Saturday, July 11, 2009

July 2009: 7 months old

Month 6 came and went, and I am sure you noticed I was not as diligent about updating the blog as I have been in previous months. This is because month 6 was awful. As a new Mom I have had little sleep for quite some time, but have grown accustomed to living off 6 hours a night and squeezing in naps here and there with whatever Bailey will allow me to. But at the beginning of the month with those new teeth she was unable to sleep, which meant I was not sleeping as well. She refused to sleep both at night and throughout the day for the entire month. You'll notice in the Fuddrucker's picture of the previous entry how tired her eyes look... that pic was taken at the end of the month. I am now trying to play catch up on the blog for what was missed but we are still off and on with sleep so it's a slow process.

This month has been much improved. At the beginning of the month for the first week she would only wake up once and would allow me to rock her for about 10 minutes without nursing and she would fall back asleep for the rest of the night. As I got used to that I started working out and setting a diet plan, but of course she changed it up on me and started waking up every 1-2 hours. I don't know. Sleep is a constant battle in our house. Life would be perfect if it weren't for this one picky detail. It's so back and forth that I have a hard time adjusting. Luckily Bailey is a very happy baby, so it's not miserable just exhausting.

She likes rolling her way to the glass door and playing with the vertical blinds

Bailey's big development aside from the teeth is sitting unsupported, which she started at the tail end of month 6 and is still working on mastering throughout this month 7. So far she can sit for several minutes unsupported, but she has not learned how support herself with her arms to prevent toppling over. Her mobility at this time still consists of rolling, but she has started to aim herself in the direction she wishes to roll... advanced rolling I guess LOL. It looks like she is carpet swimming but what she is actually doing is spinning her body around towards her target and then she starts the rolling. We have started baby proofing, which included removing the coffee table. It has a metal frame which Bailey keeps rolling her way on to and bonking her head. No good.

Sitting unsupported, but we stay close since she topples over after a few minutes

In Johnny's world, he has been invited into a manager acceleration program that should help prepare him for his next role in Best Buy as a future GM. He will also be traveling to Arizona for work next week, which he is both excited about and of course a little sad since it will be his first time away from Bailey for any amount of time. The following week he will be taking a week long vacation, so we are going to try and plan an Austin trip, cousins we hope to see y'all, and that last weekend my Aunt Kathy will be visiting along with my cousin Ashley from California. And at the end of July we should have John's car loan completely paid off, which is the last of our debt... well I have my hospital bill but that is not in the way of anything. Hopefully this should put us in running for a house, we want this so bad!

And in my world like I said I am have just recently decided that enough is enough and to get on the ball with diet and exercise. I have had a bit of a rough start on it because once I started Bailey began rejecting sleep once again, but I am truly motivated and focused so I know results will happen it may just be at a snail's pace. I am also looking into a new business venture with Breezie's Cakes, check out her blog listed on my page! My friend Bree, who created and designed my wedding cake and the groom's cake has been very successful with her business to the point that she is needing extra hands and is thinking about expanding her business. She has invited me to start training with her on some of her busier weekends so that some day I can also fill orders. I am very excited about the possibilities and to be training with Bree because she does amazing work, her cakes are so beautiful! I am a big fan of shows like Charm City Cakes and Food network challenges where they make these insanely creative cakes, and would love to take this on as a new creative outlet! Yes, I am aware that I said I am dieting and in the next breath said I will be making cakes, but cake is not as big of a weakness of mine as ice cream is or straight up chocolate, although I do love a good cake every now a then. Anyway I will keep you posted on my training :)

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

0 comments: to “ Update

Subscribe via email

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner