Sunday, May 27, 2012

I hate blogging from my phone but it appears that I won't be blogging at all if I don't so here goes.

We had a pretty good trip last weekend. Got in all the promised visits including meeting 2 new baby girls born to 2 IRL BLMs I know. They were both on the same growth curve as C.S. so I didn't feel like the girl with the giant baby. I also got to spend time with my niece who calls me "na" and introduce C.S. to my brother, aunt and cousin.

We spent most of the weekend with my friend R and her family. Her little boy J turned 2 the day before we arrived. He is a sweet little man and he loves to hang out with daddies and do boy things like drive trucks and tractors. It was very bittersweet to see D.G. Interact with him and get a glimpse of what might have been for our family.

The biggest news in our house is that C.S. has learned how to nap in her crib. Well really we figured out that she still needs to be swaddled for sleep. She doesn't take long naps, 45 minutes to 1 hour max, but D was the same way. I should have a huge list of accomplishments from the nap times but there doesn't seem to be any increase in productivity around here. My personal hygiene may have improved though so I'll take that as a victory. The swaddling has also created the need for some summer weight swaddle blankets that don't cost a small fortune (like the popular ones from Aus) so I have a totally valid reason to spend some quality time at the fabric store this week.

And now the phone is dying so that's it for tonight. I still hope to write posts for Merry's rainbow series and Right Where I Am in the near future but we will see how long it takes to simultaneously have the time and inclination to post.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Taking this show on the road

We are taking Cleo on her first road trip this weekend. It was supposed to happen two months ago but other people's plans got in the way. I've been in a weird mood lately (I'm probably a borderline case of PPD) but hopefully spending time around other people for a few days won't send me over the edge. I promise to blog properly when I get back.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

4 Months Old

 Look at all this cuteness...

It seems like C.S. has changed so much in the last month. 
-She is teething. We will know tomorrow if she matches D's record of getting the first tooth at 4 months and 1 day old.
-She figured out how to use her hands which allows her chew her hands and anything else she can get into her mouth, which helps with the teething. It also allows her to grab handfuls of my boob and try to rearrange the location of my nipples while she is nursing, ouch.
-She can entertain herself for short periods of time. I do love holding her but it's much safer for her to hang out in the baby gym while I attempt to cook supper. Today I was actually successful in preparing supper by myself and it wasn't frozen pizza.
-She is starting to "talk" a lot more. She makes a whole range of noises at us and has figured out how to do it while nursing.
-She will occasionally chuckle but we can't get her to properly laugh or giggle for any length of time.

She still refuses to nap in her crib (but sleeps there just fine at night) and will not go down for the night before 10 pm. I spend a lot of time trying to get her to sleep more but at this point I think it's still in the range of normal. I'd rather be worrying about how much sleep she gets than have to worry about how much she eats. Clearly that's not an issue (her rolls have rolls) but I won't know how much she weighs until tomorrow.  

(As of May 11, C.S. weighs 14 lb 10 oz, 75th percentile for weight and height. Somehow she is both lighter and longer than D was at 4 months. And no teeth, yay for me!)

Here's just a little more cuteness for you.