Monday, August 10, 2009

A Whole Lotta Stuff Goin' On

It's been over a week since my last post. So much has been going on here and I don't know where to begin.

The biggest thing that has come about is so big that I'm not at liberty to discuss it just yet! Oh, don't worry. I'll share when the time is right.

My friend, Gadget Girl just left the Island this morning. The Student will be arriving on the 16th. That gives me a few days to get the house in order again before he arrives.

My friend, SuperAmazingMommy (A, that's you!) lent me "Not Guilty: My Guide to Working Hard, Raising Kids and Laughing Through the Chaos" by Debbie Travis. After my little melt down feeling extremely overwhelmed a few weeks ago, SuperAmazingMommy said I should read this book. I'm only on page 24 (and have been since the day I received the book)! I'm usually a very fast reader (Hey! I read the ENTIRE Twilight Series in less than a week!) but the baby, house, farm, husband and everything else leaves me with very little time to sit down and read. So sad because I miss reading. I haven't even had much time to blog!!! What's worse is that even if I do have a few minutes to blog, I don't get nearly enough time to read and comment on all my favourite blogs! Someday, right? :)

Anyway, I will finish the book (eventually) and I will let you know what I think.

Hmmm...What else? Oh! Little One is now eating veggies. I spent one afternoon last week just making baby food. I cooked up a few batches of peas and carrots, put them in ice cube trays and froze them. I'm stock piling for when she starts eating more.
Yes, I'm making Little One's baby food. I like knowing exactly what is in the food she's eating and since we eat a lot of veggies and fruits anyway, I just set some aside for her baby food.

She's got a pretty healthy appetite and seems to really enjoy her food. By saying she enjoys her food, I mean that the girl's eyes go huge when she sees her bowl and she starts going nuts. Yep. She's definitely her Daddy's daughter! :)I'm not really sure what was up the day this photo was taken. She's not normally THAT messy of an eater, but she had rice cereal all over her face! There are days that she can eat rice or oat cereal without even getting any on her bib! Now she seems to like to reach for the bowl and try to help herself to her food. Fun times. :)

I tried her on peas yesterday and she made the funniest face. I wish I had captured that on video! However, when I tried her on peas again today, she seemed to love it! She devoured every last spoonful of peas...and then wanted a full serving of rice pablum...and then wanted to nurse!!!

One thing I'm happy about is that I do get to spend lots of quality time with my baby (until I have to start teaching again). She is such a smart, funny, lovable little girl. Of course I say this because I'm biased! She is mine after all!
Me reading a book to Little One. It's a book about faces. Little One loves faces (as most babies do!). On the last page this is what she saw.
She's a bit cheeky, our girl. When she heard Daddy with the camera, she had to turn around to pose for the camera! Little Monkey! :)
Lastly, Little One has been rolling around like crazy. Even when I put her to sleep on her back, when I check on her, she ends up sleeping on her tummy! I mentioned this to the neonatologist and she said that though because of the risk of SIDS, parents should put their babies to sleep on their backs...but once babies start rolling back and forth on their own, it's fair game. There's nothing we can do about it. Little One seems to really like sleeping on her tummy now.FYI: The quilt is just on there for the photo. We don't use the quilt in her crib in case she smothers herself when she rolls...and we don't leave the rails down like that when she's in there by herself. Just in case someone saw this and thought we were being irresponsible parents.

With the rolling around in her crib comes the fun of her getting her arms and legs lodged in between the railings (in what would appear to be impossible to pry out positions). I mentioned this on my Facebook status. Thanks to everyone who responded! I really do value everyone's input. Like I've mentioned before, I am so very freaked out about SIDS (which is why we don't use Little One's bumper pads in her crib). At the same time, now that she's so mobile she keeps getting her limbs stuck between the railing and just screams when she can't get her arms and legs free.

QUESTION: Those of you who have the mesh bumpers, are there any that you would recommend? Which ones do you use? Since I live on an island where there aren't any baby stores, I suppose I need to find some that I can order online and have shipped here.


Barbara said...

Hi C, happy to read your post. Little one is sooo cute! I loved when my children started eating solid food. I made my own too. I enjoyed the process and the kids loved the homemade yummy food.


robert said...

Good morning C.,
hope everything is fine, as one can see many nice smiles.
Sleeping was for him of no problem, only that he wouldn't sleep as well on his back.
About diapers, once used Pampers, ever since any other, as they 'went over and over' and of course mostly at night ;)
Everthing will be fine, wishing you a nice week.

Patti McK said...

I'm amazed at the similarities between our girls as I read your post. Samantha LOVES peas, will not stay put on her back to sleep anymore, gets her limbs stuck in the rails of her crib and usually is a very neat and tidy litle girl when she eats. However, lately she has gotten into the habit of taking a bite of food, then grabbing her foot and sucking on a toe or two! She thinks it's hilarious and I'm sure she does it just to get a rise out of us now! Anyway, hope everything is going well. Sorry about the call my hubby made to you the other night. I hate getting those phone calls!! lol... I told Mike after we stopped at your place and found no one home, if we knew were they belonged, we should have just put them back in. Anyway, hope everything was OK. Talk again soon!
Hey, let me know how the homemade baby food is going. I'm interested in making my own, but I don't know where to start with it, or what to put in it. Take care!

Tracy said...

Little one is adorable! Good for you for making her baby food...very admirable!

C said...

Thank you! I'm actually having lots of fun making Little One's food! :) I also find that one cube for frozen peas is the perfect amount for her right now.

I WILL be hopping over to your blog soon-ish! I am suffering from blog withdrawal. I haven't had a chance to check out and comment on all my fave blogs in weeeeeeeks!!!

C said...

Thank you for always leaving such great comments! You have got to be one of the most positive people ever! Your little boy is adorable!!!

C said...

Thank you for that! Thank Mike for us too. It was nice of him to call! I hate when that happens. Of course, I kind of expected it! Of course the cattle HAVE TO misbehave when we're away in the big city! Never fails! I think cattle just KNOW when the boss is gone...they HAVE TO do something sneaky (like break through a couple fences and get into fields they're not supposed to be in)!!!

If you want to come over sometime (maybe even when Taylor is back in school), bring Samantha over and while she and Little One have a play date, you and I can having a baby food making date! It'll be fun! We'll spend an afternoon making and stock piling baby food! LOL! I'm not joking! :) Oh, it doesn't take much to please or entertain me! Haha!

C said...

Thank you :) It's been fun so far with the baby food making!
I HAVE been keeping up to date with your blog(s), but haven't had a chance to comment! I WILL though! Maybe when Little One is sleeping tonight, I'll try to catch up on everyone's blogs and actually leave comments! :)

Fancy said... time...we have this one


C said...

Thank you soooo much! I was actually going to call you about that and then I saw this comment! Checking out the link now! Thanks! :)

Diane said...

This is the crib bumper I have. It also comes in pink, blue, & ecru. I really like it, very soft & cushy.

Jinxy said...

I make Lily's baby food too, I love it.

I really miss reading too. I have been about 60 pages into Twilight since March.

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