28 09 2009

So, this blog here has pretty much completely died. It is pretty sad that I don’t have even a few minutes to update. It seems like it has been forever. I guess if I can’t post pictures, what else is there??? HEHE! Hit me up on facebook if you haven’t already. There are gobs of them there!!

R is doing so fantastic. I can’t believe how stinkin’ awesome she is and how much she lights up my life. I was happy before, but MAN O MAN, she makes it so worth getting up the morning!!
She turned 6 months old on Saturday. I took her to the DR today and she is 16lbs and 27in (50th%/90th%). She is doing phenomenal. She started crawling on Saturday (well, her version of crawling) and it is so cute and so scary!! Next on the agenda is baby proofing the heck out of everything!! She draws up her legs, moves her left hand, then her right hand, then springs herself forward onto her chest, then repeats. She moves pretty fast. I hope for her chest’s sake she learns how to do multiple hand/knee steps without the chest thrust very soon!

She is completely in love with our dog. She shrieks with joy whenever he is anywhere close. He thinks she is pretty cool, too, for awhile. Then he figures out that she really isn’t going throw the toy she is reaching for across the room for him, he licks her feet clean and then goes about his business.

She is so active and happy!! She absolutely adores her toys and MUST have something in her hands to explore. She is incredibly persistent and wants WHATEVER I have in my hands to be in her hands. When she wakes from naps/bedtime she just lays in bed and talks and talks until someone comes to get her. She gets so excited to see us when we walk in the room. She loves peek-a-boo and singing and dancing and watching mama and dada sing and dance (even though my voice and moves are pretty embarrassing!). She is all about the belly laughs! She thinks everything I do is hilarious, which is pretty awesome feeling! She loves mama kisses like nothing else (but dada is scratchy with his beard!) and she loves do be tossed around!

She is eating baby food like a champ. She LOVES her veggies (esp squash and sweet potatoes… who doesn’t?), but so far we have had only a little luck with the fruits. Apples aren’t her fave, which is too bad because they are so easy! I have been making all of her baby food. It is super fun for me and surprisingly inexpensive. I got all the stuff to make her food for almost a month (3oz fruit, 3oz veggie per day) for about $12… and it is all organic. Yay!!

Her sitter is still just about my favorite person. Sometimes I worry that she is a little too awesome and R will catch on, but then I get that smile and that excitement when I pick her up and I know I’ve still got her fooled! Hehe!!

I still have a few issues with time. Have I even posted about this? I can’t remember! I am kind of a psycho mom. When I am not working I am with R. I HATE getting a sitter any night or weekend (and only have once!!) and I pretty much don’t do company either. I know my in-laws think I am hoarding my kid or something, but I honestly just don’t feel like I get enough time with her and I don’t want to share. I had to take a few days off work last week because I just didn’t feel like we had had enough one-on-one time. I know people think I am neurotic or something, but really I don’t care. . I don’t cry or feel guilty or anything like that. I know SHE is fine and happy and I think it is good for her to spend time away from us and socialize… but she does that all week. The weekends are mine!! It isn’t that I CANT leave her, I just don’t WANT to leave her any more than I already do. I genuinely enjoy being around her and there is no where else I would rather be!! We have had a few ppl come “watch” her after bedtime for Hubbs and me to have a little date or two, but when she is awake – it is time for US! I still have hopes to go part-time at my job asap, especially because I think it will take some strain off my relationship with my in-laws, but for now, we have some serious debt to pay off (can’t wait until tax return time!)!!

I am going to try to do short, more frequent updates here and try to figure out a picture plan, too!

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9 responses

28 09 2009
Malloryn

She sounds like quite the awesome little girl! I'm thrilled to hear that she's thriving, and how much happiness she has brought into your lives. :)Hey, I don't blame you at all for not wanting to leave her on the weekends. Only 6 weeks for me and I feel the same way! I'm also keeping my fingers and toes crossed about being able to work out something part time.

28 09 2009
Holly

I check in a lot – I know you have a lot (!) going on, but I love any and all updates you post :)She sounds like an awesome, happy, wonderful girl!!

28 09 2009
Yaya

6 months?? Wow, time flies.I don't blame you. When we get our kid(s) I am not leaving their side. Sure I'll be see as the overprotective neurotic mom, but I don't care. I've waited this long, I'm gonna soak up every minute of it.

29 09 2009
H

I think it's awesome that you take off extra time to be with her! Praying you can get some part-time to make it even better!:)

29 09 2009
E

Glad to see your post! Good to hear that R is doing well. Thanks for your comment on my blog….your hubbs sounds just like mine. I'm his adoption info portal. So, I have a lot more insight on what does or can go on during the process. Good for you taking time to be with R…you're such a good mom. I'm going to have to ask you about making the baby food when the time comes for us. Looking forward to the pictures:)

29 09 2009
Melba

I'm happy to hear from you…even though I see all your updates on FB, I still miss the blogging BB sometimes! 🙂 Glad R. is doing so well…it doesn't surprise me a bit, considering how amazing her parents are!!! I hope you can work out work soon so you can go part time, that would be great! I can totally relate to your feelings about time. I feel the same way with C. When it's time for me to be with him, I want to be with him! I do go places and visit with him, but I don't usually have a lot of non-family company either…and we've only had a weekend sitter once so far. I think it has something to do with how long we waited. Of course there is a part of me that misses the old way of being (especially with Michael,) but we've had so much US time that what we both really want now is time with our son!! :)Hugs to you,Melba

29 09 2009
Rebekah

I LOVE reading this post. You just overflow with joy…I feel the same. Ty is absolutely the light of my life and everything is more fun with him in it! I TOTALLY hear you about the baby hogging thing. We go to church and I don't like anyone to hold him…I want him all to myself all the time. :0) Sometimes Ben has to cut me off because he wants his turn too!Each month keeps getting better and better. Have fun and give that little peanut kisses for me!!!!

29 09 2009
birthmothertalks

Wow! Six months already. I don't blame you for not wanting to share your little girl. I didn't want to share my sons either.

2 10 2009
Karen

Sounds like you are making the best of things, which is awesome! Keep that good attitude and everything will work out great in the end. I hope you are able to go part-time, though, so that you can fill up the mommy tank all the way.

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