Monday, August 29, 2011
My oh my, where has the time gone! William Michael Tucker is 4 months old! At 4 months William weighs 16 pounds and 3 ounces. WHOA! We have a big old lump of sugar around this house, and we love it! His little cheeks are the most precious thing. He is 25 1/2 inches long too. He's definitely made some growing progress since his last appointment.
William was such a big boy when he had to get his shots too. He got one shot in each leg and also received an oral vaccine today too. Of course he cried, but now we are home, and he's just playing away on his play mat. The doctor gave us the go ahead to start experimenting with solid foods. He told us to start with rice cereal, then green vegetables, and then fruits. This week should be lots of fun incorporating some of those into William's dinner each night. We are looking forward to his reactions!
William is now rolling over, and most mornings I find him snoozing on his tummy. He really likes his side too. He's not a fan of sleeping on his back now that he can roll over. William usually wakes up at least once a night. I will usually get up and feed him around 1-3, and then he'll sleep until I wake him at 6 to get ready for daycare.
Daycare is still going great! We know our baby is in loving arms everyday. The other day we got a parent note from "school" (aka daycare) stating that fall pictures will be September 20! My baby gets to have a fall picture! It was so neat to be on the other side of the parent note. Normally I'm the one sending notes home to parents. I'm not used to receiving them. It was a sweet feeling.
Our family has a big weekend coming up...let me give you a little hint.... ROLL TIDE ROLL! William will be attending his first tailgate this weekend! We are all looking so forward to it!
We will most certainly delight in all the little moments we will share this weekend with our William!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
|About to head to daycare for his first day!|
Two weeks ago William started daycare at Twelfth Street Baptist Church. I had an LTF (Pre AP) workshop the week before school started at Gadsden City High School, so we had to start daycare a little early. I feel like I have been doing pretty good with the transition. I've really tried to have a positive attitude about it all. I've only had a few breakdowns and most of those were that first day of daycare.
Dustin and I both wanted to be with Will dropping him off on his first day. As we walked into his "classroom" his teacher was in the floor playing with another baby on a playmat. Classical musical was playing in the background. It put my heart at ease. Will also has his own crib while he's in this room where he can take naps during the day. They also have all the bouncy seats, swings, bumpoos, mats, and other toys for William to enjoy during the day. William's teacher, Mrs. Glinda, is wonderful!! I feel very comfortable when I have to leave my baby because I know he is in good hands.
Several people have asked me if I worry about William during the day and my honest answer is I do not! However, as I'm sure that any mother will agree, I wish I could be the one taking care of my baby during the day. I don't worry about him. I just miss him ALL DAY LONG!
This past week Miss Jorja (Will's cousin) joined him at daycare. She is in Will's class so he is also spending time with family, and I love that! On Friday after I picked William up and we were home playing, I noticed that William had started making this new high pitched squeal. I called up my sister right away to inform her that Jorja has taught my son how to squeal! It's the exact noise that Jorja has been making for a while now. It totally cracked me up. William has always coo'd, laughed, cried, gurggled, but now we add the squeal to his noise list!
Another positive aspect of daycare (remember I'm really trying to stay positive about this) is that Gramsie, Grandad, LaLa, and Grandmother have all been able to spend some extra time with William. They have been able to pick Will up on most days by around 1 and some days a little earlier!
All in all, I'm very happy with my choice in daycare for William. I know that there are downsides to daycare, but for Dustin and I, it's necessary and I actually think it's a positive thing for William. Now there's just more people to love my baby.