Love a baby in knit  

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

January 2009: 2 months old

Some of my latest pics of Bailey. She is turning into such a little John, and he couldn't be more pleased with that lol. I am such a sucker for knitted baby clothes. I had no idea until I started buying stuff for her and found myself being ridiculously drawn to them. It started with a winter knit cardigan, then booties, then sweaters and now the sweetest little Gymboree sleepers. The previous post she has on the cream one but my favorite is this little blue one. Soon I will be advancing my love for knitted baby items to baby cocoons and babylegs, google their images if you aren't familiar with these products because they are soooo cute!

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Attempt Number 1  

Saturday, January 24, 2009

January 2009: 2 months old

Today I decided to try out the crib thing with Bailey during nap time now that she seems to be feeling better from her series of immunization shots. I documented the event. Ahhh sleeping baby, so peaceful in her slumber.

Things seemed to be going remarkably well. Almost time to celebrate... but wait perhaps things are going too well.

Oh no, here it comes. The baby stirs... a long happy stretch and...

The final result each time until we became totally distrusting of Momma and refused to fall asleep for our afternoon nap.

Mission: FAILED

We will keep working on it.

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Book Tag  

I was tagged by my cousin, Sally Lopez, here are the rules!

[1] Grab the nearest book.
[2] Open to page 56.
[3] Find the 5th sentence.
[4] Post the text of the next 2-5 sentences and these rules.
[5] Tag 5 peeps!

I happen to have one right by the rocker that I am sitting in! It's long and everything! You're lucky Sal LOL.

"What I don't like about it is this," said Rabbit. "Here are we - you, Pooh, and you, Piglet, and Me - and suddenly --"
"And Eeyore," said Pooh.
"And Eeyore - and then suddenly --"
"And Owl," said Pooh.
"And Owl - and then all of a sudden --"
"Oh, and Eeyore," said Pooh. "I was forgetting him."

A World of Winnie -the- Pooh by A.A. Milne... hehe the story of Kanga and Baby Roo Come to the Forrest. I am a Mommy now what else kind of books would I have conveniently right next to me :o) When she is overly tired and fighting going to sleep I read her a short story out of this collection, and she is out like a light within minutes.

So I tag:
Candi, Johnna, Ashley, Nikki, and Kristen if you are up to the challenge

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found it!  

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

January 2009: 2 months old

YAY found my memory card reader's cable so I got a chance to upload all of the pics from our real camera. It is amazing how much she has changed in appearance in these two months! I can hardly believe my eyes!

This is a video of her playing with her fish. I am sure it's probably not exciting for most, but I am a proud Momma so I am sharing it. She is totally trying to get that fish, she just doesn't have a ton of coordination yet... it'll come Bailey, be patient! hehe be sure to notice her onesie LOL.

These are pics of yesterday morning after the ambush at the Dr. appoinment :o) She just looked so sweet in her little pj's and her messy hair!
And now for some old ones that I couldn't post until just now! Look how much she has changed! These pics of her in the red dress were taken on the day we got to bring her home from the hospital!of course I have to post some cuties of her first time meeting Bella, Skylar and Alyssa!hehe sorry they are late, but better late than never! I thought the are too cute so I had to share them!

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two months already... really?  

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

January 2009: 2 months old

Bailey has had a hard run these last couple of weeks. Her cold lasted about a week, which like I said every time she coughed (which was after every meal) she would eject her food. Fortunately her congestion is gone and her food is now staying down. Unfortunately this last week she has become colicky for reasons unknown to me. Starts around 3 and lasts til around midnightish/3 am. The later part of the evening is the worst of it, by the time John comes home from work she is a total mess. And that brings us to today, her two month well baby check up.
They decided to give her a series of immunization shots, a total of 6 immunizations in the form of three shots and an oral dose. She was ambushed with needles, which for obvious reasons upset her greatly for about ten minutes. Then the Dr. says she will probably run a fever from them for the next few days and be cranky for the rest of the week... nice. He decided that she hasn't gained enough weight in the last two weeks and that it must be because I am not producing enough milk and not from her throwing up for a solid week, so therefore I must supplement because that is the reason for her crankiness in the evenings. On top of that he thinks I should be keeping her awake at all costs for two hours at a time between sleeping periods LOL (guess I am not supposed to sleep at all anymore in his head). In his opinion these are the two reasons for her colicky fits. I am also supposed to lay her down in her crib awake let her cry for 10 minutes, pick her up to calm her, then repeat until she passes out I guess from emotional distress or something. I have decided to listen to part of the advice and the other part I have decided that he may be full of it because since he is a doctor I have my doubts on the amount of time he has actually spent staying at home taking care of a newborn.
I do think that he is right about part of her fussiness lately is probably her having to much energy, but I don't know about you for me it's hard to entertain a two month old baby for any longer than an hour (realistically 30-45 min) without her becoming overstimulated and totally cranky... so yeah if she wants to sleep I am letting her. If you know of a way to keep a two month old baby awake and happy for long periods of time I'd be happy to listen to suggestions with the exception of introducing the pacifier, not trying that until she is at least 3 months old if she still acts like she needs it. As of now she has a crib toy that entertains her, she loves to listen to me talk, and she likes it when I show her highly contrasted visually stimulating things, but I can only hold her interest for a little while before she decides she has had enough. I have read that if a baby gets suddenly colicky to check your diet because they may have a hard time digesting certain things like dairy. I drink at least 2 gallons of milk a week on my own so that might be part of the problem. So I will take one for the team and switch to soy.
The crib thing we will have to tackle during day time naps next week after the shots have healed. Wish us luck! If I have been screamed at all day and the only way I can go to bed for the night is rocking her for a little bit in my chair, then I am going to do what I can to get my own sleep. Momma has to recharge her batteries too! I have no plans of supplementing her on formula, even though the Dr. suggested it. She threw up for a solid week, I am positive that is the only reason for her slow weight gain in these last two weeks. If there is still cause for concern on the follow up appointment in two weeks, then I will do as he asks. Honestly, I was surprised she even gained 4 ounces with all that spitting up she was doing.
Anyway in honor of the historical moment in time that happened today we dressed Bailey in her patriotic bests and I must say she rocked the outfit. Check out those chubby cheeks of hers, I always wanna squish them. We did watch the 2009 Presidential Inauguration today as a family, but she slept through most of it, politics aren't really her thing. The important thing is, is that she can technically say (when she can talk) that she witnessed the first black president being sworn in since in her future she will probably be reading about it in her history books... weird, but fun to think about. These photos are my official documentation of her being present for this event. These pics were taken with my cell since I can't find the cable for my real camera to the computer, so this will have to do. Some may be blurry because she was kicking and swinging her arms about in a happy joyous sort of manner, she loves that fish crib toy! It lights up and plays a fun little jingle whenever you hit is, so what's not to love about that? Despite her hard day she was actually in the best mood that I have seen her in, in two weeks.

