Random ramblings

February 5, 2011 § 1 Comment

Morning.  Let me preface this post by saying that it is being composed on VERY little sleep.  Might be able to add ridiculous to random and ramblings by the time I’m done here.

Coupla new things in Nadiworld just now.

1.  Her Daddy is leaving tomorrow for THREE WEEKS.  Nadi and I have never been alone in Nadiworld together for this long.  Pray for us.  Oh and said Daddy is sick with a cold so Nadi is experiencing her first indirect cold.  Every cough scares her right now, which is both a reminder of how new she still is and super cute.

2.  Nadi likes her soother!  Not any of the expensive natural rubber soothers we bought for her though of course or the dozen other silicon versions we’ve tried but the hand-me-down soother my girlfriend E gave me after her son K was finished with it.  Yesterday as we were cruising in the car, Miss Nadi was exhausted and started to cry (the only way she can get to sleep on her own thusfar, sigh).  I popped the soother in her mouth almost as a joke b/c she’s only ever spit it clear across the room and to my surprise and delight, she started sucking on it and would have gone to sleep quietly if we hadn’t of arrived home just in time to interrupt her.  Boo.

3.  If you’ve read my blog or know Nadi and I personally, you’ll know that she’s been quite a good nite sleeper so far.  She’s goes to bed at 7PM and up until two weeks ago, she would wake up once (if all at all) to eat in the nite and slept 10-11 hours in total.  Two weeks ago, she started waking an additional time, so we’d be up at around 12:30AM and then again around 3:30AM.  She’d be genuinely hungry at one of these feedings and would lollygag around on the other.  I consider myself lucky as I know some Mommas who are still up 4+ times per night with their little chickens.

Last night though, was our first not-so-good night since Nadi was a newborn.  She was up at 10PM and despite nursing her, rocking her and trying the soother, she would not stay asleep in her crib.  Finally after 2 1/2 hours of multiple pu/pd attempts, I succumbed and brought her into bed with me.  She slept 2 hours.  I nursed her, rocked her and tried the soother.  Still, Miss Nadi was super difficult to settle.  Finally at 4 she fell asleep and I crept out of her room to enjoy the 3 1/2 hours of undisturbed sleep I got last night.  Yawn.  (Note: Sorry to those Mommas who think that sounds like a lot.)

She’s drooling a lot.  She’s sucking on everything in sight.  But she’s always done these things so I’m not sure if it’s teeth coming or if she was unsettled because Daddy is getting ready to leave and she senses that or if it was just a one-off.  I’m hoping for the latter.  Again, pray for us.

Ok b/c of last night’s unfortunate sleep, my Nadi needs a nap now so I’m going to lay down with her.  See y’all on the other side.  Peace.

Baby stuff

January 16, 2011 § 1 Comment

I promised a post about baby stuff I can’t live without.  Btw, I’m typing this while Nadi is NAPPING 🙂

1. Bamboo baby bedding (we have these lovely sheets by BambooBaby).  The heater in our house has a mind of its own and most often the house is either too hot or too cold.  In addition to being naturally antibacterial, bamboo is also a wonderful temperature mediator and I find that when Nadi’s wrapped up in it, her body temperature feels basically the same regardless of what our heater is doing.  Helps with her being such a good sleeper I’m sure.

2.  Our stroller.  Despite a few posts below where I toggle back and forth between the Bugaboo and the Phil & Ted’s, we didn’t buy either :).  Instead, practicality won out (aka the Hus won out) and we got the Baby Jogger City Select. While it doesn’t have the aesthetic appeal I typically succumb to, it is pretty great and Nadi really likes it so that’s all that matters of course.  We use it A LOT and have made great use of the many ways you can position the seats etc.  Technically she’s still supposed to be in her car seat perched on top of the stroller at this age, the seat is so much more comfortable that unless she’s asleep in the car and I need to put her in the stroller, I put her in the seat.  People used to put their babies in the backseat of cars in boxes for heaven’s sake.

3.  Our aden + anais bamboo/muslin swaddle blankets.  Nadi still likes to be swaddled for sleep and b/c she’s so little, she’s not outgrown the swaddle yet so we keep doing it.  Yes, I’ll have to wean her off the swaddle at some point but that point is not today.  She likes it.  I’ll do it until she doesn’t.

4.  Nadi’s Leap Frog caterpillar.  While of course she can’t make full use of this yet, she loves to cuddle it and listen to the classical music that it plays.  She even hit the #2 the other day when caterpillar stopped singing to her!  Totally by mistake of course but she got a kick out of it and we had a little party in her crib to celebrate.

5.  Nadi’s Eric Carle teether.  Ours is a butterfly rather than a lion but she really likes this toy.  We take it everywhere and she particularly likes to suck on the crinkly parts.  Gives the nips a break now and again so… yay for that!

6.  Nadi also really loves her Manhattan Toy Whoozit.  This was the first toy she ever really showed any interest in and we didn’t leave the house without it for her first 3 months on Earth.  We have the girl Whoozit but while out and about the other day, we saw a little boy with a boy Whoozit (dark blue face instead of pink).  Cute.

There are also a few baby items I can’t live  without the IDEA of, however we either missed the boat, haven’t caught the boat yet or the boat is too expensive.  They are:

7.  The Natursutten soother.  I have 4 of these in different sizes and nipple shapes but she won’t have any of it.  Sometimes the girls need a break Nadi!

8.  The Baby Bjorn high chair.  Nadi isn’t too far off from giving solids a try which means I can pitch this chair to the Hus.  I’ll let you know how it goes.  🙂

9.  The songbird Grobag.  Just love this but can’t justify the $70 price tag when I can get a Halo sleep sack at Winner’s for $20.  Boo.

10.  Last but not least, me loves the idea of the Puj foldable baby bathtub.  Nadi loves baths but I only have a standard hard plastic bathtub for her and while we have a fabric hammocky-type thing that she lays on, she never looks very comfortable and I have to keep adjusting her as she slides down the hammocky-thing several times/bath leaving her neck cricked at a disturbing angle.  While she’d be too big for this Puj now, bathing her when she was a newborn was totally daunting and b/c I didn’t feel I had the proper equipment, I tended to sponge bathe her instead.  Nadi cried a lot when she was really little and given how much she likes baths now, I’ll bet something like this would have helped us all.

That’s all I have for today.  We’re having our prenatal class reunion at our place later today so gotta prep the house!  Peace out.

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