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Graduatin’ to the Crib

November 5, 2010 - 10:18 am No Comments

Violet has slept in her crib for two nights in a row now, hallelujah! As I mentioned before she hasn’t been sleeping well at all so I figured maybe she wasn’t comfortable in her swing anymore. I put her in the bassinet Monday and Tuesday night to see if it made a difference. The first night she only woke a few times, the second night though was terrible. She woke up every hour. The next day I felt like a zombie, I was back to feeling like I did when she was first born. Not fun. Pure exhaustion. So Wednesday night I did our normal routine, pajamas on at 6, go upstairs around 6:30 or 7 (depending on how fussy she is), put on her sleep sack and nurse her. She has been fighting going to sleep the past few weeks and keeps waking up after like 15 minutes and I have to start all over. So she did this a few times, I just kept taking her out of the crib and nursing her a little, then putting her back down when she is almost asleep. She ended up sleeping till 12:30, quick nurse session, woke again at 2 and then slept till 7:45. Not bad at all! So last night I did it again. She did have trouble going to sleep, she had a tummy ache which she gets alot of. It took me about an hour to finally get her asleep. I heard a few cries on the moniter within 30 minutes or so but let her be and she went back to sleep. Good news.. she slept all night! yay! I can’t believe how good she is doing in the crib. I really think she was feeling too crowded in the swing and bassinet. She can stretch out now. I am not expecting her to sleep all night every night but it was a good start. I was really worried that she would hate the crib, so far she loves it! Now I need to work on getting her to take naps there. She has a few times but she really loves naps in her carseat. I still need to finish the book I’m reading on sleeping, so I’m sure I’ll have lots of good stuff to implement after that. We are on our way!

1st night in her crib!

4 Month Doctor Appointment

November 4, 2010 - 9:02 am No Comments

Yesterday Justin and I took Violet for her 4 month checkup. She is still huge compared to other babies in case you hadn’t noticed. She weighs 15 lbs 5 oz which is the 84th percentile. Her head is in the 66th percentile and she is 24.5 inches long which is the 60th percentile. So, a small decrease from the 90th percentile in weight! She is healthy as can be and is doing all the things a 4th month old should be doing. She had to get two shots and she barely even made a peep! My brave little princess! She was pretty tired the rest of the day but we did go to the park for her first ride on the swings. She loved it! She absolutely loves being outside. Hopefully it will be nice weather for a little while longer so I can take her to the park more often!

enjoying her first swing ride

we love the park!

so sleepy from her rough day at the doctor

after my nap catching some cartoons before dad gets home

Happy 4 Months Little V!

November 2, 2010 - 4:37 pm No Comments

My sweet baby is growing up. She is getting older and alot bigger! She is already almost out of size 3-6 mo. I’ve started buying 6-12 months. Justin and I love being parents and love our sweet pea so much. Happy 4 months Violet!

1st Halloween

November 1, 2010 - 9:10 am 1 Comment

It’s official, cutest pink fluffy bunny you have ever seen. And those chubby cheeks complete the look. Can’t wait till next year when we can take her trick or treating. Please admire my chubs below..

And I had to add this one since its so hilarious.. I bought this hat about a month ago and it fit then. You can see how well it fits now..

Workin’ Out with Baby

October 29, 2010 - 3:22 pm No Comments

Yesterday Violet and I went to a postpartum sculpting class and had a blast. My friend Jaquie invited us, she has a cute new baby girl Avery. It was at Herself Moms in Roseville. The place is so cute and totally fun. They have prenatal yoga, massages, lactation services and postpartum classes. It was so cool to meet a bunch of other moms with babies around the age of Violet. They have lots of swings, bouncy chairs and jumpers to keep the little ones happy while the moms sweat it out. It was just nice to be somewhere were it doesn’t matter if your baby is crying, because other babies are crying too! If you need to nurse during the class you can just do it right there on your yoga mat. Love it. It was dress your baby in their Halloween costume or outfit day with a potluck lunch after. Violet’s costume is kinda big and fluffy so I put her in a Halloween outfit. She looked adorable. She did great, she sat in the jumper for most the class and only got fussy at the end. I’m thinking about doing the class on Mondays and Thursdays for awhile, I really enjoyed it. Tuesday and Thursday my mother-in-law watches Violet on her lunch break so I can workout, and Justin works half days Fridays so he watches her while I work out too. I’ve lost all the baby weight so now I’m just working on getting my tummy back to the way it was. Boy is it hard work. I’m not one to watch what I eat so I’m sure thats not helping. Oh well.

