I am SOOOOOO glad that we took videos after Paislee was born. We didn't get her birth on video, and none of my pregnancy either (I wish we had, and we will next time), but we make SURE to get every moment that we can on video because the time passes way too fast and we will never get these precious moments back :o( Here is a video from shortly after she was born, I think she was a month old, but she seems so much younger! Kind of boring if you aren't me, because nothing exciting happens--just love that sweet little face!
I never thought I would make it this far alive, ha! In the beginning, everyone was just telling me to get through the first 3 months and everything would be okay, and it was! And since then, the months have FLOWN by! I can barely keep up!
You weigh 18.6 lbs, and you are still wearing a size 2 diaper, although I have started buying size 3 because they are much easier to get on your squirmy booty ;o) You are wearing mostly size 9 month clothes, but you can wear some 12 months too!
Your sleeping habits were GREAT there for about a week... and then they got all outta whack! You were sleeping a solid 12 hours at night for a week or so, now you go to bed anywhere between 7-10 at night, but no matter what-you are up and at em' at 7 a.m...... and I don't like it! What happened to the 12 hour thing? If you go to bed at 10, do me a favor and get up at 10, will ya? Mama needs some sleep! You are still taking 2-3 naps a day, ranging anywhere from 30 minutes a piece, up to 3 hours! (Usually 45 minutes though).
You love sitting in your highchair to play!
You are still breast feeding, and would prefer to eat every 2 hours, but you can go about 4 hours without eating before you get really grumpy! You like to nurse to sleep as well, but I don't count that, because it's a bad habit and it's all my fault, that we have to stop!.... not everyone can nurse you to sleep, which means you give anyone that isn't mommy a hard time when they try to put you to sleep. Oops! You are still only eating 1 solid meal a day, at supper time, and it's always a vegetable. Your new vegetables this month were sweet potatoes and corn mixed, and mixed garden vegetables. Your favorites are still carrots and squash. I plan to start to give you solids twice a day very soon, I just have to figure out how. You won't eat fruits at all, you gag and I'm scared you're going to throw up, and it just doesn't seem right to feed you veggies for breakfast....? I have started giving you some finger foods and biter biscuits, and you seem to be interested in them... in fact, TOO interested. You want to BITE them instead of suck on them, and it freaks me out. I have a feeling you will like big people food MUCH better than you like little people food, and I can't wait to be able to feed you everything that I eat!
You are the happiest little baby I have ever seen, and everyone you meet seems to agree! You love to laugh and smile and giggle and scream, and you don't care where you are, or who is around. You scream at the top of your lungs a LOT, and I'm worried the neighbors aren't going to like us too much. You were also saying 'ma-ma' for about a week, all day long--daddy didn't like it too much and I think he bribed you or something because you don't say it anymore :o( You do love to laugh at daddy though, even if you didn't say 'da-da' first. He is the best at making you laugh, probably because he is so funny looking goofy ;o)
We started going to a new church this month and everyone brags about how good you are every Sunday. They say "that is the best baby in the world!" and "You wouldn't even know she was in there if you didn't see her, she is so good!". Probably because it's your nap time, but we won't tell them that ;o) You DID toot last week in church, but I think it was daddy and he just tried to blame you.
Ready for church!
You are sitting up perfectly now, all the time. You hardly ever fall over unless you are chasing a toy. It's nice because I can sit you on the floor surrounded by 5,000 toys, and you will entertain yourself for quite some time so I can get things done! Sometimes I will come in the room and you will be 5 feet from where I sat you down, but not because you crawled! Nope, I think you will be a late crawler--I'm calling it now. You can roll though!
We are going home to North Carolina for the whole month of October to visit with your family, daddy is hoping you don't grow as fast as you did this last month or he may not recognize you when we come home. Your Grandma Jan is so excited to see you, she even has a walker for you so you can run all over the house--I can't wait!
Happy half-a-year birthday!
