Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/30/11

We're babysitting June tonight. The Ju Jus are discussing their mutual interests - trucks and dogs.

Take this block, June.

Take it!

June was so good at giving Sully gentle touches.

Then Jude, "The Brute," came by and well... I promise he's not violating the dog in THAT way, despite the look on Sully's face.

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/29/11

Jude didn't care too much about the Royal Wedding, but he did finally get a chance to check out his new climber. Looks like we have a little baller on our hands! Thanks, Grandma!!!!


Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/28/11

I was so excited that Jude got to wear this shirt, which I bought before he was even born. Put a bird on it!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/27/11

Mommy! Why you make me wear this hood?!?!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


So in addition to the video below where he's counting, Jude has an ever growing vocabulary. Here's what he has so far:
  • book
  • down
  • doggie
  • kitty
  • teeth
  • shoe
  • ball
  • all done
No Mommy or Mama yet, but tonight he said his own name SO WELL!!! We were reading "Peek a Who" and it has a mirror at the end and Lindsay was asking him who that baby was and he pretty clearly said, "Joo" AMAZING!

I am also thinking that he might grow up to be a farmer because he knows the animal sounds for a cow, a sheep, a horse, a pig, and..... a monkey. Ok, there aren't very many farms with monkeys, but it should be a riot when we take him to the zoo this weekend....

The Daily Jude 4/26/11

Today's daily Jude is a video - I think. This is a test of my techi-ness (I'm attempting to do this from my phone, as I do all the Daily Judes).

Anyway, if it works, you should be able to see Jude "counting," or imitating the sounds we make when we build a tower for him.



Monday, April 25, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/25/11

No good excuse - I just forgot to take a picture! I remembered as soon as I walked in and found him this position. Doesn't he look like a sleeping Whirling Dervish? Oh and once again, the nighnight on his head his head is totally his own doing...
(ooops! Just found this in the outbox!)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/24/11

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/23/11

Jude samples a Minneapolis specialty - the Juicy Lucy!

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/22/11

Beep beep! Hop on to Jude's bus for a city tour!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/21/11


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/20/11

That smile says he's up to no good!

Hey Jude Humor

Since we named our son Jude, I have become strangely obsessed with information about the song Hey Jude.  Here are two of my favorite graphic representations of the lyrics.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/19/11

Jude made bunny ears at school today, but he wasn't very interested in modeling them. Silly rabbit!

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/18/11

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/17/11

As Lindsay said, "you never get to be in The Daily Judes." She's right. And she even managed to get a good shot of me in a bathing suit!

Dancin' Machine

Jude loves getting out the place mats for an impromptu, go-anywhere dance floor...

 Shake it!

 Get down with your bad self!

The Daily Jude 4/16/11

Jude took an oatmeal bath today.

No, not that kind.

The kind where he pours actual dry oatmeal all over himself.

It was all over his head. And in his nose. Also, Jude ate fistfuls of it. Multiple fistfuls. That's my baby!

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/15/11

Friday night get-together at Jada, Katie, and Lily's meant lots of fun with moms and kids and a late bedtime for Jude. Guess what? He survived, and so did we...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/14/11

There's a tiny scientist in my bathtub...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/13/11

The picture says it all...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/12/11

 Who, me?
(see full image)


Monday, April 11, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/11/11

Yup. You know what this means. Mama had to work late tonight. Good thing he's wearing his super adorable new skateboard pajamas!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/10/11

Try to catch me, Mama!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Reality Check

GmailLiz Heyer

A Baby Question....
4 messages
Liz Heyer Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 8:52 PM
To: Sara Pearce
Cc: Lindsay Heyer

Here's the deal - Lindsay and I have a baby sleep question that we can't find in any book or anywhere on the Internets and we fear the mom backlash we may get if we post our question to a group or message board. Enter Sara. We're hoping that you can either help answer our question or point us in the direction of someone who can. 

Jude is sleeping. A lot. This weekend and last weekend he has woken up at 9:30 or 10:00 am after going to sleep at 7:30 pm. On top of that, he took a 3.5 hour nap this afternoon. That's 17.5 hours in the last 24 hour period. Whaaaat? We know that babies sometimes sleep more when they're about to hit a growth spurt or going through a milestone, but with this amount of sleep, we're expecting Harvard to accept his application any day, now. 

We've also wondered if it has anything to do with the transition from two naps to one. He's been transitioned at daycare to one nap, but it just doesn't seem like enough for him, so we WERE keeping him on a two nap schedule at home on the weekends to let him catch up/store up for the week. His late late wakeup time, however, hasn't left much time for two naps, so he's been on one at home now, too. 

