Monday, March 29, 2010

Sleep

I've decided that I love to sleep at night. The last two nights I've slept from about 8 until 3:30, nursed, and then slept again until 7. I'm not napping quite as much during the day, but it's well worth it since I do take at least one long nap a day along with some shorter naps. It's a good thing Mommy got the cloth diapers figured out for bed time because I went almost 12 hours between diaper changes last night since I slept so much. I'm a happy, well-rested baby.Aren't I cute? Did I trick you? This is Mina.Mina continues to love on me. I don't mind it one bit.Mommy put me in this 3-6 month outfit for the first time and it looks like I'll be going up another size pretty soon. It fits perfectly at the moment.We had a house showing on Friday afternoon during Mina's nap time so we went up to visit Great Aunt Shirley so Mina could borrow one of her bedrooms for the afternoon. We paid her with baby snuggles. Mina talked about how much fun she had at Shirley's house on the ride home and then told Daddy too. We had another showing on Saturday morning and went over to Miss Jamie's house. Daddy got a call in the afternoon that the people who looked at the house that morning wanted to buy it. By bedtime, they had a deal so we won't have any more showings. Yay!Mina is busy this morning with her coloring books. She also built the tower next to her completely by herself.This is the sight Mommy sees both before and after nursing. Lucky Mommy!I have cute feet.I'm also a little sassy.Mina's a little sassy too. Check out that neck! Mommy has more to tell you on Mina's blog so check there too. Have a great week - I know I will because Daddy will be home with us.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Two Months

This post is probably going to be a little random because it includes pictures from the whole weekend. It's gone from being nice to snowing to nice again. Very confusing! Anyway, Mommy pulled out the baby legs and I gave them a go.Mina hung out on the deck with Daddy and helped him cook. They've gotten her to eat pork chops and chicken in the last few days by having her help grill. It only makes sense that she'll eat the food she makes.Don't stare into the sun, Mina!I've been hanging out looking in the mirror some. You'd do the same if you looked like me.Daddy put a hat on me. He should have put a UNI hat on me! The Panthers beat Kansas in basketball on Saturday night and we all watched and cheered (well, I cheered in my sleep).Mina wore her snow pants and went on a walk with Daddy on Saturday. Mommy stayed home with me because I was sleeping on the couch.I had friends over this morning. I'm on the right, Alaina (Matthew's little sister) is on the left, and Leah (Ryan and Ellen's girl) is on the top. We were all born within two weeks of each other so we have a lot in common.Here's another view where you can see Leah better.We're pretty close in size. I look a little bigger just because of my cloth diapers, but I bet we're all within two pounds of each other.How do you like this pose?I should share some of my two month stats since I turned two months today.
-I had my appointment on Friday and I've definitely grown. I was 12 pounds, 2 ounces and 58 cm long. I got a bunch of shots and recovered quickly.
-I love to sleep on the couch on my stomach during the day. I sleep for 2-3 hour chunks at least twice a day and also cat nap. I will not sleep on my back during the day.
-I go to bed between 7:30 and 8:30 at night and generally wake up to nurse around 2:30 then again at around 5:30. I sleep in my bouncer chair in a tight swaddle. Daddy no longer needs to hold me during the night.
-I only poop in the middle of the night. During the day I just have messy toots. Tehe!
-I love getting kissed on the mouth. It makes me smile really big.
-I wear some 0-3 month clothes and some 3-6 month clothes.
-I have a very easy going personality and rarely cry unless I need something. I'm even easier than Mina was according to my parents.
-I have some sort of weird rash on my face that Mommy has made her project. She's currently trying Eucerin. We'll see how that goes.
-I enjoy getting my diaper changed and like looking in the mirror for a while afterwards.
-I will take a pacifier and drink from a bottle so Mommy isn't needed by me all the time. When my parents went house shopping, I didn't see Mommy for about six hours and I was just fine with it.
-I fit just right in my Mommy's arms.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Excessive Happiness