WE love you little girl! You bring so much happiness into our lives every day, and we don't know how we ever lived without you!
I want to blog everyday, I really do! But I don't have anything to blog about! It's just me and Paislee here all week by ourselves, and we really don't do anything worth blogging about! I clean, she plays, she cries, I rock her to sleep, she naps, I try to nap, she wakes up about the time I fall asleep and says "No way! You can't sleep!" Then I try to get out every day, even if its just a walk around the block. Yesterday we had another successful trip to Walmart. I was going to attempt to do the grocery store today but we had a bad night last night (probably one of the worst since she was born)...SOooooo..I don't think I will be attempting that today because I'm going to try to nap every chance that I get...and clean! Maybe tomorrow?
After this, unless we do something super exciting, I will probably be MIA for another month :o( Jason's family is visiting all next week, and then I get on a plane and head back to NC for the whoollle month of October next Saturday.
Was this blog even worth writing? I'm getting super boring! haha!
No sleep for me and very little for Paislee. She was up ALL NIGHT LONG, and I have no clue why?? She wasn't crying like she was in pain, but she did seem uncomfortable because she was a little whiny and fidgety...even when I got up to rock her she whined, letting me know it wasn't her just being a brat and clingy. I don't think its her teeth, she wasn't hungry, so I am narrowing it down to the new baby food she has been eating for the past two days. She was up some the first night I gave it to her but last night she was up ALL night....maybe it was bothering her tummy. So, no more sweet potatoes and corn for now. I've tried sweet potatoes alone, and she didn't like them but they didn't seem to bother her. So I bought a mixture of corn and sweet potatoes--and she seemed to LOVE it...go figure. We will try it again later, but for now its back to carrots and squash--her favorites!
This weekend Jason, Paislee and I will be making a trip down to Vermont, to meet up with some friends that were stationed in Valdez with us! It will be a quick trip--just one day, we have to pick up the camper shell for Jason's truck--he let the guy use it to drive back across the country and it ended up working out well for both him and Jason--long story short :o)
Since everyone is getting into this collage thing for their blogs, I guess I will try to figure it out for mine--the blog layout I was using messed up for some reason and I have been meaning to spruce up my blog for a while and can't figure out what I want to do with it--any tips on how to jump on the photo collage bandwagon, Andrea, Monica & Paige? :o)
By the way, is anyone even reading this? I feel like no one even reads this anymore since I quit blogging for a while...am I just talking to myself?
I'm off to try to get Paislee to take a good long nap. She's taking a poop as I type so maybe her little tummy with let us her get some rest now ;o)
I got brave yesterday and decided to go to Walmart, with Paislee, ALONE. I didn't really need anything, but I hate to just sit around the house all day long with her, and I feel like she isn't going to learn anything doing the same thing all day, every day. So I decided to get more diapers, you can never have too many, right? We got there and I parked close to the cart rack thing in the parking lot so I could grab a cart without having to get her out first. I got her shopping cart cover out and put it on--thank GOD for those things!
Hers has little toys on it, so it kept her entertained pretty well. She was still a little small for the cart, but WE MADE IT! I actually got to take my time and browse through Wal-mart without any meltdowns. We even checked out and made it home, with still--no MELTDOWNS! Woooo hoooo!
Maybe we will try the park again tomorrow if its pretty out!
On another note, I am still selling Scentsy, although business has slowed down A LOT! It's been a busy summer but I am trying to get back into the swing of things so Santa can be good to Paislee and Daddy this year ;o)
SO, I will be home the WHOLE month of October, so if ANYONE is interested in hosting a home party, OR a basket party, PLEASE let me know and I would be happy to help YOU stock up on FREE Christmas gifts as well! Scentsy has a LOT of new holiday warmers and scents, and October is the perfect month to get all of your Christmas shopping done ;o)
Here is Septembers Warmer and Scent of the Month--both 10% off for the month of September!
I just received this warmer today, and it is beautiful! I also got the Maple Butter--YUMMY! The perfect fall scent!
