Saturday, August 21, 2010

A day in the life...

7:00am Good Morning Smiles / Feeding

7:30am Play next to Mommy while she eats Breakfast

8:30am Morning Nap

10:00am Wake up. Feeding and Cereal.

10:30am Plays in bouncy seat while Mommy does Dishes/Laundry

11:30 Nap Time

1:00pm Wakeup. Feeding.

1:30pm-2:30pm Plays in excersaucer, or goes out to run some errands

2:30pm Nap Time

4:30pm Feeding and Play time with Mommy,play mat.

5:00pm Swing Time, while Mommy preps dinner.

5:45pm Take a walk to mailbox and wait outside for Daddy to get home.

6:00pm Barley and Oats Cereal. Play time with Daddy.

6:30pm Bath Time (Mon.Wed.Sat.) or more play time with Daddy/Mommy.

7:00pm Last feeding before bed. Reading Books. Bed Time!

7:15-30pm Asleep!

*Disclaimer* This is our ideal daily schedule, we strive to meet this,however there are always exceptions.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


need I say more?

4month/5month Stats

Oops..I forgot to blog about his last doctors appointment!!

Curtis Allen is becoming quite the chunk, his little leg rolls are so Delicious I could put some bbq sauce on them and eat'em up.

(Yes, he is that yummy)

Our Pediatrician Dr. S is an amazing Pedi. She is caring, and talks to Curtis while she giving him the look over. She is very sweet, and I am so glad that my sister Heather recommended her to me.

Okay now to the stats...

5months old

Head: 16.5" 25th precentile

Height: 26.5" 75th precentile

Weight: 15pounds 8ounces 25th-50th precentile

He also got his first A+ on his developmental chart.

Everything is looking great and we will be going back at 7months for his next check up!

These are a few of his favorite things...

  • Pulling/Stratching at his ear while nursing
  • Scratching the sheets while he's falling asleep
  • Playing the "drums" with his right hand, he bangs on everything
  • Standing up, on the ground or your legs
  • His Sophie
  • Turning himself in circles during tummy time, by army crawling
  • Laughing when you laugh at him
  • When Daddy sings to him "We are the Halberts the mighty mighty Halberts" (Remember the titans song, that he changes up)
  • Reading books before bed

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Baby vs. Rice Cereal

Winner: Rice Cereal!
It was a close call but I do believe we got more in Curtis then on his bib.
Originally I wanted to hold off on solids for as long as possible (6months) after visiting the Pediatrician on Monday, she suggested it might be time for cereal. I expressed how he was sleeping through the night, and has recently (last 2 weeks) been waking up at 3am for a feeding. He also has been watching our niece Clara eat. After talking with her and Bradley, we decided to go ahead and give it a try. He's had 2 feedings of cereal, 1 last night and 1 this morning. When I say "Feeding" it is more like 1Tbls of cereal and him getting use to the idea of solids.
I will say today he took two 2 hour naps
(the most he's ever done besides when he was a newborn)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tushie Wipes

There a lot of different ways you can make your own wipes. I chose to use paper towels vs. cloth (Mostly because I hate to make more laundry)
I also decided to make up the wipes and the solutions together in an old wipe box vs. making the solution in squirt bottle and squirting the paper towel/cloth before wiping.
You can figure out which method is right for you.
When you first start making wipes you will have to buy all the supplies although it might be expensive at the first initial buy, it will be so much cheaper in the long run.

Paper Towels: $4.79 for 4 rolls (Each roll fills a container)
Organic Baby Wash: $8.49
Essential Oils: $7.49 each
Olive Oil: In my cabinet
Step One: Occupy Baby/Child
What you will need:

Find an old wipe box, zip lock bag, or Tupperware/glass container.

Paper Towels
I use the brand seventh Generation. They don't have an chemicals or chlorine in them.
Which is one of the major reasons I switched to making my own wipes vs. store bought wipes.

Baby Body Wash, Shampoo, or Oil.

Essential Oils.
Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Oil *Use only on Girls*, Chamomile Oil, Calendula Oil, Aloe Vera Gel, Whitch Hazel, Olive Oil.

Step Two: Tear paper towels and Fold them. I like using the paper towels that are perforated in smaller portions. Makes a smaller wipe.

Step Three: Mix in a bowel
2 Cups of Water
2Tbl. of Olive Oil
2Tbl. of Baby soap
2 Drops of your Essential Oils.

You can do a mix of whichever oils you like.
I recommend using Tea Tree oil in all your mixtures.
It acts as a disinfectant and adds a "clean" smell to the mixture.

Step Four: Whisk together, it may look like dirty water :)

Step Five: Place half of your folded paper towels in your container. Pour half of your mixture over the paper towels. Repeat until everything is nice and moist.

Step Six: Complete! Now go wipe that cute little bum!
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