I am pulling my hair out, well, not literally. It’s literally falling out. Something about my hormones cycling around four-five months after Kate’s birth…anyway, it takes cleaning the bathroom to a whole new level.
Kate is not sleeping well. I am realizing that my little chili pepper will keep me on my toes every stage she goes through! We started her on rice cereal this week, despite all of the various opinions that are out there. She seems to take to it pretty well the first few bites, but then, she is much more interested in the side of her booster chair. What is on the side of the booster chair that is so interesting, you ask? Beats me. With a bit of coaxing, I get her to eat about half of what I’ve prepared with my precious bmilk. I wish we could save the leftovers! Oh well.
So we put her down (around 7 or 7:30pm), and she is crying 45 minutes later. Ben goes upstairs, rocks her to sleep and she is up an hour later. I go in, rock her back to sleep and she is up twenty minutes later…this goes on into the wee hours of the morning! Is she still hungry?? Does she want the boob as a pacifier all night?? Does she just hate her crib and want to sleep on warm, cozy mommy?? Maybe all of the above.
I have been meaning to go to the library and check out a book that a friend recommended I read (it really helped her little one) and I have resolved to do that this week! Maybe someday I will be able to sleep for longer than a three hour stretch.
I have posted a few pics of Kate’s first rice cereal feeding experience below for your viewing pleasure.
If you made it this far, good! I have been super inspired lately by some great people posting to their great blogs. When Ben is in LA at the end of May, I’m going to spend some time in KC hopefully catching up with old friends, and learning how to use my grandmother’s sewing machine. My mom used to make her own clothes (didn’t know this until I was in college!!), and I’m going to use her handy skills to show me how to make some clothes for Kate!! Ben challenges me to “crown it”, so I am trying:) If you don’t know what “crown it” means, no worries. It just means to live within your means:)
More to come, soon….