Tuesday, October 29, 2013

5 Month update

Sweet Pea is now 5 months old! I can't believe it. It's so much fun to see how she's grown over the months, in past pictures. (1 month2 months3 months4 months ) She's learning new things every minute of the day. She's still working on rolling from her back to belly, but nearly got it last night. She grabs everything she sees now, and it goes straight in the mouth. She grabbed my bowl the other day, and nearly spilled my cereal/milk all over both of us. She watches my every move while I'm eating. She's very curious, but nowhere near ready for solids of any kind. We may wait an extra month, seeing as how she's thriving just fine on her milkies.

She loves to stand up, while we hold her. She gets so excited whenever we clap for her. And she loves to blow raspberries! It's how she communicates. We'll do it to her, and then she'll answer back. I'm trying to introduce baby sign language into our daily lives, but I keep forgetting to do it.

She's full of smiles, but we rarely get giggles from her. We have to act like complete fools to get her adorable laughs, but if we do the same thing we did last week to make her laugh, she looks at us like we're nuts.

She arches her back if she's not happy now. If she doesn't want to be held, she'll wiggle and squirm and then arch her back to get away. This is also how she almost made it to her belly, from her back.

She's mainly wearing 6-9 month clothes now. A few 3-6 month onesies will fit, but she's been in bigger jammies for a few weeks now. Her weight gain has slowed down a bit. Which is just fine because, she's growing up waaaay too fast!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

What we've been up to (Photo drop)

 We went to the pumpkin patch.  It was a little lack luster of a place, but we still had fun. We didn't get a pumpkin, but we did get fresh, warm caramel corn!  Sweet Pea enjoyed herself, and that's why we went.

A couple of weekends ago, we went over to my dad and step-mom's house for dinner. Mister and I for got her Bumbo, to sit in while we eat. We also forgot to bring any toys. I ate one handed. We had lots of fun.

We visit my mom almost every weekend. Last week she had a kitchen fire, so we couldn't go in the house because of the smoke. By the weekend it was better. Sweet Pea was going crazy with this packing paper. Who needs toys?
 We blew up my birthing ball, from when I was pregnant. Sweet Pea loves it!! We play with it several times a day, and I've even caught Mister bouncing around on it.
Sweet Pea has been practicing sitting up too! She looks thrilled, doesn't she? She still falls over pretty quickly, but she's getting better at it. 
           She has been a great sport while I've been making her Halloween costume. I'm glad I'm done now, so I can go back to cuddling my Pea.                    
We went and visited my Grandparents on Thursday. My Grandma loves holding Sweet Pea, and I love seeing them together. I'm going to have to watch her closely though, she really wants to give Sweet Pea a Hershey's bar!                                  

I tried to do Sweet Pea's 5 month pictures today, but it just wasn't working. She was fussy, the light was wrong, and she kept grabbing the blankets. Another day maybe.
Sweet Pea's costume! Seriously, how cute is she?? It makes all the stress and tears worth it. Yes. Tears. I didn't know how to crochet before I made this, and I'm not a fast learner. I have a friend that was helping me through Facebook. I looked at videos, and got it wrong....so wrong. After my friend took pictures of her doing it, I picked it up pretty quick. And look how cute she is!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sweet Pea force push (video)

This kid cracks me up!

Baby pattern baldness

Where did Sweet Pea's hair go?

 She had so much hair when she was born, and when she was teeny tiny. People used to comment on how thick and beautiful it was. Now look at her. I mean, she's the cutest thing I've ever seen...but I'm seeing quite a bit more scalp these days. I didn't even notice until we were at my mom's and looking at older pictures of Sweet Pea.

This isn't a real update. There will be one soon, I promise.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sweet Pea sitting (video)

Sweet Pea is growing so fast. She's working so hard on sitting up on her own. 

I'll have a better update later. I've been busy trying to make Sweet Pea's Halloween costume. It's gonna be cute!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Thank goodness for my placenta

Today has been a rough day. I will be ending this day with a few placenta pills.

