Saturday, May 29, 2010

Extra Work

Mommy took me to a fake grocery store on Tuesday. It was just as entertaining as the regular store. Not impressed.She put me on the floor while other kids ran around the room. No one hit my head, surprisingly.I even had some fun.Nana came to visit on Thursday and Friday. She wanted a picture of Mina with me, but my sister isn't very cooperative at times. She smiled and posed when Nana was with us at least.Nana held me and rocked me and gave me snuggles like I like.Mommy cut my finger when she was trimming my nails on Friday (right before my four month check-up). I bled and bled and bled and bled. Nana was there to witness it all. Today she called Mommy to let her know that plastic slides are hot when they bake in the sun so I think she's lost all faith in Mommy. Uh oh! We love you Nana. :)

Anyway, the doctor said Mommy did all the right stuff, but fingers just bleed like crazy. Maybe she shouldn't cut me next time. I weighed in at 14 pounds, 14.5 ounces so I'm not quite so high on the weight percentiles. That's exactly how it happened with Mina.We went to the pet store this morning. I woke up from a nap in my car seat while we were at the store. That was kind of a shock.Mommy took this picture of me right before Daddy picked me up and I puked all over both of us. I create a lot of extra laundry.This is an example of a couple of loads of diapers before they're folded (Mommy was behind). This has some of mine and some of Mina's.Daddy made Mommy a strawberry margarita for the big fold the other night.The diapers are so pretty once they're folded and ready to be used.Mommy likes to hang them out to sun because she likes the insides to look brand new. We use way more diapers than fit on the lines these days.
My big news is that I rolled on Wednesday night. Mommy was on her way to meet some friends so Daddy got to be the witness to that first. I haven't repeated it since. The blog will get more exciting once I start doing something besides looking cute, puking, pooping, eating, and sleeping.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Love Bug

Mommy has been too busy kissing on me to update the blog. Sorry. Can you see why she has that problem?I've found my fingers in the last couple of weeks. I suck my fingers when I get laid down to sleep and it helps a ton. I suck the same fingers that Mommy sucked when she was a baby.I give love eyes to my parents. Plus, I always turn my face towards people when they go in for a cheek kiss so they get my lips. I sleep with Mommy for a couple of hours in the morning and I always squirm so that I can press my body against her, no matter how far away from me she lays down. All I want is to snuggle, snuggle, snuggle.Except for when it comes to Mina. She can hardly contain her enthusiasm for kissing me.I am so happy most of the time.I had a fantastic time at tot lot the other day. Mommy brought my favorite toy and laid me on a blanket on the gym floor. I had loads of admirers stop by to meet me.We went to a party last night and Daddy carried me all over the place. He can't resist my charms either.I tried so hard to keep my head steady so that Mommy could get my picture, but it's hard to hold up your head and smile all at the same time. I'm only four months old, for goodness sake.Mommy had this bright idea for a new book for Mina. She was going to call it "A Trip to the Park" and was going to take pictures from our house, to the park, at the park, and then on the way home so that Mina could have it for after we move. She took a picture of the only part of me that showed on the walk to the park. I was supposed to fall asleep in the stroller so that Mommy could play with my sister.I had other plans. I cried for a while because my diaper was full of yuck and then I just wanted to be held and slept in Mommy's arms. That was the end of the picture taking. She'll try again if the weather cooperates.I made a new friend this week. Her name is Lulu. She's my friend Alaina's dog (and Jamie and Matthew's dog too). I love to watch her wiggle on her back and get petted.
Mommy thinks she's figured out why I cry so much before I get put down to bed. It seems to be exhaustion since I only do it when I'm late for a nap or going to bed for the night. I never cry while eating the rest of the day. She has to store up all the lovings and kissings during the day so the intermittent screaming at bedtime doesn't phase her so much.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Breaking the Rules

I made my parents break the rules for me. They're putting me to sleep on my belly all the time now. It's what I prefer (as in, how I will sleep without screaming at them). They took me out of my swaddle on Saturday night after I told them to and I slept from 9:30 until 4 and then from about 4:30-7:30. If I wake up and I'm not hungry, then all I require is a bit of butt patting and I'm back to sleep. You can't argue with that. Now, if only Mommy could relax. I'll have to learn how to roll so she'll feel better about the situation. She needs to chilax.

Sorry no pictures. It's still been a crazy house around here with movers coming and lots of phone calls being made.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Beauty Rest

I've been sleeping better now that my ears don't hurt. Mommy had to wake me up yesterday morning because Mina wanted to go to tot lot. She couldn't resist taking a few pictures.This is my current set-up. As soon as I roll Mommy will take away my bouncer chair so I'm in no hurry to get moving. I like my snuggly chair. She's also waiting for my congestion and ears to get better before attempting something new. I've been sleeping on my tummy without the bouncer during naps so I imagine I'll sleep fine out of my bouncer. Right now I typically go down at about 7:30pm, wake up to nurse at around 3am, then sleep until somewhere between 6 and 8am. I take a short nap in the morning for about an hour and then sleep for a few hours on my tummy in the afternoon. I'm almost like a toddler! Mommy is still nervous about putting me down on my tummy out of her sight, but it's how I like to sleep and sleep is good.I was sleeping so soundly that Mommy unswaddled me and I still didn't want to wake up.Stretch!Here I am all dressed for the day. My adorable pants still fit.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

Overtime

My parents have been putting in overtime taking care of me the last couple of nights. I've needed extra snuggles and help falling asleep. It's because my ears still hurt a little bit. At least I'm cute!You can tell I'm sick because I only smile some of the time instead of all the time.Mina heard I was sick and thought she should give me some shots.Even though my ears hurt, we've had a fun week. I hung out with Alaina on Tuesday morning. We're pretty close in size right now.
Now that I'm getting older, my parents are looking for new milestones to be reached. I picked up a rattle and shook it yesterday. I've started talking a bunch and giggling more frequently. I roll to my side sometimes, but I still haven't rolled completely over one direction or the other. I still prefer to sleep on my tummy and Mommy allows it during the afternoon. My afternoon nap generally lasts from about 12:30-4:30. Yes, I'm awesome.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sick Baby

I had a really fun night last night. I woke up at midnight (a few hours earlier than my norm) and got something to drink. After that I refused to be put down and yelled and screamed and yelled some more until about 6am. Daddy didn't get home until 4am because he was fixing a broken jaw so neither of my parents got more than a couple of hours of sleep.

Mommy finally took my temperature after I got up at 7:30 and it was 101.3F. She took me to the ER because that's kind of high for a baby as little as me. They checked me out and figured out I have a double ear infection. I started my medicine and I'm already feeling better. Mommy and Daddy got some smiles out of me, so don't worry too much.Don't I look terribly sick?Mina wanted her picture taken too. She's a little messy with her spaghetti. It's a good thing she doesn't like the sauce very much.It rained and hailed today (only pea-sized, don't get nervous, Grandpa) and afterwards there was a huge double rainbow.Mina and Daddy checked out the cool rainbows.Mommy gave me a bath in the hopes that it will help me sleep well tonight. I loved it, just like usual.
Grandma is stopping by with Great Grandma Hamilton tomorrow morning. I plan to be all full of smiles and well rested for the visit.