Friday, December 9, 2011

Crimson: 5 Months & counting

. 13 lbs 9.5oz . 25.5 in .

you heard that right .... she's my lil' runt
25% in weight . 70% in height

. milestones .
almost sitting up on her own
sleeping 11-12 hours at night {praise God!}
better arm control, bringing things to her mouth
scooting/rolling around to get somewhere else
she is such a joy now
it started out rocky, with her crying all the time, and now she is the happiest little thing always shooting everyone a smile
she falls asleep on her own without being held
she'll lay on the floor playing with her toys forever
I love her so munch!
she loves clover, who can always make her smile
she hates naps, but she goes to sleep pretty quickly

and get this...

she actually likes the car!!!
she will ride a whole car ride to Brian's parents without making a peep
and she's awake!
she interacts with my mom through skype, which is neat
and my mom is coming in just a couple days!!!
I can't even tell you how excited this makes me
I am so homesick!
and then we are flying to California for Christmas
whoo hoooooo!
I wish we could get snowed in, but I don't think that's likely
but I know a few friends back home who would be willing to make that happen, with some fake snow maybe ;)

can't wait can't wait can't wait can't wait ...
ok I'll stop now :)

{how come both of my children have the ability to escape the bumbo! }
{she's maneuvering into the escape position}

{doesn't she look JUST like me?}
{that would be sarcasm people}

{Clover is always trying to steal the baby's pacifier, and then she hides and sucks on it as much as she can before we take it away. This is where I found her the last time}

Thursday, December 1, 2011

baby wise

Im not crazy baby wise, meaning you have to stick to their rules!
it's just nice to have some kind of idea of what's suppose to happen at what age and then create your own schedule

for example
I rocked Clover, at bedtime, till the day I was too pregnant with Crimson to hold her anymore even though I knew I would pay for it later
it was totally worth the moments I got to watch her sleep

but it helps me so much when it comes to things like
how long can babies sleep through the night?
how many naps are they supposed to have?

so I made this little chart back when I was pregnant with Clover and I first read baby wise
then I lost it
so now I made a new one
and I thought I'd share it in case anyone else needs one too

this is how my brain works
I need visual aids

baby wise chart
{just click on it to download}

baby wise sample schedule

it's good guidelines, and then you can make your own adjustments
another example
I know some people start giving their babies solid food as early as 4 months
I didn't start till 6 months

same goes for naps
I know a family whose little girl does better taking one nap a day before lunch
Clover does better taking a nap after lunch

just do your own thing
you know your own child more than anyone else does

funny side note
I borrowed the book from a friend before I had Clover
so Brian just bought me a used copy from Amazon so I could use it with Taryn
and while reading, I found this sticky note in it from the previous owner
haha too funny