Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Summer and I are baking chocolate chip cookies, eating the dough, Pepper is sleeping. I should be taking a shower and getting ready!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Enough about me and my issues, here are pictures of my fabulous baby girl, happy, smiling, cute, lovely!
I need to try some pictures with Christmas lights, I need to get creative and look at some ideas!~ stay tuned.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
You are my sunshine and I haven't forgot about you. Lately you have been so helpful. You are having fun with Pepper, you don't mind her crying, and you certainly don't mind her dirty diapers. You have had such a busy month with choir and dance rehearsals and performances, I don't know how you manage to do it but I am glad that you enjoy it. Christmas is almost here and you helped me decorate the tree, make flour ornaments, decorate gingerbread houses, and shop for gifts. You asked Santa for a baby doll and a train set this year, and then you told me the Santa at the mall wasn't real - he was just a guy dressed up in a suit. You continue to amaze me on a daily basis, you are so smart. If I had one wish for you it would be that you could brush your own hair to avoid that drama each morning but I know it won't be much longer...
I love you to pieces, this big, even when you make me mad or get in trouble, especially now that I have a new baby, even when you are sleeping, of course when you are playing in your room and I always will. You will always be my favorite Summer, my first, and special to me. I love you :o)
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Breastfeeding may be the natural, better choice but it sure is a lot more complicated, painful, ...
Surprisingly most of the doctors, techs, and nurses are all very supportive of breastfeeding, even the guys. When they meet us and Pepper is crying they tell me their son was the same way and their wife had the same problems, etc. I guess it comes with the territory.
Here are some photos of my little monkey, is she worth it?
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
2) Thank you to the person that invited the vacuum, who knew it could be used for more than cleaning, today Pepper successfully took a small nap in the swing while I vacuumed the floor. It was short, maybe 15 minutes, but my floor looks so much better.
3) Thank you pacifier, pappy, paci, you have many names, and even though you aren't being used as much as I would like you still give me an occasional break.
Overall I would say we are doing better - I feel like I understand this little person just a tad bit more than I did. She has moved into a new phase that is easier to understand. She doesn't cry all the time anymore, she is actually alert some.
I haven't really taken many photos, I guess I just haven't found a good time when she is happy so these will have to do.
I need to do a shoot with Summer, she is sure growing up and changing into a little girl.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
You can't tell in these photos I guess, but she does seem happier. And she must be getting bigger, she can hardly fit into newborn clothes anymore! Happy one month Pepper!
Friday, December 2, 2011
The only initial positive was sleeping at night, for the most part we sleep well, I let her latch, we lay in bed together and fall asleep. Yes you aren't really suppose to sleep together but I couldn't see any other way to get her asleep and I was concerned about me getting sleep too. I am a light sleeper and sleep on my side and back so I wasn't worried about smothering her, and at least when she is next me I can hear her breathing and make sure she is covered up and warm.Let's talk about nursing in public, I had no clue how that would work but wow where have I not nursed? I have nursed in Red Robin, the thrift store, the mall, the dental office, my car, dance class, the hospital, Babies R Us, just about most places I go I have had to nurse. I did just get a moby, a huge wrap that secures the baby next to your body, and that seems to be helping the constant need to nurse every hour so that may limit my public nursing.
I guess it will continue to get easier, she will get older, want to nurse less, have more interest in other things besides nursing and sleeping ... or so I hope. We have a busy month ahead thanks to Summer, dance and choir performances, rehearsals for the performances, Christmas and everything that comes with it. I am staying positive and setting my self another goal, to nurse pepper to 2 months! I think I can do it.
Pepper on Thanksgiving Day. She actually slept the entire time we ate, wasn't that nice!
Taking her second bath. I want to consider it her first because the first bath I gave her was a disaster. I think I had the water too cold and she cried the entire time.
Taken yesterday hanging out while I was on the computer.
Doing what she loves, nursing!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Overall things are going good - I really have adjusted to having a very needy baby, I allow myself to watch tv in the afternoon now and not feel too guilty about not being able to play with Summer. Honestly I hate this age, so fragile, so delicate, I can't wait for 6 months but I am trying to enjoy her while I can, my last baby!
Here is a video I took yesterday while getting ready, it helps show how cute my little needy baby really is :o)
And because I know how much you miss seeing Summer, here is a video from today while we were nursing at the hospital, you know because we were there so long we had to stop and nurse, and since Pepper takes a good half hour to nurse ... anyway Summer doesn't really have a phone that works, she doesn't have text and to my knowledge doesn't know how to text if she had it, at least I hope.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Anyway I have really felt good today, good enough to try a photo shoot. It was not easy. Pepper was very cooperative but I had trouble finding poses. I need to get inspired and look at some examples, maybe in another day or two. At least I am training her early right? Here she is, as cute as a button, and all the spicy!
Thanks to daddy for helping with the pictures, isn't he so sweet!