And here are some of the holiday warmers that are available:
And other new products:
Thanks for listening, and PLEASE contact me if you are interested in any of the products above, or if you are interesting in having a party--I know my Sigma girls would love to have an excuse for everyone to get together :o)
Not really. She is MUCH prettier than mommy, but her daddy picked out an outfit that says that, so I had to at least let her wear it once and get a picture of her in it. I am not confident enough to let her wear this out in public, and definitely don't want to post these on facebook, because I don't want people to think I'm a conceited hussy, SO--if you take the time to read my blog, I'm sure you know that I definitely am NOT, and the outfit is super sweet and deserves a picture :o) Wow, does this really require that kind of an explanation? Ha!
Well, really it was five minutes. I decided that I might as well start taking baby steps to get over the fear of my five month old. Yesterday, we went to the UPS store to send a package--success, and today we took a walk around our neighborhood and went to the playground to swing. She was a little small for it, so I took her out to swing in the big swing with me, then tried the baby swing one more time....
Not so much this time. This is the first time I have actually seen fear in her eyes, and not just her being a brat and wining because it wasn't what she wanted. Maybe she will do better next time:0) After that I decided to leave, and thank God because on the walk home it started to rain. Luckily she had a hood on her outfit but you should have seen the hot mess running on the sidewalk, in flip flops, in the rain, pushing her stroller. Hence the reason we never do anything--everything is harder when you have another person to take care of besides yourself :0) we will try again tomorrow though, I can't lock us up in the house for the rest of our lives because I'm scared!
Welp, Jason's 10 days of house hunting leave are up, and he headed back to work today--in Boston :o( His boat will be docked up in Boston until the end of October to get a 'facelift'. He will be able to come home on the weekends though, so that's better than nothing!
For now, I HAVE to work on getting over my 'going out in public by myself, WITH Paislee anxiety'. Now that she is getting older, she is getting a little easier to go out in public with, but I'm still nervous about those random meltdowns that she could have. She HATED the carseat when she was younger, and still doesn't LOVE it but its easier to take her out now because I can put her in the umbrella stroller or sit her on my hip now, rather than having to leave her in the carseat. I always worry that I will be in the grocery store or Walmart, with a full cart, and she will start screaming and I will have to run out and leave my cart....am I crazy?? Wait, before you answer, read what I have to say next...
I am also dealing with other Paislee issues, and I SERIOUSLY think I need some therapy! Maybe this is normal for all moms, please tell me if it is! I am constantly worried that something is going to happen to her. I have the WORST thoughts, and they are really starting to freak me out. For example: an older lady at church wanted to hold her the other day. I let her, but the whole time I was worried she was going to drop Paislee. I know that is not anything major, but here is another one: when we were getting settled in here at home, our coffee table was in pieces, leaning up against the wall, and Paislee was laying on the floor in front of it. I had to move her because I kept thinking that it would kill her if it fell on her, even though it was more than likely NOT going to fall. Lastly, she is STILL sleeping in our room, because I'm scared someone is going to break in and steal her if she is in another room. I am not so worried when Jason is home, but when I'm here by myself its all I think about. I can't even go to the bathroom for a minute in peace because I'm scared she will be gone when I come back. UGhhhhhh.....don't judge me! I need some other moms to give me advice though, and tell me if they went through anything like this, or do I seriously need some help?
That's all I have for today, just a few random, crazy thoughts!
Lets see if I can get back into this blogging thing that I love so much, now that things have FINALLY settled down!
