Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Settling Into a Routine?

Here in the third level of Hell Memphis, we have just begun what will be a week-long wave of extrememly dangerous heat and, what's worse, humidity. When the low this morning only gets down to 84, well, I think it's safe to say my utility bill's BMI will qualify as obese. The highs the next three days will be a wonderful 103 with heat index values running, oh, around 115-120. But there is a bright side, Ginny is NOT pregnant anymore. For that, we rejoice. (Yay.)

Anyway, this post is not going to be about Al Gore global warming melting sea ice or saving the polar bears, but will instead give an update on our sweet girl. She had her 2-week checkup this past Friday. (I know, I know, we are behind with the weekly pictures.) She has gained her birth weight back plus one ounce, which is great, and even grew 2 inches. At this rate, by the time she's 4, she will be taller than me. (Not hard to do.) Her head grew 1 cm, probably because I've been reciting all of the state capitals as a bedtime story, and her head is filling with knowledge. (That is a joke, as far as you know.)

Little Girl finally seems to have accepted the fact that when she yawns and the miracle blanket goes on, it is time for sleep. That, and we're really trying to read her cues better so we don't have screaming baby. Friday night she slept from 10-3, woke up to eat, and then slept 4-7:30. Mom and Dad appreciated that. Saturday night, she actually slept from 10-6. Let me tell you, 8 consecutive hours of sleep never felt soooooooo good! The past two nights, she has gone down around 10, slept until 3, ate, and wake up around 7:30. No. Complaints. From. The. Parents. We are also ok when she stays up for a few hours without going down, because we're beginning to notice that she may not be tired when we put her in her crib.

One book that Ginny highly recommends and will be getting for mothers-to-be going forward is Secrets of the Baby Whisperer (Amazon link), which gives a thorough look at what your little bundle of joy will do. This book has helped look more closely for Nyla's cues and what we need to do to make her comfy and content. Must-have book.

Little Girl is 3 weeks old today. We'll take pictures today, of course, and probably get them posted on here by the time she graduates high school. Anyway, thanks for stopping by. Leave us a comment on what topics you'd like to see.


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