Thursday, February 01, 2007
All babies seem to be are series of new phases. They are growing so fast and learning so much that if you wait long enough the phase passes. Erin has learned how to roll over and for a little while she could only roll over to her tummy and then get stuck there. Not too much of a problem during the day. But at night trying to get her to go to bed was less than fun. Going in there to flip her over didn't do much good either because she had to keep doing her new thing and would roll right back over and start to cry. I think she has become okay with sleeping on her tummy now. I snuck in there around 4:30 am this morning to check on her because she had usually woken up earlier than that to nurse. She was fast asleep on her tummy. So cute!
She is doing so so well with sleeping. Gone are the 30 minute naps from hell. She usually sleeps about an hour and a half now. Those were some long days when naps were so short. Plus she wasn't rested or happy. I didn't realize that babies can't handle being awake that long for so long. She will be 7 months old this weekend and can only handle being awake for an hour and a half, two hours if I push it. It makes it nearly impossible to go anyhwere. By the time you get them up, change a diaper, nurse, feed solids and play a little it's time for bed again.
Making baby food has been fun. Erin's favorites right now are apples and pears. She generally likes any fruit. The green veggies make her gag though. If I mix them with sweet potatoes I can get her to eat them.
I am so looking forward to getting out in my garden this spring. It doesn't seem that far off now that the stores are carrying seeds and starter pots. I love it when they bring the seeds out! I need to get my plans for my vegatable garden done. I won't be starting any seeds this year though. Not enough time and not enough room. I'm just going to buy them. Erin should be crawling by the time I need to get out and starting planting so we will have lots of fun outside!