Monday, April 26, 2010

plodding along

I had typed up a long, whiny post the other day about how hard it is to stay at home with two kids, but eh ... no one wants to read my overly indulgent self pitying. :P

Audrey still isn't sleeping more than 2 hours at a time at night, making me wonder just how bad I was in a previous life. She's sleeping in her crib more these days, and took naps for both grammy and daddy today. She's cute as can be, though -- rolling over, smiling and chatting a bunch. She loves looking at her hands and grabbing her toes, even managing to stick some in her mouth this week. She doesn't seem to mind when I put in her hearing aid, and her face lights up when she hears the little intro song it plays when it starts up.

Olivia is enjoying spring so far, making use of her sandbox and water table as much as possible. Her speech is still off the charts, and she's becoming very funny. Last night, she requested that D read her a One Step Ahead catalog before bed. She said, "We NEEEEED to go to the store to get a new trike for OE!" She also requested a trampoline, a playhouse, and the more reasonably priced "hippo head" (which we actually can't use because our tub spout isn't shaped like that). I think we probably need to stay out of Toys R Us for a while ...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

no schedule, no sanity

I should know better. And I actually DO know better, but I apparently temporarily lost my mind. On Wednesday, we were invited to a 6:30 p.m. birthday dinner for a friend's 2-year-old. Olivia normally goes to bed around 7:30 these days, but we said what the hell and decided to not only go to the party, but to let her have cake and ice cream at 8pm and to not get home until after 9pm. She passed out pretty quickly after being put in her crib despite seeming crazy wired, but woke up really early the next morning and had bad/short naps for days.

And then last night, another friend invited us over for an impromptu cookout at 6pm. We were excited to have actual plans on a weekend night and again cast aside our good judgment. Olivia was so wound up from the two dogs there and all the attention from everyone that she wouldn't even touch the mac and cheese I made for her at home to bring along -- and her taste of my hot dog didn't go over so well. We got home around 9pm and she went right to sleep, but woke up at 7am SUPER grumpy -- like, crying and asking to go back to bed at 10:30. I'm hoping that we can get her into bed at 7 tonight with minimal drama.

Audrey doesn't really have much of a schedule yet, despite my best attempts at creating one for her, but even she's been rocked by our recent nighttime socializing. She wouldn't sleep in her crib last night, so I ended up plunking her in the swing out of desperation and crashing on the couch. She was up every 2 hours all night long, and then stayed up from 9am until 2pm today, when I finally gave up on trying to rock/bounce/shush her to sleep and popped her in the carseat for a little trip around town.

Note to self: do not deviate from the schedule under any circumstances!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

4-month stats

Audrey's 4-month checkup stats!

weight: 13 pounds 12 ounces (60th percentile)

length: 25" (75th percentile)

head circumference: 41.5 cm. The ped didn't write down a percentile for this ... I suspect because her noggin is giant. :P

Friday, April 9, 2010

4 months old

How does the saying go? Time flies when you're ... not sleeping?

Oh, the humanity of a photo shoot

Someone was not at all pleased about having to share her cupcake.

Monday, April 5, 2010

houston, we have a crib sleeper!

It's not the coveted sleeping through the night milestone, but who cares? I'll take it! Audrey slept for 3 straight hours in her crib last night -- the first time she's ever actually done any sleeping in it.

I was able to get her down for naps in there all day today, and she's been sleeping upstairs for about 2 hours now. Thank you, baby sleep gods!!!