Brace yourselves ladies, it's gonna be a long one.
Very pretty picture Fey. I wish someone in my family had some photography talent.
Just finished putting DS to bed. I put french braids in her hair - very cute. I hope they'll stay in for a while because it'll be hard to get her to sit still for that again! Her hair is getting quite long in front now but I don't want to cut it. I'm leary of barrettes because I heard they'll pull them out and choke on them, so we're experimenting with new do's. Pigtails are great, but not all of her bangs fit in yet.
Meli - Sage eats apples like that too! We discovered it by accident when she picked one off the ground under a friend's tree. She carried it around for a long time and wouldn't let anyone near it. Then, she just took a bite! It's a great way to keep her occupied for a long time. She seems to take smaller bites this way too (as opposed to cutting wedges for her).
We left Sage overnight when she was 3 months old
:. Actually, she was sleeping through the night by about 2 months old and would take a bottle at this point in her life. We left her with my in-laws and got back before she woke up so's I could nurse her. I don't know if I'd be as comfortable doing the same thing now but would love to give it a shot because she's going to have to stay somewhere when new babe arrives.
Preg update: I'm having Braxton Hicks contractions. They feel so strange. I never had them with Sage. I'm taking this as an omen that I may actually dilate this time and not need a c-section
Emmy - I'm going to pretend I didn't read that you were wearing green if that's all right with you.
Sage was scared of the vacuum cleaner in our old place because it was an old, loud central vac. We bought a new vacuum and broke her in with the dirt devil. She's not scared of it anymore unless she's tired or cranky for any other reason, in which case I really shouldn't be vacuuming! The best advice I received to get her accustomed to loud noises (electric mixer, vacuum, etc.) was to count to 3 before doing it and act really excited when the noise happens.
What is everyone reading to their kids these days? I'm looking for some good bedtime stories before Sage gets too sick of the ones we're wearing out right now. She'll sit for longer stories as long as they rhyme or are rhythmic.
Sorry this is so long. I just feel a nice sense of freedom because my parents left this morning so we're guest-free until the end of January! (my dad cried when they left, it was sad because I won't see him again until next July