One month

Two months

Three months
Four months

Five months

Six months