Saturday, September 15, 2012

Mama's Boy

What do you think?  The picture of Oskar is a little fuzzy because he won't hold still when he smiles but I think there are some similarities here. 
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Friday, September 14, 2012

After my rant last night I feel better today and realize things are going to be okay and I probably need to take a chill pill.  So here is the happy post after the crazy post.  Here is my baby who really is very sweet and precious (except his eating habits) who makes us laugh a lot.  His latest talent is clapping his hands which I'm sure means he's super smart.  He still doesn't have any teeth but I think at least one will be coming in soon.  He likes to sit on the couch facing the window that looks out on to a busy street and stare at all the cars going by.  He likes his highchair, perhaps too much, and scoots around like nobody's business.  His hair on top is growing longer and kind of sticks up so it makes the top of his head look even pointier than it already is.  He can now fit into 6 month clothing which I'm excited for because I've got a lot of cute outfits in store.  9 months is going to be a problem because I don't have hardly any clothes for him in that size.  He says ba and ma and makes random sounds a lot and screams occasionally.  He's precious and I love him and I feel bad for getting so frustrated with him.                                                      

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

8 months old

Oskar is 8 months old today and I really feel like I'm going to lose it.  He's taken a turn for the worst when it comes to eating.  He resists EVERY SINGLE feeding to the point where he is screaming and writhing and jerking his body when I try to give him the bottle.  If he's not half asleep we have to literally pin his arms and legs down to get him to take any of the milk.  And if he does take the milk, at least one feeding a day he throws right back up, usually all over me and this sometimes happens multiple times a day but hardly ever does it not happen at all during the day.  It's driving me absolutely crazy.  I'm half tempted to just let him starve and see how he likes it.  He also won't eat solid food anymore either.  I sit him in his highchair and he won't even put his head up when I bring the spoon to his mouth.  He won't stop playing with his tray and highchair to eat. And if I do manage to bring his head up for a half second to where I can literally shove the food in his tightly sealed mouth, he will spit it out.  I was looking online to see what it said about babies who wouldn't eat and all it had were comments that made me even more mad.  Their babies are 16 or 17 pounds (Oskar is maybe 14) and younger than Oskar and eating more than Oskar and they have no idea what it's like to actually have a baby who doesn't weigh much and won't eat.  I'm very frustrated and I don't know what to do and I wish I had happy positive things to say right now but I'm about to blow my brains out.

Plus we don't have a doctor to go to.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Ryan Darton

Our friend Ryan just recorded his album and has been touring around playing rock shows like nobody's business.  Here is a music video to one of our favorite songs, one that Joel sings constantly.  Take a listen and see how awesome he is!

Here is his website: http://ryandarton.com/

Monday, September 3, 2012

Food, Costumes, and Sitting

Oskar is growing up and doing a pretty good job eating solid food.  I've introduced almost all the vegetables and he likes them I think.  Fruit he's not as fond of which doesn't make sense to any of us.  Luckily we have someone else in the house who will finish the fruit if Oskar doesn't.  We don't have a booster seat/high chair yet so this is why he's eating in his bouncy seat with a blanket on it.

I found this swimming suit recently on clearance and thought it would make a good costume AND a good swimsuit, his head won't even get burned.  (Not that it would, I keep him well out of the direct sun so don't judge me.)  And this picture just happened because he is so grabby and immediately picked up my book once I set him on the couch.  I thought it fitting though.  Batman would have done a lot of good in Airstrip One.

Yay, sitting in the bumbo.  Now I have two places I can put him when I'm not holding him.  Next on the list is a Johnny Jump Up and Exersaucer.

Going swimming.