Tuesday, October 18, 2011

the binky detox: be still my breaking heart...
who in their right mind would ever want to detox this sweet little creature??  me.  i do.  i'm desperate.  oh he's such a sweet boy.  what an angel in this picture right?  he really is a wonderful baby, however; i can't keep getting up 5-10 times per night to put his binky back in.  i just can't :(  dave asked if we could just let it slide since it's his only vice... but when i said "ok then you get up with him to put the binky back in," he stopped asking.  letting him 'cry it out' is one of the hardest things i've ever done!  it seriously breaks my heart.  we were up last night for an hour and fifteen minutes of tears and i wanted to cry too.  if his binky only popped out a few times in the night i wouldn't mind but it's verging on ridiculous.  it not only messes with my sleep but Roman hasn't been sleeping well either, his naps have been super short making him more frustrated.  sooo i decided to give it a go for a few days.  please pray for me to last!  from what i've read many mothers have said "it was the best thing i ever did."  their babies are sleeping through the night and their naps are better so their child is more happy over all, as are the mothers.  while roman was crying before his nap today i looked over longingly at his binkyjust sitting on my night stand teasing me... sigh.  wish me luck!  (he only cried for about 5 minutes before his nap but while he was half in and out of sleep he kept moving his lips as they pretended to suck a binky:( 

the picture above was taken like two months ago now - i'm so behind on my blogging!  this was back when we gave him soothies, he has since moved on to 'mams.'  i also realized we never posted about his baby blessing which we did when he was six weeks old so here are a few pictures.
 these sweet baby booties were dave's from his blessing so, so, so many years ago (i like to make fun of dave's age since he's six years older than me ;)  aren't they adorable?  some sweet old lady in their ward in alaska made them for him.  they're light, light blue and white striped.
 these are some super good friends all pretending to be super cheesy happy, like an overdone baby ad or something... oh we're so funny, or think we are ;)
this is some of my immediate family.  my brothers tyler and jed and their families weren't in the pic.  that's seven more peeps we're missing.  our family is getting ginormous!  oh and this is our silly picture, we don't all normally look that creepy (well the kids kind of do actually - they're always pulling faces).
below is dave's immediate family.  i'm really diggin the plywood in the background... please disregard ;)
this is ro six weeks ago just watching some really good (apparently) tv.  we're getting him addicted at a young age.

after an exhausting but great day.  the one drawback about having your baby blessing so soon after having the baby - you still have the extra weight and you're taking lots of pictures!  please disregard the extra lbs as well :)

so what else have we been up to you might ask?

1) well dave is attempting to restore one of these:
a 1965 mustang.  his dad has one in pretty bad shape.  they already had the engine completely redone so he's trying his hand at fixing the exterior... my vote is black.  what do you think?

2) most days i'm trying to finish decorating, DIing and cleaning the house, the never ending struggle.  i'm also baking and cooking a lot more and loving it.  i need to share some recipes on here!  soups have been my latest craze.  so easy, filling and sets the tone for fall no? 

3) we've been watching some new fall shows: terra nova (meh), broke girls (meh), new girl (loving it)
and we've been watching some old favorites... vampire diaries anyone?  my guilty pleasure ;), modern family (love), community and parks and rec

4) i've been frantically trying to get all our costumes ready for our annual Wahlstrom Halloween party this saturday!  everything i ordered should be here by friday... cross your fingers!  can't wait to show pics.

5) and lastly: we've been gearing up for our two big ol trips and the end of this month and beginning of next! 

first trip: Nauvoo and Springfield, IL
we're doing this one over Halloween which should be a blast.  they have some awesome Halloween traditions out there which should really get us in the mood.  i did a semester out at nauvoo during the fall and they go all out for their Halloween celebration.

second trip: Kauai, Hawaii
enough said :)  this will hit the spot while the weather is cold here in utah!

we're so looking forward to both of our trips - we're taking baby... so once again, wish us luck!  we'll see how he does on an airplane...


TyandMar said...

Good luck on the binky. It's so sad. I'm not a good person to talk to since my son had his til he was two. ;) I thought you were going to wait until after the trips? Binkys are good for airplanes! It helps pop their little ears.
I'm here for moral support!:)

TyandMar said...

Sad face. :( you know I'm not the model example with binkys as my son had one til he was two! But it was endearing to me and I couldn't handle taking something away that he adored so much!
I didn't think you were going to do it before your trips? Binkys are really good for airplanes. It helps their little ears to pop.
Good luck. I don't envy you. :(

bre and add said...

hey those are CLASSY family phots! Who even took those?? :) Love that romey. See you tomorrow??