Tuesday, May 27, 2008

15 Weeks & A Car Trip

PhotobucketPhotobucketTo celebrate Kyle's 15 week birthday, we decided on a road trip... ok, that isn't exactly true. Jeff had some business in Pensacola, so we decided to tag along and go to Pensacola Beach. The drive was 360 miles or so, and Kyle was an absolute doll! Someone must have told him that his parents intend to take him everywhere :). We have to travel a little heavier than our childless days, and no driving straight through, but no big deal.

Each morning, Kyle and I would get up with Jeff. Kyle would have his breakfast, then we would go get mine where he would entertain the other guests with his talking. After breakfast, we went to the beach. I figured the early morning (7am) was the best time for him to be out. It got very hot and sunny later in the day, which might have been too much for my fair skinned boy. We would sit, so that he could put his feet in the sand. He seemed to like the sand. We didn't try the water though because Kyle still isn't all too keen on baths. Although, we did discover that he is open to a shower. Progress!! We filled the rest of the day with books, walks, the zoo and shopping. Overall, he did fantastic on the trip! I have so many pictures to share, but I have posted a few of my favorites here along with a great little video. Be sure to check out what his bib says... nothing like advertisement.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

We hope everyone has a fantastic Mother's Day!!

There was a lot of wind today, so excuse the background noise. This was made with our new video camera - The Flip, which is awesome, by the way!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Grown out of his diapers!

Today, Kyle is 13 weeks old. Okay, technically, he will be tonight at 11:27 pm. I can't believe how fast the time has gone! Do you know that to date, he has gone through 633 diaper changes?! And that doesn't include diapers for the first 4 days of his life! Add at least 32, I would guess for those days. Amazing, huh? Yes - we have that recorded. We are sick.

I had to officially retire the infant sized cloth diapers :(. I can't believe he is big enough for the next size. They are actually a little big - folding is tricky, but they definitely fit better than the little ones. We are attempting some fancier cloth diapers as well - Swaddlebees pockets and AIOs. They are so much trimmer fitting than the prefolds, plus, they basically go on just like the disposables only with snaps rather than velcro/tape. No folding, no snappis or pins, covers, etc. His skin also seems to stay drier, which can't be bad. You can also add inserts to increase absorbency. So far, we have done well with them overnight. I would love to have a replacement for the disposables at night! I sound like a commercial :o). We are also testing g diapers for trips, which are pseudo disposables. They have a cloth cover and a disposable insert, that is also flushable and biodegradable. I would love for these to work out for us - we shall see.

Kyle has been testing out the Exersaucer these days. He hasn't quite mastered it since it requires complete head control. But he does seem to enjoy it for short periods of time. He especially likes the snail/butterfly toy you see pictured. Another new pasttime of Kyle's is blowing bubbles and putting everything he can into his mouth! He has a stuffed toy carrot that he loves because it is the perfect size for chewing. The bubbles drives Jeff crazy because of course it turns into drool. We have to have a burp rag on hand at all times! I am trying desperately to catch him rolling over on camera. As soon as I do, I will post it here. It is hysterical to watch!

Friday, May 2, 2008

12 Weeks - AMAZING!

We can hardly believe that Kyle is already 12 weeks old! There have been lots of exciting things going on. Yesterday, we recieved his Social Security card and birth certificate. Now, we just need to go get his passport. You can never be too prepared :). You never know when an overseas opportunity might arise!

The big news though is that he is officially sleeping completely through the night with an 8pm bedtime! He makes a few peeps, and of course, I am still getting up to check on him. But a 1 minute check is MUCH better than a 30 minute feeding! I don't need to be near as awake. Kyle is also sleeping strictly in his crib. I had been napping him there, so the transition was fairly easy. Here is a video of him hanging out with his buddy, Wally. For the non-Red Sox fans, Wally is the green monster mascot for the team. Unless he is starving, Kyle is always quite content to lay and watch Wally. Please excuse the lousy camera work. For some reason, I just thought I could turn the camera and edit it like a picture. Maybe you can, but I haven't figured out how :(. I love how he twirls his feet in a circle while he watches him. It is also rare footage of Kyle, the hot body, in a sleeper. For some reason, the house was very cold for a few nights.

Jeff and I also branched out and had a sitter last weekend!! We had a crawfish boil to go to which was quite fun. We have missed having boils. It might be time for a low country boil soon here in the Bergman house. Kyle did great for our friend and was in bed when we got home. I am so thankful that we have good friends that are willing to sit with him. It makes it so much easier to know that we can get out of the house together once in awhile.

I will try to update more frequently. He is changing so much everyday!