Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Operation Wean Nicolaus - Day 1

I have started the process of weaning Nicolaus from the breast. I have mixed emotions about it. On the one hand I love seeing our little man grow up and accomplish milestones in his life. On the other, I love the one on one time we share when nursing. But, with baby #2 on the way, it will be nice to have a break--even if only for a few months. I will be dropping one feeding each week for the next several weeks and replace that feeding with a sippy cup of milk. We started after his morning nap because I think this is the feeding that will least bother him. The hardest will be his bedtime and morning sessions. Nicolaus did fantastic with his first taste of milk. He drank nearly all 4 oz I put in his cup! He did manage to get some all over his chest too, but for a first try I thought he did great. We have some recommendations on a few different cups to try. With the ones we have, it seems the fluid either comes out too fast or too slow. We shall see about getting those this weekend. Everything I have read says to get one cup and try to stick with it, so we better choose one soon!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Photographer friend: $0
Beautiful day at the park: $0
Finding out there are four of us in the picture: Priceless

Nicolaus is going to be a big brother! Baby Pedersen will arrive in May!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

First Words

Yesterday Nicolaus said his very first word! What was it you ask? Dog of course! Well, it sounds more like "Dob" but he is definitely talking about Penny. Today I asked him, "Where's the dog," and he turned to Penny, said "Dob" and gave her a hug. This morning he also said Cat! Sometimes it sounds like "that" but every time it is directed at Roxy. When I was chasing him around the house this afternoon he saw her and said "That, That!" Too cute! He sooo wants to hug her and pet her just like he does Penny, but she will have none of that at all. He says "da-da" and "ma-ma" but we are not convinced he is directing it at us quite yet. The picture on the left is after our walk Monday afternoon when it was chilly outside. Notice the Penny hair all over his legs!

Monday, October 12, 2009

11 Months

* 20 lbs
* Waves bye-bye
* Gives kisses
* Gives "fives"
* Cruises around furniture swiftly
* Sometimes lets go and balances while standing
* Can drink from a straw
* Loves to listen to music and dance
* Still only has 2 teeth
* "Talks" a lot but has yet to say his first word
* Fake laughs to try to get you to laugh
* Loves to play with his soccer ball and any toy into which he can drop things
* Discovered he can feed Penny from his high chair