Monday, February 2, 2009

Groundhog day and oh yeah, tank is two months old today!

Happy groundhog day! It looks like another 6 weeks of winter according to the groundhog. My kids were cracking up watching the video, they said "that groundhog doesn't know how much more winter we have left!" hee hee. I guess I've passed my realism onto my kids.

On another note, Tank is two months old today, I can't believe how fast the time is going with Tank. I got out the baby toys we have that he can make work, I have one that he pushes on the animal and it plays music and turns on lights and stuff. I also have another that he kicks it and it turns on the music, sounds and lights. So far the one he kicks is his favorite. We decided last night that it was time to get serious about having him sleep in his crib on his own instead of in the swing or in bed with us. Up until now those have been survival tactics but he's quickly outgrowing the swing and I need to sleep in my own, not with a squirmy little boy. He actually did pretty good. We were anticipating a fight with lots of screaming and crying. We got him in some warm pj's, changed his diaper, I nursed him and put him down. He cried on and off for about an hour but the rest of the night he slept great. I know some of you are going to think I'm a terrible mother letting him cry that long but he was fine, all his needs had been met, he just wanted to be held in bed with me. I know this because I pick him up at times like this and he instantly starts smiling at me. I'm being played. It's time for me to get some sleep and for him to use the crib. Anyways, here are some cute pictures of him grinning at the camera!





BigSister said...

OH MY GOSH . . . HE IS SO CUTE!!! Glad all is well and that he is liking his crib and new toys.

Katie said...

What a cutie! And don't let anyone tell you you're a terrible mom - only crying for an hour? - lucky you!

HoosierGirl5 said...

What a dollbaby! Make him stop growing until I can come see him!!

And no, I don't think you were a bad mom. He has to learn. Hang in there.


Superwoman said...

big sister- he is, isn't he!

katie- thanks, I actually thought it went very well. I do know there are those out there that think you shouldn't let your kids cry though.

J- I sometimes wish I could freeze his growth, but not really, I'm enjoying all the stages but it will be nice when I don't have to wake up at all and some of the tiny baby stuff is behind us. But I am so much enjoying all the little fun parts of each stage.

G'ma Nasus said...

What a Sweetheart <3 He melts my heart!

As for the crying thing - balderdash. Babies need two hours of crying each day - aerobic exercise. They need to excerise their arms and legs and especially their lungs to keep them clear. They need to thrash and stretch to get the kinks out, get heart rate up, keep blood circulating.

Good job MOM :)

leslie the licorice stick lady said...

That great for you to do that. You deserve the sleep and he'll never remember this. I let my babies cry too. It's their way of communicating and there is definitely a way of telling if they are hurt or need a diaper change or food, than there is when they just want attention. He looks adorable!

Tug said...

He is such a DOLL!

Anyone that says you're a bad mom for that doesn't have kids, seriously. You're doing awesome, and you know that!

Fantastagirl said...

He is a keeper, such a cutie!

And I wouldn't say you are a bad mom. I'd say you knew what you were doing - and what is best for you and your family!

he only cried for one hour? I'm in awe...

Superwoman said...

Thanks everyone, it is nice to not get told I'm mean! I hope it's only an hour tonight.

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