…but yesterday I bought the charity album DO FUN STUFF, VOL. 1.
One of the blogs that I love to read, which has become this family that I’ve grown to love, have a son that was recently diagnosed with the rare genetic disorder Smith-Magenis Syndrome. Because of, Ryan (that’s the Dad) and his wife Cole put together this great i-tunes album of super fun music for kids…100% of the proceeds going to PRISMS, an organization devoted to providing information and support to families of persons with Smith-Magenis Syndrome, as well as promoting awareness of SMS. Yesterday I just got around to actually buying the album for our house and love it! Audrey and I have done a lot of listening and a little dancing to it. (I think that Nothing and Morton the Caterpillar are in a tie for favorites.)
So anyway, check out Pacing the Panic Room, the family, the cause and the album. You’ll love ’em all!
(You can click on the DO FUN STUFF at the top to give it a listen…and on the itunes album link to purchase it.)
Because this afternoon I noticed a tiny little tooth starting to poke through in Audrey’s mouth. I only got to see it for a second but can feel it in there. I’m happy sad. I love her big all gummy smiles and hate to see that change…but I know they’ll make for the cutest little toothy grins.
Things had gotten a tad out of control around here (remember the baby monster blog?)
So, Audrey turned 6 months old and we got things back on track (aka- got out the baby log book from the early days of tracking Audrey’s schedule, updated myself with a little baby wise reading and reworked her daily schedule.) There has been a huge difference in Baby and in Mommy. I guess I didn’t realize this first time learning that just because you have things working, time would go by, baby would change and a whole new set of things would be needed. Audrey had gotten in charge and things had gotten out of hand. So now…here is what is working (with a big emphasis on now…because now I know.)
Now she gets up around 6:45. Nurses and eats her food. Plays and then goes down for a nap at 9. (She sleeps anywhere from an hour to 2 hours.) Nurses again at 11. Plays. Naps somewhere in this time (not so exact) for usually about 45 minutes. Nurses and eats food at 3. Plays/goes for a walk/naps with me in the hammock/spends time outside. Has a bath. Bottle at 7 and to bed around 7:30.
And it has really helped things. She is happy happy again. Which means I am. And we still get to snuggle because I didn’t want that to go away. All the time in the day isn’t spent on feeding or trying to get her to nap. Life with the 6 month old baby is back to normal. We’ll chalk the 5th month up to learning. Another lesson learned for now.
Her favorite spot. Mark put her in a box he’d just opened last weekend…who knew it would become the best thing ever. It is perfect for her still wobbly sitting up. She loves it!
Playing on the couch…
She wants to get Frida as much as Frida wants to get Liza.
Click here for giggles in a box..not to be confused with giggle box.
i know that’s what they are…
audrey will open her mouth now when i pucker up to give her a kiss. she is kissing me back. today my cousin leslie had her and i’d say ‘audrey give mommy a kiss’ (while making the kissy face you know) and she’d open up. a big open mouth attempt at a smack-a-roo. she is the best kisser ever!
And she loved it.
Go to store. Look at all the colors. Love the gradation. Select favorites without anything to paint. Carry them around. Look at their names. Come up with your own. Wish that was your own side job. Wonder who actually gets to have that job in the first place. Put little color schemes together. Name those too, like barely fall or a walk on the beach. Bring them home. Find them like little gifts or forgotten money in pockets, drawers and bags. Repeat when needed.
today is little audrey’s half year birthday. half of a year? that’s big stuff! i kind of can’t believe it. it surely doesn’t feel like that much time has gone by. i guess in general i have letting go issues and this is no different. this first year of baby is just flying by quicker than i can soak it all in the way i want. it is a whirlwind of learning and love, full of cycles and changes.
right now in audrey’s life…starting to sit up on her own (she doesn’t really realize that she can do it yet,) when you hold her up she will stand on her legs which is just adorable because she seems so little to be standing and it makes it funny, sleeping at night from 7:30pm to 6:30am, laughing, squealing very loudly (at hobby lobby yesterday she rode in the buggy for the first time and was squealing so loud i am positive you could hear her across the store,) holding her bottle all by herself, flapping her arms up and down like she’s trying to fly away, smiling these huge happy smiles, loves to watch the cars go by and lay in the hammock, eats 6 times a day-still about 4-5 ounces each time, will start to try some food now (made it 6 months with exclusive breast feeding & no supplements,) loves frida and trying to get her, scoots all over the place on the floor, waves one whole arm when she’s saying hey, puts her paci in and takes it out and does this serious examination of it in between
making the decision to have a child in momentous. it is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. -elizabeth stone