Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
Actually Sweet Pea sleeps okay in that she likes her crib fine and doesn't need to be held while sleeping or rocked to sleep (though sometimes I try, because who doesn't want to hold a sleeping baby if you can?) But if she naps it is for 20 minutes here or there and at night she typically wakes up anywhere between 2 and 5 times. She doesn't need much when she wakes and sometimes she self-soothes herself back to sleep within seconds, but her shrieking cries jolt us both awake, so no one is sleeping straight through the night. So we are tired.
Then there is so much good. Sweet Pea had her medical check and blood draws, etc. The only concern the doctor has is hardened ear wax, so she gets to have eardrops a few times a day to loosen it up. He doesn't think we need to have her evaluated for PT of any kind as each day she is learning new things. We'll reevaluate that again at her next check-up in July, but it seems unlikely that she'll need any therapy at this time. She came to us unable to even sit up on her own completely, but now she plays hours that way, she can roll over, crawl (not on her knees, but she is starting to try them), she can pick-up little foods and feed herself, she could hold her bottle if we wanted her to, she plays with toys, goes to get the toy she wants, and puts them in her mouth, etc. She is even starting to pull herself up on things a little and can stand if holding on. The only thing she cannot do that I think she maybe should be able to do is go from a lying down position to a sitting position. She even turns at the sound of her name which Huckleberry couldn't do at nine months, so it completely astounds me (especially since I had trouble using her American name in China and sometimes still just call her Sweet Pea.)
Monday, June 11, 2012
I alternate between the state of being too busy feeding and entertaining two little girls to think straight or too tired to think straight. Either way things are not getting done and today Sweet Pea was the only girl dressed at our house (the boys still have school and Oak went to work).
But even if clothes are going straight into dressers from the dryer and I spent the day in my jammies, I somehow find the time to snap a few photos. It is the only way to make sure we don't miss another precious moment of her adorable self.
|Taken with my Nikon d3100 and 50mm 1.8 lens ISO 200 f/2.0 50mm 1/250 It is a crop sensor camera, so with my 50mm on I have to be pretty far back for a full shot of her. I started there, but she just kept insisting on getting closer!|