Jason and I have been wanting to get into a church together for a while now (since we lived in Alaska). We went one time in Alaska during the last month of my pregnancy, yes, it took us THAT long to go, so we decided to stop making excuses and just GO. I looked up a few churches in the area online, and decided on a baptist church here in Falmouth. The devil was working against us this morning, trying his hardest to keep us from getting there, but we FINALLY made it! The church looked like a big church on its website, but when we pulled in and saw about 10 parking spaces, we ALMOST decided to leave, ha! Jason talked me into going in, and I'm glad that he did. Everyone was VERY friendly. I was worried that Paislee would throw a fit in the middle of the service, but I am not QUITE ready to hand her over to a stranger in the nursery so I decided to give her a chance in church. She was WONDERFUL! She didn't make a peep, and even slept a little during the loud sermon. Afterwards, we had some snacks in the fellowship hall, something they do EVERY Sunday, and came home and had lunch....and took some pictures of Paislee's first day of church :o)
Here are her 3 and 4 month pictures:
and one in her "I was born in Valdez, Alaska" t-shirt:
AND a video of Gorilla Daddy for your enjoyment :o)
So so sorry Miss Paislee! I am a little late posting your 5 month birthday blog! It has obviously been a super busy summer, and I feel really guilty that this is late, but all that matters is that I am still posting :o) Right?
Paislee, I'm not too sure how much you weigh right now, because we are living in a hotel room right now and I don't have a scale, but I am guessing between 16-17 lbs! I won't even try to guess how long you are, because I really don't have a clue--but you are growing like a little weed! You have almost outgrown all of your 6 month clothes, and you are now wearing 9 month and even 12 month clothes. I am hoping that you will wear 9 months through the fall, and 12 months through the winter (because that's what I have been buying). You are still wearing size 2 diapers, but I have a feeling that this last box I just bought will probably be the last of that size! Please stop growing so fast, it makes me so sad to pack up your clothes. I just hope I can give you a little sister one day, so you can not only boss her around and play school with her, but to also pass down all of your SWEET clothes to since you didn't wear them enough ;o)
You have changed SO much in the past month. It is doing you so much good to be around different people every day, a HUGE change from when we lived in Alaska and all you ever saw was me and daddy. You are developing a sweet little personality, and you are such a happy baby! You love to squeal and laugh--a LOT! You are also starting to yap yap yap--move your mouth a LOT when you talk, I LOVE IT!
You have recently started drinking water, which you love (like mama). You first started opening your mouth and reaching for my cup when you saw me drinking it, now you get excited and just about jump out of my arms when you see me pick up a cup. You even drink from a straw--you don't suck it up the straw, but I get some in the straw and put it in your mouth--you love it and would drink it all day if I would let you! (Edit: I have been working on this post in my free time over the past week--yesterday, we went to lunch at Longhorn Steakhouse, and I just put the straw in her mouth for laughs, and she slurped the water up the straw!!! I screamed because it scared me, I didn't expect it, and she got a big ol' mouthful and wasn't expecting it herself, ha!)
You are getting better every day with your solids. You have had: bananas, sweet potatoes, carrots, apples, green beans, peaches and squash. Your favorite is green beans, by far! You LOVE them! Next I think we will try peas since you seem to like your greens (tried them earlier this week--not a success. Neither were the peaches) You still only eat solids once a day, before your nightly bath. I'm not too sure when I'm supposed to give you solids twice a day? I'm new at this parenting thing ;o)
You are now sitting by yourself! I think its a little early for you to be sitting?? You have fallen forward and bumped your head a few times, but now you are staying up for the most part! You are also rolling over both ways, but mostly from your back to your tummy. When you are on your tummy you pull your feet up under your knees, and it makes me cringe, because I know that you will be crawling VERY soon and I am not quite ready for that! Time to baby proof!
We are NOW in our new home, living in Falmouth, Maine. We have a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhouse. Your nursery is in the study for now, it isn't very big, but big enough for all of your furniture. We wanted to leave the spare bedroom open, since we are living so close to 'home' now, we are expecting lots and LOTS of visitors ;o).
We haven't been posting your monthly pictures on the blog, pointing it out in case you haven't noticed. Our card reader broke and we haven't had a chance to get a new one yet. We have been taking the monthly pictures still, and hope to get them all uploaded before your 1st birthday! :o)