Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Gemma at two months

 Gemma on her two month birthday

Here's what Gemma was up to between her one and two month birthdays:
  • SO vocal
  • We bought a swing - we really wanted her to like it and take naps in it, but so far no luck. And we can't return it either because the very first time we put her in it she had a poop explosion that got all over it.
  • Takes her best nap between 1 and 5 p.m.
  • Hiccups all the time
  • She's starting to get chunky! Yay!
  • Has more than four eyelashes now
  • Intentionally brings hands to mouth
  • Had baby acne
  • Had a bit of cradle cap
  • Off nipple shield
  • Spits up a lot volume wise (as opposed to frequency)
  • Flaking skin especially on and behind ears
  • Social smiles at five weeks
  • Small poops all the time - so many diaper changes in one day!
  • Co-sleeping a lot. Sometimes we can't get her to sleep (normally it takes 3 hours of screaming - no joke) and so we end up with her in bed with us because we are just tired. We usually put her in the crib around 10:30 and if she's still up after that she ends up in bed with us.
  • Going along with that Gemma is a light sleeper. Once she's asleep in our arms it takes another hour before we can put her down in the crib. Every little thing wakes her when she's asleep in our arms - twitching, reaching for something in the pocket of the rocking chair, rearranging your legs.
  • Started the "agoos." Roxy and Pippa have been saying "agoooo" to Gemma since she was born and they are so excited that she's reciprocating.
  • Naps on me in the carrier (mostly k'tan but sometimes the becco) except for her long afternoon one.
  • Sucks her right thumb.
  • Roxy and Pippa are still so gentle with her. 
  • At Gemma's two month appointment she was 12.15 pounds
We're all pretty much obsessed with her and she literally gets 100 kisses a day from me, T, Pippa, and Roxy.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Pippa says

Pippa telling us what she's writing as she writes it: u...y...heart...g...f... what does that spell?

Pippa to T after Roxy wouldn't share: “That's not making me feel good inside. It's like raindrops… in my heart.”

S finger spells candy to T:
Pippa: (reaching up and pretending to grab it from the air) I got it. In my heart.
Roxy: (pretend grabbing) Got your heart!

Me singing the first Noel 
Pippa: No! A Christmas song. 
Me: That IS a Christmas song. It's about when Jesus was born. 
Pippa: That's not what Christmas is about. 

For my birthday T takes the day off to stay home with the kids so I can have a true break and do whatever I want and go where ever I want. Pippa was asking where I was and why dad was home.
T: “Mom gets to do whatever she wants today.”
Pippa: “Maybe she wants to stay home and take care of us.”

Pippa's sunbeam teacher at church told us this one. In class they were talking about music can make you feel things and when you're older you should choose good music and Pippa raised her hand and said: "Like Taylor Swift."

(Pippa very much has opinions about her hair. Sometimes she lets me just make her curlies beautiful, but most of the time she tells me exactly what she wants. Most of the time I go along with it. This one was an oft requested style during the summer but not so much lately.)

Pippa calls my high heels "tip toe shoes"

T: Do you want bread or toast?
Pippa: soft and squishy toast
S: You could be a politician. 

Pippa: When will mom be done nursing Brynn?
T: Like 20 minutes or so
Pippa: No, when is Brynn going to be done with nursing?
T: Not for a long time 
Pippa: Like number 23?

Z to L fighting over a toy: That hurts my feelings. Now my feelings are broken. And that's why I'm mad. 

S to T: we have j. e. l. l. o.
Pippa: That spells jello! I want some of that!
T: awww man!

Out of nowhere from Pippa: I want to name my babies Aunt Mim! (Aunt Mim is a chipmunk character from a Christmas book we own.)

Z while riding her bike: C'mon bike! I know you can do it!