Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Small things

I was recently encouraged when a friend of mine voiced annoyance over the many small parts of her children's toys. It was encouraging because even though I know that it's my Type A-ness that makes me irritated, at least I'm not the only one. You see, it's not just that the toys are small...it's that our children love to dump them all out, mix them all up, and put them in bags and boxes all jumbled together. And, of course, what kid wants to undo the mess he/she made and put it all back in order once done playing?
I knew I had to take a picture when Katie provided the case in point for me a few days after that conversation. Moms of infants....here's what you have to look forward to: ;)
A small section of the disaster that was Katie's room

A closer look

Friday, May 15, 2009


So last night...um, yeah. No long stretches. Boo. BUT....this morning Caroline rolled over from her tummy to her back! Twice! She was totally stunned the first time it happened. Exciting times!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

8 weeks tomorrow

One thing that continually amazes me is how Katie seems to be completely oblivious to Caroline's crying. I mean, she'll notice when CG wakes up from her nap and report the obvious, "The baby's crying!" But when CG is wailing and I am struggling to take care of her and Katie simultaneously, Katie seems unaware of my juggling act. For example, the other night Adam had something going on around bedtime, so I was attempting to read Katie her bedtime story with Caroline in my arms, screaming bloody murder. Katie didn't bat an eyelash. I didn't know whether to think this was hilarious or disturbing.

In other news, after a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day yesterday, my awesomely generous husband offered to take over the 2am feed last night. You see, I had started to become very discouraged about our Caribou (a new nickname) after talking with several friends who have babies around Caroline's age. I know, I know, I should never do the comparison thing. And yet why does every other baby sleep for long stretches at night when I am trying my darndest to do everything "right" and little Caroliner still loves to wake up every 3 hours?! Well, when Adam got up at 2:30 to give her a bottle, as soon as it touched her lips, she passed out and slept until 5:30am...without drinking a single drop! Why is this so exciting? Well, it meant that I got to sleep for more than 3 hours at one time...but it also means that she can go for longer stretches at night (like 7 whole hours)! So, tonight, if she wakes up at 2am, a pacifier is all she's going to get and *hopefully* that will be that. Lord-willing, she'll cease waking up at that time once she realizes that all she's going to be offered is a cold piece of plastic. ;) Pray it works! I'll let you know how tonight goes.

I can't wait until CG's next doctor's appointment to find out how much she weighs; she's gotta be at least 13 pounds. And she is so stinkin' cute. I'm hoping to figure out how to upload videos from our nice camera to prove it.

Katie has been saying a lot of funny things recently. I need to remember to write them down. My favorite one lately happened after she and a little friend watched (and danced) to a Riverdance DVD. Later that day, I asked her what her favorite part of the day was and she said, "Dancing to Riverdance." Then she paused and very thoughtfully said, "It's called Riverdance...but there were no fish!"

Monday, May 4, 2009

6 weeks

Caroline turned 6 weeks last Friday. Yes! Glad to be over that hump! She continues to be quite the chunkeroo and so has gained herself several new nicknames including Fatsy Patsy and Chubbsy Wubbsy (you can bet that Adam did not invent any of those). And don't worry, we will stop calling her that early enough in order not to give her a complex. (Tim M, did you appreciate how I avoided the split infinitive?)

Adam's dad and stepmom were here for the weekend...probably the only out-of-town visitors to Louisville who were NOT here for Derby. We did, however, watch 8 hours of Derby coverage on tv on Saturday...what else do you do on Derby Day in Louisville? Good times were had by all.

Katie's Derby picnic
(She picked out the outfit herself. I really don't know how she became so aware of Derby....)
Kisses from GrammyShucking the cornCheck out that neck strength! Between her size and her strength, she may have a future in female sumo wrestling! Do they give college scholarships for that?Katie helps Caroline with her tummy time.This is how Katie came out of her room one Saturday morning.