Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I know I'm a big whiner, but to be perfectly honest I'm not looking forward to this at all! I LOVE my milk and cheese and we tend to eat a lot of tomatoey and meals with cheese so this will be a challenge and lead me down another whole path for meal planning. I just have to be thankful that there are so many other things I can eat. I know there are people out there that have way more food issues(hopefully mine will be short-lived) and that does put it in perspective for me. I'll let you know how it goes!
Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with us; it was special to have you all there!
Monday, February 27, 2012
Mmm... where should I start? When does Emma's day begin, the middle of the night of first thing in the morning?
7/7:30am--wake, nurse, sleep
10/10:30am--wake, nurse, doze off and on
1:30/2pm--wake, nurse, awake off and on
4/4:30pm--nurse, awake off and on
Emma usually cries after she's put back to bed after nursing in the middle of the night. We don't usually get up unless she won't settle. A good 10-15 minutes of crying off and on is acceptable. For some reason I have no problem letting her cry at night, but it bothers me much more during the day. We got a free swing about a year ago(we never had/used one for Katie) and we brought it down from the attic a few weeks ago. It's saving my sanity. It's usually guaranteed to settle her during the day when I need to take care of Katie or just do my normal work. Emma loves to be held and will usually stop crying the moment she's picked. Yup! She already knows how to work the system!
I don't really feel like I've found my "groove" with Emma yet. And her schedule really isn't much of a schedule. Sometimes she sleeps longer, sometimes she's hungry an hour after I fed her; there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason.
She's suddenly developed a bit of colic too. Normally(stop reading here if you get grossed out easily) she just pukes up milk because she's too full or has a burp. But lately, she's been puking up chunky and seems to have an upset stomach. It's really only happening in the evening and I can't pinpoint it to anything I've eaten.
Katie slept from 10pm-7am when she was nine weeks old. Emma is eight weeks on Wednesday and is a far cry(haha) from sleeping through the night. I don't think we used any "tricks" with Katie: she did kind of did it by herself. Any of you moms out there have any tips? When did your kids start sleeping 8ish hours?
Emma is so different than Katie too! Katie was very calm a quiet(not that you could guess it now), but Emma is wiggly, and nosey, and strong! She's full of smiles these days though and gives the most adoring looks. It's like she's saying "I love you" with her eyes and smiles. She likes to look at faces and gets bored fairly easily with her mobile.
We love her to pieces and can't imagine life without her!
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The set I saw online was four animals: Elephant, Whale, Bird and Frog(the frog was funny looking and I didn't care for it). It was selling for $10 on Etsy. Would you pay that for a hand-made set?
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
At one month Emma is:
- Nursing 8 times per day, sometimes she gets an extra feeding snuck in there somewhere.
- Loves to be held
- Is now in cloth diapers during the day and disposable at night(just a little less work in the middle of the night. Once she sleeps through the night we'll go totally to cloth)
- Smiles delicious smiles!
- Is very strong and holds her head up quite well
- Would sleep in her swing all day and night if we let her
- Cries a lot more than Katie did and usually has to cry herself to sleep in the evening
- Is loved more and more each day!
Monday, February 13, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
I have a miserable little girl here today. I'm not sure if she's trying to cut her last set of molars or if she's got a flu bug, but either way she is not a happy camper. She's running a fever of 103 and has this sad, droppy, glassed-over look in her eyes. My poor little girl! I'm very thankful for these Beatrix Potter movies We have the actual DVD collection; my sister bought them for Katie for her birthday last year. We haven't used them with Katie yet, and this seemed like a perfect time to pull them out. They're very well done, very restful, and easy to watch. We had them growing up and they're just the perfect thing to watch when you're feeling sick.
**Updated** Ben took Katie to the hospital after supper tonight as her fever went up and she started getting the shakes and chills. She was really dizzy and couldn't stand up so well, so we figured it was an ear infection. The doctor confirmed it and said she had a massive inner-ear infection. She got antibiotics right away and more tylonel to help her fever down. She's now in bed sound asleep!
a little blurry.....
Thursday, February 02, 2012
2 kids(1 newborn who has to nurse every 3-4 hours) x (2 year-old adjusting to a new sibling) + 1 mother (still recovering from that magical *ahem* experience of giving birth)=stay home!
We drank A LOT of tea, watched old TV shows, read books and ate grilled cheese, chips and chocolate!
Our winter weather was
Katie is still wondering where Ankee Keena is and I'm sure we'll be answering that question for a while :P Thanks for coming Corina! It was great to have an extra pair of hands(now I'm DEFINITELY not going anywhere!) and it was so nice to sit and relax and chat!