Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wonderful Wednesday

No rhyming titles. We'll try alliteration instead (that's for you Lindsey!).

J and I had quite a day. Our living room (AKA Baby War Room, Romper Room, The Play, Jump, Roll, and Drool Room) was filled with every imaginable toy that J owns. At approximately 8:30 this morning I devised a little routine for my little man. We began with the swing. He had some quality foot time while in there--the grabbing and playing with his amazing feet is new for him.

Next, we moved to his Jumperoo. I proceeded to act like a nut (jumping, dancing, making funny faces) each time his baby-activated music would play. He figured this out quickly (he's a genius!) and proceeded to activate the music as often as possible (he wanted to torture me).

Next, we moved on to the play mat. Since J began rolling over (back to belly), he gets really frustrated when he has his tummy time because he can't quite figure out how to roll from belly to back. Well, that all ended today. With the help of his Exersaucer, which was nearby, I watched as he pushed on the saucer, hoisted himself up, and did a flip-roll from belly to back. YEEEEAAAAHHHH. Two seconds later he rolled again to his belly. Two seconds after that he forgot how to roll at all and proceeded to cry. I eventually put him on a blanket and we played with this hangy toy thing (I have no idea what it is called . . . ). Notice he isn't wearing any clothes in this pic . . . by then, the amount of drool had already cost us two outfits (not including pajamas) at least three bibs, and a vast number of cloth diapers/burp cloths. I had given up . . . the drool was just too much.

We continued with the Exersaucer. He's still trying to figure this thing out. Right now he picks up his legs and sways back and forth. He likes the rocking motion. Just today he figured out that the seat swivels around. He had fun with that! We played with his doggy and looked at some picture books while he was in there. Actually, I played with the doggy and looked at the picture books. J looked at me and drooled. He's a genius, I tell ya!

Next, I put him in his Rainforest Bouncer and we ate some rice cereal. I should actually say that he "ate" it and I ended up with most of it on me. I was the one in need of a bib. *This isn't a picture from today, but this is his bouncer and it was just so darned cute I had to put it in.

Finally, we moved to the Nature's Touch Papasan Cradle Swing. He snuggled in and within moments he was sleeping. Rinse. Repeat.


What a day . . . and by this time it was only 8:45 am (just kidding . . . more like 11 am).

Just a glimpse into my glamorous life . . . Oh, and please note that I took a shower, brushed my teeth, and got out of my PJs just long enough to get into some fresh ones. Yup, that kind of day!

20 comments:

Huckdoll said...

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huckdoll18@hotmail.com

PeaceOut.

Huckdoll said...

I would also set up play stations when C and L were that age. It seemed a really good way to rotate activites and add a little structure to those long days. I totally miss those days...

Beth is wfg said...

Wow. Structure. What's that?

I miss those baby days. Darn. I'm not allowed to get baby-fever again!

girlymom said...

Sounds like a fun morning of toys and drool, books, toys and drool! Ha ha ha

He is a cutie, pat on the back to him for his new rolling accomplishment!

Misty said...

Girl. You are amazing. Baby stations. I haven't done that. I usually lay baby on a blanket, and baby goes with me where ever I am in the home. While I clean, look after the other children, we coo and giggle and play with toys, sing songs...... We tried the Exersaucer for Olivia, my 3rd child, and she hated it. We'll give a shot next time around......

Kathryn said...

Well, he certainly looks like a happy little man. So cute!

just jamie said...

oohhh... baby olympics. great stuff!

next station: baby rattle javelin toss.

(darling little guy BTW)

LaskiGal said...

Misty--nearly every day I ask myself, how in the world would I do this if I had more than one!?!?

I must take this moment to honor all those moms who live each exciting, adventurous, crazy, drool-filled, cheerio-chomping, pee-streaming, toddler-screaming, baby-cooing day with more than one precious bundle of joy . . . I bow to you . . .

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Oh, I miss Jumperoo! That was always our favorite.

abby p said...

What a cutie! I have the cradle swing as well. I love it! I may have to try that Jumperoo. He looks like such a happy baby. You must be doing something right, mama!

Nap Warden said...

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Cute little baby!

Family Adventure said...

Oh.My.Goodness. He is so, so adorable. Look at all those grins.

And all that by 8 am? Or even 11 am? Boy, I am tired just reading about it...

Heidi :)

Lindsey said...

Whew! I think you just exercised enough for me today! J is just so darn cute. He has the best little smile!

Be impressed: I got out of my pjs today into....an Old Navy velour sweatsuit (which is practically still pjs):)! HA! I have not brushed my hair yet but that is on my things to do list for today!

P.S. I love the alliteration! Keep those literary terms coming:)

Jennifer said...

Hi there, thanks for visiting my blog and for the compliments. :)
It seems almost like you have the entire Babies R Us in your living room. lol My kids had a million things too, and I tried to rotate acitivies thinking it would keep them busy/occupied and a lot happier during the day... but man was it hard work. :) Sounds like you are an amazing mom... I'd love to add you to my blog roll... if ya don't mind. :)
I look forward to reading more of your blog and future posts!!
Have a great night...
Hugs, Jenn

Pam said...

Sounds like a great day! Thanks for sharing...I love hearing about other mom's and their days - I so wish I was on leave for a year. It is tough having a little one and teaching. If drool = genius, mine is Albert Einstein....he still drools all over!

Aliki2006 said...

My kids loved the exersaucer--what a brilliant invention that was! And I remember how much fun it was to set up play stations as well!

tommie said...

Mine are only 16 months apart, and I vaguely remember doing that with the older one....if anything, just so I could get a shower and dressed some days. I had a pack n play just outside the bathroom for a very long time!

Is he eating foods yet....a great "station" is a food station. Set up some soft food or even yogurt and let him play with it. He will love it.

LaskiGal said...

Jennifer--absolutely!! I'm adding you as well :)

tommie--he's on rice cereal right now. I love the food station idea. Actually, I wouldn't mind a food station for myself.

Lindsey said...

Sounds like a great day with the baby!! The playstations are such a great idea!!! (PS-I teach 1st & 2nd grade, multi-age)

TheRightWife said...

J is an amazing baby! I have really enjoyed reading your blog, and thanks for visiting mine!

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