Thursday, July 29, 2010

Catching Up - 7 Months

We took O to the doctor last week to get a couple of vaccinations. She cried but we gave her the crinkly paper off the exam table to play with and she stopped. That stuff is like magic. I need a roll for at home! She now weighs 16 lbs 12 oz! She is growing like crazy.

I posted a little while back about O and her yoga poses. She has gotten really good at them. No, I mean REALLY good! She goes from cobra to plank to downward facing dog. She has figured out how to alternately move her legs, but she hasn't figured out the arms yet. Any day now she is going to take off. I was so hoping that she would crawl before our vacation was over. I really want to be the first one to see that. If the sitter sees her crawl first, I will be SO SAD.

Orlaith has a great appetite. She is now eating solids four times a day. She nurses or has breast milk in a bottle six times a day (sometimes more). The first feeding of the day is around 5 or 6 AM and she falls right back asleep. The next four feedings are followed up by solids. In the morning, she has yogurt and fruit mixed with rice cereal. The next three feedings are fruit and veggies. I try to give her 4 different things, one for each feeding. I also try to make sure she is getting a variety of colors with at least one green veggie per day. I mix rice cereal into everything. She started off with solids just 3x per day, and 1 ounce per feeding. Now we are up to 4x per day and 2 ounces per feeding (plus the rice cereal). She loves every single veggie she has tried. Her favorites are beets, carrots, squash and zucchini. She tolerates most fruit, but doesn't devour it the same way as the vegetables. She hates peaches and watermelon. The watermelon she actually projectile spit out. That was fun! I think that bananas (fresh and mashed up) and pears are her favorite fruits so far. I really enjoy making her food and letting her try new things. It is always an adventure!

Today was my first day back to work from vacation. It was so hard to leave O. I got so used to having her with me all day. I actually teared up. I guess life must go on though...


We took a few days to take off into the Texas Hill country for some much needed rest & relaxation! The trip centered around seeing friends and family, and of course eating! We started off at the hotel on campus for one night, then stayed with friends for 3 nights and ended up in Dripping Springs with Brian's family for the last night. We ate at a lot out of food trucks - Indian, tacos, cake balls... We also ate at Torchy's (YUM) and Salt Lick (drool). We went swimming a couple of times, went to Mount Bonnell, and visited with lots of old friends. Orlaith had lots of firsts in Dripping Springs. She saw cows and baby chicks for the first time, and she got to pet a horse for the first time. She wasn't scared at all! She just reached out her tiny hand to feel the horse's nose. It was super cute! She was mesmerized! I wouldn't mind moving to Austin...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Yoga Baby

Orlaith has taught herself a version of downward dog while having tummy time. She started doing it on Tuesday evening, and is doing it all of the time now! She pushes herself up on all fours and puts her booty up in the air. After that, she isn't quite sure what she should do, so she just lays back down on her tummy. I am guessing it will not be long until she figures out that a whole new world of movement is possible. Did your baby do the DD yoga pose? How long did it take them to figure out how to crawl after that? I REALLY need to get hopping on the baby proofing!

Also, I won a package of Rockin' Green laundry detergent from Me and My Boys. This is the Holy Grail of cloth diaper detergent. I have heard so many moms swear by it. I can't wait to try it out. I love cloth diapering!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

6 Month Pictures and A Blog Win

So I am finally getting around to posting some of O's 6 Month pictures from the arboretum. They turned out really well!

Orlaith started sitting up really well yesterday without falling over. Yay! She has also started saying dadadadadadadadada.... over and over! It is pretty cute!

Vote for Orlaith once a day so she can win this photo contest!

I won a Sprout One Size Reversible Diaper from Dirty Diaper Laundry. I can't wait to try it out!