Slovakian Combs(s) Over

Slovakian Combs(s) Over
Adventures of the Combs

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Bottle Troubles

Who knew that me being home a week and Little Man not needing a bottle would be a problem? Dustin gave him a bottle now two nights in a row and it has been a nightmare!! He use to not be a picky baby with what bottle he got but we have tried the Avent with a size 3 nipple AND the Medula and no luck. This morning I'll go to Babies R Us and they have a coupon for a Dr. Brown bottle and we will try that one. This is such a weird experience for us and we are trusting God for patience with this. Little Man has become so much more active this week and one of the things is being able to chew better on stuff. I mean he coordinated his two hands to get his little elephant into his mouth to chew on an ear or a foot while we were at the cabin. Also, he is trying really hard to roll from his back to his tummy. It's impressive how well he can arch his back. Baby yoga for sure. The kicks he does when he is on his play may is quite impressive as well. This little guy is ready to be on the move for sure!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Day 2&3 of Combs Family Vacation

So the wifi was not that great at the lodge and I wanted to enjoy every second I had so I didn't blog. But here is an idea of what we did. 
Day 2
Breakfast and morning Devotionals while Little Man slept. 
Some family time taking pictures and relaxing on the couch. 
Drive around and enjoy God's beautiful creation
Dinner at a restaurant where Little Man decided to keep us busy. 

Day 3

Another wonderful morning doing a devotional as a couple. 
Walk around the neighborhood with the jogging stroller and in the rain. 
Lots of play time with our little family of three. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Day 1 of Combs Family Vacation

After we left our house, Little Man was able to fall asleep pretty quickly and we only heard from him when he coughed. We stopped for lunch in Payson and that's when he woke up. We were able to distract him somewhat but the wind seemed to irritate him a little. He started to get red dots on his face. So we continued on toward Show Low. 
Important that you have the right snacks:
Eventually we arrived to the cabin after trying to feed Theo at the city park. It seemed Little Man was having a tummy issue and major gas. He struggled for the rest of the day with hardly nursing and lots of crying. 
It was definitely an early bedtime for him and he didn't seem to mind. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Tuesday night was the night little man decided to roll from his tummy over to his back. We were so excited to be both home to see this! He can roll over both to his right and left, which was pretty amazing. Yesterday, he tried several times throughout the day to roll from his back into his tummy but hasn't quite figured how to get his arm and leg over. He knows to swing his arm over but the leg not so much. He did keep getting his arm stuck in his rings on his floor mat when he would try to roll over. 
Our little man is sure discovering new things. 
I mean, look at this. I put him on the table at the car dealership and he kept leaning forward. So I pulled Dustin's water bottle over and it seemed like he knew what to do with it. 
I have only two more days of work until Spring Break. It cannot come soon enough! 1 week with my little family, yes please!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Immunization Shots Are No Fun

Wednesday was little mans four month checkup where he once again got five shots (two shots in each thigh and one to drink, the Roto Virus). This time he had a reaction with hair not feeling good. Not sure if he has something else going on at the same time because he was already having trouble on Tuesday. I mean, the kid loves to eat and for him to refuse two bottles on Tuesday AND yesterday? There is something going on. We thought maybe it was the nipple that he needed a bigger opening. Well that only worked for the first bottle yesterday. The rest of the day he just wanted to sleep. Poor kiddo! He just didn't know what he wanted last night. Put that together with a hubby that didn't feel good and man oh man did this Mama have her hands full. Plus, the kids wanted to do a science experiment with making an egg bouncy, so what did I have to do? Go get 32 eggs and boil them last night. It is tough balancing this whole being a teacher and a mama!! 
I'm praying that I can find something different to do next school year. We plan on staying at least one more school year in the country so that means we need to be creative with income. I have had some rough days this week about driving all the way to work and being gone for so long each day. My boy is growing up to quickly! 
Plus, I feel that I've hardly had any time with the hubby since Little man seems to be changing so much and needs a little more attention this week. (as I'm writing, Theo has discovered the sound his fingernail makes as he scratches the mattress sheet:) I did just cut his nails) (yes, once again I'm sitting in his room so I can listen to his little noises, these are my special moments as he tries to drift back to sleep) 
Well, I better get ready for work, I guess...

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Adventures Continue

       Such a wonderful sight this morning after a rough Tuesday where he took only one bottle the entire day AND was very gassy. Poor kid has too much going on at the same time. Teething is a bother for him as well.
       This boy is changing so much! When he went to bed last night (@8am), his head was on the right side of this picture. He was so wiggly during the night that by the time 6am rolled around and he was hungry, he rotated quite a bit around. 
A good description of the day above. I'm realizing how much enjoyed this personal day off to take little man for his checkup. I wish I could be a stay at home Mama...