Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
In typical relaxed-Jaime fashion, he sat on the floor with Techie and rocked Mia in her swing while watching a cheesy action movie. However, the goal was achieved in that Mia is still asleep :-)
The floods cut off Jaime's route to work, so he's been home for a few days. I took the opportunity to shower in peace, while leaving him in charge of the peanut.
Mia opted for a milk goatee, rather than the traditional milk mustache that everyone is sporting these days.Milk does a body good, as you can see from these chubby cheeks. Jaime thinks she's starting to look like Quagmire. If you don't know who Quagmire is, then you need some culture!!!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
My "fat jeans" fit me today. They're comfy jeans with wide legs and stretch that I always can rely on when I've put on a couple extra pounds. They're still a bit tight around the waist, but I can get them over my thighs and hips - that's the point. Whee! The tightness on the waist is a bit uncomfy but I'm wearing them just because hehe.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Baby started waking and stretching, but when i put her in bed with me for a cuddle she went back to sleep for almost an hour.
A "cold" front is passing through, so it was nice and cozy this morning. Having kept Dad up all night, Mia decided to sleep the morning away. While I was washing and sterilizing her bottles, Techie decided to try and make a break for it again and 10 minutes later Jaime found him across the street and down a lane. It was so funny to see them driving back with Techie in the front passenger seat. Grr!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Dad's a pain in the diaper sometimes! Stop messing with my cute photo!
Dad said he would take care of me this morning so mom could sleep, except she kept checking on him and giving directions, so she woke up and took photos with her phone. Here I am looking very cute (of course) hanging out on Dad's chest. Tastes like chicken (or what I think chicken tastes like).
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Yeaay, Mia!Your 4-week-old - How your baby's growing:
Your baby may gurgle, coo, grunt, and hum to express his feelings. A few babies also begin squealing and laughing. Be sure to coo and gurgle back, and talk to your baby face to face. He'll enjoy holding your gaze now.
Mia already makes a HEAP of noises, and grumbles continuously when i lean her forward to burp. She makes it clear and she doesn't like to burp that way, so I end up tossing her over my shoulder. When she wakes up from a nap she makes me laugh because she stretches her arms and legs and makes grunting noises just like a man, hehe.
If you have things to do, your baby will still enjoy hearing your voice from across the room. And don't feel silly about using baby talk — babies are particularly attuned to this high-pitched, drawn-out way of communicating, which can actually teach your baby about the structure and function of language.
When I sneak a shower I talk to her from the bathroom and it generally calms her down if she fusses. She likes it when I sing to her or recite nursery rhymes.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Mia took a nice warm bath, drank her milk and nodded off to dreamland. I keep recalling stories and books I loved as a child, and today I remembered a poem that I had loved to read: "Wynken, Blynken and Nod." I can still see the illustrations in my mind :-)
WYNKEN, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe,--
Sailed on a river of crystal light
Into a sea of dew.
"Where are you going, and what do you wish?"
The old moon asked the three.
"We have come to fish for the herring-fish
That live in this beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we,"
The old moon laughed and sang a song,
As they rocked in the wooden shoe;
And the wind that sped them all night long
Ruffled the waves of dew;
The little stars were the herring-fish
That lived in the beautiful sea.
"Now cast your nets wherever you wish,--
Never afeard are we!"
So cried the stars to the fishermen three,
All night long their nets they threw
To the stars in the twinkling foam,--
Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe,
Bringing the fishermen home:
'T was all so pretty a sail, it seemed
As if it could not be;
And some folk thought 't was a dream they'd dreamed
Of sailing that beautiful sea;
But I shall name you the fishermen three:
Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
And Nod is a little head,
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
Is a wee one's trundle-bed;
So shut your eyes while Mother sings
Of wonderful sights that be,
And you shall see the beautiful things
As you rock on the misty sea
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three,--
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
They always say that motherhood is the "hardest job you'll ever love" and I know what they meant now! :-) Maria, I don't know how you managed with three but I'm not going to attempt it! hehe
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Mia just 3 weeks old has choosen M.I.A (missing in action) with Chuck Norris as "Braddock" as her favorite movie. At the moment she is think of asking Mom and Dad to change her middle name from Noelle to Braddock!!! This will strike fear into the hearts of boys.
Nikki here, editing the post: unfortunately for her daddy, the above is all wishful thinking. She'll probably force him to watch movies like this, and paint his finger nails and put clips in his hair. On the other hand, Jaime will probably force her to watch LOST and other cheesy shows hehe.