Monday, July 27, 2009


At her 2 month pediatrician visit we were told we needed to start giving her vitamins (mainly for the vitamin D). So I went to the store and got a liquid multi-vitamin for babies. She has to get a full 1 mL of vitamin liquid every day! That's a lot of fluid, like half her stomach. She didn't like it one bit and managed to spit out nearly all the liquid while making a very upset face. Now, we have to try to get the liquid way in the bacl of her throat and she takes a few seconds to choke it down, all the while giving us a painful expression. I don't blame her, that stuff is nasty.

Two months old!

Small goals part 2

Yes! I went grocery shopping all by myself with Cecilia. That is worth a pat on the back! She ended up falling asleep in the carrier by the end of the trip. Having a baby attached to your front is a little awkward when putting groceries away, but she really likes getting to be part of the action.

Small goals part 1

I've made blueberry pie often enough, yet nowadays I can't seem to get the filling right. The crust came out perfect, but the filling was all liquid surrounding very firm blueberries. Last time I made blueberry pie, the berries didn't burst and I had hard bits of sugar and tapioca floating between the blueberries. So this time I tried a recipe with cornstarch, and the liquid didn't solidify enough. The flavor was good, so maybe next time.


He ran from the backyard to the front to avoid the swarm of wasps. No worries though, we have gotten rid of the hive. I'm just glad I didn't get stung.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Why I'm always tired

This happens at during least one waking per night. It can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours for me to attempt to get her to sleep in her crib so that I can sleep in the bed. I've even tried to wait out the fussiness, but her grumblings will just accelerate until I manage to hold her for the required amount of time before placing her in the crib.

Why nothing gets done...

She takes very irregular naps. Sometimes they last for 2 hours, others only 20 minutes. Needless to say I don't get much done other than attempt to make up for lost sleep.