One Little Bean
A voyage to birth and beyond...
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Solid foods and yelling
I suppose 2 1/2 months is too early for you to be eating your first solid foods, but it can't be helped.
Today you ate toilet paper.
Is this a sign of things to come?
You were lying down on our bed and I had some rolls of toilet paper, so I put them on your chest. You somehow got one of them to your mouth and chomped. By the time I got it away from you, you'd given it a nice Lily-bite and had toilet paper on your lips and tongue. Oh well... at least it wasn't newspaper.
Oh and sometime in the past couple of days, you have learned to yell. I think you like this combination of crying and talking. You talk a lot too, but yelling really gives you a thrill. Especially if you can do it right in tatus' face. Your favourite time to yell is right around... now.
But we still love you heaps and heaps.
posted by Krista at 10:30 PM
Monday, October 16, 2006
Sucking your thumb
In the past week or so you have started sucking your fist, your fingers, your thumb, my arm, tatus' nose, anything you can get in your mouth. You have also started to drool quite a bit. These are the starting signs of teething. You are only 10 weeks old! But then I read that teething can start at 10 weeks. I'm bracing myself for sleepless nights. We have already bought you a nice squishy teether that can be cooled in the fridge.
posted by Krista at 4:02 PM
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Sleeping is better than burping
posted by Krista at 11:00 PM
Another afternoon nap with tatus
Aaahhh... this is the life:
(No, I don't know how she was able to breathe either!)
posted by Krista at 3:55 PM
The art of blowing a sock
A nice afternoon nap with Mr. Crinkle, and one unsuspecting sock.
It never knew what hit it... and I have no idea how you blew that sock in your sleep. Girl's got skills!
posted by Krista at 3:51 PM
Saturday, October 14, 2006
That's the camera there. Right there. In front of my nose. See?
Okay, there. I smiled. Happy? Jeez...
posted by Krista at 3:47 PM
Friday, October 13, 2006
Boogie an' Ziggy
The animals on your mobile are removable, so sometimes when you are getting your diaper changed, I'll take down Ziggy and entertain you with him. This was the first time you actually played with him.
You got a great grip on his nose:
I don't think you particularly liked the taste of his tail:
Ziggy gets the upperhand momentarily while you flip mom the bird:
Boogie takes Ziggy down:
A momentary truce:
Then Boogie chomps again:
Friends at last, and you are telling mommy all about it:
posted by Krista at 3:39 PM
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Tatus' magic touch
Sometimes the only thing that will put you to sleep is being in tatus' arms. Tonight is one of those nights:
posted by Krista at 10:22 PM
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Checking out your room
You are so inquisitive these days. Always looking looking at everything, wanting to be in motion constantly, seeing new things, talking to different objects. You are so unbelievably alive
posted by Krista at 3:19 PM
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
You love to watch those animals go 'round and 'round. I think Ziggy Zebra is your favourite though. You have a thing for black and white.
posted by Krista at 3:16 PM
Monday, October 09, 2006
On tatus' shoulders
When you are a bit older, I bet this is going to be your favourite place to sit. You definitely like to be able to see what's going on--and this is the best seat in the house!
posted by Krista at 3:13 PM
Sunday, October 08, 2006
It's so great when you doze off after eating and we get to snuggle you in our arms.
posted by Krista at 3:09 PM
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Mid-afternoon nap with tatus
Aaaahhh... this is the life
posted by Krista at 3:29 PM
Friday, October 06, 2006
A visit with babcia i dziadek
All the excitement made you sleepy:
posted by Krista at 9:17 PM
Time with tatus
When tatus came home from work today, you quite enjoyed some snuggle time in his arms.
posted by Krista at 6:23 PM
Good morning sunshine!
So I'd read that babies often need a gradual transition from sleeping in their parents' room to sleeping in their own room. For the past two months, you have slept in your cradle next to our bed. Last night, we decided to see how you'd do in your crib in your own room. We set up the baby monitor so we could hear you if you woke up during the night (which I expected since you'd be in an unfamiliar bed and room). You fell asleep while we went for a walk around 10:30. I moved you from the stroller into your crib... and we didn't hear a peep from you until 7:30 this morning when we heard you talking to your animals.
I think this transition was harder for me than for you! It made me feel a bit sad to think that you won't be sleeping next to me anymore. That phase is over so quickly, I can't believe it. Tatus suggested we could have the crib in our room, and as tempting as that is for me, I think it's better for you to have your own room, and be used to sleeping in your own space.
posted by Krista at 2:51 PM
Thursday, October 05, 2006
First nap in your crib
The nap didn't last long, but you sure are enthralled by your mobile--you don't cry as soon as you wake up anymore, you usually spend 10-15 minutes looking up at your zebra, giraffe, lion and elephant friends, even if they aren't moving. We already have some video footage of you talking to them. You are beyond cute.
posted by Krista at 8:46 PM
Your crib is up!
This past week it became quite obvious that you were quickly outgrowing your cradle. Often at night your tatus and I would hear your fists hitting the rails, and when we'd check on you, this it what we'd see:
Unfortunately, up until two nights ago, we had been unable to find half of the screws needed to put your crib together. (The crib we bought for $75 and then spent over 100 hours fixing up... with love :) Two nights ago your tatus did find the screws, and last night we were up till 1 a.m. putting it together. Used cribs from thrift stores do not come with instruction manuals. But your tatus is not just another pretty face. I say we
put it goether, but really it was him. I was... moral support. It took 2 hours, but we--er, he
got it put together, and it looks GREAT! See?
The fun part for me was putting the sheets and blanket on for a finishing touch. The top sheet, of which you can see the edge, was my sheet when I slept in a crib. And the blanket was hand-stitched by your babcia! She added the words in red, that say "for a most-loved little grand-daughter" and at the bottom, "grandma and grandpa". Lastly, your initials stitched in each of the corners, to help ward off the evil-eye.
So tonight will be an experiment as we will be putting you to sleep in your crib in your room for the first time.
I'm going to miss having you sleep next to me. I'm even going to miss your little snores.
posted by Krista at 3:46 PM
Uncle Shane's ears
See how they flop at the top? :)
posted by Krista at 3:35 PM
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Me an' tatus
posted by Krista at 3:39 PM