We get to visit Aunt Candi, Uncle Kobi, Bella and Skylar tomorrow, hopefully she won't be feeling badly due to her shots.

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fun for no one  

Sunday, January 11, 2009

January 2009: 1 month old

This is not fun at all. I feel awful for her. She is so congested and every time she starts coughing it triggers her gag reflex causing her to throw up everywhere. We have gone through all of her receiving blankets and many pj's. Doing her laundry as we speak. I am a little soar from all of this nursing, (she coughs and throws up and then demands to eat again because she is back to empty) feels like we are spinning tires here. If only she could sleep, we would all feel better, but it is hard to sleep when you cough so hard you throw up and need a wardrobe change and need to eat all over again kwim? Poor thing! Let's see we are on day 3... maybe day 4 of the cold, surely it will go away soon right?!

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

January 2009: 1 month old

Bailey just puked for the first time. It shot out of her mouth and nose about half a foot in front of her covering the both of us. She seemed more bothered by me removing her soiled clothes than the actual act of puking so that's good at least. I am quite impressed by the amount and distance she got for being such a little thing. No worries we bathed and she has some fresh pj's on and now she is taking a nap on Daddy. I am hoping she is done with all of that for the rest of the night.

I am very excited though about this new thermometer I purchased off ebay. I had began to worry about my little one's immune system because it seems anybody and everybody is sick right now and most of them fail to mention this to me before they come over or when we come to them. After my Dad's visit, which he did mention he was coming down with something, but I seriously underestimated the something because it sounded like what John and I have been battling and judging by the fever he seemed to be running it was definitely not the same thing... anyway for good reason I have become super concerned for her health because I am really not fully prepared for her to be around all of these germs. Bailey received a gift card to Target for Christmas from her Great Aunt Janet so I thought that maybe I should use it towards a fancy thermometer that I could trust but wouldn't be as evasive as a rectal thermometer. Honestly I know rectal is the most accurate, but it just seems mean to probe a sick baby constantly, and since I am paranoid you know it would be constant. Anyway I never buy anything without going online and reading what the customer reviews have to say about it. I found one that uses infrared and just scans the forehead without even touching anything giving an accurate temp within one second. Crazy! Customers raved on and on about it on all the websites I researched, but it was $90 everywhere I looked. I cross checked it with ebay and got a brand new one in sealed packaging for a quarter of the price so I snagged it. It also came with a pacifier that has a liquid medicine chamber to make sure baby swallows all of her medicine.
After the puking episode I had John go check the mail and it arrived! Right in time! No fever which is reassuring, maybe she didn't catch Granddad's super bug after all. Fever or no fever we are still calling the Dr. tomorrow because she has a cough that developed earlier today, and I am going to bring our thermometer and compare it's reading with his to make sure it's accurate like the reviews claim it to be. If it truly is then I believe this is one of the coolest new inventions! A no touch thermometer that will never wake a sleeping baby.

We just got back from her check up and it is confirmed that she has a little baby cold. Fortunately it's nothing to be concerned about at this point because her lungs are clear so no meds are needed just the humidifier during nap times. I on the other hand have been prescribed a z-pack to help clear up my soar throat, looked like strep, and I have been cleared to start low impact exercise (walking is all I am aloud to do for the next 4-6 weeks but that's better than nothing... now if only it wasn't freezing outside). Perhaps some of those antibiotics will help out little Bailey through the breast milk, not sure if it works like that but maybe. She was weighed at her check up and came in at a whopping 9 pounds 12 ounces! That little chunky monkey has gained 3 pounds in a little over 30 days. I'm not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. I know it's good that she is gaining, but is that too much in just 30 days?

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Happy New Year  

Thursday, January 1, 2009

January 2009: 1 month old

The new year is always a good time for reflection. Traditionally I spend New Year's Eve doing naughty things such as going out to the bars in Addison or to a rock concert and drinking myself silly with some of my closest friends, but of course this year is much different. Did I make it to midnight at least?? NO! Thank God LOL! Bailey let me sleep two nights in a row so I took full advantage of it. Who cares about staying up to party when there is the option of sleep. Most nights I am pulling all nighters anyway so I might as well roll the new year in the way I hope the rest of the year will go, being well rested. So as I mentioned the new year is a good time for reflection... I realize now that I am old and lame. Oh well, what can you do?


Now to cook my traditional black eyed peas to start the year off right. Worked well last year and maybe it will make John feel better (he's sick, not from drinking, just sick).

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