Friday, January 8, 2010


That's right, this is post #500. Can you believe it? I started this blog almost 3 years ago to chronicle our pregnancy journey once we finally got pregnant with the Z Man. I love blogging for many reasons...ability to keep friends and family updated on what's happening in our lives, share pics, forum for parenting and other random subjects and just to sometimes vent and ramble! I wish I had something more profound to say than that, but at the moment, I think the baby brain is still in full gear and I cannot complete very complicated thought processes. Better get that sorted out before I am back to work in 3 weeks.....

So, what's new in the boys' world? Well, Mark is still doing his breathing treatments every 4 hours. I think he is getting better, not as raspy regular breathing as before but still has the cough every once in awhile. Hopefully 3 more days will make a difference by the time we head back to doc on Tuesday. Thank goodness I am still on leave so I am able to not take time off work to be with him and administer the treatments!! Sleeping....well, this could be interesting when I go back to work. I am trying to keep him awake more during the day but some days that is more difficult than others if there is a lot going on. I think part of the issue is he is a snacker. He does not drink a lot at a time, which could be due in part to the breathing? So I think he wakes up hungry! This week, he has been eating and then sleeping from about 9pm-2am and then back up again at 5-6am. I wish the 5 hour stretch was from 12-5 but when I was waking him to feed him around 11-12 it made it worse. Any suggestions out there?? About another month and we can start some foods so perhaps that could help? I swear Zach was sleeping from about 11-12 to 5-6 around 6 or 7 weeks!

Z Man is still my sweet crazy Z Man. He absolutely loves his little brother. He loves to watch Mark get his diaper changed and fetches me diapers and wipes! He also loves to hold and cuddle mark or have mark lie down with him. So cute! His vocab is coming along very well too. Every day we hear new words or phrases. We went very quickly from just one word to putting 2-4 words together. And along with all this has come a new pickiness! "want THIS spoon", "Not want THIS cup", "want THESE socks", "Not THIS short"! Who knew an almost 2 year old could be so darn opinionated! Or perhaps it could be a little of the terrible 2s rearing its ugly head? Time will tell I suppose, but since 2 is only 6 weeks off, figuring it surely could be! Time to really start working on our disciplining plans!

Anyway, I hope the new year is treating you well...and here's to another 500 posts!!

Oh yeah, and it is National DeLurking post comment and tell me hello please! :)


  1. Yay for the boys! By the way, three is worse than two.

  2. HAHAHA, theresa! I just finally reread my post and figured out you meant the AGE 2 and 3 not the number of children, LOL!! ;-)

  3. Wow, congrats on 500!!! That's amazing, I only have about half of that in just under the same amount of time. I am so glad you blog, I absolutely love hearing about your beautiful family. Thanks for sharing!

    I hope poor Mark feels better soon. :( My brother has had asthma since he was 18 months old, and he had to do those breathing treatments frequently. About his sleeping, I don't know -- I think some kids are just better sleepers than others. I certainly wasn't seeing 5-hour stretches from Bean at 6-7 weeks old. :P The book "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Baby" did save my life, though.


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