Archive for December, 2010

Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 25th, 2010 by Jen

Pretty pictures 5

Friday, December 24th, 2010 by Jen

Pretty pictures 4

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 by Jen

Pretty Pictures 3

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 by Jen

Pretty pictures 2

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 by Jen

Pretty pictures

Monday, December 20th, 2010 by Jen

I know I still haven’t gotten to Thanksgiving or other events, but I’m going to put up a few days of pretty Christmas photos for you all to enjoy because I want to, it’s quick, and they’re of my beautiful girls.

Celia at two months

Sunday, December 19th, 2010 by Jen

Friday was Celia’s two month birthday and the poor girl got to celebrate it of course by going to the doctor and getting a shot. Our baby is a pile of smiles and cuteness these days. She sleeps a lot still by my Josie-set standards and eats even less frequently, including falling asleep without nursing. We will continue to knock on wood that things like this continue.

She’s getting stronger, her head control is very good unless she’s really tired. She wants to spend a lot of time upright and looking around and loves getting to move around and see new sights. She complains about being put in the carrier face in, and so I’ll humor her for a few minutes of facing out in the wrap even though it’s not great for her. She loves to watch Josie and blow raspberries at us. She also loves to look at Josie’s toys. I don’t think Josie has particularly noticed yet but I’m sure we’re going to have some major toy sharing issues in our future.

She loves toys which again is completely the opposite of Josie who found them pretty boring most of the time unless they were being moved. She will sit on her mat for 20 minutes and play or in the bouncy seat and coo and smile at the animals. She loves people too, but sometimes she really just wants to be left alone to stretch her legs and not be touched so much.

The doc measured her almost exactly the same size that Josie was at 2 months, she’s 11 lbs 6 oz and 23.5 inches long. Just a few ounces heavier and a quarter inch longer. Looks like we’ve got another tall skinny one which works out great for sharing their clothes.

For diapering right now we’ve been using prefolds and covers. Josie’s old bum genius 3.0’s were having problems with the velcro curling and not sticking well and since they were under warranty the company took them back and are sending me brand new version 4.0’s. This time I chose snaps to avoid the velcro problem all together. They’ve been slow getting them and returning them, almost a month, but I can’t be too upset about new diapers. These combined with the ones I’ve already got should mean no more diaper purchases for the rest of Celia’s diapering time.

All in all she’s a happy healthy easy going baby. Up a normal two or three times a night, sometimes giving us a long 5 hour stretch lately. I know this time to appreciate that!

Quick update

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 by Jen

Busy life these days, thanksgiving needs to be updated and such, but right now Celia’s got a cold, last week Josie had a cold and of course the holiday season of parties and shopping is upon us. Josie has decided to try out some new behaviors like ignoring me or shouting ‘no’ and running away as well as refusing to participate in gym class or basically do anything other than stay at home and play with her toys. We’re working on it, a few tactics may be helping which definitely includes cutting back trips out of the house to the bare minimum.

Celia has been waking up more and is generally happy except when wet, hungry or tired. She’ll play on her activity mat for an amazingly long time happily and as of about two weeks ago can bat at her toys and occasionally grab them (although that’s a reflex still we’re pretty sure). She loves her naked time and I took some pictures which I won’t post here, but if you come over I’ll show you the funny pictures of her adorable newborn body with the huge belly, tiny bowed legs and wrinkled bum. She also is showing the same desire for standing that Josie did at an early age. She’s getting strong fast! Can’t wait until she can sit up and play with toys a little, she looks like she’ll be great at entertaining herself a little bit. She definitely likes to watch Josie too!