Is there such a thing as too happy? If there is, then I might have a problem. I'm learning to express myself better these days. I tried to tell Mommy I was happy and feeling good, but wasn't getting my point across right away.Oops, smiled out the window, meant to send that one Mommy's direction...I'm happy, Mommy!Happy, happy, happy! Well, I couldn't say that, but I smiled like this and did some cooing for her.Seriously though, I think I may have peed my pants I was so happy.Yesterday morning we had a play date with my friend Leah. She's pretty cool.Oh, and Mommy took my picture for St. Patrick's Day. Top of the morning to you!
I hope everyone else finds a reason to smile really big today. It's a gorgeous day to be alive.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring

It's been gorgeous outside the last couple of days. Mommy tells me that spring is on its way. This makes me happy because it distracts Mina so I can play inside in peace.I hung out in my play gym for quite a while yesterday while Mina played on the deck off of the living room. Mommy was able to watch both of us and get the dishes done so we were all happy girls. Check out my dimple!Mina moved the chairs around the deck over and over again and sat in the chairs with her snacks and toys.She liked looking out at the yard.Mina is very good about picking up garbage and bringing it to Mommy.Daddy held me on Sunday and I made all sorts of faces at him. He preferred my smiles.This is a look I'm working on for when I'm older. "But I really want a princess pony, Daddy!"I've been spitting up a bunch and getting my clothes changed about three times a day. At least I look cute in my diapers. Mommy has given up on wearing shirts. Don't worry, she still wears a tank top and she puts clothes on when she goes somewhere with us.

Today is kind of gloomy, but tomorrow it's supposed to be about 60 degrees here. I bet we'll go outside and have some fun with Grandma when she shows up in the afternoon.

We've had two house showings and no offers yet, but it sounds like people might be interested. I bet they just liked the pictures of me.

I slept for seven hours straight last night! Daddy and Mommy put me to bed at 7:30 and I didn't get up to nurse until 2:30 and then I slept a few more hours before I got into bed with Mommy for my morning snuggle. They asked me for a five hour stretch very nicely and I decided to be generous.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Smiles

We have a lot to smile about these days.Mommy and Daddy went house shopping last weekend and found us a house. Their offer was accepted, the inspection is complete, so now they just need to tie up some loose ends and figure out when we're moving.Mina and my favorite part will probably end up being the playground set. It looks like fun!The best part of the move is the people that live nearby. We're so excited to live close to Nana, Papa, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Claudia, Uncle Matt, Aunt Emily, Uncle Jason, and my cousins Hailey, Macy, Anya, Milo, and Leif. We're going to have so much fun! I think I'm going to learn to walk at 5 months so I can keep up with everyone.Mina is super excited about living near family too. She's been asking for them ever since we got back to our house.The "For Sale" sign went out in front of our house last night so I've been told it could be a little hectic around here for a while.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Puppy Love

I'm keeping Mommy busy with all my blog entries. You can tell I'm an easy baby considering how much Mommy is able to be on the computer. Daddy loves to hold me at night so that helps too.

The Buddy loves me so much. Aren't we cute? Mommy took a bunch of pictures and couldn't decide which angle was the cutest.They still haven't caught a good picture of my smile, but not for lack of trying. Here are a couple of attempts. I smiled between shots.Look how chubby I'm getting!Mina had to answer an important page last night. What a great helper.She didn't like it when Daddy took the pager away. I believe she was saying, "NOOOOOOO!" if I remember correctly.Let's see, what else... I have the ability to shoot poo about two feet and you can look at our carpet if you don't believe me. I got a bath last night and Mommy has been kissing the life out of me today. I swear I think she's going to eat me sometimes. We went on a walk around the pond this morning because it was almost 40 degrees outside. Tomorrow we're going to Grandpa and Grandma's house and it will be my first time out of town. I've heard that Mina slept well for the first time when my parents took her out of town. If they're really lucky, then I'll follow suit. My parents have started putting me to bed at night at the same time as big sister and so far they're successful about half the time.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Play Gym

My play gym makes me smile.My sister is hilarious.My sister is a whiner.My parents had the house appraised this morning and that's what's new and exciting. I'm being a good girl and taking naps during Mina's naps.