Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Daddy and Margo's Day Out

Jim and Margo spent some quality father-daughter time this afternoon. First, they went to Lowe's and bought childproofing locks.

Then, they played with toys at Walmart.

Then, on to swinging at the park!

And finally going to see Grandma at work!

Da Da

Happy Birthday to the best "Da Da"!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Getting Caught

So now that Margo is officially on the move I REALLY have to keep an eye on her. Today she enjoyed eating lint/grass/hair/dirt off the floor, chewing on the phone charger and the computer cord, and - my personal favorite - licking the dog squeaky toys (I know, the least harmful to her, but to me the most gross). This is pretty much her standard "deer in headlights/I've been caught" look.

Cuddly Bug

Thursday, September 17, 2009

One of the BIG Questions

Anyone who has a young child knows several questions that everyone asks. One of the big ones - "How is he/she sleeping?" and all variations of people asking if your baby is sleeping THROUGH THE NIGHT. Well, up until now I have been deceiving everyone. I would say "yes, Margo is a good sleeper" and I think I deceived myself into believing this too because honestly she was! She would only wake up one or twice during the night and want to nurse then be put back down. I thought "hey, that's pretty good! at least she doesn't want to stay up all night playing!" Well, I've come to my breaking point. After 10 and a half months without a full night's sleep (the one time I was away from Margo I still had to wake up in the middle of the night to pump) I am putting my foot down. Starting last night I am no longer nursing Margo in the middle of the night - there I've said it in writing and Lord willing, it will happen! Jim and I agreed to switch off getting up with her and putting her back to bed without eating. Last night was great because she didn't wake up until 5:45am. Maybe she knows something is up, I guess we'll see soon enough. Wish us luck!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Puffs and a Movie

Well it was more than just teething as I first thought. Margo had her first illness - a virus that had to run its course over the past week. She was so miserable on Wednesday that I ended up putting on a movie, sat her in her high chair, and spilled a bunch of her favorite puff cereal in front of her. It didn't last long, before the movie was fully underway she turned around to look at me and cried to be held. :(

Monday, September 7, 2009

Teething and Temperature

Margo is in full out teething mode and just generally feeling under the weather so we've stayed in bed today snuggling. It breaks my heart to hear her cry and wouldn't you do anything to help relieve something as pitiful as this...

The girls

Margo met the first baby younger than her. My sweet friend Jules had her daughter, Amelie, July 10th. Amelie was sleeping the last time Margo and I visited her and so this was the first time the girls got to meet eye to eye. I think Margo was enamored with a smaller person than her! :)