Halloween Cutie- I made her some leg warmers with ruffles

Had to add some ruffles to the butt too!

Feelin’ Better

October 27, 2010 - 10:09 am No Comments

Last post I was talking about how Violet is not sleeping through the night lately and it kinda had me worried. I have started reading a book called “The No-Cry Sleep Solution- Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night” and now I am feeling a little better. This book is awesome and I highly suggest my new mom friends get it! Right off the bat it starts talking about realistic expectations. It says most babies wake during the night two to three times a night up to 6 months, once or twice up to a year and once a night from one to two years old. It also says sleeping 5 consecutive hours is considered sleeping through the night for a baby. Jeezo, why does everyone think babies should sleep through the night at two or three months!? Instead of freaking out that Violet is not normal I now feel confident that she is infact, very normal. It also discusses how experts say that a baby may not only want but need one or two night feedings up to 9 months old. Some children get very hungry after 4 hours even when sleeping. Anyways, these were just some key points I thought I would share. I feel alot better about her sleeping habits and am excited to read the rest of the book. First on the list, get her to start taking longer naps during the day… my little cat napper.

loves her morning cartoons

sleeping- not what she does best, looking adorable- def. what she does best

Tired Mama

October 25, 2010 - 6:26 pm No Comments

Boy am I tired. Violet hasn’t slept through the night for awhile now. At about 9 weeks she slept through the night for like 2 weeks straight and then on and off after that usually only waking once if at all. For about a week now she has waking numerous times, sometimes as early as 10 pm (she goes down at 7 every night like clockwork). I feed her a little and put her back down so atleast that part goes quick. I’m not sure why she hasn’t been sleeping, maybe she isn’t comfortable in her swing any longer. I am thinking it’s about time to try the crib out. I’m pretty scared to try it though incase she ends up crying all night. Plus I love being able to just look over and see her sleeping and to be able to make sure shes breathing. Also it makes it easy for middle of the night feedings to just lean over, grab her and sit on the edge of the bed to feed her. Her room is right across from us so I guess it shouldn’t be too bad. I think at 4 months I’ll attempt the crib, which is less than 2 weeks away. Wish me luck!

hanging out with daddy while we clean the garage

watching scooby doo

Apple Hill

October 21, 2010 - 3:28 pm No Comments

Last weekend we took Violet to Apple Hill. We had so much fun with her. Justin carried her around most the day in the Bjorn which she loved. Her neck is finally strong enough for her to face outward so she can see whats going on all around. I can’t wait till next year when she can try a caramel apple!

Worst Mother on the Block

October 21, 2010 - 11:03 am 1 Comment

Today has been the worst day. It all started with Max my crazy german shepherd jumping on me and getting mud all over my clean pants. This is a daily occurrence yet it infuriates me each time. Then it got really bad. I might even receive an award for the worst mother of all time. Violet fell off the couch. Yes its true, I am horrible and left my baby on the couch unattended. I do it every morning, why I ask was it any different today. I set her in the boppy semi propped up on the couch and went into the kitchen to make some toast. She has been trying to sit herself up lately and I think thats what happened. She somehow tumbled over the side of the boppy off the couch onto the cold hard hardwood floor. I heard a loud thunk and screaming. I think my heart stopped. There she lay flat on her back, screaming bloody murder probably wondering how her mother could allow this to happen. I had a panic attack and did what any other girl would do, I called my mom. So anyways, I ended up talking to the doctor and everything is fine. She is acting normal and as happy as can be. I have to keep an eye on her today and she may get some bruises but my precious angel is just fine. So I pretty much feel like a terrible horrible mom. This was worse than the time I locked her in the car in the Walmart parking lot when she was 3 weeks old and the firetruck came with sirens blazing. Good thing babies are so forgiving. From now on Miss V will be left in the swing or on the floor on a blanket, no more couch!

my little chunk

eating her hands, her favorite activity

her new jumper.. her feet don't reach the ground yet but she likes all the sounds and lights it has

doesn't get much cuter than this