Hi all. Sorry for not posting lately, but life has been pretty busy with the baby. She's been pretty clingy to me the past couple of weeks, and also really fussy. She has been crying a lot, and it doesn't take much to get her going. I just try and take a lot of deep breaths and remember that this time will pass. Although I know I will miss her tiny self and cute smiles and babbles, I can't wait to be past this point of fussiness. Some of it is due to the gas problems, still, I know. But I think some of it is just her personality right now. But, times are good and as long as she's let me sleep a little, I'm a pretty content mama.
So, on that note, here are some pictures from the past couple of weeks:
Breastfeeding is going alright. Sometimes she fusses a lot at the breast because her tummy is hurting, and I have to take her off and wait until she settles down. Then we try again, and depending on how long she's been up, she sometimes falls asleep in my arms (like in this picture).
She still really loves the changing table, although she's recently developed the habit of crying for a few seconds when we first put her down. Then I ring the jingle-bell mobile above her and all is well. She coos and squeals a lot on the table, and of course looks ADORABLE!
Mema (my mom) came to visit this past weekend. She must have emanated "Good Grandma Energy" because Adelaide did really, really good and surprised me with how well she did in the Moby (which she sometimes fights) and in general.
For a while Adelaide would get very upset anytime Kevin held her. We don't really know why, but sometimes she would even cry when he'd look at her. Last week she took a turn for the better in that respect, and now she lets him hold her, which makes for a very happy daddy.
And the cutie in the bathtub - she looks like she's covering up for modesty! :)
Here we are hanging out in the front yard on one of our really lovely days. It may technically "winter" but sometimes the weather is wonderful, in the 70s sometimes.
So when the weather is especially good, we go for walks at the park that is 7 minutes away. Here we are trying out a mei-tei. I don't like it as much as the Moby or the Ergo for the simple fact that it hugs her super close and doesn't let her look around or really even move her head. Maybe when she's older and taller, we'll love it. It is really easy to put on and very lightweight.
And the dreaded paci. When I was pregnant, I swore that I would use a pacifier, but of course I caved. It helps to keep my sanity on those days when she's extra fussy. Plus, it's a sedative. Really. If she's fighting sleep and for some reason won't breastfeed, all I have to do is pop in a pacifier and off she goes! We also use it in the car when one of us can't be in the backseat to help keep her calm. Hearing her cry just breaks my heart.
Anyhow, I hope to resume some sort of blogging soon... so bear with me! I'm still getting the hang of being a mom! Thanks for visiting!
P.S. I would love some comment love. Sometimes I wonder if anyone reads at all anymore!