And I'm in tears again.

This morning started out like any other. Actually, it started a little nicer. Mister got up with Sweet Pea, leaving me an hour plus to sleep by myself. He then brought her in at about 10:15AM, left, and came back with some heart breaking news. Lucy, our mama bunny, had passed away during the night.

I didn't really believe him. I just kept saying, "no, no, no". I may have been a bit dramatic, but our bunnies are our babies too.

 We got Bunjie first, when he was 6 weeks old. *On the left* He was so lonely, so we got Lucy. They made many, many babies, Whitey being one of them. She *Whitey* nearly died at birth, and we had to give her kitten formula to save her. Needless to say, we were attached, so we kept her. She's the middle one.

When Mister took Lucy out of their "cage" today, Bunjie bumped her trying to wake her up, and pulled on her fur. Lucy is his person. Both Whitey and Bunjie have been sitting in the spot where Mister found her, all day. It's heartbreaking.

We're not sure what happened. We've only had her 5.5 years, and they're supposed to live around 10 years. We got her from a breeder, and we did catch her in a few lies, so who knows if she was telling the truth about her age.

It has been a very sad day around our house, full of tears and hugs. I'm just glad Sweet Pea is too young to understand what's going on.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

What we've been up to

I just realized that I've been neglecting this blog a little. That's only because I've been spending all my waking hours with my sweet, Sweet Pea. That's a good reason, no?

Lately I've been doing a lot of one handed typing, which makes for a lot of typos and grammatical errors. Right now, my little Pea is napping on my left knee and leaning against my chest. So, bear with me while I stumble through this post.

Last weekend, Sweet Pea and I went to MommyCon, and it was amazing!! I got to hear Jessica from The Leaky Boob speak, as well as the creator of Birth Without Fear, January. January was inspiring, but Jessica's presentation on normalizing breastfeeding was fantastic!! She made the great point of the fact that we're trying to normalize, babies eating. How ridiculous is that?

Anyway, we also learned about car seat safety and baby proofing. There were a few booths around the venue, and we got some goodies throughout the day. My mom was going to buy me a starter pack of baby products from Earth Mama Angel Baby, and they gave me the pack as a gift! They're an all natural, organic and free of toxins company. I am now the proud user of angel baby oilangel baby lotion,angel baby shampoo and body wash and angel baby bottom balm. They smell pretty amazing, but not harsh either.

At the end of the convention, Jamie Grayson, also known as The Baby Guy, came up and gave some awesome things away. I won an Ergo for me and a doll carrier for Sweet Pea when she's a little older. Unfortunately, the Ergo is not meant for mama's with this much fluff, so /i'm not going to be able to use it. I'm going to sell it I think, and buy some other baby things.

I also got to meet a few friends from Facebook that I've been talking to for a while. One very generous friend gave Sweet Pea a bag of clothes! It was very much appreciated. It was a lot of fun getting to meet women I've been talking to for a couple years, and their babies. There were so many babies there! We even saw a 14 day old, I forgot babies were that small at one time.

We just had Sweet Pea's 4 month check up, and she's doing great. She's 17.13 lbs and reaching all her milestones right on track, if not before. She's working really hard on sitting up. She's liked us holding her in the sitting position since she was itty bitty, but now she strains to sit up by herself. She's been rolling from her belly to her back since she was 5 weeks, now we're working on her rolling from her back to her belly. She has a little nubbin of a tooth coming in on the bottom left. I can't see anything, but I can feel it. And she chews on everything! Not to mention the drool. Oh the drool!!

Sweet Pea got her first diaper rash. We got down to our last pack of diapers from baby shower, and they were a store brand. We think Sweet Pea was allergic to them. Once we bought different diapers, and let her air out between changes, along with diaper rash cream, and she cleared right up. It wasn't bad, but it was heartbreaking just the same.

Right now we're taking it easy, and staying inside. It's been raining quite a bit lately. Halloween is coming up, and we're pretty excited. I'm hoping I'll have Sweet Pea's costume ready in time. It's gonna be cute!