Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I'm obsessed

What am I obsessed with?

1. Cloth Diapers
2. Grey's Anatomy.

First, I start with CD's.  
I can't stop buying them.  I am certain I will put us in the poor house with all the CD's I am buying.  But who can say no to such cute fluff? I can't, that's for sure.  
I really love bumGenius and Charlie Banana's, but today, I bought the Flip System.  I like the idea of the hybrid diapering system, and I really liked the price, too! ($16.95!)  

<div style="font-weight:bold; color:red;">AWARD WINNING!</div> bumGenius 3.0 <br />DELUXE All-In-One<br />Cloth Diapers
I bought this bumGenius in the Butternut color

Flip: Stay Dry (Individual)<br>One-Size Diaper Cover<br>Stay Dry Insert
and this Flip System in Grasshopper Green, with hook and loop closure instead of snaps

Look at that cute fluff! I think people who can resist buying CD's are strong.  A lot stronger than me!

My number 2 obsession is Grey's.  I can't stop watching it.  I know, I know. I am behind and only on the 3rd season! But, HOLY CRAP!  Intense is all I have to say.  I sobbed uncontrollably during season 2's finale. (If you watch and forgot what I'm talking about, all I'm going to say is Denny.  That should refresh your memory)
I think that watching Grey's should be a law.  It's that good.

And my 3rd obsession (which I didn't list, b/c you should all know.)

Cecelia.  I can't get enough of her sweet, slobbery, chubby face.  I spend pretty much all day nom-ing on her sweet, slobbery, chubby face and I can't stop.  
You know what also rocks my socks off?  Cecelia and her cute butt in CD's and the fact that my daughter watches Grey's with me.  LOVE.

She love it.  When its on, she can't stop watching.  When I turn it off and do something else on the computer, she looses all interest.  I've created a monster, and I love it.

Also, here are those cheeks I was just talking out.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

4 Months Cont.

Today was Cecelia's 4 Month Well Baby Visit.  She was pretty tired to begin with so she wasn't the happiest baby, but she could have been far worse.

Here are her stats.

Weight: 12lbs 12.5oz (25-50%)
Length: 24in (!) (50%)
Head Circumference: 15in (50%)

She also ate 15oz in 3 hours today, so Dr. H gave us the go ahead to "start" solids, good thing since I made all of sweet potatoes and bananas.  

No more swaddle.  Dr. H told me a horror story of her son and a swaddling mishap.  She said since she can "Houdini" herself out that its just not safe anymore, so we're trying it for the 2nd night tonight.  Last night was a total fail, but since we did Cry It Out tonight (I don't care to elaborate on Crying It Out b/c it makes me sad) she isn't doing bad at all.  I however, am not doing well. 

Here is the result of Cry It Out the first night.  As you can see, it drove me to drink.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Holy 4 Months!

I honestly feel like it was yesterday that I posted that she was 3 Months.  I cannot believe I am the mother of a beautiful 4 month old baby girl! It's still so surreal.

I'm not sure her weight, as her 4 month Well Baby Visit is tomorrow, but if I had to guess I would say 13.8lbs and 22inches.  I'll post tomorrow about if I'm right or not.  

In honor of her turning 4 months yesterday, we are attempting her first night un-swaddled since she was a month old.  Not by choice, either.  She's mastered rolling since last month, but she has now figured out how to do it swaddled, and that just seems like I'm playing with fire. I know she has awesome head control and hates being on her tummy, but I'm a spaz and would rather lose sleep from her waking up once in awhile than the worst happen.  

Tonight at bath time she was in her newborn tub with that weird mesh overlay, hammock thing.  It's on the lowest setting and she sat up! I couldn't believe it! she leaned forward and held herself there for almost the whole bath time! That girl is going to have abs of steel in no time.  

Our friend Mike and Ashley (her blog is here) came over to eat and try and help me win a little contest.  As I had posted previously, we're starting the cloth diaper journey and GoGreen Pocket Diapers was having a "Thumbs Up" contest.  The winner would win 2 diapers (Champ Nior and Crazy Champ).  This is the photo we submitted

I'll let you know the outcome!
Also, if you're not familiar with with GoGreen, I highly suggest you check them out.  Inexpensive and CUTE diapers!  You can access their Facebook page here.  You will not be disappointed!

