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.
January 18, 2011 § 1 Comment
Hi kids. So on Sunday the Hus and I hosted our prenatal class reunion. We finished the class mid-August so it was really neat to see everyone again and meet their babies. Thanks to those of you who were able to join us!
Unfortunately some of the babies and/or parents were sick so couldn’t make it. Still, we had a houseful and here are the babes (except for an Anna who was having her poopy nappy changed and my Nadi who was antisocially hanging out on my boob). Awwww!
Anyhoo, the gathering got me thinking about my pregnancy. While of course I wouldn’t wish Nadi back in my belly, I did absolutely LOVE being pregnant. Feeling your baby move around inside of you is one of the most glorious and amazing things in the whole wide world.
Coupla things Nadi’s been doing a lot lately…
1. Trying to sit up… like all the time. I’ve had to start reading to her in a reclined position b/c if she’s even semi-sitting up, she’s constantly lurching forward.
2. Laughing and giggling. She especially loves a good session of airplane. Who doesn’t really? LOL.
3. Grabbing. Her favourite thing to grab? Mommy’s hair. Not only does she grab but she yanks. Ouch! I’ve been attempting to grow my hair out after several years of having it short and/or shoulder length but I have to say, Nadi’s love of my locks has me thinking maybe a Mom Do doesn’t sound so unappealing. Here’s some I like:
Me thinks this is quite lovely. Regal. Elegant. Mature. All things I aspire to be. I did have a version of this as well but it was in the late 90’s in my first few years at Uni. Gwyneth in Sliding Doors was my inspiration then. On second thought, maybe this is too much of a throw back.
Ok so this one is by far my favourite. I’ve been lusting after this haircut for a couple of years. My hair is wavy. Audrey’s is wavy. My hair is thick. Audrey’s is thick. Ok that is sort of where the similarities end. She’s got lovely super dark hair and mine is much lighter brown. She’s bloody gorgeous and I’m more on the cute side. Still, I LOVE this haircut. Maybe one day.
My Mom always used to say “When you don’t know what to do, don’t do anything.” I guess I have to wait until I know which way to go with the hair thing. Baby crying. Gotta jet. Peace.