If you keep up with the main site, you know that (never home)maker, baby! will be moving in March. You can read more about it in yesterday's post (bonus: a tasty Curried Celery Soup with Mint recipe). I'm really excited about the new site, and I hope you will all join us when we switch over. (never home)maker, baby! will remain up as a chronicle of my pregnancy and the postpartum period.
Now for a brief update of week 11 in Ada's life . . . now that she's almost 12 weeks.
Everyone has told us that as we near the three month mark, Ada's mood will change. And I'm happy to report that her cranky days and evenings are to a minimum. She is most definitely happiest in the mornings. I know babies have good periods and not-so-good ones, but I'm enjoying this upward trend -- with lots of smiles, coos, and dancing feet. I'll take it!
Though we posted this cute photo of Ada in her crib for the nursery tour, she is still sleeping in our room and probably will for at least another couple months.
Why exactly? Well, the reflux thing, while more under control, is still an issue. I've become more relaxed about it -- not freaking out as much when she chokes, etc. -- but I still don't feel comfortable having her sleep in another room until she's a bit better. I keep reading that SIDS rates are higher in infants who have reflux problems.
And there's another thing. Admittedly, I tried moving her Pack 'n Play across the room so it wasn't RIGHT next to me, and I failed miserably. Ten minutes into sleeping, I just had to have it back in place. I need to learn to let go and be more comfortable because I also realize a lot of why we haven't moved her to her dedicated room has to do with me. So, I'm hoping to at least start the process soon. For now, the crib is her go-to place for naps. At the same time, I don't see any reason to force anything.
I mentioned in my postpartum update that I stopped trying to force a schedule. Well, that's worked out wonderfully for us. Ada has her own eat, play, nap or more often eat, nap, play routine worked out in about 3-hour increments. How did I do it? I did nothing. Fingers crossed the "schedule" continues.
Otherwise, Ada and I went for our first jog together since she was in my belly. I struggled pushing the darned thing and she rather enjoyed our time outdoors. I won't get into how we used the BOB too much, as the recommended age for jogging with the stroller is 8 months. But she was strapped in and snugged and secured between towels.
I kept a close eye on her throughout the jog. She fell asleep almost immediately.
I say it all the time: I feel blessed with this warm winter. I think Ada loves being outdoors. If she is crying, I strap her in the Moby and take a stroll around the block. 4 times out of 5, she's sleeping by the time we return home. The other time, she's usually soaking in the sights and sounds of the neighborhood.
I also strapped her in the Moby this week for her first visit to our favorite cafe. (Thanks to our old neighbor Shelby for these photos -- he was up visiting from TX!)
And we have to get a photo with dad in for this week.
Ada is still loving her play-gym and
And that's about it!
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