And since I know you've been waiting, here are the beautiful Cecelia's 4 month pictures!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Things change

I sit here today thinking back to one year ago.  One year ago, on March 17th, 2010, I got a positive pregnancy test.

I was terrified and shocked and excited.  So many emotions at one time.  

I sit here now, one year later, wondering when my sweet little girl is going to wake up from her nap so I can smile and laugh with her.  

Things change, time goes on, and I couldn't be happier with what changes have taken place for me in the last year.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Something to live by

Lately at night, Cecelia has been having trouble staying asleep and Jeff or I have to go in multiple times to soothe her back to sleep.  Sometimes we just have to pat her belly other times we have to rock her.  I catch myself getting frustrated that she wants to be held and I have plenty of things to do around the house. I stumbled across the poem that another blogger had on her blog The Littlest Nunley.  I fully intend to print out this poem, frame it and hang it by her rocking chair in her room; just so I can remind myself to cherish these little moments.

Babies Don’t Keep
by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton

Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing, make up the bed,
Sew on a button and butter the bread.

Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I’ve grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,
Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo

The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew
And out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo
But I’m playing Kanga and this is my Roo
Look! Aren’t his eyes the most wonderful hue?
Lullabye, rockaby lullabye loo.

The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
But children grow up as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.

I've never heard anything more true

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Purees are Poop

At least thats what you would think I was feeding her.  Poop.  I'm not, I swear.  But by this look wouldn't you think so?

Banana's? I don't think so
and Sweet Potatoes.....
I'd rather not, thanks.

There are 3 things this girl will eat; Similac, Applesauce and Cherry Tylenol.  (I don't FEED her Cheery Tylenol, but when her teeth hurt she sucks its down like it is the only thing we feed her, and she'll never get fed again)

Everyone keeps telling me to keep offering it to her, she'll like it! She's my kid. If she doesn't "like" it she will never eat it again.  However, I do plan to keep offering it to her b/c I used my breast milk to make it. I'll be one unhappy momma if that goes to waste.  I will not win this one.

I put her hair in a ponytail today.  It was probably the cutest thing I've ever seen

The best part? She let me do it! She could have cared less, and that made me super happy! I know that won't last, so I may as well take advantage of dressing her up now, right?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Under Construction

I'm currently trying to add more "fun" to my blog.  I'm about to get very annoyed, so hopefully this won't take me TOO long.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

She's a mover

Cecelia could now, I suppose be called mobile.  She is a little scooter.  Granted, its on her back, but she's still moving, right? We'll have her facing one direction and next thing we know, she's in the complete opposite direction.
She's also rolling! I'm amazed! I'm so stinkin excited! She's been trying to roll for so long now, and she finally has it!  I took a video of her trying to roll, and after I stopped recording, what does she do? Roll.  Of course I never caught it on camera.

Also, shes "sitting" like a big girl! I was told to try the boppy to practice her sitting, and whadya know?  

I can't believe how big my girl is getting!  Time really needs to slow down!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Baby (food) Making Machine!

I've taken on a new task today....Baby food maker!  I had my friend Katie over (you can follow her blog here)
to make baby food for Cecelia and Caleb.  And let me tell you...


Never in a million years would I think that making baby food is fun, but it is! I made Sweet Potatoes and Bananas and Katie made Sweet Potatoes, Apple Sauce and Bananas.  It only took us about an hour and a half to make all of it.

For those interested in making your own here is the break down:

Bananas @ $1.57/16oz = $.09 per oz (I only used 2 bananas for our food, so this is a little off)
Sweet Potatoes @ $2.98 for 2/36oz = $.08 per oz.

For a 3.5oz container of Bananas at Walgreens it is $1.99 and for a 3.5oz container of Sweet Potatoes it is also, $1.99.  I would rather take an hour and a half out of my time and save a lot of money!

All of the information I got about making my own baby food is on the website Wholesome Homemade Baby Food.  They have so much information on there its insane, its even broken down in stages and ages for baby!

Here are some picture from today!

I got 36oz from 2 sweet potatoes!

16oz from 2 bananas! 

I will for sure be making tons more baby food!!