Friday, September 28, 2007

Moving day

Well, we already moved our stuff up north so today was supposed to be easier. It wasn't. Today was Miss C's last day at this day care and the day we left our house in SoCal for greener pastures (literally). Miss C and I are staying at a hotel in town until Sunday but DH and Sammy are driving from the airport to the new house as I type this. DH flies back here tomorrow then starts yet another long drive to get the rest of our stuff and my little SUV up north.
I let Miss C stay a little later at day care than normal because her teachers (so awesome, by the way) were so sad about today being her last day. When I got there, her main teacher had Miss C in her lap. I think she spent the entire day in that position. Miss C has gone through so many changes since we started day care two months ago. I know its not been a long time, but she really bonded with her teachers. There are a couple of photos in the flickr of Miss C and two of her teachers. We will miss them.
Sammy apparently is doing ok on the drive from the airport to the house. DH and I think she wore herself out. Miss C is already in bed, tired little bug. She knows something is going on and responds when I stress. I really have been trying not to stress but she picks up on my every vibe. Good thing she mellows me out, I suppose. She started to let me sleep through the night (like that turn of phrase? Alphagal used it to explain when the baby is sleeping continuously so the Mommy can get a whole night's sleep). I am afraid that the moving might cause a set back with the sleep but as long as Miss C is doing well, I can deal with whatever sleep I get, or don't get.
Ok, so we get up north on Sunday and our stuff gets delivered on Tuesday. I promise to take and post lots of pictures, including of Miss C in warmer clothing. We are scheduled to visit Poobou when we get there as she is willing to let us hang out for a little while so Miss C can stretch before a two hour (or so!) drive. I can't wait to see her Cate and introduce the girls. Last (and first, for that matter) time we saw them, Cate was a mere 6 weeks old. My, how time has flown!
Well, that's it for now. Wish us a smooth move!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

New Video!!!

Miss C is getting to be so active! She wears herself out (as well as the both of us!) daily but I thought you might enjoy yet another video of her. Hopefully I haven't bored you all too much! I know that Miss C's grandparents occasionally get a chance to check the blog, so we try to post videos for them since they don't get to see her very often.
We're here in SoCal for another week then off on our new adventure. If you haven't hopped onto the flickr page to check out the house, I encourage it. Just so you can understand why we are gushing about the house. There is a lot more space in the new house and more rooms. It will be neat to have a workout room as well as a nursery and guest room.
DH and I are still working on selling the house here. Its a slow market so we are trying to avoid stressing out. If we don't sell it by Christmas, we will reevaluate, maybe look for a renter, something different. Trying not to get all freaked out over the slow market. I am sure plenty of you out there understand.
Besides, all stressing out does is stress out our little one. Who, as you can see in the photos attached and on our flickr, is just a bundle of joy! She found that one of DH's fingers works really well for teething.Ok, guess that's it for now.
Here's the aforementioned video. You really do need to have the audio on to truly enjoy this one. Miss C is just a happy camper playing with her Daddy!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

We closed on the house!

Sorry its been so long since I last posted. We've been pretty busy lately.
Miss C and I flew up to meet DH at the new house and we closed last Friday! I am posting a couple of photos here and the rest are on our Flickr. I am also posting a photo of Miss C and myself on Miss C's first airplane ride. She did so wonderfully! I thought it might be more challenging but after all of the stimulation of the terminal, Miss C ate and fell asleep right away once we boarded each flight. She slept half of the first flight and two-thirds of the second. We've determined that her pacifier works really well for both take off and landing so she just eats when she wants (like normal) and we keep the pacifier in the rest of the time.

I failed to realize how much attention she would get each time we went out. We must have taken her all over the place and Miss C, with her big blue eyes and gorgeous smile earned praise from everyone we came across. I have noticed that more Grandmas come over to talk to her than anyone else. Too cute!
The house is terrific! As you can see in the photos, its is huge! We're figuring out what room is for what (Miss C's nursery, the guest bedroom, the work out room, etc) and are working with our builder to make some minor changes, or additions, as it were. For example, we are putting ceiling fans in almost all of the rooms. It helps that Miss C loves her ceiling fans! We won't be able to get our stuff until we get back up there at the end of the month, so we will have our work cut out for us when we finally move for good. To be frank, I would be thrilled if this is our last move ever. Keep your fingers crossed that we love the area!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Miss C is 3 months old today!

Ok, so Miss C is 13 weeks old but she is also only now 3 months old. That still messes with my head, but alas it is true. Can someone answer me one question? When do you stop counting weeks and go to months?
Time for Miss C's marvelous accomplishments! (Yep, Mommy time here!)
1. Miss C is sleeping quite well. While she isn't sleeping "through the night" she does sleep from approximately 730pm to 430am (sometimes its 230 or 330am) then eats and goes right back to sleep until we get her up for school. Too awesome! The other day when we were staying at the hotel (you remember that we had our stuff packed out and had cleaners in), Miss C went to bed at 730pm. A few minutes later we heard giggles. I swear, giggles, and DH went to check on her. He poked his head over the side of the crib to discover Miss C engaged in a full on conversation with her hands! She smiled up at him and giggled again. DH said "shh, it’s time to go to sleep." Miss C turned her head and went to sleep. Too funny!
2. This goes with the last story, Miss C now giggles. I mean, a full on baby girl giggle. It’s too cute!
3. Miss C found her hands. I know I mentioned it in an earlier posting, but it is an accomplishment for her age.
4. Miss C's bottom two front teeth are coming in. They have broken through and the diapers are getting more interesting every day. On the plus side, since she also found her hands she helps herself out when it comes to the irritating teeth. She is known to chew on anything she can get her hands on.
5. Miss C found her feet and toes! As you can see in the attached video, she is rather fond of her feet. I think she spends an equal amount of time on her feet as she does chewing things like her hands and bib.
That's pretty much it for now. It’s all very incredible to me as she is our little one. I don't have another doctor's appointment for her until 4 months so I don't know precisely her height and weight, but estimating, we think she is about 15 pounds (roughly twice her birth weight, which I have been told to expect) and 26 inches long! She is definitely going to be a tall girl!
Well, I am putting in one new photo and a new video but I have also added some to the flickr. I plan to bring the camera on our flight so we have some photos commemorating Miss C's first airborne experience. I am sure she will do great.
Thanks Alphagal and Poobou for your recommendations regarding the flight. I am sure it will be a lot of fun!
Hopefully I will have news of our closing on the new house shortly. Until then, have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Happy Labor Day

Hope everyone is able to take a little time off this weekend. We're putting stuff aside so we have what we need once the movers leave with our stuff. If all goes well, DH will have our stuff in the house up north before Miss C and I fly up at the end of the month. Originally we discussed driving up there, the three of us, but DH made a very persuasive argument that its just too far to expect Miss C to happily ride in a car. It costs a little more, but its worth it for her comfort. So, DH will drive my car up at the end of the month and Miss C and I will fly.
Other than that, just wanted to share a couple of photos. Have a great weekend!