Sunday, January 24, 2010

What a day

I went to Morgantown yesterday to get cloth diapering supplies. There's a lady named Sandy, I can't remember her last name, that has opened a store- A Little Behind- she also runs a diaper service. She delivers all the way to Pittsburgh, so I could join the service and have her do all the washing of the dirty diapers. It would be just a bit too expensive for me to do that. Besides, I have a washer and dryer, it won't kill me to wash diapers. I bought a dozen Indian prefolds, 2 fitted diapers, 2 covers and 2 snappis. I need to get a bucket today while I'm out shopping and we'll be set to start cloth diapering. My grandma gave me 2 dozen prefolds and a pack of covers. Plus I was given a pocket diaper that is one size fits all, it is adjusted with snaps. I'm going to give it a go and see what we like. I may go back and get more covers and prefolds from her later. We'll see.

So...Miss Phoebe was a terror yesterday! She was in a bad mood before we left, but was asleep before I turned the corner of my street. So I thought she'd get her nap out and be fine. Nope. She screamed the whole time we were in the diaper store. She wouldn't nurse and was generally inconsolable. Then I met a friend for lunch. She was fine through the salad. Then screamed like a banshee again. I took her to the bathroom and changed her. That cheered her up, so I thought maybe we were ok. Went back to the table and screaming resumed. I took her back to the bathroom to try nursing. She never stopped screaming. So I decided we just needed to get home. I felt awful, because I couldn't figure out what was wrong. People were starting to get pissy and I was so upset because she wouldn't nurse. My friend had the waitress box up my meal and we left. Phoebe was asleep before I even got out of the parking lot. It took an hour to get home. By then it had been 7 hours since she had eaten, I was really getting worried. As soon as we got in the house she wanted to eat! I checked her temperature to see if she had a fever, but she didn't. So...

Maybe it was just too different for her. I don't know. We don't go out much. So maybe it was just scary for her. She's back to normal today. Thank goodness!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Feeling the burn

I've finally started working out. One of my friends from the What to Expect message board has inspired me. So Jenny here is my Friday update.
I don't have a scale, so I'll just be taking my measurements.
bust-38
waist-30
hips-34
thigh-22

At my 6 week post-partum check up I had 10 pounds left to lose to be back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I thought that was pretty awesome. So this week I have either walked a mile outside with Phoebes in the carrier or walked a mile with a Leslie Sansone video with Phoebes in the carrier. Today I did all 3 miles on the video. I also added in Yoga Booty Ballet. My word did it make me sore! I forgot how much work it is. I'm feeling good though. Hopefully I stay motivated this time.



It was a hard workout today. She's pooped. Carrying her like this adds a lot to the workout. Whew!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Milk...it does a body good!

That's right, it sure does. I took Phoebe for her 2 month check up last Thursday. She weighed 12 pounds 8oz and was 23 inches long. That is a 5.66 pound weight gain and 2 inches since she was born! Amazing!! I knew she was getting heavier. I had been comparing her weight with the cats. She's heavier than Monkie, who weighs 10 pounds, but lighter than Kitty, who weighs 13 pounds. So I guessed she was 12 pounds. I was close! The dr said,"Mommy is doing something right." This makes 2 months of breast feeding success. Hooray! I was a bit concerned because she never spends more than 10 minutes nursing. It's usually only 5 minutes. I hear other moms complain about 45 minutes or longer, so I was nervous for her. All is well though. My little piglet is growing like crazy. Oh, she cried when she got her shots, but only for a minute. We had a rough night though. Her poor legs were so sore it made her scream to move them. Diaper changes were bad. We couldn't bicycle her legs to help with her gas either, so that made her little belly hurt. :( Oh, she has a new cry now. It's the "I'm hurting and I know what pain is" cry. She did it when they stuck her for the shots. So now when her belly hurts with gas, she makes that cry. Scared her dad half to death the first time he heard it. I think he thought I was torturing her or something.

Yesterday she tried something new. I was holding her in the crook of my arm as usual. She tried to sit up! I thought it may have been a fluke, but she did the same thing when her dad was holding her! She's not really a fan of the Bumbo, but I suppose she wants to sit up now. I'll prop her up with a pillow on the couch.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Time keeps on slipping...

In three days my angel will be two months old. It's amazing! She's growing and changing so much already. She smiles at me, on purpose. I just love her smile and her laugh. She thinks it's funny when I stick my tongue out at her. Now she's imitating me, sticking her tongue out at me. It's sooooooo cute! She wanted her daddy to hold her the other day. She actually fussed at me until I handed her to him and then she was fine. It melted his heart. See, Phoebe does love her daddy! I told him so, he didn't believe me.