Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Back To Life

Five months! I can't believe it's already been five months...There's so much to update on, I don't even know where to start. 

These past couple of months have been a blur and that's partly why I've been MIA. Between sleep training (yes, we had to do this), going on a two week vacation to Hawaii, and looking for a nanny, life was just one thing after another. Hopefully, now that I'm back at work (yep, I started yesterday), I'll actually have some time to read blogs and write!

So, to begin with, Jason is now 5 months old. He's been rolling, rolling, rolling everywhere! Stomach, back, stomach, back. It's so cute, until he gets stuck or hits a wall and starts crying. And even, then it brings a smile to my face. In addition to that, he just got his first tooth! A little white tooth is starting to sprout and it's so adorable. Unfortunately, that means he's chewing the crap out of everything...His new favorite toy, Sophie the Giraffe. He gnaws the crap out of that thing. 

Sleep...the holy grail! We're almost sleeping through the night. Jason now wakes up only once at around 2AM for one feed. Although, there are times when he still cries at night, he'll usually let out a whimper or a howl for all of 1-2 minutes and then go back to sleep. The sleep training was hard, but it's been so worth it. Rocking him to sleep every 2-3 hours was just not sustainable anymore...My back and wrists were hurting so much, I really couldn't function during that day, so again, the ST was difficult, but oh, so worth it.

Nanny time! I just have to say that if I were a billionaire (or even just a millionaire), I'd have a nanny 24 hours a day. It was so wonderful to have our nanny start one week early, both for the transition, so I could see her interact with Jason and for the opportunity to enjoy my last week of maternity leave. I got my haircut, a massage, ate lunch with friends, and even made it to the gym. It was amazing. Needless to say, we have a great nanny. She's wonderful with Jason and has tons of experience. So, although being at work has been difficult because I miss the little guy so, so much, it also hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be because I feel comfortable.

And, lastly, coming back to work. It's actually been pretty nice to be back. I didn't realize how much I missed work and my coworkers. Plus, I can actually get stuff done at work (like surf the net). 

With that I'll leave you with a pic of Jason and his first encounter with the Pacific Ocean (our vacation to Hawaii). He was none too happy.


TurtleMama said...

So glad you found a nanny you feel good about! Jason is just adorable - wish we could get our babies together to play! Winn just discovered Sophie today. SO great that Jason is sleeping better. That's our next project. what worked for you? Good to hear from you!

sienna said...

Such a little cutie! How did J sleep while on vacay? Haha, did you have dinners at 5pm as a result of vacationing with a tiny one? I can't believe he is five months already!! Did you go with a halmuni for a nanny or a nonasian nanny?? Xoxo.

newbie said...

OMG Jason is so freaking cute! Congrats on getting there with sleep training - not an easy process, it sounds like! And I LOVE Hawaii...so jealous you went there, I want to go!

Jen said...

Adorable! Love Hawaii - sounds like you had a great time!