Monday, January 28, 2013

where does the time go?

As I get older, time seems to go by faster. Now that we have Minden in our lives I find that especially true.

I have today off from work, as Minden's daycare provider is sick with the flu. I thought I would use Minden's nap time for a quick update.

Last weekend my family visited us.We enjoyed each others company and played some games. Cards for the adults, and huckle-buckle-beanstock for the kids plus Grandpa. Minden loves watching her cousins, Meagen and Zander, move around the room. Someday she will be tearing about the house with them.

Last Monday, was an University holiday. So I spent my day with the little princess working on tummy time. She really isn't a huge fan, but has made lots of progress in the last week. Go Minden!

The rest of the week was a little up and down. Sweet little Minden had her first fever. A little breast milk in the ear and two adjustments later she was a completely different baby. She has a little cough left, but she seems to be in much better spirits. 

We had a relaxing family weekend reading books, taking naps and spending time together.

Gah! Isn't she just beautiful? 

Minden also took her first nap in the crib this weekend. She looked like such a big girl in there. She is definitely growing up way too fast. The little lady is 16 weeks today and weighs a little over 15 pounds. 

That's all for now, but we will (hopefully) be back soon!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

3 months of Minden


Today you are three months old. I seriously don't know where the time is slipping away too. I close my eyes and you grow an inch! Today you weighed in at 14.4 lbs and were 22 1/2 inches long!

Your favorite pass times include: cooing, smiling, watching the "big" kids play at daycare, slobbering, watching me make crazy faces and dance around the room, trying to fit your entire fist in your mouth and being held. I can see you watch me as I move about the room. You definitely have a better idea of what is going on around you. You also enjoy splashing around in the bathtub. You kick you legs hard and make the water go everywhere.

You dislike car rides, or really just being in your car seat. Daycare is less than five minutes from our house, and you will cry the entire way. Once we really get going you seem to do better. It's the stop and go that you could do without. You also dislike getting out of the bathtub. As soon as I go to dry you the tears come on.

You go down for bed around 8 - 8:30 pm. We are still adjusting to a new schedule with daycare, so we don't  have a routine down quite yet. You will sleep for 5 - 6 hours, wake up and eat, and then sleep for another 2 - 3 hours.

During this past month you had your first trip to Western Iowa for Christmas. There was a blizzard the day before we headed home, so the 3 1/2 hour drive ended up taking us 5 hours. You were such a trooper. You woke up once to eat and then slept the rest of the time. Also, on the return home you slept the entire ride. You definitely needed that. Christmas was fun, but the changes in place and schedule seemed to be a little much for you.

You are so much fun! The evening fussiness has really improved. Your personality is really starting to shine through. You no longer just cry for survival; you now have opinions that you like to express. You smile and squeal with delight and kick your arms and legs around like a wild baby. I cannot wait to see what the next month brings.

Keep growing baby girl!