For the most part, we know we shouldn't worry too much about this - we know there are parents who would kill to have this problem (and don't get me wrong, I've LOVED the extra time in bed on the weekends!), but there are two things that I can't help but worry about. 1) It's PAINFUL on Monday morning when we have to wake him up at 6:45 am and 2) Is there something wrong? Should we be waking him up at the same time everyday, even on weekends? Should we be matching the schedule at daycare, even though I don't think it's enough sleep? Even though his one nap at daycare is at about noon and our ECFE class goes until 1:00 every Saturday? Argh!!!!!!!!

Like I said - I'm trying not to stress but, I'm stressing anyway. Can you help?

(Also, we miss you and love any excuse to see you or talk to you :-)


Sara Pearce Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 6:02 AM
To: Liz Heyer
Cc: Lindsay Heyer
Dear Crazy,

Can my eyes be deceiving me?  Are you asking about a child who sleeps TOO MUCH?  Is this the same woman who was in my New Mama Class?

Reality checks.
-Jude has always been a good sleeper (for the most part)
-Toddlers need sleep after their crazy behavior during the day, especially during growth spurts
-Nap transitions make people wonky, sometimes for months at a time
-Keep him at one nap and put him to bed early early early
-Match the schedule at daycare and put him to bed super early  - 5:00/5:30-ish
-The child can be disrupted once a week to go to ECFE and will survive, unless it makes him a nightmare in which case one of you can go to class and the other can stay home with him, then at least you're still listening to the parent topics.

I'm just really, really worried that all this sleep is going to make him lose the ability to ROLL OVER.  Oh wait, not only is he rolling but all the rest of his development seems to be right on track.

Hahaha, I can't resist the temptation to give you a hard time because you are my favorite Mamas.

Love you, mean it, now stop worrying.

Sara Pearce RN CNM IBCLC
CEO & Director of Education
Amma Maternity Inc

3511 Hazelton Road  Edina, MN, 55435
Direct line: (952) 831-0712
Main center line: (952) 926-BABY

DISCLAIMER: Any information contained in this e-mail is not intended to be medical advice, nor does it replace care given by your health care provider. Please consult your health care provider when seeking medical care.

Liz Heyer Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 9:33 PM
To: Sara Pearce
Cc: Lindsay Heyer
Ok, ok, ok! Message received, loud and clear!  I promise not to worry about this anymore. 

We will do our best to match the school schedule on the weekends and not stress out about the one day a week when we have to change it up a bit.

BUT I have to talk about the whole moving-the-bedtime-up thing. I've read it in other places, but I just don't think we can actually make it happen as two full time workin mamas. I usually get home with the Judester just after 5 and it's dinnertime for him. The other mom gets home around 6:00 or 6:30. SO, we're going to try moving it up by 30 minutes (about all we'll be able to move it without totally changing work and daycare schedules) for a week and see what kind of difference it makes and then, reevaluate (though Lindsay is about ready to take the baby and run away with him just so she can get a little time with him). 

Thanks, again, for humoring us and giving us a reality check - somehow I have a feeling that we're all going to be ok. :-)


P.S. Can I post this whole darn exchange on our blog?

Sara Pearce Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 5:31 AM
To: Liz Heyer
Yes you can post the exchange on the blog.  :)  Remember, with sleep, inconsistency is the new consistency.  It's always a moving target.  Just try the earlier bedtime for a week or two and see what happens.  Tell Lindsay she could just take him out of daycare and wear him around work in a Bjorn.

The Daily Jude 4/9/11

> I normally like to put up a picture that's representative of Jude's day. Today's Daily Jude, however, is not representative of his day. You see, in this picture, Jude is calmly reading a book. Actually, Jude spent most of the day at childcare at the Rainbow Families conference (which is a different story for a different day). When we got home, he spent most of his time being naughty - getting into things, beating up on me and my glasses. This moment, while welcomed, was not representative of his day. Just know that.

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/8/11


Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/7/11

Is baby's valentine under the pillow? No.... It's a fancy box of chocolates! Yum! Yum!

(weird... No matter how many times we read that book, the valentine is never under the pillow...)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/6/11

> Being outside is just the awesomest!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/5/11

You guys! Have you seen this baby sheep? JUDE HAS AND SO HAVE WE - about 1,000,00 times a day. He LOVES his Farm Babies book!

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/4/11

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/3/11

We met our friends, Dean and Karen, at an amazing Nepalese restaurant tonight. Jude loved the food AND made a new friend, Eloise.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/2/11

At the playground (ya know?)

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Daily Jude 4/1/11

Words cannot express this kid's love for mac and cheese, but I'm pretty sure the cheese on his forehead can.