I know you’re hungry baby girl. See, mama’s making your bottle. Ok I got the formula in the bottle now we just have to shake it up to mix it. Don’t cry it’s coming I promise.
Oh my God woman! I was trying to tell you I was hungry before you insisted it was bath time! When I was grabbing your hand and trying to bite you that was a hint! Yeah you thought I was just trying to be cute but I’m starving to death! Now you’re waving the bottle around and I don’t know why! For God’s sake just put the bottle in my mouth!
(Please excuse any typos. This was written on my Droid.)
I just want to say that I absolutely despise the Beyaz birth control commercial. It basically says you can have a baby OR you can travel and buy a house and have a life. That’s such crap. I’m planning on traveling quite a bit even with a child. We would have bought a house by now if we wanted to live in El Paso beyond the next two years. I have fun on a daily basis. I still have a life. Rant over.
Note: I am not anti-birth control at all. Obviously there’s a reason I haven’t had a baby before Genevieve and I’m not pregnant now.
Please excuse any typos, I wrote this on my Droid.
Ok well no, not really. But I’m a bit offended that Genevieve prefers the Zebra to hold the spoon while she eats.
This is Zeebie the Zebra. It’s a favorite toy. This morning when Genevieve decided she didn’t want the rice cereal again I though, let’s try something different. She ate a lot more than she has in the past few days. I’ll go with what works. If she wants me to do handstands tomorrow and feed her with my toes I will as long as she eats.
She’s starting to do so many new things lately. Yesterday she actually reached out to me when I was going to pick her up. Today she’s reaching to grab her toys and not just waiting for me to put them near her for her to grab them.
The laughing comes and goes. We’ll have a day that the laughter is never ending and I LOVE IT, and then there’s days when I try and try and get nothing more than a big gummy smile. But again, I’ll take what I get.
For now, I’m going to go practice my handstands just in case.
Today I worked a full day. I left the house at 7:45am and didn’t return until 5:45pm. I judged high school debate. I could not do this on a daily basis. I missed my baby so much. By the time I got home and ate dinner it was time for her bath, bottle, and bedtime. I feel like I was cheated and didn’t have nearly enough time with her today.
At least both me and Sebastian were a part of her first “real” food this morning, that was exciting.
I don’t think I’ve stuck with anything this long to be honest. 13 days of decluttering is amazing for someone like me. Well, kinda 13 days of decluttering anyway. It’s actually only a few minutes a day but still. I’ve gotten up, gotten dressed, and gotten to work for 13 days now.
Today I scrubbed all of the counters in the kitchen. I even moved the microwave out of the way to do it. That thing is heavy. I’m just very proud of myself because like I’ve said in a previous post I’m so extremely lazy.
I haven’t been able to follow the FlyLady’s morning routine exactly how it should be done because I sometimes have to tend to Genevieve before moving on to the next item on my list, but the point is I’m getting it done.
Seriously, if anyone reading this is thinking that their life/house/apartment/whatever is in chaos you should check out www.flylady.net. I’m seriously not getting paid for this, it’s just that I never thought anything would get me to clean up around here and this has.
In other news, Genevieve is not wanting to nap today. She’s being super chiple (spoiled for those not from ‘round these parts). I love holding her but it’s not so fun when she wants to be held the entire day.
My sister Margaret is pretty good at picking out gifts for people. This year for Christmas she gave Sebastian a book that involved both samurai and buddhism. She gave me a Seek and Find tube toy thingy (if you have no idea what I’m taking about just ask, it’s hard to explain but freaking awesome) and I’ve always wanted one but never really thought of asking for it. For Genevieve she got a zebra rattler which has quickly become one of her favorite toys and a really awesome colorful mobile for her crib. Being bad parents (haha) we never bought her one. In honesty, they are expensive and we just felt the money could go towards diapers and formula.
I digress though. Genevieve absolutely loves this mobile. She can lay in her crib and “talk” to it for hours. This makes for a very sleep deprived baby. It used to be no problem getting her to take a nap in her crib. However, now, I lay her there, even when she’s already dozing off in my arms, and suddenly she’s wide awake and ready to play. We don’t have this problem at night, thank God. At night she seems to understand the concept of bed time but she will play for just a few minutes. I’ll lay her down after he last bottle, turn the mobile on, and let her go. Sometimes she’ll talk to it until it turns off then she’ll fall asleep, sometimes she’ll immediately pass out.
