It’s a beautiful day
January 20, 2011 § 1 Comment
Today was one of those days for me where absolutely everything was beautiful (even my mop of a hair do!). The Hus was home for most of the day as we bounced ideas back and forth about his new business. I put the baby down for a nap around 10AM and when I emerged from her nursery, he’d put together a lovely breakfast of crusty buns, spicy red pepper homous, laughing cow cheese, hot peppers and a light cuke and tomato salad with vinegar, lemon and sel et poivre. Delish!
The baby woke around 10:45AM (little bugger) but was in good spirits so we let her stay up. The Hus left around 1-ish to run errands and do some writing (his thesis is due on Friday!). Nadi and I did a load of laundry and then she did some tummy time on her mat. I noticed a really big difference in her during tummy time today. She was able to keep her head up much higher and didn’t tire as easily. I was so proud!
Also exciting is that Nadi tried to roll over on her own today! She’s not been showing any interest in rolling over to date and certainly doesn’t do anything physically to suggest that she’s close to trying. My girl is cautious and I’ve been gently turning her over now and again during our playtimes so she would get the feel for it and not be afraid to give it a try. Today while I was folding laundry on our bed, I put her face down over a small bolster pillow she immediately (b/c it is perfectly round and almost as little as she is) rolled over onto her back. She looked at me with eyes wide and I clapped and smiled and tickled her in encouragement. We did it another 10 times or so and then I brought her out onto her mat and put her on her tummy and… she almost did it on her own! She had one leg propped up and her opposite arm tucked in close to her body and she was gently rocking herself back and forth. I shook a toy in the direction it looked like she would go and she looked at it but wouldn’t go further. Well not today at least! I’ll try again tomorrow.
By now its 2PM and Nadi’s getting pretty darn tired given she’s only had a 45 minute nap since rising at 7:30AM. I feed her and try to put her down but she won’t have it. So I pack her up and put her in the Moby Wrap (which we LOVE btw) and this is what happened:
There are two things of note in this picture: (1) my Nadi is asleep and (2) you can see why I included a search for a new hairstyle in my last post. Holy shaggy and shapeless Batman.
Anyhoo, we had a lovely walk in the rain (I had an umbrella shielding my Nadi from the misty rain that was falling) and she was out like a light. I walked around until it was almost dark b/c she was sleeping so peacefully but eventually had to come home. When I did, she woke up as if on cue when I stepped into the driveway and was smiling and happy when I unwrapped her and delayered her. A little brunette angel I tell ya.
The Hus arrived shortly thereafter with qeema for dinner- a Persian eggplant, lentil and beef stew. Oh God. If you’ve never had qeema, you must must must try it. It is sooooooo delish. If you happen to live in Victoria, we get ours from Side Dish Restaurant (Langley and Broughton).
My poor baby was beyond tired tonight and was yawning by 530PM. I showered with her (part of our nightly routine now as we both enjoy it so much) and slathered her with lotion and got her in her jammies. We read The New Baby Calf and had Time for Bed in the cue but little Nadi could take no more so Daddy swaddled her, I prepared her room and turned on the heating pad in her crib (which I remove before putting her down of course) and settled in to nurse her. And that is the end of the story and of a most beautiful day.
Peace out bellies, mommas and babies of the world.