Wednesday, January 30, 2008

another check up

Monday night I noticed that Molly had starting to pull on her left ear. This is usually a sign of an ear infection so I called the doc yesterday on our way home from SB and scheduled an appointment for this morning to get everything checked out. She does not have an ear infection. Her ears are bugging her because her Eustachian tubes (and throat) are inflamed as a result of the post nasal drip. We're heading back next week just to make sure it doesn't develop into anything more. Molly and I were supposed to get together tonight with some other moms and their little ones, but the doc said it would be a good idea to keep her away from other little ones so they don't catch whatever bug it is that she's fighting. She's currently having her second nap of the day which is a clear sign that she's fighting something. Usually she just has a catnap of 20 minutes or so after a big feed. Her first nap was about an hour and a half and she's already a half an hour into this one. Just like mommy... sleeping it off.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Headed home.

Well.... After this Carls Jr pitstop...

Monday, January 28, 2008

Life is rough.

Had to ride in my stroller so momma and daddy could walk to lunch...

Sunday, January 27, 2008

She did it again...

...rolled over that is. Little miss Molly has done it three times now. Uncle Kyle would like to point out that the last two times she has rolled over towards him. Of course she doesn't do it when we have the camera out, but she's getting better at it. I think she's grasping the concept behind it. You can see her working out what needs to be done. Such a smart little one.

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Last night I put Molly down on Uncle Kyle's floor for some belly time and she was not happy about it. Next thing we knew she had rolled over from her tummy to her back. No warning. No work up. She simply was on her stomach one second and then on her back the next. A definite blink and you'd miss it move. Of course now we're trying to get her to do it again and I think we're pissing her off with all the tummy time. Heh.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Santa barbara here we come.

Just chillin while we get gas.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

doc visit

I took Molly to the doc today to make sure she just had a cold and nothing more. She checked out with some post nasal drip and mild congestion, but nothing to be too concerned about. We're already doing everything we need to. As long as she doesn't start wheezing or spike a temp we should be fine. We also weighed her and she's currently 16 lbs 0.5 oz. I suspect she'll be twice her birth weight at her next visit on 2/12 for her 4 month check up.

pics 01/21 to 01/24/2008

Monday, January 21, 2008

first cold

Molly has come down with her first cold. She started out a little snotty last Wednesday and has had a cough. The good thing is she still seems to be eating the same amount. Sometimes congestion can cause issues with eating since they can't breathe, which starts a very vicious cycle, but luckily we have avoided that scenario. We drove up to Tahoe on Thursday and Molly was a bit fussy in the car. She actually cried most of the time between our first and second stop. I was a little worried how she'd react going over the mountain with her cold, but she was fine during the last leg of our trip. Her teething has acted up again the last two nights. You can feel a hardened ridge on her gums, but haven't had any teeth break through just yet. Although it's definitely getting closer and closer to that point.

We took Molly out in her snowsuit as you can see in the pictures I posted yesterday. It was cold, but also windy so our walk was cut short. Every time a gust came up she would throw her arms out in a startle pose. Dad tried to block the wind the best he could with his hands, but we turned around and headed back to the cabin. She never once cried, but I didn't want to keep her out in such windy conditions. It started snowing yesterday and we're still getting some light snow today. The wind has died down so we might venture out again this afternoon.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

a fathers heart melted.

Sometimes little boogy-bug gets upset around bedtime... seemingly over-tired. Tonight we put her down, which was followed by 13 minutes of screaming and crying. I decide to go in once more, and see if there was something I could do. I opened the door and she was mid shriek, very very upset. She noticed that I arrived... looked at me, smiled, and immediately snuggled my hand and was out like a light. I'm talking 15 seconds from eye contact to passed out cold. She had puddles of tears next to her head on her bed... and upon receiving my hand, was immediately at peace, and asleep.

Its hard to describe... but my heart is liquid.

I am so screwed.

Love, Daddy

Saturday, January 12, 2008

3 months old

Miss Molly turned 3 months old today. She's currently passed out on the breast friend pillow that's still cinched around my waist making typing an interesting task. Her teething has started to affect her taste for the bottle. Sometimes she simply refuses to take it. I'm not sure if the bottle doesn't feel good on her aching gums or if she just wants the comfort of the boob or both. This is usually an issue at night, but yesterday I had to give her the boob at my mom's house. Of course she then proceeded to down 8 ounces on the bottle an hour later and then had the boob again less than an hour after that. So, it's still such a hit or a miss on what she's in the mood for.

Molly is also getting better with sitting up on her own. I got a boppy to help and it seems to be doing the trick. She can hold herself upright unassisted for a minute or two. Of course once her big ol' noggin starts leaning in any direction that's not upright she tends to follow, but her coordination is getting better every day. She's starting to grab at everything and put it in her mouth to see what it is. This plus her excessive drool from teething makes her a bit of a slimer. You can always tell where Molly has been.

