Sunday, August 16, 2009

Two Weeks Home Now

Can't believe we've only had Emma now for four weeks and have only been home for two. We have got the going out and about thing down pat...I think China and all of the running around whips you into shape for that real fast. At home is another story...

...But she is doing so much better playing by herself and also with us having to put in her in the pack and play for just a little bit so we can get her meal ready, get dressed, get you something to drink, feed the cats, etc....so it's just for a little bit...and it's really helping her adjust to knowing we are not going anywhere. The same with the car set. She used to cry and cry and just want to be held...now, she just makes baby noises, plays with the book or toy, and then usually falls asleep. So huge baby steps. She just loves to be by us at all times, to be held, or for you to take her hand and for her to take you for a walk. YES, she takes US for a walk! She just soaks everything in. I think her first word will be cat...because she has put all of the cat pictures from books and toys, the pictures of Daisy and Archie, and, of course, the real cats...and has put them all together and knows they are the same. She's amazing!

We still haven't gotten much of a break as far as being able to catch up on sleep or do much of anything else, so we still take turns relieving each other. We do have certain areas closed off, so we know she'll be okay...she just usually comes looking for us after a short time...or like yesterday, Dennis fell asleep on the couch while I was trying to do some scrapbooking, and I thought it was just way too quiet. Found her with the cat food paperplate flipped over on herself playing in it!!! Yuck!!! Knew that was coming...so we just have to remember to keep the areas blocked off. Just using the Play mats for that...propped them up against chairs and made gates.

She is not picky at all about food. She eats just about anything. Except she really doesn't like yogart. We did get her some McDonald's chicken mcnuggats! Her first! But we don't eat a lot of fast food, so no problem with her eating what we eat...healthy variety...
This was from this afternoon. I knew she was sleepy...but she still will not go down for a nap. I had tried earlier with no luck. So later, this was lunch, and all of a sudden, she's like this...we cracked up laughing...was able to recline her and just leave her there. She did still have food in her mouth! But she didn't move for about 30 minutes! So we don't get much of a break at all...

Dennis gave her some ice cream the other night...
In China, they do not feed babies anything cold. But we've found she likes cold water much better than room temp. And even though the shock of the cold ice cream surprised her, she loved it!



She is such a happy baby. She smiles at everyone and gets so many compliments. She loves her watermelon. But this is a good example of how teething can be, so prepare yourself for "Sybil." On one of our "showing" her off visits to our vet's office, one of the girls said her boy that is the same age has been teething and goes from happy to Sybil. And the pediatrician did confirm that too. So she's normal and the happiest little thing I've ever seen except when the teeth get her. Can't imagine the pain she's going through!

One minute, she's happy and loving everything...
The next...the pain of teething...prepare yourself for this! There is nothing and I mean nothing that will console her. People will think you can't handle your baby. But it's normal. The Children's Tylenol and the prescription from the doctor have been HUGE HUGE HUGE help...hardly ever see this mood swing anymore!


She loves her toothbrush she got when we took her by the dentist office. Put the Oral-gel Toddler toothpaste on it for her and she goes to town! She reaches for it in her little cup in the bathroom every time I finish her bath, which have been going good again. It's better since the meds for the teething and with just me with her...

So I think while I still have about an hour break, I'll try to feed myself!

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  1. She is just adorable and you guys are fantastic parents! Can't wait to see the LO's too!

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