Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
We got some lunch and then headed to Babies R Us to get the swaddler. I already LOVE it! I just wish they made it in bigger sizes! They only have it in newborn which only goes up to 12lbs. When I put her in it yesterday for a quick nap after dinner she literally fell asleep instantly! She slept really well last night as well, and her arms don't move AT ALL the whole night. Here's a picture of her in it today.
I'm just adding this because she is oh so cute;)
Anyway, we got home just after one and sent Brooke to bed, but at 2:30 she still wasn't asleep. Well, as you can see, she eventually crashed at 5:00 and she slept through dinner.
After dinner we went to spend some time with Bill's mom at the hospital. His step-dad has been in ICU for a week and 1/2 now with lung cancer. This morning he had some setbacks so we're just hoping they get him back to where he was yesterday. So that was our LONG day. Amazingly, Summer still slept well last night. She basically slept the WHOLE time we were out yesterday morning, so I was worried our night would be rough.
And this is from a couple days ago. I couldn't get Summer to stay asleep unless I was holding her so I'd been carrying her in the Moby. I wanted to lay her down without disturbing her. I wasn't sure it was possible, but I was able to lay her down and get the Moby off of me without taking her out of it.
Monday, August 24, 2009
After bragging about how Summer most often puts herself to sleep, she had to be held to get any sleep most of the day yesterday. She took a bottle again late last night and slept well in her bed, but was up to eat at 3:00...ugh! I know we'll get it soon! Fortunately, her first morning nap has gone without a hitch and she was back to putting herself to sleep..YEAH FOR MOMMY!
My trip to the JBF sale went well. Aunt Rachie stayed with the girls while I went to the sale. I got a great set of wooden unit blocks that I'd been needing to get, and a bunch of great clothes for Brooke.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
So far, I'd say Summer is an easy baby like Brooke was, but in different ways;
Brooke was so easy to get on a routine and easily ate while asleep. Summer is often hard to wake up when it's feeding time, and although her feedings are on a regular routine, I don't feel like her sleep is. Sometimes she'll wake up just to eat and go right back to sleep during the day, and other times, she'll stay a wake for a long period of time.
Summer will most often put herself to sleep in bed, while we rocked Brooke to sleep for the first 7 months or so.
Summer is also not prone to spitting-up like Brooke did, so we hardly ever have to change her clothes. Brooke went through several outfits a day and we often did too.
We can't wait to see what Summer's personality will be as she grows!
Today, I'll be off to the JBF pre-sale to score some good deals on winter clothes for Brooke!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
I meant to get this posted yesterday when this all occurred, but it just didn't happen. So Brooke did the cutest thing yesterday. I had Summer on the changing table and she was upset and crying. Brooke was in her usual spot during Summer's diaper changes; standing on the chair so she can watch and talk to Summer. In response to Summer crying, I said something like, "I know, it's almost over." Brooke got really close to Summer's face and began to rub her head and say, "I know Baby Summer, I know Baby Summer." It was just the sweetest thing to hear her trying to console her baby sister<3
Yesterday afternoon we all went to visit our favorite splash park. We haven't been since the weekend before Summer's birth. It was clear that Brooke had missed going. When we first got there, she went running laps around the whole pad going through every fountain and sprayer that she could. She and Bill had a good time as always with their water balloons, and even found some friends to share and have fun with.
Summer has not been sleeping well at night recently and seemed to have her days and nights mixed up a few days ago. She was impossible to keep awake at all during the day and wouldn't sleep unless held at night...ugh! Well, just before this started we had made the assumption that Summer didn't need to be swaddled for sleep since she seemed to do just fine without. So, we were just putting her to bed in a sleep sack. Well, last night, she was impossible to console and even after two feedings two hours apart, she would wake up soon after being laid down. I finally decided to try swaddling her, laid her back down, and gave her her paci. She went right to sleep and didn't make a sound for 5 hours!! HALLELUJAH!!! It was a great night, except for the fact that Summer and I spent the first half of the night sleeping on the living room floor....my hips paid a dear price for that. I must be getting SO old!! I'm crossing my fingers that tonight goes just as well sleeping in our beds!
Oh, and another silly thing Brooke has been doing today. She's been playing with these toy watches that somebody gave her and has been telling me all day that it's 10:12. Not sure why that time, but she's convinced that has been the time all day. The things they come up with!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
blond in her hair than Summer. Summer's nose and chin are thinner and longer than Brooke's was. They are definitely sisters, but it seems only a little time will tell what Summer's looks will be.
Anyway, after our visit with Dr. Moore yesterday, we took some lunch and headed over to Will Roger's Park for a picnic. The weather was just fabulous and we had a wonderful afternoon.
Brooke and Daddy pose for a picture
Brooke enjoying her watermelon and cataloupe:)
Unfortunately, the playground here is NOT toddler friendly, but Bill helped Brooke on a couple of the structures.