Saturday, May 30, 2009

If You're Not Going To Use It

kahlua will.

I walked by our room the other day to find this. Leave it to our dog, who has a very comfortable bed of her own, to take over something that is intended for children, not dogs. Although it's not like Addy even uses the boppy. I don't use it while breastfeeding and she won't sleep in it, if I put her down while she's in a milk induced coma, milk dribbling down her chin and all, she wakes up instantly. The only time we use it is in the mornings. I pick her up from her co-sleeper, or from my chest(yes, when I really need sleep, I just let her sleep on me, works well for all involved), I put her on the boppy, run to the bathroom and usually come back to find her staring and smiling at the sun that's found it's way through the curtains, into the room. When I finally pull her attention from her friend the sun, we have our morning conversation. I ask Addy all sorts of questions, if she slept well, what she dreamt about, what she thinks we should do for the day, and although usually the only response I get are giant smiles, I can guess what her answers would be,

"I slept okay mom, woulda been better if I coulda just stayed attached to the bewb, so when I start to wake it's right there for my convenience"

"I dreamt of you and daddy of course, and maybe some bewbs."

"I think we should eat and poop and play all day, although I'll probably get warn out after the eating and the pooping, so I'll probably just pass out and give you a chance to actually get some laundry and dishes done."

I look forward to the day that my questions are met with actual responses. I can't wait to hear all the ideas and thoughts she has going on in that head of hers. Until then I'll just have to fill in the blanks myself.


Friday, May 29, 2009

A Blog About...

this little girl

Gorgeous, ain't she? Natalie Addison Brimer. Born 04.14.09 at 6.58pm. 9lb 3oz 21in. She came into the world screaming and hasn't quit making noise since. I hope to update this blog daily with our adventures and updates of how grown up she is already becoming.

So, I'm a little late starting this blog, our little girl is already 6 weeks old, but better late than never. She's been an adventure from the get go. She's a light sleeper, which we think is linked to something in my diet, but haven't quite figured out what it is yet. She's a champion eater, gaining a whole pound in 3 weeks. We can't wait to see what her 2 month stats will be. She loves to be talked to and smiles when you do. She tries to babble back and keep up with the conversation. She gets bored easily, she's definitely not a sit there and be content baby. She wants us to constantly be moving with her in our arms so she can see everything.

I'm busy trying to plan and prepare for our trip to NC for Jeff's sister's wedding and Addy's baptism in MD all in the same weekend, although we will be staying longer at each place. We're very excited, since it will be the first time Jeff's family will meet Addy and the first time for my dad to see her. We'll be driving for the trip, which is a long way 6 hours to NC and 5 1/2 hours from NC to MD, and all with a infant, this'll be fun. I'm trying to plan everything that I need to bring for Addy, babies come with so much baggage, literally. We have to bring her stroller, which takes up half of the back of our car, her co-sleeper, which folds up to the size of a pack-n-play folded up. Plus our clothes and hers. It's a good thing we've decided to just use disposables(we use cloth normally) because packing all of the cloths would take a carry-on in itself, plus the stress of washing them at other people's houses, ugh, disposables just make more sense for traveling.

I'd love to go on, I could talk for days about my Addy, but we'll have time for that in future blogs. I should try and get some household chores done since she's currently blissfully asleep in her swing(and yes, I took this while the swing was in motion, not such an easy feat)

toodles from us both