Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Yea, baby!

Miss C is doing great. As you can see in this photo, she is getting bigger and just changing at lighting speed.
She slept 9 hours straight last night (730pm to 430am) then went back to sleep after a hearty meal. While some books say sleeping this long constitutes sleeping all night, I stick by my original assertion that until she sleeps from the time she goes to bed until the time she has to get up for school, she is merely sleeping well rather than sleeping all night. In either case, yea!
The teeth are bothering her a little more than in the past, but that was bound to happen. She actually only ate once at school before coming home and that was at 8 in the morning and she didn't come home until almost 1! Isn't that crazy? Apparently she also took a 2 1/2 hour nap today after she ate so I guess between eating at home right before school and eating a full bottle little more than an hour later stated Miss C for a while. She certainly made up for it once she got home. Poor DH had to deal with a very hungry baby once he got back.
Well, that's pretty much it. We're going to be spending the weekend putting stuff up for the move. We're packing out next week and need to make sure that we have everything we want to take up ourselves separated. We're also going up north in a couple of weeks to check the place over and hopefully close then. Still stressing about selling the house here in Socal, but its a great house so it will sell. Its just a matter of time, right?
Have a great Labor Day weekend and thanks to everyone who called/emailed/dropped by for the birthday wishes yesterday!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Playing, teething and growing, oh my

Well, its been a few days and Miss C is doing as well as ever. She met my second brother, J, when he came out for a visit. Don't they just look cute together?

In addition to her teething and normal playing, it seems like Miss C might be in the midst of another growth spurt. Now, here's my question, when are babies not in a growth spurt? Miss C grew 4 inches in her first two months and I am sure she has already grown at least another 1/2 inch. I think DH and I are just two of the luckiest people though. Despite going through all of this at a very young age, Miss C is as talkative and playful as ever. OK, so maybe today she decided that she needed a nap in Mommy's arms, but who can deny their little one that comfort? She's just terrific.
Aside from my motherly gushing, our visit with J went great. His business is doing well and he finally got a chance to visit us, which always includes extra sleep! It was nice to see him again. The last time we saw him was over Thanksgiving.
We're still trying to sell the house. We're also trying to get our pack out done for our move up north. DH is going to go ahead of us towards the middle of the month so when Miss C and I fly up, he can meet us at the airport etc. We should be closing on the new house in a couple of weeks then moving permanently a couple of weeks after that. Sammy is already a bit perturbed since we have been moving stuff around the house for showings, but she will be even more pissed when we have to board her during our trip to close on the new house. It'll be OK though.
Well, that's pretty much it. Keep your fingers crossed that we get another showing and perhaps a valid offer on this place soon! ;-)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Yea sleep!

OK, so if you have been keeping up, you know that Miss C is teething and luckily found her hands so she can help herself. Her teachers comment on how active she remains, including her new found love of toys and tasting them!
Well, yesterday Miss C decided to take a rather long nap after an early dinner. About 6 pm she decided she was tired and slept for about 40 minutes. Plenty of time for DH and myself to enjoy a leisurely dinner. I was a little worried that she wouldn't sleep well since she had that long a nap. I apparently had little to be concerned with.
After getting up from her nap, we took Miss C upstairs and got her ready for bed. This routine consists of lotion and pj's followed by reading or talking with her. Every other day there is also a bath but last night wasn't a bath night. After she was dressed, we played with Miss C upstairs. You know, talking to her, blowing kisses, all that fun stuff. Around 720 I took her back downstairs for second dinner. She likes to be full for bedtime. She ate heartily for about 10 minutes then she was out. I mean, out! We decided, what the heck, kid's tired its right around her normal bed time, let her sleep and put her in bed.
I didn't hear a peep out of her until 345! I swear! She slept for over 8 hours! She woke up and let me know she was STARVING but otherwise fine. She ate and went right back to sleep. The only "oddity" was she woke up at 5 am crying. I picked her up and cuddled with her and walked for about 5 minutes and she was back asleep. We think it was her teeth. In either case, holy cow! She slept 8 hours! I don't quite consider that sleeping "through the night" because she didn't get up for school until 6, but its a huge step. It seems like she is getting more sleep every night.
Well, keep your fingers crossed that this trend continues! My brother J is coming in town today so Miss C gets to meet another Uncle! Yea! Its bound to be another fun visit!

Friday, August 17, 2007


Holy cow! Ok, so I just posted about DH being home and spending the day with Miss C while I was at work. Well, when I got home DH told me that Miss C has been doing something with her hands. WHAT?!! She found her hands today! Really! She's been starting to notice them, but she FOUND THEM! Check out this great picture of Miss C and her Pooh. I am sure that E-baby's visit had something to do with this discovery, either by showing Miss C how much fun hands are or how much fun Pooh is!
OK, second HUGE find today.. Miss C is getting a tooth! Yes, really! I even saw it (that took forever to peek in her little mouth without her tongue coming out or trying to bite your finger!). The bottom front left tooth is just starting to break through. Well, that certainly explains all of the extra drool!

Well, you'll have to forgive me, but i have to get back to Miss C!

Have a great weekend!

DH is home!

DH got home yesterday. Ten minutes after Miss C and I got back from work/school, I got a call requesting a showing. Go figure. No complaints, trust me, we need to sell the house, but doesn't it just figure that the first time DH sees Miss C in over 2 weeks, we have to scramble to show the house? Ah, well, we're making up for it today. DH and Miss C are spending today together while I am at work. I am sure they are having a great time.

