Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cereal & Feet

Caitlyn had both cereal and feet for the first time today! She did great with the cereal - she was totally ready. And I couldn't get the spoon in her mouth fast enough! In a couple of weeks we'll start veggie's! I bought a book that my pediatrician recommened called super foods. I'm thinking I'm going to make her baby food myself. I'm actually really excited about it!

She also learned how to put her foot into her mouth tonight. It was so cute! It was a busy day!

Rough Week

Caitlyn had her first cold this week as I stated in my last post. She's still dealing with a stuffy nose and cough. Then on Friday she got a stomach virus. It must have been a 24 hour bug because she was feeling better on Saturday. Friday morning I got her up and she seemed fine. I fed her and she spit up on both her outfit and mine. This isn't the first time this has happened so I didn't think much of it. I cleaned up my pants and was in the process of changing her and the next thing I know she's projectile vomiting all over! It was unreal. At this point she had to have a bath. It was all over her and in her hair. So I gave her a bath and as I was trying to put on a new outfit she got sick again. So we stayed home from daycare. The nurse said to try to feed her in small increments and that seemed to work. I tried to give her pedialite in her bottle and she didn't like that too much. But if I put it in her medicine dropper she took it just fine. Her temperature was really low that morning so I kept her bundled in blankets and that helped. Hopefully she'll be healthy and happy this week!

Aunt Beth visited this weekend - so she got lots of cuddling in!

I also bought a highchair - I'm going to try to feed her cereal real soon! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

First Cold

Caitlyn has her first cold. It started last week with a stuffy nose. Last night she started coughing and today she feels miserable. I took her to daycare this morning. By 9 she had a fever of 100 and by 10:30 she had a fever of 100.8. When the fever gets to 101 they send the baby home, so I picked her up at 11. She was crying when I got there - but when I took her she calmed down. Nothing like mommy to make her feel better! Hopefully this runs it's course quickly and she's feeling like herself soon.

Monday, January 19, 2009

4 Month Stats

Where has the time gone??? I can't believe she's 4 months already. We had her 4 month well visit today with the pediatrician. She now weighs 13lb 14oz (50th percentile), she's 25 1/2 inches long (90th percentile) and her head circumference is 16 1/4 (50th percentile). Dr. W says she's doing great! She's meeting all her milestones and her physical exam was perfect! She had to have 3 shots and an oral vaccination today. Poor baby...she's now sleeping it off! The pediatrician said we could start cereal any time. She did say that if she's sleeping through the night that we could wait a little longer, that any time between 4 and 6 months will be fine. So I think we're going to wait a little longer. She still seems totally satisfied with breast milk and nursing!

We started her at daycare the beginning of January after letting Barb (Jared's mom) watch her for the month of December. She didn't start the transition off very well. She refused to take her bottles from the teachers at the daycare the first week. Good thing I was able to go and feed her at lunch time. By Thursday that week she was taking them better and now she's doing great again!

She's found her voice and talking like crazy! It's so fun to listen to her talk and babble at us. The other day I was putting her in her car seat and she honestly sounded like she was tell me off! It was the funniest thing! She's also learning how to laugh and giggle - it just melts my heart!

She's been sleeping in her crib in the nursery since the first of the year and she made the transition very easily. I stopped swaddling her at the same time that we moved her and she's still sleeping through the night! Such a big girl! I still get up at least once during the night and go in to check on her. I just can't help myself!

More funny stories to come!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Funny Story

She's already beating up on the boys at daycare! She was laying on the playmat the other day (1/14/09) and loves to kick her feet and move around. Well she got herself turned around and was kicking her feet and knocked over one of the boys who's big enough to sit up on his own. The teacher said that it wasn't very hard - he didn't cry - just looked really surprised! I love this story!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Caitlyn @ 13 Weeks

I wrote this post at work last month and forgot to post it...

The colic is gone! Hallelujah!!! I have a happy go lucky baby now. She does get crabby when she's tired - but what baby doesn't do this? She's still sleeping through the night and most mornings I have to wake her now. I think I need to start putting her to bed earlier, but I want to spend as much time with her as possible now that I've started back to work. I think I'm going to try to transition her to her room in her crib the weekend of New Years. I'm still swaddling her at night and I know this helps the sleeping through the night with her. I'm worried about when she outgrows her swaddle blanket...

My little girl rolled over last night (12/16/07)! I said it in my last post...she hates tummy time. Last night she figured out how to roll from her tummy to her back! She did it for me once and then did it again for daddy. The look of surprise on her face was priceless! She's also doing much more with her hands. She'll grab at toys, try to hold the bottle when daddy is feeding her & stick her whole fist in her mouth! Sometimes she trys to stick both fists in her mouth at the same time! It also looks like maybe we have an early teether on our hands. She's always chewing on her thumb or fists, she's drooling like crazy and I see a little white thing on her bottom gum. It doesn't seem to be bothering her yet though as she's not fussy due to teething yet. This girl loves the tv! Every time we take her out to a restaurant she finds the tv and is transfixed! It's crazy how quickly she can find it wherever we are. We also let her watch Baby Einstein videos at home - she loves them! All the colors and the music!

Still breastfeeding - the pumping at work is going okay. We've had to supplement a bottle of formula here and there - whatever works. I'm still not ready to give it up!

I can't believe she's 3 months already and Christmas is only a week away! Time is just flying by!