Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Day for the History Books

It was so amazing seeing Barack Obama inaugurated today. How far we have come as a nation!!! Back during the primaries I was a Hillary supporter. I still think she is amazing, and brilliant, but I have to say I have been impressed with what I have seen from Obama so far. Someday we'll be able to tell Oliver that he watched it, also. He woke up from his nap just in time to sit on my lap and watch TV. (That's when we took today's picture.)

Once again Oliver was a sleepy baby. He got up about 8:45, was asleep again by 9:30 and woke up about 11:30. He napped again from 1:30-2:45ish. I was getting ready to go to Wal-Mart around 5:00 and he fell asleep on me, and slept until 7:00. Now he's asleep again! We started his bedtime routine about 8:20 and he was asleep less than an hour later. We are truly blessed with a baby that sleeps very well.

Jay and I are trying to watch what we eat. Its hard, especially when I looove junk food! Oh well. I'm 7 lbs below my pre-pregnancy weight so I can't complain. I want to be healthy more than anything, and I want Oliver to grow up eating healthy. So that's the main goal. I'll do anything to give him the best.

Soon we'll start him on baby cereal. Right now he's eating almost 32 oz of formula a day, and the ped said that when he's not satisifed with that to add the cereal. For some reason, I'm really dreading it. I don't know why. Maybe its because it seems like he's growing up then. Since formula is nutritionally sufficient for the first 6 months, and we won't start any type of jarred baby food until 6 months, I'm not concerned about starting the cereal anytime too soon. Some people have been surprised that we haven't started the cereal or food already. I just don't see the rush. It seems as though he still has a pretty good tongue-thrust reflex, which calms down around 6 months, so that's another reason to wait. Being a first-time mom is all about trial and error, and lots and LOTS of learning. They say there can be a link between starting solids too soon and food allergies. So I might be being overly cautious by waiting, but that's alright.

Tonight at Wal-Mart I wore Oliver in my Beco carrier. I love that thing!! I had several people tell me what a cute baby he is. I love it because when I wear him he can look around and really be up and involved with life. Plus he is snuggly. And that is always a wonderful feeling. :-)


  1. Um...where is the pic of the Beco? I wanna see!

    And there really is no rush on starting solids. Breastmilk/formula is actually all they need for the first year, not just 6 months! So don't feel like you need to rush at all!

  2. I don't even have a pic of the Beco...I gotta get one!! I looooove it!!! I told Jay we need another one for him to wear, because I think he'd like it, but then I'd probably just steal it..LOL

    Wow, I didn't realize that it was all they needed for the first year. That makes me feel better! Thanks!!