Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Two Months

Two months already. Once again time is moving at warp speed. Month two started out a bit more challenging. At 3 weeks old you started to become a bit more fussy. This continued through about week 6. You caught the evening bug like your brother had around this age...however yours wasn't quite as bad. You would get really fussy from about 7 or 8 until about 10. Not much worked to help other than walking you around or bouncing you. It did make bedtime for Eli extremely challenging. This was some f the first real mama guilt I have felt since becoming a mama of two. Your brother really lost on our normal bedtime routine. Things have calmed down quite a bit now.  You seem to want to have a bedtime around 7 or 7:30..... However when that doesn't happen you usually won't go down until about .10 or 11.

From week7-9 naps have not been so great. You are taking a lot of short naps and don't really seem to want to stay asleep unless you are either laying on us on in the sling. During you first ,onto you easily fell asleep i your not so much.

You celebrated turning 2 months old by having some major meltdowns that day. Screaming at the top of your lungs like there was something seriously wrong... when I think all it was was an overtired baby girl. Regardless it was a long day for you and me both.

You continue to mostly hate the car....though I have found that swaddling you in the car seat seems to help a little bit. W also bought a sleep sheep to play some white noise for you....don't know if it helps or not. At 6 weeks old you made your first trip down to Connecticut to visit mamas family and celebrate Eli's third birthday. The ride down took about 6 hours....instead of the typical 4. I thnl we stopped 3 or 4 times. The ride home however was hellish, remiscient to your brothers first ride back hem from Connecticut. His ride took us 8 hours.... You topped that at 9. Papa rode in the back with you as mama felt like nothing she did back there helped you.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

One month

One month Nina you have been a sweet sweet baby this first month of your life. So far you have been pretty easy,,,, which is nice because I was a bit terrified right after your birth by your crying..... Loudly..... For about 40 minutes.... Afraid that was a sign of things to come. While you still. Have an amazingly loud cry... You really don't use it all that often. You sleep a ton Don't like nursing on the right side or in any position other than the cradle hold Thrush Poop and spit up all over papa and grandma Roll over Lots of smiles that we think aren't just gas. Do it when papa makes noises Like it when we sing. To you ... Including Eli singing I've been working on the railroad Sleep in bed with us most of the night though you often start in the pack and play and nap in the swing, Bottom lip quivers a lot Not a huge fan of the car seat Almost out of newborn clothes and wearing either newborn or size 1diapers Off for a couple of days around 3 week growth spurt.... Awake often and attached to the boob. Nurses on one side only most of the time. Acne started right around 4 weeks. Sneezes and hiccups a ton

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Introducing Nina Mae

Born July 10th, 2013 at 12:50pm. 7.7 lbs, 20 inches.  photo image-32.jpg

Sunday, May 27, 2012

month 21 draft

sleeping on mat at school- usually turned sideways on it by the end of naptime

new tooth- finally got the forth bottom tooth to even things out.

sleeping with trains- have to bring a train to bed every.single. night. then roll onto them and wake yourself up so i have to sneak in and tuck them under your pillow

more independent sleep- going to sleep

Friday, April 27, 2012

Month 20 (draft)

putting together 2 and 3 words
-mama up/down
-get you (i'm gonna get you)
-are you? (where are you)

running/skipping/twinkle toes moves

washing trains in the bath
drinking water in bath, laying down in the bath

using the potty. not telling us when you have to go yet but almost always going when we sit you down on it. earning stickers which you love (now).

PUDDLES!!!!!!! your favorite. you ask for puddles on sunny days so we make them with the hose.

playing in the 'sand box'

nothing but playing with trains

not a whole lot of eating this month....... cheese puffs, pretzels, apples, salad with blue cheese


first trip without papa (ct)


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Falling behind.

To say I am falling behind on these monthly posts is an understatement. As Elijah is getting older, he is learning new things everyday.... so much so, that I am having a hard time keeping track of them all and then posting them on my blog. That said, my original plan was to only do these posts until he was a year old. That somehow morphed into wanting to make it to his second birthday. Now I am not sure if I will continue past the 20 month mark...... we shall see.

I have so so many posts in draft form on here.... not sure if I will ever get them 'finished' to my standards. I also had planned to add videos, but again...... nothing yet. 

I would love to get back into the habit of posting more regularly on this blog; not just about Elijah, but life in general again. I used to post about projects around the house, the gardens, the animals, etc...... just seems I never have the time. I am planning on taking the summer off from teaching (i think?) and hope to have a lot more free time on my hands. We shall see.