Mommy with Henri at 22 weeks old.
Week 22 brought a visit to the local Children’s Hospital to try and help Henri with his ezcema. We met with a wonderful doctor and got some ideas for treatment, and will be following up in 6 weeks. I’m not super-thrilled about using Cortisone on him, but between that and the aquaphor, his skin looks amazing. Unfortunately the antihistamine is doing nothing for his itchiness (or his sleep!) but maybe that will come with time. Until then he is going to be kept in long pants or sleepers, 100% cotton only.
Saturday night we decided to surprise Jakob by setting up his big-boy bed! We still had the bed in his room from when it was a spare-bedroom, and we lie with him on it to read when putting him down for naps or bed. I went around baby-proofing his room (in case he got out of bed- like putting the fish on a hutch instead of his night table!) and set up the side rails, and in the afternoon I took a photo of him doing his last nap in his crib.
We waited until I’d put Henri to bed before showing Jakob his bed all set up. He was so excited!
I’m not sure if it was because he had both of us with him, or if he actually understood what was going on.
After about 10 minutes of playing, I left so Yannick could do their bedtime routine. What normally takes 45 minutes (Yannick likes to cuddle/unwind with Jakob) took about 15, and within 15 more minutes Jakob was snoring! (Usually he will stay up and talk/play for up to an hour or so). I went in to check on him and he’d taken all of his bedtime toys, put them into his crib and was sound asleep.
Yay! I’m so proud of our big boy! I only switched him over because he asked me. When we were up north last weekend and we put him to bed in a playpen, he kept pointing to the bed in that room and saying “do-do, do-do!”. We are going to keep the crib in the room for a few weeks until we are sure that he doesn’t try to get out all night or have any problems, but so far he has been great!
He stayed in bed all night long but clearly by his choice, as in the morning when I woke him I asked if he wanted to eat and he perked right up, slid out of bed and ran to the door so he could go eat breakfast.
This weekend we celebrated our cousin Robyn’s son Mackenzie’s first birthday! Yay Mack! We had a great time at the party and seeing all of our family. We even got to see friends we hadn’t seen in a long time, like Tara, Kate-the-Enabler, and Mona. We had to rush out without dessert though, as we had dinner plans at Yannick’s sister’s place. I made a really cool dessert but I forgot to take a photo of it, so I’ll post about it when I get the photo from Yannick’s sister.
I’d love to share some knitting photos- but there hasn’t been any knitting lately. I am actually able to commit to the gym, and have gone 6 days/week for the last 2.5 weeks. I go every day but Sunday. As such, I somehow end up losing half my day and by the time I have all my daily stuff done and the kids put to bed and dinner eaten and maybe some chit chat with Yannick, I find it is already almost 11 or later, and I need to get to bed. I am going to try to take some ME time over the next few days to have something to show you, especially since a) I miss it, b) I have projects I NEED to complete, and c) this is supposed to be a knitting/craft/stuff I make blog!
June 18, 2009 at 7:47 am
Nah. It’s a YOU blog. The knitting/crafting content is just part of it….at least IMHO…
It was really super to see you on the weekend. It has clearly been way too long, and I’m sorry we had to run off so quickly with my overtired lad.
Congratulations on the bed transition being underway – best wishes for continued success – Bravo Jakob!
June 21, 2009 at 1:05 pm
Yey for Jakob! Sean never asked, but we transferred him when he figured out how to climb INTO his crib! Yeah. You read that right. I figured if he could climb in… he could climb out! Such a big boy Jakob!
June 21, 2009 at 2:16 pm
Congrats on the big boy bed!!!!
June 21, 2009 at 11:50 pm
Wow, a big boy bed! They grow up so fast, don’t they?
I know what you mean about getting more “me” time. Some weeks I realize I haven’t knit a stitch. It feels good when I actually make some progress on at least something small. Congrats on the workout schedule, though. That is quite an accomplishment!
June 26, 2009 at 2:47 pm
Hmmm… Jakob in a big boy bed, huh? I should probably get cracking on that for Maxime. I’m not ready! He’s still my baby!!!