Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Landon just gets more cute by the day. Yesterday on the way home from daycare, we had the best conversation. He talks and talks now. It so cute. And yesterday, he did that little squeal thing...too cute. Of course, this morning at 4 am when he decided to spit up down all over my chest (could he just have gotten the pajamas? No, had to be on the skin - 4am shower, nice.)

I also packed up his preemie and newborn outfits. I can't believe he was that small. He's already grown so much. That boy is going to be TALL.

Bad news, I developed mastitis. I thought I had the flu or something, ran a fever all day Sunday and Monday, with aches. Then my breast started hurting. I was engorged when I woke up on Sunday, but didn't think much about it, just pumped and thought that help with the pain. Well, later I realized I had a huge red spot on my breast, and then started getting sick. I'm trying to nurse/pump as often as I can. I'm feeling much MUCH better today. No aches, no fever. Just tenderness and pain on the right breast.

Oh, speaking of...time to nurse.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Mornings = Smiles

Now, don't get me wrong, I'd love to be able to sleep a couple (five) extra hours, but when I finally am fully awake, little Landon is so sweet. He loves his mornings. Especially after bath time. He just sits and smiles and laughs while I get ready. We put his travel swing in the master bathroom so he can be in there while we get ready. For some reason, he will only look at us in the mirror. Too cute.

He's doing great at day care. When we go in and he hears the other kids babbling, he just starts smiling. That makes me feel oh so much better. Of course, he's going through about three suits a day there. All the kids there are so cute. I can't imagine that in just a few weeks, months, he'll be one of those kids, crawling around pulling up on the toys.

I'm back into running. I've got my training all mapped out. Now its just finding the time to do it. I know that I just had a baby, but while I'm running, I just can't believe how hard it is for me. I can barely finish what used to be such an easy distance. Oh well, got to start somewhere.

I think I'm going to work a deal with my husband this weekend. One night, he can have Landon and bottles and I'm going to sleep in the guest room. Yes, I realize I'll be grossly engorged to the size of watermelons in the morning, but oh, to have six hours of sleep.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Off to Day Care

Well, yesterday was Landon's first day of daycare. The teachers are great, and there are so many cute little kids there. He started the day off with a good breakfast, then Dad gave him a bath while Mom got ready. He was wide awake, talking and laughing all morning. He fell asleep on the way and stayed asleep while we handed him over to Miss Inez. And I only cried once I got to the car...just for a little bit, okay, the whole way to work, but I made it through the day okay.

I picked Landon up around 4:30, he was wide awake, and looked like he may have been awake the whole day. He talked and played with us until about 7, when he zonked out. Bryan finally had to wake him up at midnight to eat. I think he definitely had a full day. He was up again this morning, bright eyed and talking. But was pretty sleepy by the time I left him in his crib at school.

We should get internet access to the day care sometime this week. Its probably a good thing I can't see his first few days…I'd probably be over there as soon as I saw him cry (I know you're all laughing because you know he doesn't cry.)

He also had his first play date this weekend. Bryan, Landon and I met our friends Sandy and her son, and Kim and her daughter out at Kemah. Of course, Landon slept while the other two rode the Merry-Go-Round, the airplanes and the train.

I can't believe how big he's getting. Bryan measured him…he's around nine pounds and 23 inches now. Almost out of size newborn clothes. I look back at his first pictures and can't believe he isn't that small anymore. He's definitely putting on a little chubbiness. His smiles and little ga-ga's are just so cute. He'll be saying his A-B-Cs in no time.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Jogging Stroller

We took the jogger for a spin last night. Landon and I ran two miles, Bryan went on for three. It was nice outside, so we dressed Landon in a sleeper and put a hat on him...he did great. We ran on the road, so it wasn't too bumpy for him. He's such a good baby. Of course, after running I was exhausted, so I think I may have to master the lying down BF position. I tried it this morning, I didn't think it was too comfortable, but I probably need some work on it.

I can't believe how much he's already grown. We're going to daycare today to let him meet his teachers. I know, I know, Monday is going to be so hard for me. But I'm really happy with the daycare we're using. And its close so if I have a panic attack I can run right over there and see my little stinker.

Bryan and I did half days this week...Bryan taking the morning. He did really well with Landon, even giving him a bath all by himself. With the pumping, its so much easier to go out and get things done since we always have a bottle on hand.

Thursday, May 4, 2006

Airplane Trip

Yes, Landon had his first plane ride yesterday. We flew out to visit Grandpa (my dad.) Bryan's driving up tonight and then we'll head out tomorrow to see the rest of the family.

Landon was perfect on the plane. We didn't purchase a ticket, but the plane wasn't full, so I was able to use his carseat. He slept through the whole thing. We had the front seat and nobody sat with us - who would want to sit by an infant on a plane? Little did they know, I have a perfect baby.

Grandpa was waiting for us when we got off. He fed Landon a bottle and then we headed up to the school to get GJ (my stepmom) for lunch. Landon's been great. We went to see my brother's football practice last night, and to show off the baby. Another bottle before bed and Landon was good.

The pumping is going much better, as is the breast feeding. I guess since we're getting used to it, and I'm not engorged all the time, my breasts are having an easier time with it. Thank goodness.

That's all for now.