Molly is still talking up a storm. She loves to tell stories. At this rate I wouldn't be surprised if she had a first sentence rather than a first word. When I'm reading to her I keep expecting her to start reading along with me. Her favorite place to chatter is the changing table. The girl loves to be naked.

I am still trying to squeeze a few more wears out of her 3-6 month clothing, but it's becoming more and more apparent that the 6 month and 6 to 9 month clothing fits best. Which is a shame because I have a ton of 3-6 month onesies that she'll probably never wear. They are just not long enough.

pics 01/07 to 01/10/2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

muay thai

I went back to Muay Thai this week. Definitely tired, but not too sore. My right wrist has bothered me since my last trimester. I think I tweaked it at night because I would put all my weight on it so I could turn over. I had to lift myself up and over since I was so damn big. Ever since then it has sorta clicked and sometimes that clicking is really painful. Anyway, I bought wraps for my wrists and new weighted gloves that go higher up on my arm for more support.

On Monday night little miss Molly decided to have a complete meltdown the entire time I was gone. She would not take the bottle and could only be consoled with the boob once I got home. She was also really fussy Tuesday night (teething) and we didn't get her down until really late. Last night she was a lot better. She took a bottle and we gave her bath after I got home. I was able to get her down at a decent time and get myself into bed. Even though she has been teething (which tends to bother her the most at night) and staying up late she was still sleeping 9-10 hours. So, it's been a little harder to get her down, but she's staying down so that's great. If only my boobs could last as long.

I also picked up a Baby Bjorn carrier Monday after class. Molly LOVES it. It allows her to be up straight and facing out (her favorite position). A lot easier to carry her in the Bjorn than to hold her. I ordered a fleece cover blanket that snaps into place for when we're up in Tahoe. Should be nice to take her out on walks with the dogs this way... once the rain lets up of course. Our princess Sadie does not do rain.

Edit: Another 90.

...90 more pics from late November til early January. TIME FLIES!!!

(was previously 85, I found 5 more that should have gone in... )

Monday, January 7, 2008

Saturday, January 5, 2008

frozen milk!

In a shocking turn of events all 10 of my Milk Mate bottles are in the fridge (most have 4-5 oz) so I stored the 9 oz I pumped this morning in bags and put them downstairs in our freezer. This is a first. I never thought I'd be this ahead. I have been reading that a lot of little ones slow down around the 3 month mark. Molly was 12 weeks as of yesterday and will be 3 months old next Saturday. I have consistently been able to pump 8-9 oz each morning for the last few weeks (thankfully my cold did not affect my supply) and most days she just eats on the boob. We've given her a bottle every now and then so N can feed her, but haven't *needed* to because she was still hungry. What a welcome change of pace.

We also weighed her again on our scale (not completely accurate as N weighs himself and then weighs himself holding Molly) and she's roughly 15 lbs 4 oz. So she's definitely getting enough to eat. She's actually spit up several times in the last two days (which is very unusual for her) because I think she overate. Molly had the audacity to spit up all over N's desk while she was sitting in his lap. Clear signal she doesn't want daddy to multitask when he's with her. She demands undivided attention!

Bree, Jon, and Logan came over last night to hang out. Bree and I were the feeding zone on the futon while we all watched some movies. Moo!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Tahoe pics 01/01 to 01/03/2008

Home sweet home

We drove back from Tahoe today. We were actually on the road by 9:45 am, can you believe that? One helluva storm is on its way through and we wanted to avoid the predicted blizzard like conditions. Hit some rain as we got back near the bay area, but other than that the roads were clear. They are predicting a couple of *feet* of new snow on Saturday alone. Would have loved to stay for some fresh white powder, but we couldn't stay up at the cabin forever. Taz & Darwin's owners get back tonight. Hopefully the next time we head up there will be some nice new snow to play in. The snow we had was pretty hard packed and icy.

Molly's teething tends to bother her the most at night. She also tends to cluster feed at night so I've been a little worried about becoming a chew toy. So far so good. I just make sure she is hungry and not just sore before letting her anywhere near the boob. She is getting better and better at sitting up and staying up on her own. Haven't had the runaway head in a while, but she still tends to bob and weave like a drunken sailor. She is also getting better at standing although she still tends to do it mostly on her toes. She'll be supporting her weight and then all of a sudden goes slack so you really need to make sure you are holding her. She's also pushing up with her feet a lot and scooting her butt around when you're changing her. She lifts her booty right off the new diaper. I put a little pillow at the head of her changing pad at home because she keeps scooting into the wood barrier we have around the top of the dresser. She is definitely getting stronger every day.