Thursday, March 10, 2011

Six months

Six months ago, I met my beautiful baby girl, who returned my looks of awe and adoration with an expression that asked, "Are you sure you know what you're doing?" I don't, but I sure do love her. Happy half-birthday, Miss M!

Monday, March 7, 2011


Today wasn't all bad. I splurged on this today. And in case the link doesn't work, here's a picture.
Gymboree Tiered Hooded Jacket

It's so stinking cute, and Miss M is adorable in it. Maybe it will motivate me to take her for walks this spring!

(Dear god, what has happened to me!? It was only a year ago that "splurge" referred to something at a salon ... or Banana Republic.)


That's how many ounces of frozen milk I threw away tonight. Miss M won't drink it, and after tasting it myself, I don't blame her. Apparently, my milk has high levels of lipase, which causes it to turn rancid quickly. Unfortunately, I didn't figure this out until my freezer was full. And even then, I held onto it thinking maybe, just maybe it could be saved. I tried mixing it with cereal tonight, and as soon as the spoon touched her lips, she wrinkled her face up like I was trying to feed her bananas again.

What a bummer.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Of feet and (lack of) sleep

I've been too tired to blog, and I am too tired to do this entry justice. But it's been too long, and I feel like I need to post something to document this time in our lives.

Miss M is no longer sleeping through the night. I miss my good sleeper. I suck at about everything without sleep.

On the fun side: Miss M has discovered her feet, and it's pretty hilarious. Except when she supposed to be nursing. Then it's a little annoying.

Feeding in general has become more difficult as she's so easily distracted these days. We introduced cereal a couple of weeks ago. That was about the time the whole sleeping business went down the crapper. She had upped her milk intake 50% at daycare. She went from drinking 8-10 ounces to 14-16 between two bottles. On top of that, she was waking up early. I thought it might be time to try solids. But cereal + Miss M only exacerbated the middle of the night wake-ups. We gave it a break for a few days; still no improvement. Then she dropped her third nap. We've tried putting her to bed earlier; we've tried letting her stay up later. We've tried long baths and no baths. We are still trying to figure out the best evening routine. It's trial and error; so far, a lot of error. As I type this, she has been grizzling in her bed for 30 minutes

People always ask how the baby sleeps, and I used to tell them she fights going to sleep, but once she's out, she stays that way. I wish that were still true!