~Momma Piñata~

Nothing prepares you for Mommahood!

Sunday, July 30, 2006

What's New?


Can I say how I'm excited??? She has slept through the night 2 out of the last 3 nights! I hope it continues. And by sleeping through the night I mean 8:30-9 pm until 5:30-6 am. I am very much a morning person so bring it on. The only thing I wish is that her bedroom was not right next to ours (we're in an apartment), because she is a noisy sleeper. So I'm still often awake eventhough she's not!

Also she's rolling over...For the last three days. She goes from back to tummy and than proceeds to get very very angry because she really dislikes tummy time! What can I say she's on a roll these days! Also the poop has finally slowed down and she's back to 3-4 in a 24 hour period, and none in the night for the last three nights! Woohoo :)

The picture above was just me messing around with the digital camera a couple of days ago while she was exploring her peek-a-balls!

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On a totally unrelated note, I finally got a copy of A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, by Betty Smith after hitting 3 bookstores in the area! I didn't think it would be that complicated! So bring on the blogger bookclub. I'm really excited!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Thursday's Thirteen - Week 1


Thirteen Things To Do When I Have 10 Minutes For Me:

1. Sit on the balcony (no matter what time of day or the weather) and just look over the city and daydream.

2. Have a cup of coffee in silence.

3. Read a chapter in my current read (whatever that is).

4. Check my blog to comment on my comments :)

5. Look through Charlotte's photo album as a reminder of how fast she is growing.

6. Do 10 minutes of yoga (something I haven't done in a long while and miss).

7. Take a shower, just because.

8. Call a friend and have a quick chat.

9. Slowly eat a piece of, to-die-for, dark chocolate!

10. Lay still in a comfy spot.

11. Listen to a song or two, my current favorites.

12. Think about where I would be if I could be anywhere at the moment!

13. Watch Charlotte sleep. Angels watch over her, so it must be quite the site! And it is :)

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Wordless Wednesday


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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Tackle It Tuesdays - Week 1

Well, yesterday I set out to organize Charlotte's toys into a bin (that I would have to locate in this apartment, and clean it out), and to organize her books. I have books that are for ages 0 to Teen so I wanted to take out the appropriate ones (0 to 1).

Well I actually did it! I think its quite the accomplishment considering she's been sick for a week, and I wasn't sure she was well enough that I would have the time to do it. But I did. I found a large bin, and put all her toys in there (now why does a 2 month old need so many toys?). I also went through all the books and took out the appropriate ones, put them on her shelf and I put the rest away, hooray for me!

So for my first week of Tackle It Tuesday I think I did pretty good. I didn't get before pics but I did get after pics! Of course Blogger's being retarded right now and I can't upload pics, but I'll try to do it later on today!

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Monday, July 24, 2006

Play-Doh Perfume...

Now, I'm all for creativity, but seriously? I'm happy that Play-Doh is having their 50th Anniversary but whoever thought up the idea of celebrating with Play-Doh scented perfume must have been joking! Who knew the bosses would go for it???

So that's right ladies if you want to smell like Play-Doh all day, everyday you can buy Play-Doh fragrance!

LOL who knew?

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Holy Poop!


That's all I have to say.

Well not really. So the first couple of weeks of her life I was strictly breastfeeding and to make sure my little one was getting enough I logged what time she ate, for how many minutes, on which breast, how many wet diapers, how many BMs, what color they were, what consistency they were....and on and on and on.

Than I decided that she was doing fine and I needed to relax. Than entered the formula. And the poop charts started again (this time for far less time). Than I went to straight formula...no more breast milk (when are my boobs going to dry up btw???), and a few days later she got sick.

Well...the poop obsession is back again. She had diarrhea for a few days and now she's been a few days without it but the BMs just keep coming and coming and coming.

Ex. So far today:
1am: large, pb consistency
430am: small, normal (pb)
645am: tiny, normal (pb)
715am: tiny, cottage cheesey
8am: tiny, dark green, mucousy/stringy
915am: small, cottage cheesey

~the only reprieve seems to be when shes sleeping, though her BMs have been waking her up! I looked it up again today, and read that her BM's maybe more frequent for 7-10 days after a bout of diarrhea because the bowels are slow to heal! Can you imagine how many diapers that is? Also we've been running through cream like its going out of style! Her rash was terrible, broke my heart. She would cry and tremble and than "talk" to me about her pain for a minute or two after each change (if you can believe it they were more frequent and definitely watery at first!)...Now her rash is almost gone, so I don't want her to sit in it for 10 mins so she can decide to have a little more, but holy diapers batman!

I thought I wouldn't make it through all the size 1 diapers that we had, well we now have less than one pack left.

So now I wonder if i'll obssess and continue to log her poops for the next 5 days of if I'll just accept the fact that sleeping through the night is over again until she gets better...

I thought it was all about poop when I was working in daycare, but I think its more about poop now as a Momma, because you worry more, their yours...

In the picture she's at her sickest, can you even tell? I hope she's always that happy when she's sick. (Better yet, while I'm hoping, I hope she never gets sick again...LOL yeah right?)!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Charlotte's New Game


Well who knew. Here she is at 8 weeks old today, and she's sucked me into a game that I think is just hilarious!!! That's right...she'll look to catch my eye and she starts sticking her tongue out and she will stick it out over and over again until I do it too. Once I do it, she smiles, and then does it again! I don't know why I think its hilarious, but I do :)

The picture is from a couple of days ago but its pretty self-explanatory. Also as of two days ago Miss Moon is all full time bottles...I don't know how I feel about that yet. She sleeps well though, so I guess that's a plus.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Canada Day!




Woo woo! I have too say that we didn't go out for more than a few hours. And infant and downtown Ottawa just don't mix really we. At least it wasn't really really hot this year. Charlotte mostly just slept!

When we got home we finally took our first family pictures. I know its sad, she's almost 7 weeks old, and that's how long it took to get family pictures.