Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pool Time

A friend invited us to a little play date at the Lehi Legacy Pool. Owen loved the water. It was nice and warm, just like his tubby, so I figured he'd like it.
Ready to get in the water....
I sent the above picture to Brett while he was at work. His response was "what is he wearing??" Ha. The pool we were at required all kids under 3 to wear a little swimmers diaper and these hideous plastic diapers as well. I didn't even bother with the trunks (even with double duty diapers they would have fallen off)
We pretty much just sat and played in the water like this the whole time.
Don't worry, I didn't dunk his head under....neither of us are quite ready for that. Owen slept the rest of the afternoon and went to bed at 7:15pm. I guess "swimming" tuckered him out!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Car Seat Dilemma

Owen has this new thing where he hates his car seat. As soon as we start to put him in it, he loses it. He knows exactly what's going on and is basically tellings us, "Don't put me in this stupid thing!" He'll cry until he falls asleep, gets a lil' power nap in (which doesn't last long) and as soon as he wakes up, he loses it again. He'll start with a fuss to nicely let us know he'd like out. And from there it escalates into an aweful cry that just sounds painful.

We have a wedding to go to in Sacramento next month and actually thought about driving. Owen is clearly voicing his opinion on the matter.

Aside from the car seat tantroms, he's such a sweet baby.
PS....the little bit of hair that this lil' guy does have, is looking red or red-ish! Even his eyebrows have a tint of red.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Just Cry it Out....

I didn't know how hard letting your baby "cry it out" would be. IT. IS. HARD.

Last night was the first night we let Owen cry through the night. Our room is so close to Owen's nursery that we had to put ear plugs in (i know it sounds harsh). They were useless for me though..there was no way I could go back to sleep knowing he was crying. I eventually just took them out and laid in bed, just listening to him cry.

When he finally stopped crying (and yes, they really do stop), I had to go check on him. Check for breathing, make sure he was ok. Sure enough he was sound asleep again. I felt so bad I just wanted to scoop him up and snuggle him while he slept. I fought the urge though.

I've heard some moms say they can't stand to let their babies cry it out, that it literally makes them sick, or they are in tears too. I completely understand why now. My stomach was in knots.

Owen usually goes to bed at 8:30pm and wakes up at 3:30am or 4:00am. I'm hoping it doesn't take too many nights of "crying it out" before he is sleeping completely through the night.

When did all you other mothers start letting your babies cry through the night?

Friday, May 7, 2010


We might just be a mini van family after all.....if its the swagger wagon:)