Friday, February 27, 2009

Annabella finally rolled over again!

She rolled over 4 times over a month ago, and then nothing. Last night she finally did it again!
Also, we have new pix of Annabella up here:

I'll probably end up posting some of them on the blog too. Posts are more fun with pictures. But I don't want to not share them just to save them for you might see them twice.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

My boring life, my awesome daughter

Not much has changed since I last posted. Here's the Annabella rundown though.

Annabella is still working through that pesky cold/RSV (I think she's actually had 2 things, back-to-back now). But she's happy and basically healthy.

She's sleeping better in general, but still not much at all at daycare. The past 3 nights she's gone to bed before 9pm, which is unheard of in our household. It's almost like she wants us to be able to sleep too.

She loves going on outside walks, and she puts her hands out to swipe at the wind.

She laughs when you make funny noises at her. I like to put my lips out and flick my lower lip to make a "buh buh buh" sound at her. Then I flick her lower lip and say "buh buh buh" to her. She eats that up. Right now she still thinks Mommy is a comic genius with my buh-buh-buh-ing.

She's showing no interest in rolling over, and hasn't since we posted the video of her doing it. I think she's forgotten how. So we'll see when she starts that up again.

She's putting everything she can reach into her mouth. Including other peoples' fingers, hair, and clothes. If you let her play with any part of your clothing, it will be soaked in slobber when you get it back (a lesson our friend Allie learned the hard way).

Most of her hair has not fallen out, but she's got a cute little bald spot on the back of her head from where she lays in the crib.

At her last doctors appointment, she weighed 13 lbs 2oz. She was 23 1/4 inches long. That puts her in the 30th percentile for weight and 10th for height. The doctor says this is perfect for her because that's what she's been from super early on.

She gives you the biggest smile when you go to get her out of her crib after she's slept. She just seems so excited to see you.

She still loves to cuddle and sleep being held. I know some babies aren't cuddle-bunnies, and I'm really glad mine is. Feeling her snuggle up on your shoulder is just about the best feeling in the world.

She loves her jumparoo. It lights up and makes noises when she moves it enough, and boy does she dig that. She'll go nuts, and then it will start up, and she'll stop and look at it or look up to you for praise. It's too cute.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It's all about the sleep

The "it" in question being my life.

The days Annabella gives us a good night, I wake up feeling good about the world. Like I can handle the challenges in front of me. That I'll make it though the day. That gasp, I might even want another child someday! (News my husband is always happy to hear.)

And then there are the days when I feel like a walking zombie. I'm unable to handle even the simplest stress, and I find myself telling people that things wouldn't normally upset me so much, and telling myself this too.

Annabella is finally giving us enough good nights a week that I will survive motherhood.

I know my life is boring, and that the sleeping habits of my child isn't really newsworthy.