I’m so excited!!! I got my studio calico goodies yesterday and I plan on playing with them tonight after the girl goes down. The cute little stamps will look so good in my planner and I can work on the monthly scrapbook for my mom. I thin she’s really going to like how I set it up for her.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s true… we’ve had three snowdays one right after the other one day after Lorelei’s first day of school. I just had to laugh about the situation otherwise I’d be pulling my hair out.
We planned this week very carefully so that while Lorelei was a daycare we would be able to get some things done around the house and now all those items on the “To Do” list are put on hold.
That’s okay though… it just means I get a little more time with my girl.
first day of daycare… not much to say other than I really really miss her smiling face. I hope this won’t be a terribly hard transition for her.
I’m feeling weighted down by worry this week. I have tons of things running through my mind and keeping me up at night…. can I keep to our 2015 budget and still allow for a few extras here and there, are there any non expensive ways of updating this site and still keep it fresh and useful, how easy would it really be to get my shop up and running, what product do I make, how much, would it really sell or am I just kidding myself, would it be possible at some point to make this a full time job? These are the scenarios that keep my mind jumping and busy throughout the day and night.
However, with all over this going on in my head, I feel the need to take a step back and focus on my family. This is the last week that I’ll be working from home with Lorelei and I want to soak up these next few days with her and enjoy her smiles and babbling. I’ve been trying to gain some peace with the daycare situation, and I’m feeling better about asking for help with her education. I just keep reminding herself that Brookview is an amazing school and will allow Lorelei the freedom and structure she needs to learn and develop into her own individual person.
Today you are officially 6 months old and it’s my 37th birthday. We celebrated by giving you a new veggie for dinner and chicken and dumplings for me. =) It wasn’t a huge party, just your dad, me, you, and the pups had a lazy Sunday not doing much. It was a great day!
I’m excited and nervous about this new year. In two days you will start the infant program at Brookview Montessori school and I’m so worried about you. You’ve never stayed with anyone else but me and your dad so I’m not sure how you’re going to react when we drop you off. We decided to take vacation this coming week to try and get somethings done while you’re at daycare, but I also wanted to be available in case you needed me to come get you from school. I’m crossing my fingers that all will go well and you’ll love your teachers and the other kids.
- you weigh 18 lbs
- you’re 29 inches long now and have to wear your 9 month clothing now
- you are into everything!!!!!
- you’re not interested in staying in your walker for long periods of time
- you’re setting up all by yourself
- you pull yourself into a standing position like an expert and can move around holding onto the couch or chair (you will also hold onto your walker from behind and try to walk around holding on to it)
- your balance has gotten better and you can now stand for a short time all on your own while holding a toy, blanket, or book
- you’re eating three full meals a day along with your bottles (you prefer to eat the food off of my plate)
- you’ve officially started mama and dada, we are trying to teach you baba for your bottle
- you will set still for longer stretches of time playing with your toys and books
- you’re starting to bang things together and bang your hands on things
You’re first real holiday is coming up and I’m so excited. I’ve started thinking about tradition a lot these last few days and I’ve come up with some really great traditions that I’m planning on setting up for our little family. I’m sure some will stick and some won’t, and new ones will be thought up and we’ll make changes to the traditions as we grow, but for right now all I can think about is sharing this beautiful holiday with you and your daddy.
- you weigh 17 lbs
- you’re 28 inches long now
- you’re officially crawling all by yourself and we can’t keep up
- you’re becoming disenchanted with your walker. while you love the freedom of going anywhere you want, it also doesn’t allow you to have full access to whatever it is you’re trying to get at.
- you’re setting up by yourself for long stretches of time
- you’re eating cereal for breakfast and we’ve started veggies for lunch
- you’re pulling yourself up into a standing position and hesitantly taking steps
- you’ve started hollering “mamamamamamamamammamamamam” which I love to hear and am secretly convinced that you are saying “mama” despite what your father says =)
- you are interested in looking in the mirror and figured out how it worked real quickly
- you’re still putting everything you can in your mouth and gnawing on it
I had so much fun finishing this blanket for Lorelei and I think she really likes it!!! It was a quick little project that didn’t take me too long to throw together. I tend to be lazy when it comes to these type of blankets. I get the pre-cut squares and then just sew them together, a layer of batting, and then I used a outdoor fabric for sturdiness. All in all I’m happy and I think Lorelei is too!
I’ve now been back at work for a full month and I’ve got to be honest I’m hating it. I split my time two days out of the week with working from home and it’s so hard to give a full 100% to my day job. Most of my attention is focused on you dear Lorelei. I love everything about you! You are always doing something new and it takes my breath away to watch you grow.
- you weigh 16 lbs
- you’re 27 inches long now
- you’re lunging and trying really hard to crawl, but your legs and arms are not coordinated enough yet for movement.
- you’re preferred method of transportation is still your walker
- you’ve learned how to turn the knobs and push the power button on the receiver, and you find this quite funny
- you’ve started eating cereal for breakfast every morning
- you’re almost setting up by yourself now
- you’re more and more vocal about everything
- you know your name and turn toward our voices and sounds
- you prefer more colorful things
Last year on October 31st we found out that we were pregnant. Needless to say it was a HUGE shock to both of us. I couldn’t even focus on work that day and really just wanted to go home and snuggle up in bed with Darryl. from that moment on I constantly felt a little askew. I was off balance and suddenly my world was upside down.
Right now I feel blessed that I got the chance to become a mom. All the ups and down everything felt like a roller coster ride and it was exciting and nerve wracking, but so fun.
It’s been a wonderful three months with you. I’m having a hard time coming to terms with having to go back to work this month. I hate the idea of missing even a minute of time with you.
- you weigh 14 lbs
- you’re 25 inches long now
- you’ve been sleeping through the night with very few feeding @ 1am
- you’re preferred method of transportation is your walker, but you can’t get enough of being carried in the Ergo or Moby
- you pull your socks off as quickly as I can put them on you
- you still hate tummy time and refuse to crawl
- you’re rolling from your back to your tummy and from your tummy to your back really well now
- you’ve started trying to set up
- you’re more interested in playing with blueray movies then any of your toys right now
- your eyes are looking more and more hazel
(1 cup cooked oatmeal, 1 egg, 1 TBSP melted butter, 1/2 cup milk, 4 TBSP honey/sugar/maple syrup, 2 TBSP baking powder, 1.5 cups flour, plus 1/2 cup ‘extra somethings’ – raisins, chocoloate chips, berries, etc. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.)