Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hey (*waves*)

I just realized how long it has been since I've updated! So lots going on.

-Posted my FIRST giveaway at my new blog. Go HERE to enter to win an amazing set of Seventh Generation cleaning products. I was like, "Eh, okay I won this" when I found out I won my set but when it arrived I went completely bonkers. This stuff is AMAZING! I choose a winner Jan. 20th.

-Got some tops at Old Navy's online sale. Only spent $2.99-$7.99 per item! Now that is what I call a bargain. The sale is over now, though. I really need jeans but I haven't wanted to spend money on pants until I lose more weight. Now once I get rid of this jelly belly I can don my shirts because apparently these are more form-fitting than I realized.

-Speaking of which, my first week of working out? I gained a few pounds. That always seems to happen to me the first week or two, though. I don't know why but it does.

-I can't keep my dental appointment now for my wisdom teeth. My insurance dropped dental care AND raised my premium as of January 1st. *HUGE EYE ROLL* Don't know what I'm going to do. Might end up having to pay out-of-pocket.

Zoƫ had a hard couple of days the past few days. It was really difficult for me and for her because if she was awake she was crying. I have no idea why she would cry. That has to be the hardest part about being a parent. It can make you feel inadequate to not just know what is going on. Fortunately I am able to roll with the punches and I have no problem saying "I don't know". It's just really hard to see your baby cry and not be able to fix it right away.

Some things I do when she cries like that- first I check the diaper, I offer the breast and if neither of those things help I unclothe her and check to make sure nothing is poking her or to check for a hair wrapped around a toe. Seriously- a hair can cut off the circulation to their toes! I've read stories about it. I try changing positions, showing her a toy or book to see if she is bored, etc. Sometimes she squirms with me so much I think she wants down but then she cries harder...

Daniel thinks she may be teething on and off because she'll cry when trying to nurse. She also is a drool bucket! Oh my this baby loves to blow bubbles. I am thinking it is part of a growth spurt and being overtired, even though she still sleeps all day long. She doesn't spit up very much so I don't think it is reflux. And if it is gas then rubbing her tummy usually helps.

Awhile ago I was asked if she cried a lot and I said no. Well I take it back. Ha ha! She cries more than my other two girls did. But at least she'll sleep at night, even if she still wakes to nurse a little. It isn't as though she gets up and thinks it is party time at 3 AM. So for that at least I am grateful. 

Yesterday and today, though, she has been back to her happy-go-lucky little self. She is grabbing at toys really well now. Daniel and I went on our first date since her birth and she came along. She kept grabbing a spoon on the table. Her favorite toy is Freddie the Firefly and this Crab toy. I love how intently she tries to get the toys and pull them to her mouth. I'd post a video but Blogger has changed their posting stuff and there's no longer a way to post a video!


*~Chelsea~* said...

Awe...glad Zoe is doing better!! And that's okay that you gained a few pounds - your body is probably just adjusting to your new routine. You'll probably lose it next week!

First date since her birth and you brought her? LOL! Mommy and Daddy need a one-on-one date night soon. :)

The Mommy said...

I've been wondering where you were, but I had an idea! I HAVE missed you, though!
I gained THREE pounds last week...while working out and attempting to watch what I'm eating. It's so frustrating.
So glad that little Zoe is feeling better!

Kaye said...

So glad to see you back. You've been missed.

I entered your giveaway. I have one going on myself at my Frugal World blog, if you're interested.

I know what you mean about hating not knowing what is wrong. It's easier now than with the first child, but no less heartbreaking and frustrating at the same time! I'm glad she's doing better now!