Babies and Neuroses: Like Every Other Blog in the World.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Remember when I was pregnant, and every time I posted an update, I was all, "ZOMG, I know this will shock you, but this pregnancy is SO DIFFERENT from the first one!!" And eventually, you were all like, "yeah, DUH, you've mentioned that before"??
The new theme is "WTF, how has it been X many months already?!?!?" Because, seriously, wtf, this kid's first year is flying by at the speed of light. And I know I keep saying this, but how on EARTH has it been five months? That's almost half a year!
We had another big month around here. Katie started eating peas, along with her cereal (and her secret watermelon), which she seems to like so far. Our girls are eaters, what can I say? She's starting to tripod sit, although she still refuses to roll from her back to her tummy. She's started doing That Thing Gracie used to do with towels, blankets, random you-name-it fabrics, where she pores over them as if they hold the secrets of the universe.
She took her first trip to the beach! She did not like Lake Michigan. Maybe she shares my utter disgust with natural bodies of water? Smart girl.
She does not sleep. Ever. Well, ok, no. She does okay overnight. She wakes up two or three times, and at least once a night pulls a total Gracie and stays awake for an hour, hour and a half, like it's time to party. She will occasionally sleep past 6, which is awfully nice. She does not, however, nap. This weekend she took no naps at all, unless you count sleeping in the car or the twenty minutes on my chest (which I do not). A typical nap is half an hour long. Forty five minutes is great. An hour is unheard of anymore. But eh, we don't make babies that sleep, and once they hit toddlerhood, they generally do okay. It's more frustrating when she's crabby as a result- for the last few days, she's been so overtired, it's like having a colicky newborn all over again, with the constant walking, the screaming every time we sit down, needing to be singing and playing with her and giving her 100% of our attention. But this, too, shall pass. Right? Yeah. it's all good.
The thing is, I don't have that much to say that's terribly interesting. She's adorable and dimply and she likes to eat and play with her feet and doesn't like to sleep or play by herself and her big sister loves her like crazy and she's just awesome and even though it's only been five months, she must have always been here somehow, because I don't know what we ever did without her.