Sunday, January 16, 2011

Back to blogging!

So here I sit. On the couch, watching Diners,Drive-Ins, and Dives and nursing. And on my iPhone. I never sit at the computer these days, unless I'm skyping with Mark. But then I am Skyping.. And not blogging. So maybe this will make blogging easier. Maybe!!

Adalyn, also known as:
Little Foot
Little Toot
Reesie Cup
Or just plain "Ad"

Is now 12 weeks old. And boy is she active. This child hates naps but loves to look around. And sit up straight as a stick. Oh, no, don't even think of laying her back like an infant. She will set you straight so fast and quickly remind you that she would prefer to stand or sit up like an adult. At 11 (or 10?) weeks, she learned to roll from her stomach to her back. She loves eating her fingers and now moves objects (toys) to her mouth to suck on them.

And there's your physical development update on Adalyn!

Life without Mark is, admittedly, rough. I am often tired and catch myself wishing for him every single day. By 6pm, I am so ready for bed. Once upon a time, Mark was the greatest helper for me. He knew exactly how to help me without asking. And, afterall, isn't that what daddies do best?! I could sleep in on weekends while he selflessly took the reigns and it was fantastic. Well, folks, those days are over (for 5 more months), but we have adjusted nicely. At least I think so.

Did you catch that up there? Only 5 more months. We are already one month down!! Hallelujah.

So Adalyn and I have been up to a lot: extreme attachment parenting, co-sleeping, exclusive breastfeeding, and I'll soon be looking into delayed vaccinations. But I'll be blogging about all of it. Adalyn is still a very, very high-needs baby (Dr. Sears's "The Fussy Baby Book," written about his fourth child, is Adalyn made over!!!), but I am so, so in love with her, guys. Her napping dilemmas make me often question if I'm doing the right things for her, but in the end, I know I am.

More on that later.

Is there anything that any of you, my lovely friends, would like me to blog about? Lots of you have (kindly!) nudged me to continue blogging - is there a specific topic you'd like to read about? I'm thinking my next post will be about Adalyn's no-fail "schedule" that I love! Then later her napping difficulties. And maybe some babywearing thrown in there.

Love you all! Love parenting! And love blogging :) it's great to be back!


  1. I'd like to hear about why you chose to do co-sleeping!...and how you plan on getting Ad to adjust sleeping by herself when Mark gets home. Oh...and definitely blog on babywearing :-)

  2. I'm interestes in the whole shots controversy. I know some are vital, some can be delayed, and some aren't needed at all until they are older if at all. I'd like to know your thoughts on all of it! Also, I just picked up a book at a local used book store called Becoming Baby Wise...its about scheduling, etc. Have you read it? What books did you read on baby's schedules?? Glad you're back!

  3. I'm defiantly interested in hearing about the schedule. I'm trying to get Elijah on one, and I'm determined to get it to work.
    I'm so glad to see you back in the blogging word. :-) I wish I could blog from my phone, but I can only read and comment.

  4. Oh, and I wanted to ask, how is Piper doing? I don't hear about her much either.

  5. I'm so glad you are back to the blogging world! I can't think of a thing to request! Except maybe a daily run-down of your every day life now?!

  6. I am so glad that you are blogging again! I need to start it up again!