Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I'm moving to a new blog, I'll be sure to post the link here in case anyone wants to follow. It will focus on my efforts to raise a well-adjusted only child. I'm still trying to decide if I want to start fresh or migrate all of my posts over. Hmmm.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Mobile Intent

Indra is 4.5 months now. She's smiling much more, and threatening to roll, and she WANTS to crawl so badly but isn't able just yet. She also loves to stand, and adores being sung to.

In short, she's wonderful. I love coming home to her each day. I was coming home every day for lunch until this past Wednesday. She's eating much better from the bottle, and her and daddy have a good rhythm. So, while I miss her, it saves on gas and makes my day feel less frantic when I don't come home for lunch. I was only able to visit for ~20 minutes anyway. This way, I get home earlier.

I did call home and talk to her, daddy said it put a big smile on her face. :)

Tonight we're trying some rice cereal. Indra has been lunging at me whenever I put anything in my mouth. So, she's definitely interested. I can't wait to see how she takes to solids. While breastfeeding has gone very very well, I won't miss pumping at work!

In an hour we're going to my SIL's baby shower. She's due any day now! It will be wonderful for Indra to have a cousin so close in age, especially since we'll probably only have this one child. I'm also looking forward to meeting her and holding her. I can scarcely remember how tiny Indra was, it has gone by so quickly. Maybe seeing another new baby will remind me. :)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Xmas!

I haven't opened anything yet, but I have received my Christmas wish, achieved my New Year's Resolution, and otherwise been thoroughly blessed.

Daddy hates headbands, dresses, and the green shawl, but oh well. :) Indra and I have enjoyed several parties and outings. Am I a bad mommy for using my daughter as a social lubricant? She has been very effective.

My favorite time of day is our snuggle-nap. There is nothing like a warm baby in the wintertime.

I'm not looking forward to full time work on January 4th.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Cutie Bug

I'm taking pictures nearly every day, trying to find the best one to put on a Mug as gifts for Grandma, Grandma, and Grandpa. I'm not sure if I'll pick this one, but I do rather love it:

In other news, Indra only woke up ONCE last night. That, combined with a blissful snuggle-nap has left me feeling rather awesome.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Two Month Appointment

I took Indra to her 2 month checkup today. She now weighs 10 pounds on the dot. There are no concerns, though they still want to X-ray her hips in a few months.

Poor baby endured one oral vaccine and three shots. Though my dread of the shots seemed worse than the actual event. She cried, it was a cry I haven't heard much before, and I knew it meant "OUCH"! But, she calmed right down as soon as I nursed her. She's been very sleepy ever since, but she usually naps around this time.

I have the tylenol on standby in case she spikes a fever, but I don't want to use it unless needed. I read the latest research regarding how it can potentially reduce the immune response, which is the point of the vaccinations. If Indra is happy and isn't running a concerning temp then I'm not worrying about it.

I'm going to try to get us to bed early tonight by doing dinner at 6, bath at 7, bed at 8. We'll see! For now, I need a snack. :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Back to Werk

I'm only back part time, but it has still been a transition. The first day, Thursday, was rough. Indra was crabby all night, I barely slept, then she made daddy miserable and would hardly eat from the bottle. Yesterday was better. I slept a little better, and she ate a little better. This made it far easier to bring her to Grandma's and have our date night. She had her usual fussy hour at Grandma's, but she ate well for Grandma.

Werk is nuts, my workload is more than full time, my boss will be out on leave as of Monday (giving me more to do) and I need to take a midday break to pump. I forgot to take this break on Friday, and, OUCH. I won't be forgetting again. I'm not sure how I'm going to get anything done. Yet, come January, I don't know how I'm going to be able to part with Indra for 8 hours a day. :( Maybe I'll work a little later and come home for lunches.

Here are a few pictures, including my Halloween kitty cat. Then, I must get to the dishes while Indra is still asleep:



Indra Adore

Monday, October 26, 2009