Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Falling Behind

A lot of things have happened lately. But here are the most important things:
1. I love it when CJ smiles so big you can see it through his binky.

2. CJ's new trick is trying to fit both hands in his mouth at the same time. Pretty soon, he may throw a foot in there, too. Also, his cousin Maggie loves to give her blanket and baby to CJ. They are going to be great friends once CJ can get over his hands.

3. CJ still has a great smile.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Lesson Number One: No Spit Up

So far, CJ has been a pretty decent kid. His one failing is that he spits up. A LOT. Mountains of spit up every two to three minutes. It's unfortunate, really. What begins each day as a cute well-dressed kid ends up a smelly, dripping mess within five minutes of his first feeding.

At CJ's four month checkup yesterday our doctor offered some suggestions. I can't blame him for trying. They were good suggestions--but hardly practical. He said something about burping CJ during and after eating and keeping him upright for a few minutes after meals. Obviously this guy has never been a stay-at-home mom. That would shave a whole five minutes off my busy schedule. I'm still trying to come up with solutions of my own, and since I've stopped burping CJ, I've had five more minutes each to think it over.

Believe it or not, I'm still stumped. Any one have good ideas?

Friday, July 11, 2008

Hyrum and CJ

CJ has been into eating things lately. Like his hand and his cousin's hand. Here he is with Hyrum. They are about three months apart and off to a good start already.

Monday, July 7, 2008

California and Root Beer Floats

I spent the week with my sister Emily. Her oldest daughter Lily was baptized on Saturday. Daisy and her family came as well. So all three Reeder sisters were there. When we were growing up, I used to make fans out of construction paper so we could act out this:

Now we are all moms. Well, they have been moms for close to a decade now. It is weird to think that I am "one of them" now. At Emily's, I kept thinking CJ was her baby. When I'd talk to him, I'd catch myself calling Emily his mommy and me Aunt Sadie. Force of habit, I guess. I've been an aunt a lot longer than I've been a mom.

CJ had a great time in Livermore. We got to do a lot of fun things and ate a lot of Root Beer Floats. They were good. Really good.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

CJ in Santa Cruz

Today was CJ's first day at the beach. He loved it. At least I think he did. He slept the whole time except for the last four minutes. He probably would have slept through that too, but I woke him up. I am still wondering why I lathered sunscreen on him, dressed him in a swimsuit and rash guard, and wasted all our drinking water washing sand of his binki all for the sake of a couple of pictures. Oh well.

My favorite one is of CJ and Canyon. Up until a few weeks ago, CJ and Canyon were the only boy cousins on my family's side. Canyon was so excited when CJ was born, he told his mom that he finally got his brother. They have had a tight bond already: Canyon idolizes "Ceej" (as he calls him) and CJ occasionally glances at Canyon. They have a good future ahead of them.