Tuesday, February 28, 2012

14 Months!!!

So you aren't missing anything- I didn't do a 13 month post.  It's no excuse but I have been SO busy and blogging definitely had to take a back seat.  So, here and on time is Truitt's 14 month post!!!

Approximately 22 lbs (at the doctor last week with clothes and shoes on)

12-18Month Clothes
Size 4 Diapers

Size 6 Shoes

Unfortunately Truitt has been sick a lot the past two months.  He has had a terrible ear infection that took two rounds of antibiotics to clear.  Three weeks later he caught a nasty cold while we were in Louisiana and that has yet again made his ear unhappy.  Our ped really wants to try to make it through the summer before needing tubes since he most likely will be infection free until the fall.  I'm hoping he outgrows it completely over the summer and we don't need them period!  Thanks to all of the antibiotics and traveling we've been in disposables more than cloth :(  Truitt is now in size 4s becuase the 3s were too short and showed his baby butt crack!  As for shoes- we went to StrideRite and monster foot is now in a 6! For clothes, the 12M stuff is too short but 18M is REALLY big so we're in between.  Either he has high waters or he is a saggy baggy mess!

Truitt has discovered what it is to be strong willed.  Oh goodness.  When he's mad he now throws.  E thought it was really cute until he had a (empty) coffee mug in his hand and when we told him to give it to us he smiled and chunked it onto the tile floor.  Speaking of asking him to do things, Truitt will now bring you something (Truitt, bring me your truck/ball/cup etc), come to you and if you tell him to stop he will run away and shriek!  He will also collapse while you're picking him up and throw his head backwards if he doesn't want to be picked up.  He has the funniest fake cry.

Truitt is a GREAT eater! For breakfast he typically is eating dry cheerios, fruit and drinking coconut milk out of a straw cup.  On weekends E usually makes a big breakfast with eggs, biscuits and some sort of meat and T loves those mornings!  Lunch is normally left overs but it seems he will eat some sort of meat (normally chicken or turkey), veggie, cheese and carb.  For supper he eats whatever we do.  Snacks are almost always yogurt as well as fruit and some sort of cracker.  T is still nursing quite a bit. I know he CAN go a while without it becuase on Saturday I was doing a 31 party and was gone from 9:30-3:30 and he was obviously fine.
Sleep is going SO much better now that the ear infection is gone.  He will fall asleep nursing between 7:30 and 8:30 and wake up once between 2-3 to nurse and then again around 6.  Lately he hasn't been waking up until 8! It is FANTASTIC!!! He will typically nap around 10 and then again at 2, both for anywhere from 30min-2 hours.  Napping is still on our chest or in our lap but I'm ok with that for now.  I love my snuggle bunny!

No new words lately but he babbles a LOT!  Everything is a "doe" (dog) but we correct him with the right word.  He still signs more but nothing else.  The cutest thing is putting our phone (or remote) up to his ear saying "lo?" and then babbling a full conversation.  He also blows on his food when we say that it's hot! I really think my favorite thing though is him wiping his nose and his mouth.  Such a sweet doll!

I think that's about it! I will try to update asap on our vacay to lousiana and more pics.

Monday, February 27, 2012

I have been a TERRIBLE blogger

But here are some pictures from my phone :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Trying to Conceive Abbreviations

2ww Two Week Wait - Luteal Phase - 14 days after ovulation
AF Aunt Flo, menstruation, period
BFN Big Fat Negative (Pregnancy Tests)
BFP Big Fat Positive (Pregnancy Test)
CD Cycle Day (first day of period is CD1)
DPO Days Past Ovulation
HPT Home Pregnancy Test
O or OV Ovulation
OPK Ovulation Predictor Kit
POAS pee on a stick (pregnancy test)
PCOS Polycystic ovarian syndrome
PG Pregnancy, pregnant
RE Reproductive Endocronolgist
SA Semen Analysis
TTC Trying To Conceive

TTC #2

Like I said, I've been off of the minipill for almost two months.  We aren't going to start actual fertility meds until mid-April but I went ahead and just ordered...
We used this when we were TTC Truitt so hopefully it may help. I know it can't hurt.  And just because we all know how us IFers are POAS addicts I bought 10 hpts. I mean, that way the lady at the Dollar Tree doesn't look at me like I'm crazy when I buy 10 at a time when I'm in there.  Seriously though, if it had been 23 months since your last period wouldn't you be peeing on lots of sticks?

You know you're trying to conceive when your blog posts are riddled with abbreviations!!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

This, that, and the other.

Well we were back at the doctor yesterday.  Truitt woke up yesterday morning and his eye was matted shut again and his eye was red.  He has also been very cranky all weekend and when he cries he grabs his ear so I was worried the ear infection wasn't gone. He weighed at 22.4lbs(!) with his clothes, sweater and shoes on.  Sure enough, the ear infection has not cleared.  The top of the ear drum is clear but the bottom was still very inflamed, red and full of pus.  The eye matting was from the residual pus needing somewhere to seep out-I know that's gross!  Anyway, we got another antibiotic to try. Dr L says it looks like we're heading towards tubes but his hope is that we can get through virus season wihtout another infection and HOPEFULLY he will outgrow it this summer.  I find some comfort in knowing that all of my mommy friends that have had a baby get tubes say it makes a world of differce but still hope we won't need it. 

We started organic whole cow's milk a few weeks ago and Truitt showed very little interst in it.  He'd take a few sips at meals but wasn't too into it.  It also gave him HORRIBLE diapers.  We grocery shop at walmart but go through the weekly ads for the local grocery stores and use the ad comps so when I saw Silk Almond, Soy, Rice, and Coconut milk for sale for only $2.99 I decided to try it! I am not comfortable giving my son soy and I wasn't sure about Almond seeing as he hasn't had nuts yet; Rice milk is really lacking in nutrients so we went with Coconut milk AND BOY IT'S DELICOUS!!! Truitt loves it too and will drink about 1/3-1/2 cup at meal time.  Nutrient wise is is pretty comparable to cow's milk but there isn't much protein in it.  I've been mixing some of the whole milk just to get rid of it and so far the diapers have been ok!

I have been off of the minipill for almost 8weeks now and still no period.  I haven't had a period since the cycle we conceived Truitt and that was 3/18/2010..almost 23 months ago!  Dr P had said that I could call to start Provera 6wks after stopping the pill or weaning, whichever happened later.  Before Truitt got so sick last week he was down to just nursing 3x a day and then as he fell asleep and a few times over night.  Now we are back to probably 5-6 times a day.  Once I know he's feeling better I will do where I try to redirect him to something else when he asks to nurse and trying to get him to nap without nursing first.  Idealy I'd love for him to wean in March and then start Provera in mid-late April.  A spring '13 baby sounds fantastic.   Also, I'd really like to lose 10-20 more pounds before conceiving.  I'm sitting at 20lbs under my prepregnancy weight.  I had lost what I gained over Thanksgiving but then E was off of work for 2 weeks over Christmas and I gained it back again.  I've now lost that and am sitting at the same weight. I did sign up for a baby bootcamp and that starts in a few weeks!

So far my Thirty-One business is going great! I have had one "come&go" and two parties and have earned my first incentive for free already.  I'm hoping to earn all three stages for free so hopefully I will get more parties booked soon!  I am LOVING the adult interaction and having something to do again.  Being a SAHM is an absolulte blessing and I wouldn't change it for anything but I love having some purpose outside of the house as well!