Friday, May 27, 2011

32 weeks

Whatever Superbaby had its gone, thank God.

Last week he had a slight fever, for three days. I gave him some Tylenol, it wasn't getting better. Took him to doctor, he prescribed a liquid that was a combination of Paracetamol and Ibuprofen. Gave it it Superbaby once and the fever was gone. But...

His temperature went down low at night for like two days, 95-97 and he had what appeared to be a light rash of some sort. He was waking up at night crying, not usual for him at all. This was all for about two days after giving him Paracetamol/Ibuprofen drops. Was if caused by the medicine? Coincidence? Teething? I don't know.

All of this is gone now. No rash, no low temps at night, not waking up fussing, all better now and back to his fussy teething regular self.

We gave him his first "biscuit" yesterday (we actually call them cookies). The kind that are ok for babies, they melt in their mouth, he loved it! He ate half and made such a mess! But he grabbed it and held it in his hand, it was so cool.

He is almost sitting alone. He sits up and I watch him. But he does have control and I can leave him as long as I am next to him. He seems to love to stand up though. When I pick him up off the floor, he puts his feet on the floor and I pull him up to a standing position. His legs are strong and he holds them straight without shaking or buckling.

Still not crawling, but is scooting backwards on his tummy. He can turn around in all directions on his tummy as well too. But when he's on his tummy and wants to move forward, his arms and legs are going but he's not moving. He gets frustrated and starts fussing. Who knows, maybe he will skip crawling and just walk.

He's eating fruits and vegetables I make for him. I try to give him these solids to every two breast feedings. So he nurses twice, then I give him solids. He rarely finishes a whole portion, but I think he is satisfied and gaining, so its all good. I did buy some fruits by a compnay named Hero out of Spain. They are yummy man. I have them so if we are on the go they are convenient. The ingredients are all natural and they taste really good too. Veggies I do myself as well as some fruits. Yesterday I made peas, carrots, a dash of rice, half a potato and just a tad of salt, he loves it! We have not tried any chicken or meats yet, doctor here recommended to not start meat until after one year. What have you done? Friends of mine did puree meat/chicken and start at about 7 months, not sure if I will or not.

How often and how much were you feeding your baby at 7 months. I know all babies are different. I have read such different quantities and timings, just curious what you all did.

Superbaby has been sleeping on his right side for while now. Lately I noticed he turns and sleeps on his tummy now sometimes. Is this okay? I think back to worrying about SIDS when he was smaller and not sure if this is ok now or not? I turn him over when I see him on his tummy and put him on his back or side.

His personality is really developing. He is a trip man. We laugh so much with him and he is going to be a funny little man I see it now. When he cries sometimes and I know he's faking it, just fussing, I sing him the faker pumpkin maker song, he laughs and goes right to playing.

We hold him alot. I mean alot. We've done this since he was a baby. We know what we got ourselves into and we're cool with it. But lately we've been trying to give him some alone/down time so he can enjoy tummy time and explore some new movements. Some friends have told us we hold him too much and we're like yeah whatever. Its our choice and whatever comes out of it we will deal with it. He is so content, very happy, and a really great little guy. You can tell he knows that all this love has been saved up for so long just for him.

Peace, love and that half smile below. Priceless!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

5:30am and I'm up

Teething sucks.

Its been ok until a few days ago. Superbaby's bottom two teeth are almost all the way in and maybe at this point the teething gets worse?

Three days ago we took him to the doctor as he had a mild fever for three days and I wanted to be sure all was ok. It was. Doctor prescribed some paracetamol baby drops, fever gone.

Then yesterday he did not want to eat. Not breastmilk, or his fruits.

He's been really fussy too. Would not sleep yesterday night and then today woke up at 3:15am and just back to sleep now around 5am. I feel so bad cause he's so fussy and I bet so uncomfortable. Its funny somtimes he laughs and then cries right away. Then he cries and starts laughing, he's so moody. I read this can and does happen alot to babies while teething.

