Random thought no. 1: Dr. Pepper should totally be classified as its own food group!
We moved Turtle's crib into our bedroom. Yes, I've become one of "those" mothers. She was just getting too big for her co-sleeper bassinet and was moving around too much. I was afraid she was going to get her face wedged in on the side that doesn't have any ventilation, but I'm just not ready for her to move away from me yet. So Jay being the awesome dad/husband he is, brought the crib into our room. This involved turning it every which way possible before finally deciding to take the door to her nursery off it's hinges. She is starting to sleep in her crib for longer stretches. ::knocks on wood!:: We don't have nearly as many of those 3:30am have-to-get-in-mama's-bed incidents anymore. If she does wake up, it's usually closer to 5 and Jay gets up at 5:30 anyway so it's not a big deal.
Random thought no. 2: Thank freaking goodness we bought the cheep, light crib from IKEA! I think Jay would have killed me if he'd had to dissasemble and reassemble a traditional sized crib!
Turtle and I are going on our first mother/daughter adventure on Friday. My cousin on my dad's side is getting married and we are going. Yay! It's in the mountains of North Georgia so we will be leaving early on Friday morning. I'm trying to time our departure for around her morning nap so that she sleeps as long as possible. We'll plan to stop for an early lunch/late breakfast when we get close so that I can feed Turtle and get her in her wedding clothes. That night we are staying with my cousin on my mom's side in the mountains of North Carolina. It'll be the first time any of my extended family has met Turtle and I'm really excited. A little intimidated though since it's the first time I've traveled with her for the night. But when I started making a list I realized it's just the stuff I normally put in her diaper bag so that helped my anxiety a little.
Random thought no 3: What are the chances that a baby who consistently takes a nap at 7:15 every morning will suddenly decide she doesn't want to nap when we get on the road?
I think I may have finally figured out the magic evening formula for getting Turtle to sleep. She often times falls asleep while drinking her last bottle, but when I take her upstairs to change her diaper/put on her pj's she wakes up. Well, last night I thought, "Duh! How about you change her before you feed her!" Worked like a charm. She fell asleep in my arms on the couch. After the show I was watching ended, I took her upstairs and laid her in her crib where she slept until about 4:30am. Win!!
Random thought no. 4: Why on the first night that Turtle hasn't insisted on falling asleep in my bed could I not fall asleep to save my life. I thought I was going to have to get her out to cuddle with so that *I* could sleep!
Went to our local consignment store yesterday looking for a sling like my friend has. They didn't have any slings, but while I was there I decided to look for a new dress for Turtle to wear to the wedding. I had been trying to decide what to put her in. Two of her dresses are white with colored embroidery and didn't know if the no-white-to-a-wedding applies to babies or not. She only has two other dresses. One is dark navy and adorable but I was afriad it would be too hot. The other just isn't that cute. Well, amazingly I lucked out on a Janie and Jack (upscale children's clothing store only sold at the hoity-toity mall) sundress for $6.50! FTW!
Random thought no. 5: Who worries about a baby being judged for wearing white to a wedding? Only me!
Since you made it through all that randomness. Here is your reward... some random baby cuteness!
I love to watch Jon Stewart's The Daily Show! (No really she does! I think it's the intro she likes.)
Sitting in the big girl high chair!
Hangin' with Uncle Dan!