Monday, December 16, 2013
Friday, December 06, 2013
Monday, December 02, 2013
Adaryn is such a joy, but also can be a handful at times! She gets overstimulated so easily, so now we are at Christmas time and all the lights and sounds make it hard for her her gear down for naps and at night!
My only goal for December is to get a Christmas card/thank you out. Because I am 9 months behind on Thank you's, I thought I would just combine them! SO bad, I know. I have zero spare time though. If I am not working or caring for her, I am cooking or cleaning or some other chore!
Now, to take a moment and remember the Reason for the Season. Ahhhhhhh....
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
She goes down for her afternoon nap at 2pm with the same strategy of a bottle before and after. (Usually it is about two ounces each feeding. This girl is a nibbler, like her mom - I grazed through my entire pregnancy as full meals did not sit well with me!).
I am home by 4:45 and we nurse right away and then all go out for a family walk or run. Walking means she is in a carrier, and a run = jogging stroller. It is awesome - she loves being outside, especially if there are doggies around. She squeals with delight if she sees a dog! So funny because we don't even have one.
Same routine around the dinner table at 6, and bath at 7. She is put in the crib at 7:30 on the dot.
So far, so good. It was a bit nutty there for awhile when she was taking naps here and there but never at set times and she was sometimes asleep when it was my lunch hour. We are grateful to have such a happy, healthy baby. She is not too interested in food yet but little by little we are trying new things.
How is it possible that it is almost OCTOBER?! Time flies. The nights are long but the years are short...so they say...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Friday, September 06, 2013
She keeps us on our toes and we are over the moon in love with this girl. I am reading lots of parenting books thanks to a dear friend that sent me a stack of 'em. A great gift indeed!
We have had longer stretches of sleep at night lately, on her own. I will take it! :)
Autumn is my favorite season, so I am so excited. Wahoo!
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
...has started to giggle when tickled - big huge belly laughs. We love it!
...totally lights up when her daddy walks into the room - and she gets shy too! It is adorable :)
...has started to grab food off our plates. A piece of whole wheat pita bread disappeared from my plate last night. She nom noms on it a bit, but doesn't swallow yet. Thank goodness - I want to start her on veggies first!
...LOVES going in the jogging stroller. We went out for a hot 3 mile run yesterday. I think the change of scenery, fast pace, doggies running by, people smiling at her, and the sound of mommy and daddy in conversation is fun for her. That and we let her slurp on my water bottle when she is done.
...has never met a stranger that she did not love and reach for. She loves to be held and played with by anyone and everyone. No signs of separation anxiety, but she does cling to me when I get home from work. I love it...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Matt is left handed, I am right - we are still wondering which will be her dominant hand...
A happy, silly girl that lately has been waking up at night more often = tired parents. We hope it is a phase...