Friday, November 27, 2009


Well, we had Thanksgiving here yesterday with hubby's family & my brother. It went well! Baby slept through dinner which was great- I was so worried all morning that she wasn't going to sleep and what not. Well she did great and didn't fuss all day until we tried to keep her awake until 8pm. When she gets her bottle at 8 or later, she sleeps until 2 or so. That I can handle because she doesn't get up again until 7 or so. Sometimes she doesn't like that plan! Work in progress...

So every single adult that has come to visit since her birth has commented on her swing. It's a great swing- Fisher Price My Little Lamb. Everyone wants one in an adult size. Maybe that's my key to financial riches- creating an adult swing that is as comfy as hers looks!

So I have given in and we have ordered a recliner. The ONLY reason we are getting it is because it is a glider and it is cream colored leather, has clean lines, is not over-stuffed/ridiculous, and matches her room. The fact that it reclines is a bonus, i guess. It's going in her room. After this whole vaccination-screaming-fit- nightmare-5 days, we need a more comfortable chair. The old wooden rocker from my childhood is not cutting it! Hubby is trying to convince me to get one for the tv room. I think that recliners are the downfall of civilized life. Really, cup holders and food storage areas in a chair? How lazy can you be??!! They gross me out. It would be nice to have a glider downstairs I'm thinking about it. JUST THINKING!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

That wasn't fun

We took Sophie to her 2 month well baby visit and she got her first set of shots. What a horrible spectacle to watch! I had tears in my eyes as she was crying - that horrible cry where she is so upset that nothing comes out but you can see her mouth wide open and eyes shut, face all red and tears. Then the explosive cry. Poor little girl. She had a rough evening too. Hubby is taking her to the Dr visits in the future. I can't watch that again!

She's 10 lbs 9.5 oz and 23.5 inches long. Beautiful, heathy girl.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Back on track & then some

Sweet baby is not only back to one night feeding, for the last two nights she's been going 6-7 hours between! Holy moly! Of course, I'm still waking up after 5-6 hours and can't fall back to sleep. And the cats have been crazy at night lately. I have no idea how she sleeps through it all. I am tempted to put a camera down stairs to catch what it is they are doing. We can hear them racing around, jumping onto and off of things, and in the morning we find cat hair and toys (baby & cat!) all over the place.

The cats are much happier now that sweet baby is sleeping in her own room. The cats hated being shut out of our room for 4 1/2 weeks. Ralphie is still afraid of her, but he is checking her out more often - even though he runs away whenever she moves. Buddy watches over her like she is hers - lets me know if she thinks the baby is upset. Biggy sometimes cares, sometimes doesn't. What's weird is I can' tell if sweet baby even knows they exist. She doesn't get bothered by their cries or kisses. I can't wait until she can sit up in the next few weeks and can see what's going on. I'm think I'm going to get her one of those foam seats- bumbo or something like that. I forget the name. She is holding her head up pretty well now. She gets stronger every day.

Hubby is working his 24 at the fire station today and it is much more mellow at home. I've noticed this the past couple of shifts that he's worked. The baby, cats and I just kind of hang out. I think all of hte running around we do when he is here gets everyone worked up. Not a bad thing. We are all just so happy and relieved that things are going well. I am almost ready to start working on #2!

Oh, and we got ourselves an early Xmas present yesterday - finally got a Keurig - premium! It even makes perfect iced tea- my fave.I love it. Been drinking a lot more coffee than normal now that I am home.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

She's been here for 6 weeks! Ooops

I am the worst blogger. I got so caught up in being pregnant that I didn't blog about it.

Well Sophie Grace arrived on 9/21/09 weighing 8 lbs 3oz. She is a beautiful little girl! Well, at 8 lbs, she was not so litte. We haven't been back to the dr since week 2 and she is now 6 1/2 weeks- I think she weighs over 10 lbs, the scale said 11 something. But my scale is always wrong. Anyway, she is perfect. Even now that she's lost half of her hair, has baby acne & a blocked tear duct that leaves her eye all watery & crusty. ha! I think the tear duct problem is on the outs, been doing some massage. And the acne is lessening.

The first 2-3 weeks were tough, but now I love being home with her. She doesn't have colic, has a great temperment, and seems to have overcome her problem w/passing gas! It doesn't hurt her anymore! Yeah! My life revolves around eating and pooping. And cute outfits.

Hubby screwed up the feeding schedule the past two days and I am a wreak about it because I'm the one that hears her and gets up to feed her in the middle of the night. I had gotten her to eat at 12:30 and then sleep until 6 or 7 in the morning. Now I'll have to get up at 4 again tonight. I just have to keep saying to myself- this is only a's not forever.

Anyway, I still love him. Barely.