Tuesday, August 17, 2010

4 months old


4 months old
Originally uploaded by sew_crafty_girl75
Each month is getting more fun.

Anna now laughs more spontaneously, especially for Daddy and siblings. She is testing out her voice more and more and is especially chatty in the car. She looks in her mirror on the seat headrest and "AAaahhhhs" to herself.

Her feet are her new favourite toy and when I lay her on the floor to play she's either grabbing them right away or rolling over onto her tummy. Even though she learned front to back roll first, she won't roll back to tummy to back again.

Night time sleeping is pretty good. She sleeps some decent stretches and when she does eat, she barely wakes, latches then we go back to sleep. I've been thinking of transitioning her to her crib so Daddy can get a better nights' sleep. She gets her limbs stuck in the crib rungs sometimes though, so we'll test out some nighttime crib sleeping and see how that goes.

Naps are getting better and most days she will go down for a couple 1 hour naps in her crib/carseat/swing seat that converts to rocking chair.

She is 14 pounds now. The weight gain has slowed down lot.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Feel the burn


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Originally uploaded by sew_crafty_girl75
Today Anna and I hiked up the hill above Jackson Farm to enjoy the beautiful view of the lower mainland. We went along with new friends Michelle and Ryan and their baby Charlotte and their dogs. It was a bit of an uphill grunt in places, but once we arrived at the clearing at the top of the hill, the view was worth it. We spread out a blanket and ate lunch then the thunder started. The dogs got nervous. We ate a bit faster. The raindrops started. Quickly packed up and headed into the woods to sit out the heavy rain as long as we could. Fed our wee ones on a fallen log with the occasional raindrop falling on us then headed back down the trail for tea and snacks back at Michelle's. Anna got to try out Charlotte's Bumbo and sat well in it happily for a while. It was a good day and now Anna is sleeping.

This was the second time Anna and I have been caught in the downpour while hiking. At least when I'm wearing her she stays fairly dry.

Feel the burn

Today Anna and I hiked up the hill above Jackson Farm to enjoy the beautiful view of the lower mainland. We went along with new friends Michelle and Ryan and their baby Charlotte and their dogs. It was a bit of an uphill grunt in places, but once we arrived at the clearing at the top of the hill, the view was worth it. We spread out a blanket and ate lunch then the thunder started. The dogs got nervous. We ate a bit faster. The raindrops started. Quickly packed up and headed into the woods to sit out the heavy rain as long as we could. Fed our wee ones on a fallen log with the occasional raindrop falling on us then headed back down the trail for tea and snacks back at Michelle's. Anna got to try out Charlotte's Bumbo and sat well in it happily for a while. It was a good day and now Anna is sleeping.