Monday, March 31, 2008
Now if only we weren't all sick. What started out with Norah last week has graduated to Hannah and I also. Hannah's not too sick so far and is dealing well, but that's probably because sI haven't bothered to tell her she'll be skipping gymnastics tonight. I'm not feeling too poorly either, but I think if I were able to get more sleep I'd probably feel a bit better. But getting a little sleep these days is to be expected. I'm sure that in a few months when it's summer and hopefully Norah is sleeping through we'll all feel fabulous.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Norah is only waking up once at night, or at least the last two nights :) I feel very well rested. She slept from 9-3 and then went back to sleep until 6:30 this morning. I am possibly very spoiled. I remember nights with Hannah where she'd sleep 5 or 6 hours but then not go back to sleep for hours. I remember wanting to throw myself out a window as I rocked her endlessly because she was screaming at me, and at least it was quiet outside.
HOWEVER, (because that's a nice way of saying BUT) I lost out on a small bit of my sleep because at 12:30 Hannah was awake crying. I went in to see what the problem was, and she was sitting up crying. It just broke my heart. I asked her what was wrong, but she just kept saying she wanted to go to sleep. This morning Steven got out of her that she had a bad dream about monsters that scared her. Poor love!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining about all that I do. I stay at home with my kids and I'm blessed since so many cannot do it. However, I'm not sure it would kill a lazy person to offer to help with something now and again. Either that or actually do the things that are supposed to be done.
Other pet peeves include people who get To, Too, and Two wrong, and my husbands lack of ability to spell words and annoy me by asking if he's right.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
This morning is going much better. I think she's a big fan of her new mobile (thanks Laurie and Irene) because I heard her fussing when I put her down, but no all out screaming, and now it's quiet. Yay
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
For the moment, we are stuck. It was not at all pleasant, and I don't plan on doing it again anytime soon. She was miserable from the time we got to the doctors until we were way more than halfway home, and then she refused to go to sleep on time, screaming and crying at her bottle and fighting going to sleep, even though she was VERY tired.
So, for the moment, we will NOT be traveling anywhere until we get her a bit more settled into a routine. Anyone who wants to see us knows where we live, and when we're ready to try it again, we'll let people know.
I should be happy since when she finally fell asleep she slept until 1:30 and then went back to bed until 5:15. AND she's still in bed now (7:50), However she is the worlds noisiest sleeper, so I heard her from 2:45 until I picked her up at 5:15, snuffling and grunting and just generally being loud.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Norah is interesting. She's sleeping pretty well at night, waking twice to eat and then generally goes back to sleep. I guess the problem is daytime sleep for her. She doesn't want to do it, and we all know that overtired babies don't go to sleep either. Oh, and the nearly nonstop crying from about 6 or 6:30 until we get her ready for bed at 8ish. I'm hoping it's because she hasn't slept well during the day so she melts down at night.... otherwise it sounds like colic, which isn't on anyones list of fun things.
Hannah had a wonderful birthday. She got lots of presents she loves, and Meme made her spaghetti and meatballs for dinner, and got a princess cake for after. Her favorite gift I think is her "Pianano" and since it's so cute when she says it, I can overlook the ultra annoying factor of the random princess music and neon pink flashing lights.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
We're not doing anything special for tomorrow. Presents at some point and dinner/cake at Meme's house later. She'll have a great day I'm sure though either way. I was going to add some pictures, but I think I'll wait until tomorrow to get some good ones involving cake or presents. I do have some sweet ones with Norah, so I'll share those too of course.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Hannah is doing really well with Norah also. She loves to give her hugs and kisses, and even asked me Friday if we could leave Baby Norah at playgroup with her so they could all give her hugs and kisses. VERY sweet. I'm hoping that none of this changes come tomorrow. Tomorrow is D Day. Steven goes back to work and I try to swing this operation on my own. I'm truly hoping that Hannah can adjust to the fact that my hands will be busy pretty often with feeding and changing. I'm going to try using the sling I bought today and see if I can get Norah in and out on my own. That should help with the hands problem, at least partially.
On another note, I just cannot seem to believe that Hannah will be 3 on Wednesday. She is so much fun, I keep saying "this is the best age" and every time I say it, it's completely true. She's such a joy, and makes us laugh at least every day in some small way. I can't wait to see how she grows up and shapes what kind of person Norah is also.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Welcoming Norah Anne Fields, born at 5:45am on March 2, she was 6lbs 7oz and 20 inches long.
Labor was very short, I was in the hospital for less than 3 hours when she was delivered. We are home and feeling pretty good, but we'll see how tonight goes as our first night at home.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
"I'm kissing the window Mommy, it's not yucky, it's SO fun"