Today is a coffee sort of a day. Last night was a up-every-few-hours-fighting-sleep-and-crying sort of a night. I think I’m getting used to them. Or I’ve just resigned myself to them. In either case, I think my brain has finally accepted the fact that she’s going through [something] right now and it’s making her sleep patterns all janky.
We’ll get through it.
Stephen thought for a moment last night she had a tooth popping through but visual examination yielded nothing. Who knows…
Crawling is still hovering on the precipice. She pops up and hops forward on her knees then faceplants because she doesn’t move her arms. When she gets the arms in there, she’ll be mobile.
She’s happily eating solids for breakfast every morning. She nurses half the amount then flails happily in her high chair while I get her food ready. I [love] making her food. Our farmer’s market here has the best produce and being able to roast or steam something fresh and healthy is great. She’s had pears, apples, sweet potatoes, acorn squash, carrots, bananas… I have some fresh avocados waiting for her and some steamed zucchini all ready to go for her to try next. She has great messy fun with it all and usually eats every last bite. She swipes at our plates now when we’re eating dinner and watches us intently when we’re eating. I love this phase and I love introducing her to healthy, good food and cultivating her palate from scratch.
Stephen and I can’t wait until we can start adding spices to her food. Thai, Indian, etc. Oh it’s going to be fun.
T-minus five days and counting until we are in St. Louis for two weeks!
Can I possibly get across to you how unbelievably excited I am for this trip? I get to see my mom, my stepdad, my grandmother, my brother, my sister-in-law, my nephews, my puppies…. And maybe Olivia will start crawling up there? Wouldn’t that be amazing and cool?
Just keep us in your thoughts/prayers as we drive 10 hours Saturday night. The Midwest got hit with lots of snowstorms and I don’t know [yet] how the roads and the weather will be during our drive. I hope safe and worry-free and Olivia sleeps for the vast majority of it.
That would be perfect.
Oh! By the way, a Twitter friend of mine just opened an Etsy shop! Go buy her beautiful headbands!
And buy me one, while you’re at it.