Thursday, December 30, 2010

The End of The Year

Being a new mom (again) I have been terrible at trying to keep up this blog. Our little man has been pretty high maintenance, but seems to be improving daily. The colic is reduced/gone, we still have a fussy period in the evening. The last two nights he has slept......11 1/2 hours!!! YEA~
Now I just have to sleep that whole time too, instead of waking up every 3 hours like we have been for the last 3 months.
He is getting 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 teaspoons of food in each bottle and eats 1 tablespoon of food by spoon once in the morning and once at night. This child is definately ready for real food.
Napping is still hit or miss, sometimes he sleeps for 45 min and sometimes for 3 hours. It is either in his crib or his swing. Hopefully, this will work itself out too.
He has been smiling on a regular basis and almost laughing out loud.
Colt and I went to Michigan the week before Christmas while Daddy went to Las Vegas for work. He did great on the plane and slept pretty well in his new environment.

Early Christmas at Grandpa and Grandma's house.
11 Weeks Old

Christmas Morning at Home
12 Weeks Old

Practicing tummy time
12 Weeks

Telling Daddy how excited he is to open all of those presents behind him.

We loved our first Christmas with a little one in the house. Next year he will be a little more into the whole holiday thing. We cannot wait to teach him the real reason for Christmas and celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year.
The Smith Family

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Random December Pictures

We are growing at a fast rate of speed this month. We made our first long trip and hopped on a plane to Michigan for an early Christmas with my family. Colt did so well traveling, but mama is still tired and not ready for another venture for a few months.
We are excited for our first Christmas with a little baby in our house!! More pictures soon.

Hope God has blessed all of your families this holiday season~

Monday, December 6, 2010

9 weeks 3 days old

We went to the doctor this morning for a weight check because of the Zantac meds.
 Colt was 15 lbs!!! FIFTEEN pounds!
He is wearing a 6 month onesie and 3-6 month pants.
He is finally starting to feel better and we will start working on the sleep thing.
The doctor actually told us we could start cereal in his bottle at night.
Since he has issue throwing things up, we decided to wait and start in the morning instead of at night. If he keeps it down we will do at night.
He is getting 1/2 breastmilk and 1/2 Alimentum formula. He is eating between 5-6 oz a day.
My baby is HUGE!!

I meant to start taking him pictures every month to show growth, but got behind.
Hopefully, we will remember from here on out. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


My big boy is still not sleeping very well so neither is mommy!! We went for his 8 week checkup and he was 13lbs 12oz, 23 1/4 inches long, almost exactly the same size as his brother was at 8 weeks. I finally decided that breastfeeding wasn't working for either of us anymore, so I am pumping and supplementing with formula. Of course, with his stomach issues/milk allergies we are on the high dollar formula, but it seems to be helping. He is still eating every 3 hours and takes about 5oz +/- at each feeding. We had up his dosage of Zantac to 1.4ml 3x a day. We just have to work on the whole sleeping thing!!!
We had our first Thanksgiving together and it was pretty uneventful.
We sported our Detroit Lions jersy (they lost again) and our 1st turkey day shirt. We had a small dinner and layed low. Things are slooooowly forming a loose schedule around here. Stayed tuned.