Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day, a day to remember those who have served our country and a day for grilling meats. We feel pretty good about having done both.

It was a busy day for the little man. I have been sick all weekend but the husbandit has done a great job of taking care of me and Giddy. This morning he blew up the new baby pool and we took it for a test drive, after slathering on a thick layer of baby sunscreen of course. Initially Gideon was not enthused but after Mac heated the water some, he was much more relaxed and even splashed and kicked. I think it will be a lot more fun for all of us when he can sit up on his own, but I am impatient.

As a reward for humoring mommy and daddy in the baby pool Gideon got to play in his jumperoo for 30 whole minutes! During this time he and Mac devised a game where Mac would jump, then Gideon. It was cute. As you can see, he still has sunscreen on his head.

Okay baby bathtime!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


I have been so excited about getting Gideon something to stand in. He LOVES standing. After reading reviews I decided on the Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo. It felt like it took forever to get here (two days). As soon as the UPS guy dropped it off I tore the box open and put it together. It took about 20 mins for him to figure it out, but once he did there was no stopping him!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


So last night was thrilling. Well for me and the dogs at least. Long story short, there was hail, tornado sirens, barking dogs, climbing in the closet under the stairs (also known as the Harry Potter closet), waiting for the husbandit to return from a rained out Rangers game, watching said game getting evacuated on the news, talking to my sister as she crouched in her closet hoping a tornado wouldn't hit her apartment, talking to my mom after a tornado touched down right by her house, and of course, cleaning out the dogs cage and giving her a bath after she did something seriously gross in there. I have never been so stressed as I was watching the weather radar and the storms that were following Mac around all night. I was never so relieved as I was when he walked in the door. Best part of the night? Through all of the noise and stress Gideon never woke up. Even when I took him out of bed and got into the closet with the dogs, the little man just snoozed away. He loves his routine and just refuses to acknowledge all deviations.

A couple of weeks ago Mac went on the annual Adams Family Fishing trip with my brother, dad, uncles, and other son-in-laws. In previous years the men have caught well over 100 fish and we throw a big Adams Family Fish Fry soon after. This year they went on Friday the 13th, caught only 2 fish (thanks to the husbandit and my brother), and got stranded in the middle of lake Texoma after the boat they were in broke. Poor guys. Gideon thought he might get to go if he wore a fishing hat. Luckily my dad says he can't go on the boat until he is "house broke."

I think he didn't mind too much though because he was in the middle of a really good book.

Last week Gideon decided he was going to speak only in loud, high-pitched, tones. Hilarious.

In other news, Giddy rolled over for the first time on his own yesterday! I got it on video because I suspected it might happen any day. He is a very hard worker during tummy time. He has the legs all figured out but his arms are less than ideally placed for the most part. He got one stuck under him yesterday and that was all he needed to get rolling. Unfortunately he didn't see the link between arm position and his success and proceeded to fail at each subsequent attempt. This made him VERY MAD. Our flip cam is giving me trouble so all videos have been taken with my phone :(

Also fun, two rattles at once. You can't go back to just one rattle when you have experienced the thrill of two.

Teething is my least favorite thing right now. Gideon will no longer drink warm milk, it has to be cold or he won't allow it in his mouth, poor little guy. Speaking of, it is bottle time!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Well I definitely like this Mother's Day thing! Friday night the in-laws came over for gifts and stuffed crust pizza (my favorite). They gave me a beautiful, vintage inspired locket and I am soooo glad Emily came and took picture Saturday morning so that I can find a perfect picture of my guys to put in it. Sunday morning I slept in til 9 (that is SO LATE!) and woke up to a baby in the bed. Mac took some fairly terrible pictures of me and Gideon (and my sleepy eyes and messy hair) and then we went downstairs for pancakes, strawberries, mimosas and presents. Gideon gave me a picture of himself with a foam casting of his hand and foot. I suspect Mac may have helped him with this particular project. Mac gave me a giant bottle of my favorite perfume (Happy Heart), just in the nick of time too because I am pretty much out of my old bottle. Afterwards I played Final Fantasy XIII while the boys napped upstairs. Pretty perfect. In the evening we braved the crowds and heat and went out to dinner with mom, Rock, and Bethany at Olive Garden. Mom seemed to like the book and journal I got her and Bethany gave me this awesome t-shirt that says "New Mom 2011." I am glad she bought one for herself too so now we wear them together :) I am so happy to be a part of the "mom" club!

An update at last!

Well humph, it's been a while. Things have been going very well for our little man lately. We went back to the pediatrician and got new medicine for his acid reflux that is working excellently making everyone happy. I have come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as "colic" and really little babies have digestive problems like food sensitivities and acid reflux that doctors just label "colic" and pretend they can't fix. Certainly there was a time when the cause of inconsolable crying was a mystery but really I have come to the conclusion that no baby should cry for hours at night without relief. If we had stayed with out first pediatrician I guarantee you that Gideon would not be the smiley, well rested boy that he is today. It really is amazing to think that the little baby who wailed and whimpered in pain nightly is the same child who smiles at us as we lay him in his crib at night. Thank god for good doctors.

Easter was big fun, the bunny came and gave Gideon a giant rabbit of his very own and even brought some Reece's eggs for daddy. Grandma and Grandpa Mathis gave Gideon a bunny with moving ears, Grandma and Grandpa Adams framed a picture of Gideon with his Yoda, and Grandma and Grandpa Edwards made up a whole Easter basket for our lucky little guy, complete with toys, stuffed animals, books and clothes. This kid is definitely spoiled rotten! We werer also spoiled rotten by good food at every stop and Giddy even took his naps on time.

I have been doing my best lately to work with Gideon on healthy eating and sleeping habits. He is no longer swaddled and only occasionally uses his paci (and only in bed). My ADD means that I either have a routine or spend the day staring at the wall so for now we have a schedule that allows for reading time, naked time, toy time, mommy time, mat time and 4 nap times. Over the next couple of weeks we are going to work it down to 3 naps and by a year I hope to be down to 2 naps. Over the last couple of weeks Gideon has gone from long arm sweeps that hopefully snag a toy or person to more precise movements, grabbing what he wants (sometimes after a few tries) and even switching a toy from one hand to the other (but not with great speed). Tummy time is still not our friend but we are trying and hopefully we will be rolling soon! I am both excited and depressed about rolling and sitting up. I can't wait to watch him grow but I don't want him to grow too fast!