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A Day with Daddy

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Momma went to work today, so it’s a Goose and Daddy day.  So far, we’ve done some yard work (Lucy helped by sitting on my back – first in the ergo and then in the backpack – and counter-balancing the rake as I held it in front of me).

Lunch was a breadstick, some fish, some stir-fried veggies, grapes, milk, and two bites of Daddy’s pizza.  This afternoon involved refusal to wear clothes (and refusal to nap) along with a lot of good standing up (with no help).

A somewhat distressing corollary to the above refusals is that she’s getting more confident in the use of “no!”  When I approached her with a diaper cover to keep her diaper from coming off while she played, she looked at it and said “no,” shaking her head. I’m proud of her ability to express herself clearly, but I’m not looking forward to the tests of will that this development precedes.

After quiet time (so far no sleeping), the plan is to go to the Children’s Museum until it’s time to pick up Momma.  Goose/Daddy Day seems to be a success so far!

Busy Busy Busy

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Well, we have definitely slowed down on posts lately. As the weather gets warmer and Lucy gets more active, I find I spend less time in front of the computer and much more time outside. We’ve been taking LOTS of walks. Today is beautiful and sunny and already 48 deg at 10am. We’re definitely going for a walk when the Goose wakes from her nap.

But, we do have some updates that haven’t made it to the blog.

Let’s see, yesterday we went to the Dr. for Lucy’s 9 month appt. (a little late, but our Dr. was on vacation earlier in the month). Lucy is doing great, he says, and she now weighs in at 20lbs 4oz (that 12lbs more than the day she was born!) and she’s 27.75 inches long. Her weight is no longer in the 95% – she’s slimming out a bit just as they said she would. BUT, her head circumference – at 46.25cm – is in the 95% – she’s got a big head!

Dr. Glick also told us that we can begin to feed her most of the foods we regularly eat. That seems like such a huge mental shift – from feeding her a new food only every 4 days to feeding her foods right from the table. Cheerios are probably the first new food she’ll get to try!

Speaking of foods, here’s the latest:

  • Veggies: squash, sweet potatoes, green beans, peas, carrots, zucchini, broccoli, avocado
  • Fruits: bananas, pears, peaches, prunes, mango, pineapple, apples, blueberries (sort of)
  • Proteins: chicken, turkey, tofu, egg yolk, yogurt
  • Carbohydrates: rice cereal, barley cereal, oatmeal cereal, multi-grain cereal, mum mums, barley teething biscuits

Did I miss any?

Last Tuesday (March 10th), tooth #6 made an appearance.  We’re trying to brush Lucy’s teeth after meals, but mostly she just likes to chew on the brush (that’s got to be good for something, right?).

Still no crawling, but the Goose can now get her stomach off the floor (no small task) so she’s on her hands and knees.  She scoots backwards, but hasn’t figured out how to go forward just yet.  We know it will come soon enough, and we’re enjoying being able to keep track of her while it lasts.

Last Friday Lucy and I went on an adventure out to the suburbs (where we got lost, as always) to find a mall to find the Snuggle Bugs Consignment Sale.  This was not my idea of fun – so many items and so may people, but with the help of our friend Sansea, we were able to find a great deal on a frame backpack for carrying the Goose and a few other “new” toys to add to our collection.  Plus we managed to jump the VERY long line (people were waiting for up to 2 hours) to get home before we had a sleep-deprived melt-down.  Eben is really enjoying the backpack as his new carrier of choice and Lucy likes her view as she looks over his shoulders and all around.  [We'll add a picture here as soon as Eben's computer is repaired and we can download the pics from my phone.]

Last night when Eben got home, we wandered down to our neighborhood park and Lucy and her friend Auden sat on the playground and made new friends.  The playground was teeming with kiddos running around and dogs wandering and parents catching up.  It was as if we all realized that we could be outside again and were a little giddy from the freedom after being cooped up inside for so long.  I’ve never enjoyed spring so much as I am this year!

Perhaps that’s enough updates for now.

Who Knew You Needed a Pool Noodle to Install a Carseat?

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008


We had our car seats installed (one in each car) on Thursday. I’m glad we did, as there’s more to it than meets the eye. Apparently, you need a pool noodle. Who knew?

And now we are ready. No matter what else, we’ll be able to bring OP home.

Animal Testing

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Among the shower gifts was a Moby Wrap, given to us by Felicity and Brian. The Moby Wrap is a very long bit of cloth that can be wrapped around and around your body (in very specific ways) and then used as a carrying mechanism for the kiddo. This is a great option for us, but we were a bit confused as to how it would work.

So we tried it out.


Safi was amazingly tolerant (much more so than Lucca when I tried to put him in the Baby Bjorn).


Thanks, Felicity and Brian!