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.
Zoë 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!