Friday, November 12, 2010

A week from tomorrow



I cannot believe it. I knew it would come fast, but not this fast. I'm happy I am. I'm sad too.

You are only nursing when you wake up in the morning and before going to bed at night. Which is nice for me since you now have 6 teeth. People say that with the right latch teeth shouldn't hurt. I guess we never got your latch quite right.

You make the signs "sleepy", "hungry", "thirsty", "all done" and can wave hello and goodbye. You say "woof, woof." And occasionally will say "Mama" "Dadad" and your own little versions of Josh and Dekker.

You LOVE your dad, and now just how to keep him wrapped around your little finger. When he's around you are reaching for him. You kiss him and snuggle him more than anyone. He eats it up. You like to play with him. You love to have him throw and toss you around on our bed.

You want to be just like your big brothers. Lately you love to follow them down to the toy room. You no longer like to go down the stairs backwards. Instead you hold on to the rails and slowly step down, or will sit on your bum and slide down that way. It makes us all nervous, but I guess you just want to show you can be like the big kids. In the toy room you love to reach in and pull everything out of the bins and boxes. We have a shorter box that you love to climb into.

Next Saturday is your birthday. Thank you for being here. I'm so happy you are healthy. I'm so happy you're mine.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Eight months goes fast




Originally I thought I would do a monthly post on here until Naomi turned ONE. I've done those monthly posts, but I usually ended up posting them to our photoshare blog- and in fear of being repetitive- didn't post them here as well. This month though I had so many cute pics I figured I could get away with it. Plus I'm very pleased to announce (but I didn't want to put this on our photo blog) that I officially made it to pre-baby weight! Now- a number on the scale is not the best thing to go by. I still have a much squishier mid-section than I'd like, and my ideal weight is still a few more pounds away- but having met this mark- some of the other goals seem more reachable.

Now... to my sweet Naomi,

Oh how we love you Little One! Your dad says he didn't know how badly he needed you until you came. Your brothers can't get enough of you and I feel the need to constantly "protect" you from their smothering- even though you don't seem to mind too much. You are my busiest baby- always moving forward to the next step and accomplishing all benchmarks at a fast pace. You are full of smiles, but some what reserved with your laughs (although its getting easier to summon the giggles).

This last month you cut your two bottom teeth in the same day. You've become more playful and even joined in on your first round of "piece of this" with you Dad and brothers the other night. At first you watched with concern as they squealed and bounced around- but then you quickly decided it must be fun, and made your moves to join in. We all thought it was super cute to watch you try and attack, eat, and climb on Dad, and you laughed so hard when he tickled and attacked you back. You are all over the place and even learned to climb up the stairs. I'm constantly trying to contain you and keep you out of things much to your and my frustration. And though your not as cuddly as my boys, it makes your snuggles and kisses all the more rewarding when you decide to bestow them upon me.

I love you!

Mama

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

4 months


24.1" long (43.19%)
12.3lbs (20.49%)
Head crc 16.2" (55.48%)
My weight: +8lbs
You laughed for the first time Feb 15. Started rolling from you back to tummy March 8th. Just the last couple of days you've really discovered your feet and like lifting them up in the air to look at. Still a good little sleeper, but you spit up ALL THE TIME! I am constantly washing burp cloths and changing your shirts (and mine). You're better about your car seat- but its still not your favorite place to be. Oh- and if I have you on your back on my lap you love to push off just far enough to let your head hang upside down (must remind you of the womb?). You laugh more and more, but we still have to work for them- at least I can say you are very generous with your smiles!

I floated around +10lbs the whole third month and finally started losing weight again this last month. I've realized the weight isn't going to come off as easy this time, but with Jake as busy as he is it was hard for me to get to the gym. I have a VIP pass though, so now that you're a little older, and the weather is a little warmer I've been going twice a week. I still try to go a little later in the day when there aren't so many kids there though- in the hopes of keeping you and the boys from catching too many colds, viruses, etc.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

6 week post partum

My six week post partum appointment was Tuesday.

Weighed in at +14lbs- which means I've lost a couple- hooray!

Everything else checked out fine as well.

Its been a rough last couple of weeks because I got hit with a nasty cold. Everyone else including little you has gotten it as well- but I seem to have been hit the hardest. It's extra hard since I really try not to take anything for fear of drying up my milk supply- but there have been a couple of nights when I gave in to NyQuil.

You had me worried because you stopped pooping on a daily basis. I even called the pediatrition because I rea that if an infant under 2 months doesn't have a bowl movement in 24 hours you should call. They said since you're still having plenty of wet diapers and there hasn't been any other signs to be concerned about that you're probably just entering a new phase. Then Tuesday the poo factory opened up big time! :) You had a blow out while I was at my appointment- luckily they had wipes and a diaper right there handy.

Looks like you've got a herniated belly button like Dekker- though not quite as big as his was. Doesn't bother me too much since Dekker's is now all but gone. Jake says if you still even have the slightest of one at age four (the earliest they'll do surgery on them) we should make sure you get the surgery.

You are smiling and cooing more and more. You've slept 8 hours one night and 5-6 hours at night almost regularly.

You hate your car seat though, and ALWAYS want to be held. The only reason I think you sleep good at night is due to the Snugglie wraps I wrap you up tight in and put on a hat- because during the day (when I don't bother to wrap you in more than a simple blanket) you never sleep in your crib for very long. You do okay in the bjorn carrier- but you certainly make it difficult for me to get much done during the days.

Those smiles win me over though. I love you SOSOSOSOSO VERY MUCH!