Wood Family News

September 27, 2008

Breastfeeding on Sesame Street

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — Crystal @ 9:51 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3DWRhfNm4c (1977)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4EUE9KBDUU (1974)

There was a time when breastfeeding WAS on tv for our little ones.  To bad they don’t do it anymore.  Maybe it would seem more socially acceptable and natural if we exposed the world to nursing more at an early age.  The last segmant they redid later and replaced the breast shot with a bottle one  sticking out tongue to sesame street for that one!

September 23, 2008

List of happenings

Filed under: family,life in general — Crystal @ 6:07 pm

So time hasn’t been something I have lots of lately, so here is a shortened version of the household happenings.

Ezecma. –

It appears to be subsiding a bit, but he still has outbreaks.  We think its dairy, however on our second visit to the dermatologist (whom used to be a pediatrician) said it is not allergies, its just inherited.  He said to continue using the original regime and be very diligent in the winter.  A humidifier may help keep the house moist for him.

6 month doctor visit –

He weighed in at 15 lbs 9 oz and was 25.75 in long.  So he only gained 7 oz and went up in height by .75  They weren’t worried about it.. which confused the heck out of me because they were so concerned with my daughter’s weight gain.  This is why they weren’t concerned.  He was born at 7lbs 15 oz in the 50th percentile, then at 1 month he dropped to the 25th then at 4 months he was in the 50th again and now he’s back down to the 25th.. so he IS following a chart.. a very unique one that he has made all on his own.  As long as he is near the 50th again at 9 months we are all set.  The only thing they were concerned about was the fact that he breaks out in an eczema rash and spits up a lot if I put dairy in my diet.  They told me under no circumstances to give him any form of dairy until he is 1 and then only to do so after they run a certain type of allergy test to make sure he wont have any anaphylactic reactions to it.


Well he started eating cereal 3 weeks ago and we have been introducing some veggies and fruit.  He got his first cookie 2 days ago.  However, poor Bryan has had to try all sorts of “weird” food thanks to big sis Celeste she has managed to “help” feed him while she is eating her food.  So far he has had apple juice, whole banana, kashi cereal, cinnamon toast crunch and 1/4 of a waffle.  Now the waffle, is partly my fault.  I knew he was chewing on something as he played on the floor with her, but until the waffle was broken up I didn’t realized she had shared again.  Poor kid cried his little heart out when I took it away.  However, note if you ever want a 6 mont old to take a 6 hour nap in the middle of the day, give him a waffle to eat.


He’s started!  I just hope he does not crawl to early… he already learned to roll both ways way way way to early.  I guess I’ll be chasing another one soon.


His first one broke through on 9/20!

Waterbury Hospital-

Just a note for all of you who ever decide to go there.. don’t.. unless its an emergency and then count on charges you NEVER expected.. feel free to ask us more if you want.

Birth to 3-

Celeste started her first session last Friday.  Hopefully it will help her talk some more.  She has started to say a bit more (not from thier help).  She likes it so we will see.  She said Mom for the first time on Friday and it was pretty cool.  Alan actually heard it for the first time.  I had gone shopping to pick up some things and to have time alone for an hour and she kept saying “Where did Mom go?” or simply saying “Mom?” Alan didn’t know it was the first time until I got home.  Pretty cool though.. it sent shivers down my spine.  God, we love that little girl!

3 Years

Filed under: life in general — Crystal @ 5:45 pm

I think random thoughts in the as I go to bed at night.  Three years ago our lives were very different.  We were married but no kids.  I was working full time and we were spending money like it was going out of style.  Wow that huge tv is nice… Ohh that looks like a good game, lets buy it!  Who cares that we don’t get paid for another week, put it on the yahoo card.  We would easily spend $100 on one night of eating out, just because we didn’t feel like cooking. We were frivolous, and it was fun (or so we thought, until the bills came). .  We bought a spa; 2 months later we found out we were pregnant with our first child.  So much for the spa.  Alan quit his dream job, I quit the first job I really loved and the new friends I had just made and moved back home which was 1500 miles away. 19 Months later we got pregnant with number 2 when Celeste was only 10 months old.  So here we are, three years later, with a 2 year old and 6 month old children, much poorer and oh so much happier.

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