Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Almost done!

Ok, so today started out pretty normal. Miss C, sleeping in her nursery, woke me up around 430 for an early breakfast. She went back to sleep afterwards for another hour or so then was up for the day. She has been going through yet another growth spurt so she is all eat and sleep lately. She still plays but its not for as long as normal. She gets so tired during growth spurts!
We had her 4 month check up today and she is now 26 inches long and weighs 16 pounds 9 ounces! Her head circumference is 16 inches. According to the doctor, she is 95th percentile for height and weight and 50th percentile for head circumference. Same as her last check up. She is
doing terrific, developing fast and in all an outstanding child! Would you have expected anything different?

Miss C did really well with her immunizations today. We gave her a little Tylenol (doctor's approval of course) about an hour before her shots (we were aiming for 15 minutes but there was a huge line for shots today!) and she only cried once the needles were in her legs. She stopped almost as soon as DH picked her up. Once we got home she ate and is now in bed. I know she needs a nap. That "quick appointment" took almost 2 and 1/2 hours! Got to love Navy medicine!
As far as my almost done comment, we are almost done unpacking. Have I mentioned lately how much I hate moving?I used to kind of like it, the whole change of scenery aspect and all that, but I am soooo tired of moving, packing, unpacking, crap like that. The house is looking great but we are still without drapes. I know, can you imagine? Luckily, we live on over 2 acres so there is no one remotely close to check out the house. DH took some of our fleece blankets and tacked them up over certain windows (primarily those in the bedrooms). We have met with
someone regarding drapes but apparently custom drapes take time to be made. We will be lucky if we have drapes by December. Oh well, its better to do them right the first time, right?
What else? Oh! We found a wonderful care provider for Miss C. Her name is Miss J (for privacy purposes of course) and she has 2 kids of her own (6 y.o. and 9 y.o.) who are great (we met them as well) and she takes care of two other kids (another 6 y.o. and a 1 y.o.). Miss C is very comfortable with Miss J and so are DH and I. Its amazing how much more affordable care is here! Seriously! I am spending about 1/3 as much as I was in So Cal on child care. That
makes a huge difference when you make less money and have two mortgages (hopefully we will find a buyer sooner rather than later!).

I have taken some photos but because we aren't really going to decorate until we get the drapes up, its kind of not right to show off the house in its current state. Don't misunderstand, this is a great, gorgeous house. I just want you all to enjoy it in its full glory. For that to happen, we need drapes! DH and I are very pleased with the progress we have made on the house (no more boxes in all of the rooms!) but we are convinced there is more to do. Ugh! Since we are both starting work soon, the changes might need to happen on weekends and when we take leave next (probably over Christmas). We still plan on flying out to see DH's family at Christmas (an annual tradition when we live on the mainland) but we will work on the house when we can regardless.
Oh! So DH decided to share the following with me. Apparently while playing with her daddy, Miss C rolled over from her back to her belly! He thinks she didn't do it on purpose (she apparently was kind of pissed off when it happened) but darn! I wonder, do kids really practice stuff before they show one of their parents? Hope to be able to share seeing this myself soon!

Well, that's pretty much it. Not too much to report. Thanks for reading!


poobou said...

Soooo glad you found a daycare provider that you like! That makes it so much easier on you.

As for rolling over: I remember that c-baby did it a few times completely by accident before she figured out how to do it on purpose. I'm sure she isn't holding out and not showing you her new trick on purpose, but since those first few attempts are kind of sporadic, it might be a while before you get to witness it. Don't worry, soon enough. :-)

LizardBreath said...

I'm soooo relieved we found someone the three of us are happy with. I just hope my new job here is as flexible as the last one, regarding hours and all that. Its so hard to leave her!
I am trying to be patient about the rolling stuff. Its just that Miss C seems to be trying so hard (when we play, she spends most of her time on her sides and she even sleeps that way!), I don't want to miss it! Ah, she'll show me soon enough, right?

Cat said...

Custom Drapes That Have To Wait Until December?! You're kidding, right? I'll come install a curtain rod and some curtains from the Linens & Things before December!

Hooray for good daycare!

LizardBreath said...

Its more of a matter of the sizes of our curtains and the fabric. i agree, the length of time is pissing me off, but we don't have a store that actually carries drapes (other than walmart and there is no way I am going to put up walmart drapes. Call me a snob if you will, but...). Thanks for the offer! ;0 How about you all just come out to visit?

Cat said...

Oh no, Wal-Mart drapes definitely won't do. I have a no-Wal-Mart policy across the board, so I totally understand that.

Hey, what's up with the old house and the fires? Is your old place close to the danger?

LizardBreath said...

The other house is safe at the present. We're a bit further inland than the others. Sounds awful but maybe someone who lost their fire in these awful wildfires will want to buy ours. I know, awful.