Thursday, May 6, 2010

A little of This and a Little of That
















After I gave Daisy a little sponge bath (shown in the pictures) she was completely exhausted because she had also been up for a while. She literally conked out on the dining room table after her bath and then when my mom picked her up we got the pictures on the top of Daisy totally checked out and peaceful. I couldn't get over how precious she looked so I took a kajillion pictures hence the variety:). While my mom was here she followed me around with the camera a little bit to capture memories of me with Daisy. I am more often than not the one behind the camera so I have missed out on getting in the pictures with my little girl. Now I have lots and I am so happy about that!

Sleeping at night with Daisy is finally becoming more routine which is such a blessing after 5 weeks of so little sleep at night. It's still exhausting to get up with her 2-3 times a night but, it's definitely getting easier. After Daisy's last night time feeding around 10 PM she is usually pretty much in bed mode and we are able to lay her down in our room with her baby lullaby's playing on a CD. She sometimes will chat for about 5 minutes or so and then falls asleep very easily which is wonderful. Then she usually sleeps anywhere from 3.5-5 hours for her first stretch depending on how much she napped during the day. I will get up with her around 1:30-3:30 and feed her again and then she usually will go back to sleep for another 2-3 hours. Some nights, such as last night, are still tough but, I'm feeling more confident that Daisy is sleeping more consistently which will help out tremendously when I go back to work in just 3 short weeks.

Things Daisy seems to enjoy these days...laying on her play mat for a good 15-20 minutes and staring at the octopus while I rattle the toy hanging from his arms. She can stare at that rattle forever while I shake it and stop to let her look at it and then shake it again. She loves Mr. Octopus! Daisy is definitely an observer and loves to just lay quietly on mine or Joey's laps and stare at us intently while we talk to her or stare back at her. She loves hearing Joey's voice and will quickly turn her head away from me to look at him when he walks up to her. It's so cute! She also loves her pacifier and so far I have found it to be the best way to soothe her and quiet her when she starts to fuss. She still struggles to keep it in her mouth initially but with a little help and once she gets a good grip on it she doesn't like to let go. It keeps her quiet which makes me happy:). Another thing that I have noticed is that Daisy seems to really like having a soft blanket by the side of her face when she is tired and I'm trying to get her down for a nap or bedtime. I don't leave it like that necessarily when she is sleeping but, she seems to like soft things touching her cheeks for some reason and it seems to really calm her. Joey and I have been so impressed by how easy Daisy has been the past two weeks. She has a short period of time that she periodically gets fussy in the evening for a couple of hours but, she doesn't always fuss and it's pretty minimal. Granted, her behavior could still change drastically so for the time being we are really enjoying are content little Daisyroo:).

4 comments:

  1. Laura Bora loves Daisy!May 7, 2010 at 2:33 PM

    YAY for all these adorable pictures that I cant get enough of. You can never take enough pictures Casey and I am cherishing every one of them! I absolutely love the ones you took of your mom and Daisy while she was passed out, they are GORGEOUS and I can tell why you took so many. Um, on a side note, you look amazing and I think its a crime to look that beautiful shortly after having a baby. I am so glad your Mom got those pics for you and the one of you and your knees cradling her head and kissing her is my new favorite pic of all time :) Miss you mamas!

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  2. she is too precious casey! And that picture of you and her cheek to cheek is adorable with her litle smirk! She is so beautiful Casey as are you! She definitely takes after her momma (and joe too) you gotta start framing some of these! I CAN NOT WAIT to get there!

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  3. I love the pictures of your mom with Daisy. So precious! I am glad you are getting a little more sleep at night but I am praying it keeps getting longer and longer with more rest for you :-)

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  4. I'm in love with these pictures!!!!!! She is growing so fast! I just adore her! I love her room too! Oh Daisy, STOP making me want a little girl! I'm so happy for you that your mom could come out and be great company and a big help! You deserve it!

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