Nap time now means that we lay down together in the grown up bed and wait for a few minutes. Once she sees that I’m not going to play with her right now she’ll slowly start closing her eyes and stop resisting sleep. Poor girl though, she fights sleep so much, I suppose she thinks I’ll be doing something fun while she’s dreaming. In reality, I’m only picking up a bit, doing laundry, and having some internet time.
Wow - just saw you blog - hadn't seen it in a long time - great job -
Genevieve is the best!!! - and so is her Mom and her Dad.
Margaret and Auntie Margaret
Thanks Margaret! It means a lot to me that you have taken the time to check it out considering you’re not really an internet person. I try to update things fairly regularly. Sometimes I post daily, sometimes I go a week without posting anything.
The week of Thanksgiving Genevieve started sleeping through the night. This was great because it meant I started sleeping through the night as well. Of course I still got up every now and then but her sleeping in the bassinet right next to my bed made this an easy job.
One morning however I woke up and looked into the bassinet to check on her and thought my worst fear was being realized. It looked like she wasn’t breathing. I put my hand on her stomach to feel her taking breaths and nothing. I started to panic. I grabbed the bassinet and shook it a little and she didn’t flinch. So finally I pinched her and although it didn’t wake her it did make her move a bit. Luckily it was almost time to get up anyway because there was no falling back to sleep after that. I had never been so afraid.
After retelling that story what happened today doesn’t seem so bad but it still scared me nearly to death. Genevieve usually gets up at 7 or a little after to eat breakfast so it wasn’t a huge thing when she started fussing a bit early at 6:40 this morning. But the fussing turned into full blown crying and then screaming very quickly. I ran to her room and found her writhing around, she was bright red and boiling hot. I grabbed the thermometer expecting to see a very high temperature and I was trying to mentally prepare myself for our first trip to the emergency room. Thank God it was only 98.8. We undressed her and she cooled down and calmed down and all was ok. Her room just got a bit too hot.
Now, though she’s not eating much and her legs are hurting from the shots she’s laughing and being happy baby. She won’t let me put her down but I have no problem holding her all day if she needs me too.
(Please pardon any typos. This was all typed on my Droid.)
I am currently raising money to share love throughout the world in a somewhat simple way, my goal is to raise 1500$ to take a trip to Honduras to simply spread love, hope, and encouragement to others. I will be raising money by selling friendship bracelets for five dollars…
Got through the shots. Of course I cried, though I was much better than last time. Genevieve did fine. She’s in her crib now talking to her mobil instead of napping so I’m guessing she’s over it.
I almost had to slap the receptionist though. If today was the 4 month check up then how is it possible that February 5 would be the right date for the 6 month check up? As though I wouldn’t know how old my own daughter was! She kept insisting that Genevieve will be 6 months old in February. This is true but not until the last day of February. This almost turned into a long drawn out argument but she finally gave in. I think she finally just gave me the March 2 appointment to shut up me because she was very adamant that I was wrong.
I guess what everyone keeps telling me is true, it gets easier every time. Last time I could barely breath through my own tears. This time, I teared up but I stayed composed. I’m just glad Sebastian didn’t punch the nurse when she made Genevieve scream with that first shot. I’m trying to get tough about things like this because I understand that Genevieve can feel what I feel. I don’t want her to be one of those kids that freak out about shots. I never was.
I was somewhere several weeks ago, possibly a doctor’s office, and there was a mother who kept threatening her child with shots. Every time the kid did something he wasn’t supposed to be doing she’d say, “watch out, the doctors coming and he’s going to give you a shot if you’re being bad.” WHY?! Why would you torture your own child like that?
Last I wrote about the FlyLady. Well, today I’m still doing it and it feels pretty darn good. I’m taking my baby steps, today all I had to do was work on my hotspot (go to her website to find out what that means, www.flylady.net, it’s worth it) for only 2 minutes and it already looks better. That’s all I’m doing today.
Genevieve is teething. It’s only the beginning so I’m expecting it to get worse. The past three days were tough ones but today she hasn’t been hurting too much. I’m not sure how I feel about the Humphreys stuff. We didn’t get the pills, instead we got these strips that you put in your baby’s mouth and it dissolves. Maybe the pills would be better, it’s kinda hard to get her to take these strips when she’s crying really hard.
Her knew thing is screaming as I showed you all in the video I posted earlier. That’s not even the half of it. That video doesn’t demonstrate just how loud she can get. And it goes on and on and on. It’s super cute though, unless you’re trying to nap.