Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lots to Blog About

I can't believe an entire week has gone by since I last blogged.  We have been busy keeping Jae entertained, hosting a few visitors (for short periods of time) and showing Jae Owatonna.  Lots of trips to the grocery store, Target, Wal-Greens, work, etc and he seems to love every minute of it.  In fact I have to be careful about when I plan our little stroller and car seat outings as he loves both a little too much and has a tendency to take a snooze in them.  Being a Hunze, I am more than fine with a cat nap here or there (that is what us Hunze gals are good at) but Jae is still waking up a couple of times a night so we want to make sure we are at least trying for a solid night.

Speaking of bedtime, a HUGE stride in the right direction was made last night and tonight.  For the past 2.5 weeks we have been completely rocking Jae to sleep before putting him in his crib.  If we tried to put him down before he cried bloody murder.  And who can blame him?  He is used to sleeping in the bed if not the same room as foster mom and dad so a crib in his room all by his lonesome can seem a little scary.  But, the last two night we have been able to put him in his crib and let him fall asleep there.  Granted, it took an extra 30 minutes for him to fall asleep; but, he opened his eyes quite a few times and was okay with being in his crib.  I think we are going to try the 'stay by the crib' method for a good week or two before we place him in the crib and just leave.  My arm muscles will miss the workout though.  Rocking a 24 lb kiddo to sleep every night has given my biceps a much needed workout.  :)

Other news:  Jae's first American haircut!  See below pictures...Lisa did a great job.

And Jae's first American doctor visit!  We went and saw a wonderful new peditrician in the Owatonna area and she more than reassured us that we were doing things right (or at least not completely screwing up our kid).  Jae is getting the right amount (and kinds) of food and is growing just as he should be at 17 months.  The surprise of the visit is that Jat is in the 80th percentile for height at 17 months!  Although Paul and I wonder if she got the measurement right since Jae is still wearing 12 month pants.  Jae also got 4 shots that he didn't exactly love, but seemed to manage just fine.

Pictures from the last week:
Wagon ride with Daddy

Before hair cut
After with our artist, Lisa.   :)

Jae's favorite tiger jammies
Jae's Mom

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