Monday, April 26, 2010
Lucy had her 16 week appointment on Friday. She is all perfect and great and all of the staff at the doctor's office oohed and aahed over her. She weighed in at 13lbs 10oz and 23 3/4 inches long. What a big girl! She got some shots as well which made her MAD and a little fussy for the rest of the day but perked up after a nice long nap. She's doing really great -- we busted out the neglect-a-saucer (aka exersaucer) and she loves to sit in that and look at all of the colorful toys. She loves to move around so I suspect we'll have a rolling, scooting baby in no time at all! She's suddenly developed an big aversion to water. We put her in the bath yesterday and she let out the most bloodcurdling scream -- it was like dipping a vampire in holy water-- I thought the water was too hot or something but no, she was just mad. I sure hope she gets over this soon! How will we go swimming?
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Ruby is going through an explosion of something these days. You can literally see the wheels turning in her head and you'd probably be able to hear them too if she ever stopped talking. She loves to sing and dance all the time and is very into writing these days. Of course, she's become very adept at ignoring and stalling, so we're dealing with that and sometimes wishing we had a dungeon..ha ha! Kidding! I kid! Lately she's been waking up saying she had dreams about monsters. What kind? The kind that say, "Raar!" of course. She is also a great little caregiver as you can see here: Lucy is great and just about 14 weeks old. She loves sitting up in the Bumbo seat and playing on her playmat. She LOVES to eat and will pretty much lose her marbles if she's hungry and the food is not instantaneously available. She also laughs and smiles all of the time which is simply delightful. She's been a great sleeper so far (knock on wood) and will sleep just about anywhere as you can see. One reason why I love this age!
Saturday, April 3, 2010
March was a super busy month! So, I will quickly update on where the two girls are these days. Ruby is in LOVE with this CD called "Stinky Cake" and she listens to it non-stop all day and night. It's a fun kid CD and even though we've heard it a million times we haven't tired of it too much - ha ha! Ruby is also way into writing these days and can write several letters including all of those in her name. She also loves pointing out stop signs/octagons. She till loves being a big sister and reads to Lucy and helps her grasp her toys and telling her, "It's ok. I'm here!" when she cries. Lucy is now 13 weeks old and smiles like crazy. She loves to smile and talk to you and gets really upset if you walk away when she's talking. She likes having soft things on her face and will fall asleep almost immediately if you put her lovey next to her cheek. She's strong enough now that we've brought out the Bumbo and she loves to be able to sit up with all of us. She is sleeping really well (hurray!) and we have a hard time believing she's already 3 months old! To help with the transition when I went back to work, Gramma Rita came for a visit. It was such fun having her around and we hope she comes back really soon! Here they are reading together. And yes, I went back to work. So far, the transition has been just fine. It's easier the second time. Unfortunately, breastfeeding isn't going all that well and my supply is way down. But Lucy is thriving so I am not too worried and I'm just going to hang in as best I can at this point. I will admit that there's a part of me that really wants to give up pumping - ugh! Here is Lucy in the bumbo fast asleep. Poor gal!