Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

I'm Still Here...

Long time no post, huh?  Life has been kind of crazy around here at casa de G.  See, a certain little miss just stopped. sleeping. 

Like, she went from 12 hours straight per night, to just a few hours a night.  She wakes up and it is darn near impossible to get her back to sleep.

Ok, sometimes we can get her back to sleep, but put her down?  No, not ever!  The second you put her in her crib, she's back awake and crying.  And I'd be happy to share my bed with her, but she's not down for that either.  We even tried to get the hang of side-lying nursing.  We got the hang of the nursing part, but my hopes of her drifting off and peacefully rolling onto her back so we could all sleep were quickly dashed.

I blame the teeth.  There's definitely two little teeth coming in there on the bottom and they're messing with our lives.  Ruby's sleep got great when she figured out that she liked to suck on her fingers until she was asleep.  Yeah.  She doesn't do that anymore.  Or pacis.  Anything that goes in her mouth goes to the sides, I think those darn teeth are just hurting her.  And it's changed the way she nurses.  I don't know what she's doing to my right nipple, but OW.

So forgive my absence, blog-land.  R also won't nap without me holding her in my arms, so between that and racing to my bed the second I actually get her to sleep in the evening, I have little time for blogging.  Or anything else for that matter.  Sheesh!  The words, "this too shall pass" are definitely my mantra lately!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Week in iPhone Pictures

Phew!  I guess I didn't do any blogging this week, but we did a lot of living, a good amount of crying, and a lot of holding/wearing for naps.  I also, sadly, finished reading all 8 books of the Anne of Green Gables series (mostly while nursing).  I don't know what I'm going to do now!  
Ruby and I also visited another park where I spent much of my childhood.  This one has a large equestrian area and trails for riding.  I spent many hours on horseback there as a kid.  To get there, we drove past my old jr. high, and followed my old bus route to the park - which is interesting because one of the moms we were with used to ride my bus in jr. high and high school (before we could drive), but we never knew each other until now!  And while we were at the park, we found out we were in the same 4-H club for a time!  It's a small small world.

September 30 - October 6

Sunday:  Being my very cute backseat buddy on the way to watch the Seahawks game at a friend's house.  Her new favorite toy.  Monday:  Getting ready to go shopping!  Trying to decide if I see teeth in there...  First time in the jumperoo, she likes it!  Tuesday:  Playing at baby class.  More jumperoo fun.  Killing me with cuteness.  Bedtime and a good book.

Wednesday:  Ruby & Lamar took a ride in the laundry basket.  Looking a little forlorn (but how cute are her crossed ankles?).  Turns out it was a crying day, even in the Beco.  Love those red fall leaves.  Thursday:  Modeling her cat hat, so she could be Toots and Cats.*  Not so sure she wants to be in the stroller at the park...  All wrapped up in her awesome (and super warm, thankfully, it was cold!) blanket  during our picnic.  The park has a petting farm, and this cow mooed the cutest moo at us!  She wore her pony pants, appropriately.

Friday:  Swimming takes it out of her - we live 5min from the pool, but she was already asleep by the time we got home (and she's holding the bunny's other ear and sucking her fingers, cute).  A little bit of milk, and she's out again (this time for an hour, in my arms).  Trying to see her doggie and roll on to her back simultaneously.  This is a video still; she was "talking" up a storm to me, in the cutest voice ever.  Really getting into this jumperoo thing.  Trying to steal Daddy's sandwich.  Saturday:  Last time in those pajamas.  *sniff*  Mama's girl - trying to drink a big mug of coffee!  Another (much needed) hour+ nap in my arms.

* I read somewhere (I think on Pinterest) that if you want to "beatbox", all you have to do is say "boots and cats" over and over.  Well, naturally, since we call Ruby Toots, this evolved into "Toots and cats". Which means we now walk around going, "Toots and cats, Toots and cats, Toots and cats" constantly.  

Monday, October 1, 2012

Week in iPhone Pictures

September 23-29

Sunday:  The monitor tells us that *someone* has kicked their feet out of the swaddle blanket at nap time.  Mt. Si.  Finally made it out to pick some blueberries... on the last day of the season.  Monday:  Was a crying day.  With a little bit of playing with Lamar.  Tuesday:  Chillin' with her buddy at class.  Bunny lovies taste good.  A lap full of good stuff.  Passed out, on me, well before bedtime.

Wednesday:  Trying to roll over (she was successful later, but just once).  Finally hung up the art in the nursery.  Thursday:  We went to Green Lake, but of course, I didn't take pictures.  Her outfit was so freaking cute that day though.  Friday:  I woke up and the sky was pink.  Sweet little baby feet.  Hard to see, but there's a tear on her cheek.  From having to be held by daddy.  Saturday:  Rolling around with Lamar, as always.  "O-H!"