Friday, February 27, 2009

Many Many Updates...

Where to start???

Food for thought: Today was my last day nursing Caitlyn About 2 weeks ago I decided to start weaning her. for the past few days I've only been nursing her once a day first thing in the morning. She doesn't seem to notice the difference or care...I'm a little sad about it. Pumping at work sucked and my supply was dwindling. She seemed hungry after nursing so I just decided that it was time to stop.

She's had all of the stage one veggies (sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, peas and green beans) and most of the fruits (apples, pears & banana's). I haven't found a food that she doesn't like yet. She usually gets mad when it's gone. Now when she's made she blows raspberries and sprays food all over! Fun!

We went to Buffalo Wild Wings the other night and attempted to put her in a high chair. She did pretty good. Uncle Tony said it looked like too much work to get her in there safely - but it was totally worth it!

Sleep: She had been sleeping through the night 99% of the time. This past week though she must be going through a growth spurt. She woke up 4 out of 5 nights. I'm hoping for a full night of sleep tonight!

Milestones: Last Sunday she learned how to roll from her back to her tummy and subsequently forgot that she knew how to roll from her tummy to her back. She hates tummy time so you can imagine the fits that ensued. Even though she hates being on her tummy - when we rolled her back to her back - she rolled right back to her tummy. Yesterday she finally remember how to roll from tummy to back again. At daycare they said she was rolling all over today - trying to get to things. My little baby is getting mobile! Time to baby proof the house - oh boy! She's talking up a storm these days. I love listening to her. Her toes touch the floor when we put her in the jumperoo. She loves being held standing up on our legs and bouncing. They say she's a great baby at daycare - I love to hear this! She hates her socks and takes them off at every opportunity. I think she'll be growing out of her 6 month sleepers in the next couple of weeks. Just the other day I was thinking they may last awhile - and now her feet are getting snug and the sleeves are getting shorter....

Exercise: lifting her and playing with her is going to give me great arm strength. I tried to put her in my moby wrap and do the elliptical - this didn't go very well. She was pretty wobbly and Jared was freaking out saying I was going to give her shaken baby syndrome - so I stopped. I can't wait until it's nice enough to go walking with her! I find it very hard to find the time to work out. I get home at 6 - feed her - play with her - eat dinner - get her ready for bed - give her a bottle and put her to bed by 8 - I'm ready to pass out by this time. So I workout on the weekends - I just wish I could do more. I told Beth I may be wearing jeans in her wedding if I don't lose more of this baby weight! ;0)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sweet Potatoes

Yesterday we started sweet potatoes...her first veggie! She gobbled them up - she LOVED them! Today she's been a little fussy - I think she's teething. So after every bite she was putting her thumb in her mouth.

On Tuesday this week (2/3/09) I had Caitlyn's first parent teacher conference. Jared and I were both pretty sceptical, but it turned out to be very informative! We mainly just talked about the milestones that she's met and the ones that she should be meeting soon. So far she's found her feet, she's talking up a storm, she grabs for toys and puts knows to bring them to her mouth! She's not a real cuddly baby right now so book time doesn't usually last long. I hope this changes! Next she'll be sitting up on her own. Yesterday she was actually able to sit for a few seconds all by herself - so it won't be long! She'll also be learning cause and effect. Like toys that play music or light up - she'll learn that if she pushes a button something will happen. You can already see the wheels turning in her brain when you show her things. She just hasn't figured out how to make it work.

Yesterday we had a busy day. We went to lunch with my dad's side of the family at Millard Roadhouse. Faith had a blast playing with and holding Caitlyn! Then we went shopping with Theresa, Eddie and Faith. We got home and we had sweet potatoes for the first time. While she was laying down she had spit up and it got in her we also had to have a bath. I got a new bath seat where she can sit up. She wasn't sure what to think about that. I think it will be much more fun when she figures out how to splash! Grandma & Grandpa Darling came over to play cards. Caitlyn was so tuckered out she fell asleep in her highchair waiting for mommy to finish playing!