I just said to Super S the other day "this is not so bad, he's been awesome through teething..." haaa!

So he turned 7 months this weekend and he is really growing. He is so damn cute and we just can't get enough of him, teething and all.

Well i better get back to bed too. I suck at blogging I know. I always think of things I want to share with you, its just when he does nap I have so many other things to get done.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

30 weeks and a day

Can you believe it? I still can't! Superbaby was 30 weeks yesterday. Then he'll be 7 months in less than two weeks!!!

I'm telling you I look at this little boy every day and am so thankful, so freakin' thankful for him. It was a long road and so hard but man, I would so do it all over again for him.

Tonight Superbaby did the cutest thing, he grabbed my chin and pulled me towards him, as if to say "look at me."
He is almost sitting up alone, not quite but he wants to. I play a game with him now, when he's sitting down I count 1, 2, 3 and then with me holding his arms he stands up. Its so cute as he looks at my mouth when I count, like he's getting ready.
His two bottom teeth are almost all the way in. They are sharp as hell too. He's been fussy but not too bad really. Thank you Oragel.

You know, I am still so attached to IF. Attached to the struggles, the 2 week waits, the BFP's and BFN's, ultrasounds, crys, joys all of the fun stuff that IF brings us. There is never a moment that I forget that is me too, never.

Yes we have our son, thank God, our miracle and I am enjoying being a mom finally, but infertilty is something that will never leave me, it will never let me forget. I'm grateful. Thanks bitch.

And you know what I'm glad. Yep. I am glad that we had to struggle so hard to get what some people get easy. But at the same time I am also happy for those lucky people who have sex, get pregnant and its not a struggle. Really.

Just yesterday I said to Super S that we are lucky to have done IVF as we have pictures of Superbaby when he was an embryo, before implantation. "Regular" pregnancies don't get that. Ah one of the perks of the struggle.

So it's late here. I am off to bed, promise to post more often. I may reward you with a picture again soon, one of thousands it's insane. Peace.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Not an easy day for alot of us

Happy Mother's Day. It's my first and damn it feels good. So.good.

I know this day can suck for alot of us, I remember. Don't give up, it can happen for you. If you have implantation issues, I cannot stress enough immune testing. I really believe that my testing and subsequent medications are what allowed Superbaby to happen. Its a long road and IF is a mean bitch, but we have to keep fighting.

Superbaby is now 6 1/2 months old. Man time is flyin! It seems once he hit that 6 month mark so many things changed. His hair started growing, he rolls around like a madman, he's an eatin' fool and just growing up fast. He fits most of his 6-9 months clothes now, with some of the pants being a bit long, but tops fit perfectly.

He is almost sitting up on his own, he still needs our hands on his back, but he's almost got it. He is trying to crawl when on his tummy, but still not moving much, its close though I know it.

While our friends were visiting from the US we went to Dahab and Sharm El Sheikh. Superbaby did good, a long, very long car ride but he really good. Slept alot, fussed some but overall good. We laughed and said he probably thought the car was our new home as we were in it so much.

When we left Dahab it was on a Friday about 6am. We ended up in Alexandria the same night at 9pm. We drove from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean in a day. We went from Dahab to St. Catherines Monestary, to Suez, to Port Said, to Damietta to Alexandria and a few other little towns along the way. It was a great road trip and our friends enjoyed it so much.

Super S said Superbaby wants to take me to Alexandria tomorrow for Mother's Day. We'll leave early, as its about a 3 hour drive, spend the day there, have dinner and maybe drive back home. Or maybe stay over night too, we'll see.

I suck at blogging now, I know. Superbaby occupies every second and I love it! We hold him waaay too much, by choice, and try to keep him busy and occupied all the time. He is napping now so I thought I'd post this lame update.

Enjoy your day, Mother or not, I know its tough and I feel you. I will never forget. Remember I am still infertile and always be.