Tuesday, May 5, 2015
I stopped nursing a while back. Ella was between 9 & 10 months. I wish I would have done it a bit sooner even, 6 or 7 months maybe. She just would snuggle after eating a bottle, and it was so fabulous, she never did that after nursing. PS I still have milk that will come out a little, and I'm a confused why. When will that go away?
Speaking of, a post baby body is hard to put in a swimsuit! I bought this one from Target thinking the ruffle would hide all my insecurities. And it did, when the swimsuit was dry. But the weight of the water on the ruffle caused the cups to roll down. So, I'm trying again with this high waisted bikini bottom and this zippered top. We'll see if it's enough coverage... and if they're the same color...
Also, Eleanor started walking! You can only see one bitty step here, but I've seen as much as 4 steps in a row. Since getting her teeth, she's really taken a liking to pacifiers too. Maybe it's like a substitute for a teether? i don't know.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
Also, my parents came to visit last week. We had such a good time.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
|photo from thehousewifeintrainingfiles.com|
I found this healthy version of Cheddar Broccoli soup, and it is delightful. I was pretty worried about using almond milk at first... but its delicious regardless, and it cuts down the calories quite a bit to use it instead of regular milk. I also used reduced fat cheddar cheese- still delicious.
On to 9 month old Ella...
Sunday, January 18, 2015
She doesn't have any teeth yet! which is a little unusual from what I read. But, she does:
-sit up real well, only sometimes falling over
-pick up cheerios to eat with her thumb and sweet little finger
-goes from laying down to sitting up on her own
-claps her little hands
-pulls herself up to stand every now and again
-takes two naps a day, and for the last week or so, they've been a bit longer, sometimes 2 hours. Which always feels like an unprecedented luxury. But, unfortunately, she still wakes up once or twice a night.
She is moving a ton. Its a tricky business to change her diaper, she'll roll over in a hot second. I try to convince her to stay still with a toy, but its about 50-50.
She seems to rather like her "Pat the Bunny" book Brent's mom got her for Christmas. It has a fuzzy little bunny for her to touch, buttons for her to rattle, you know, blah blah. For toys, car keys and my watch are a no-fail.
We shared a moment the other day. I was feeding her peaches and telling her how delicious they were, and she was just laaaughing, and then I was laughing at her, and then she was laughing at me- you know, real bonding time. It felt like we were real friends for a minute.
The last few days she seems to get a bit slap happy when she's tired. She'll kind of cry, and then laugh real hard at something, and then cry again. Quite cute stuff.
Also, I recently realized Ballet West holds adult ballet classes closer to my house so maybe I'll wander over there some time.
Monday, December 29, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
I mean, I get it. Babies are hard. But I still feel iffy about it. This mom doesn't have to wake up at all during the night and spends a vacation away while the nanny sleep trains the baby. Bliss!
I must feel this way because I'm a bit jealous. Kudos to this mom who is aware of the strains on her relationship and personal well-being that her motherhood situation causes, and then solves the situation. And then stands up to other mom's judgement about her solution.