For those of you who have known myself and Alphagal forever, the photo I am including here (from Alphagal's collection) was taken during the recent visit. The pose should look familiar since we took so many totem pole photos starting back in high school! Its a natural pose when one of you is 9 inches taller than the other. Makes it easier on the photographer. Anyway, this one is slightly different because we have more than just the two of us in the photo. And, yes, Miss C is asleep (great walk!).
I plan to take tons more photos now that DH is home. Hope ya'll have a great weekend! I know we will.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Alphagal, E-baby and DOM departed today

Well, we had a great visit! I included one of the videos from the visit here.

If you want to see more, go to our youtube page (the link is to the right).

E-baby has gotten so big and she is talking and trying to get new words every day. Miss C is learning from her and is now making more raspberries than ever before! They are so cute together. Unfortunately, they are both so young still that they don't really play together, yet! Just throwing in a couple of photos here. Be sure to hop on the flickr page and see more. Alphagal should be uploading some to her flickr too, once they finally get home.

DOM made sure we all ate regularly and well. She is so nice to cook and then clean up to give us more time with the kids. It was a learning experience listening to her tell about Alphagal and her brother. Miss C fell in love with all three! We spent to so much time in awe over the changes we see in both kids. Who would have imagined that by this point both Alphagal and I would be married to two terrific men and have these two wonderful babies? Hmm!

Almost every morning we all took a nice long walk around the neighborhood. Miss C is much more comfortable in her baby bjorn and seemed to love the walks, no matter what time of day they were. She is taking naps better since the visit began, although she is so enthralled with everything that E-baby is more entertaining than normal. The only difference was the day before everyone left, Alphagal and company took a tour of the Zoo. I understand everyone had a great time! Lots of dogs to see (ask Alphagal about that one!).

Its crazy, but I think Miss C went through another growth spurt during the visit because she looks so much different than when everyone got here. I don't know what DH is going to think when he gets home and gets to see Miss C!

Well, we all had a great time and can't wait for the next visit. The house up north is getting close to completion and we are getting close to moving. Time is starting to get short for us here in Southern California.

Hope ya'll get a chance to check out the videos and new photos. Let us hear from you on occasion, ok?

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Miss C is 2 months old today

Well, today is Miss C's two month day. For her gift, she got to go to the doctor's and get her immunizations. But first, let's talk about her accomplishments thus far.
* Miss C is strong enough to go facing out in her baby bjorn. We water the lawn together in the evenings, when its not so hot, and Miss C really enjoying being out there in her baby bjorn. We have decided that when we go out somewhere now we will be sure to take it so she doesn't get cooped up in a stroller as much.
* Miss C is sleeping longer, regularly. She goes to bed consistently between 830 and 900 every night and wakes between 130 and 230 every morning. We are hoping the 230 is more regular than the 130. She goes back to sleep right afterwards and wakes up again around 430 or 5. Again, time dependent. I think if she wasn't breastfeeding, she would already sleep through the night, but that's another topic all together! I am also learning that she might decide to move her bedtime up earlier like she did last night (8 o'clock!).
* Miss C is learning how to grasp things. We play together a lot and she is starting to figure out how to hold onto rattles and other toys. She recognizes different patterns and likes to make her toys make noise, like a rattle or toy on her gym that rattles when she hits it.
* Miss C likes the "kid in the mirror." I thought she wasn't too into mirrors since she tends to turn away from ours in the bathroom but I think that's just her. There is a small, kidsafe mirror on her gym and she "talks" to the "kid in the mirror" pretty often.
* Miss C while being able to take a pacifier, doesn't require one to sleep. I know this may not sound like an accomplishment, but I was concerned that she would "have to have" the pacifier to sleep. Not the case.
That's pretty much it. She is now 13lbs 3 oz and 24 1/2 inches (go figure, she's going to be a tall one!) and the doctor says she is doing terrific (who thought otherwise, right?).
Thanks for sharing this special day with us. We might not blog for a few days since Alphagal, E-baby and DOM are visiting. Look forward to tons more photos after they depart.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

A busy week

Well, its been almost a week since DH left on his business trip. Little Miss C and I have been having a great time, spending lots of time together playing, talking, the normal stuff. She still goes to school a few hours a day during the week to give me a chance to take care of the house and stuff relating to our upcoming move.
Alphagal, E-baby and DOM are coming out Thursday which coincides with Miss C's two month day and, gasp, her two month check up. Poor Alphagal and company have to deal with us after Miss C's first real immunizations. I don't really count the Hep B shot she got at birth since she was crying to begin with. DH is missing this milestone but I am sure he's not too upset at missing the immunizations. According to everyone i have talked to, the shots hurt Mommy more than baby. I've decided to bring my baby Tylenol with so I can just give her however much the doctor permits right away to alleviate the pain as quickly as possible.
I attached yet another photo (you all have got to be getting sick of me and my photos!) of Miss C and her infectious grin. I just love her to death! She is awesome!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Video blog

Check out this cute video. Miss C and I are having a chat after she finished dinner. Isn't she just the cutest?

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

DH had to leave on a work trip today

DH left today for his most recent work trip. Its the first time he had a trip since Miss C was born. Its the first time the three of us aren't in the same place. Its weird. I took Miss C into school a little later than normal today so she could spend more time with her Daddy. I am on leave but I have to do some work still. Nothing big, just flight physical stuff and we already agreed I would keep taking her to school so we are both still used to it. She had a normal day and I got some stuff done that would have taken quite a bit longer had she been home. We've been home from school for an hour now and Miss C ate and already had a nice nap (about 45 minutes, which for her is good). We are watching the ceiling fan in the den. Normal day. I miss DH already and I am sure he misses both of us. I am attaching a couple of recent pictures of DH and Miss C so when he gets a chance to check here, he will see them. Hope ya'll are having a fun day too!