Yesterday Carli and I went to Alto to work...can't you tell we worked hard?!
I surf a lot of blogs while I am nursing Carli and I stumbled across this blog a while ago. My heart is aching for this family tonite. I am not usually one that asks for prayers - but tonite, I am asking that you send up a prayer for this family and this little girl. Pray for a miracle, and pray for peace and God's will to be done.
Carli has rolled over a few times when she is playing on her tummy - but we are never able to catch it on video. This is Carli rolling over earlier this week, this is the last of three times she did it in one morning! I barely got it on camera. I recorded her for five minutes after she rolled over and she just looked at me like I was crazy and didn't roll over again!
Carli has always had a smile ready for you if you stripped her down to her diaper - so after our blow out diaper today (that somehow missed the onesie completely and covered her pants) - we decided we would put on this cute little number since it was so warm. She was so excited about this outfit - no pants! ha! No bib either! And - this outfit was actually one of mine when I was a baby. Kind of cool, huh? Carli is going to love summer and Grammy is going to hook her up with some outfits like these (Grammy has pretty awesome fabrics picked out already). Anyone else ready for summer?!
Carli is back to her normal little self - stubborn. I think that is what she inherited from me. After enjoying having her Daddy home with her on Monday, she was a handful yesterday. She refused to nap, screamed until her little face turned red and pretty much made it impossible for me to do any work what-so-ever. That's okay though - she's a huggable little toot! And in her defense her stomach may have been bothering her b/c I had tried to eat cereal for breakfast hoping that the milk would not affect her and I think it still does.
I have a good video of her and Keith doing "flying baby!" so I will work on uploading it sometime later this week.
Oh - and I think I forgot to mention - Carli weighs 13 lbs! Man has she grown!
This picture is our bedtime hat. I ordered it from this website called www.babysteals.com. It is really neat, but most of the things I don't need or are still too expensive. But this was interesting and was only $10. The thought behind it is that adults sleep better when it is completely dark and babies have that instinct also. So this little hat is suppose to block the light but is made from fabric that is completely breathable in case they pull it down on their mouth or nose. Today for our nap, I tried it on and she quieted down instantly - but she never went to sleep until I pulled it off. I think we will end up using during travels or something like that. It is a cool concept though. Ha - she kind of looks like a bank robber with a stocking hat! :)
We've had a busy few days - but wanted to put an update out there on our girl. She is doing much, much better - maybe it was just a cold, or maybe she is working on teething. I'm not sure, but she is doing better. Still has a little bit of a runny nose, but we have the coolest snot sucker. I'm telling you - it can get it all!
Anyway - besides the occasional runny nose, Carli is doing much better.
Keith got to stay home today and Carli has thoroughly enjoyed having Daddy around. They worked on tummy time - even rolled over once. But of coarse when I got out the video camera that came to an end. But she did spend some time on her tummy and figured out if she didn't push her tushy in the air, it is easier to hold her head up! :)
Pictures of our girl to come later - 24 is coming on in less than 5 minutes! Got to go!!
Well - Carli has made it 3.5 months without getting sick, but our streak has ended. Last night she acted like she didn't feel well, but was still playful at bath time and smiled at her Daddy. However, after 4 weeks straight of sleeping through the night, our little girl woke up quite cranky at 2:30 this morning. She was all stuffy and coughing. We did some snot suctioning and changed the diaper, then nursed and she went back to sleep. This morning though it was more of the same and she was pulling on her ear, so off to the doctor we went. The good news is that we don't have an ear infection. The bad news is that she has a cold and is miserable. Poor baby.
Tough morning - taking our nap in the car seat
If the cold weather is starting to cause a case of the blues - we thought we'd share a little spring with you...our beautiful little flower!
Carli has adjusted to being back at home - she sure did love getting spoiled by her grandparents, but alas we have returned to our daily lives of floor gyms, jumpers and 3 puppy dogs. She's not complaining, but who wouldn't rather be oh-ed and awe-ed over 24 hrs a day?
Carli's latest thing is talking. She is quite the little talker. She will sit in her little jumperoo and talk and talk to her toys, the T.V. or whatever seems to pass her way. She is also starting to mimic us - while she did this at a mere 1 month of age by sticking her tongue out at Tori - she is doing it even more now. Just yesterday we did a series of "AHHHH" and she would work and work and get an 'ah' out. I think it kind of scared her a little! ha!
Hope that the week has gotten off to a good start for everyone and if not...hopefully our little flower helped brighten your day!
Two Posts in one day! Don't forget to scroll down to see the picks from our Christmas in East Texas!
As promised...Christmas in East Texas...West Texas Christmas to follow soon.