Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Our Little Cupcake

I searched high and low for the perfect halloween costume for Evie and just couldn't find one cute enough anywhere so I decided to make her one. I had seen the Pottery Barn cupcake costume online and thought it was super cute but they didn't have it in her size. Then I found a blog that showed how to make it and was SOLD. It was actually super easy and I really just hot glued everything but sewed a little elastic in the skirt. I think Evie loved her little costume and just giggled and laughed when I put it on her! I think this little girl is going to love playing dress up some day...

My little cupcake complete with a "cherry on top"

Evie was a little fussy at Prestonwood's Fall Festival on Halloween--note the pacifier in the mouth--but we had a good time.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

4 Months

So this post is WAY overdue and Evie is quickly approaching 5 months so I figure I better hurry and write this!

Evie is 4 months old--that is a quarter of a year old! Crazy! She has definitely become our little "wiggle-worm" and is rolling all over and always on the go--can't even imagine her up and walking which I know it will happen before I know it! She loves to play and play and play. She has officially discovered this world around her and it is so fun. She is full of SQUEALS and loves to talk to us all the time. Sometimes I feel like she is saying words, but I know it is just my mind tricking me. One major thing this month which has taken a HUGE toll on mom and her sleep is this so called "4 month sleep regression" or at least that is what I am naming this. I have found a lot of information online about it and it is actually quite interesting. Evie has always been a great sleeper, we would put her down at 8:30 and she would sleep until 5 for a feed then until 9. Then one night she started to cry about every hour or two and I thought something was wrong but she checked out fine at her pediatrician and we started rice cereal but to no avail......the CRYING has continued. We have tried everything, I even let her cry her head off all for a few nights (trying the TOTAL EXTINCTION method) and never even went in there and it never helped. Some nights she just cries all night but now she just wakes up, fusses, and I put her paci back in and she goes back to sleep. That seems to working for now. I guess all this relates to is her brain is maturing with shorter REM cycles, more brain activity, and she is moving much more which wakes her up. So I am hoping and PRAYING this is beginning to phase out. I guess we will see. Some say it lasts until they are 7 months then starts again at 8 months--ugh.
All this mom really wants for Christmas is a good nights sleep....ZZZZZZ

So here are some milestones for our little girl:

  • She loves to ROLL all over and especially loves to play in her tummy (my how things change:)
  • She is reaching and grabbing at EVERYTHING! She is so aware of things around her. This also leaves her very easily distracted so feeding her has become a little more difficult...
  • She is still putting everything in her mouth and chewing on anything close by. (still no teething--although I am watching those gums)
  • She is rolling so much we have given in and she sleeps on her tummy and I think it has helped with her sleep problems A LOT!
  • She is depriving us of a lot of sleep---as noted above. But I must say her naps during the day are getting much longer so no problem there!
  • She is a very social girl and smiles at anyone who gives her any attention. She also loves to talk to you about anything and everything.
  • She loves to play in her exersaucer and it getting pretty good at pushing all the buttons and of course putting everything in her mouth.
  • She loves to smile and laugh at herself in any mirror
  • She loves to grab at her feet and toes

So I tried to get some 4 month pictures in this adorable tutu my friend bought her, but she was being quite a little "rolly-polly" so this is what we got....

Monday, November 1, 2010

Rice Cereal

So the past couple weeks have been quite long and hard to say the least as Evie has decided to wake up every couple hours at night and cry at the top of her lungs! My super happy girl has been going crazy and driving us a little crazy! Well luckily her 4 month check-up was this past week and I talked to the pediatrician about our new night owl and was open to any suggestions. Surprisingly I had already tried everything that she suggested except rice cereal and at this point I would try anything to get some rest. Evie seemed pretty eager to try this "new" thing but I don't think she actually swallowed any of it as it just dribbled out of her mouth the whole time. But she sure was cute trying!

Evie sitting like a big girl in her highchair, very eager to see what all this is about!

Evie checkin out the Rice Cereal box

Bib on, ready to go. The anticipation mounting as now there is something inside that bowl...

Evie not quite sure as to what all this "stuff" in her mouth is...

Open Wide!

And it's GOOD! Well I think she was smiling as she liked to BITE the spoon, not so interested in the rice cereal...

Well I guess we will call it a success, although I don't think any of it really ended up IN her mouth! Now let's just hope we all get a little more rest in this house....