Saturday, February 28, 2009
Tuesday night, Sarah and I attended a baby shower for a woman from church. She is due in mid-March. Sarah will have a little friend in the nursery soon! We're excited! :)
Wednesday was church, as usual.
Thursday, Sarah and I and a friend headed north to visit a former co-worker and her 7 month-old son. I had a lot of fun catching up with the girls and spending time with Baby Nate. 7 months seems like a great age. He was playing with his feet and interacting a lot, and just being really social and cute. I'm enjoying Sarah through her different stages, but I'm looking forward to when she will be able to communicate more/better!
Friday, we had a potluck lunch at the church and then just hung out at home.
Today, we went bowling with the youth group. I have to say, I was impressed with Tim's bowling skills. This was the first time I had ever been bowling with him! I ended up winning our "warm-up" game with a score of 111. Tim got serious during the second game and just kept bowling strikes and spares. He won with a score somewhere around 165.
We have been playing with Sarah's bedtime a little bit. We are trying to put her to bed earlier, to eliminate the late-night fussing that seems to happen when she gets overly tired. The last two nights she was in bed by 7:00 or 7:30 and did well. Tonight was a little different. She skipped her nap this afternoon, so by 4:30 she was cranky but not able to sleep. So we did what many parents do in that situation - we took her for a drive! She was asleep within 10 minutes and slept for 3 hours. When she woke up, I did our nighttime routine, and then she laid down for the night. Hopefully she will still sleep in till 7:00 or 8:00 tomorrow!
Look how cute she is in the hat that her Great Grandma DeArmon made her!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Getting up at 6 really did allow me to accomplish quite a bit this morning though. She took a nap, and I was able to do my Bible reading, do some pilates, and dust and vacuum the living room and dining room. Woo-hoo!
Tim and I are excited about this Friday. We are going to attempt to see Lance Armstrong (and others, of course) in a time trial. The Tour of California is riding through Solvang (about 40 minutes south), so we are planning to go watch. They are riding through Paso Robles (about an hour north) tomorrow.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Now for a product review: We have been using cloth diapers for a few weeks now, so I feel I am an expert. :) We chose the BumGenius one size diapers, and they have been working out great for us. The pros: We have only had leaks due to user error (whereas our Pampers seem to leak everytime she is in them). They are just as easy to use as disposables. They are environmentally friendly. After 3 months of use, they will be saving us money. The cons: They are big and take up lots of space in the diaper bag. I have to wash them every other day. That is my product review. I highly recommend these diapers to anyone who will listen. :) Of course, Sarah is only 1 month old...we'll see what I say a year from now!
Look at Sarah's little hand holding my thumb. This was taken when she was one week old:
Look at her cute little feet. This was taken last night:
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Yesterday was Sarah's one month appointment. Girlfriend is definitely growing! She weighed 10 pounds, 5 ounces (which is the 81st percentile), measured 22.3 inches (88%), and had a head circumference of 39.4cm (92%). I don't know how Farley babies usually grow, but her size follows the DeArmon pattern...big! :)
I love our pediatrician. She is very personable, and she doesn't make me feel like any of my questions are stupid. She assured me that if Sarah wants to sleep through the night, it is okay to let her. Yay! I also asked her about the grunting and groaning that has been going on, and she said that's just how some babies sleep. This morning I put a hat on her head because she seemed a little cold, and that seemed to help a bit...along with keeping a pacifier in her mouth.
Well, it's time to wake Princess and feed her. I'm supposed to keep her on a feeding schedule during the day so that she learns daytime is for eating, and nighttime is for sleeping. I hope she's a quick learner. :)
Monday, February 9, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Here is a little clip of Sarah talking. She isn't very loud yet. We're working on that.
It is raining here this morning! I was hoping for a thunderstorm, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen. Ah, well I guess I will just enjoy the rain.
Well, Girlfriend decided her nap this morning was going to be very short, so now I must go entertain her. Later!