Sunday, October 31, 2010

chili pepper

Happy Halloween!  

Lena was a Jalepeno for Halloween.  It was pretty cool.

 She also loves to look at her friend in the mirror.  Her friend's name is "Friend Baby".  They talk and smile and such.

And this is Lena all ready for the cold :-)

Friday, October 15, 2010

3 month mark

Lena is officially 3 months old today, October 15!  yay!  Happy birthday little girl!  To celebrate the big day mommy did a Lena photoshoot and got the resulting cute pictures.  We're also going out to dinner and renting the "Babies" movie from a Redbox tonight, that's to celebrate survival of the first 3 months  :-)

Here are the pictures:

So cute :-)  The 1st and 4th ones are my favorites.

On another 3-month-note, I'm looking forward to the time when this little munchkin will start sleeping through the night.  I CANNOT wait.  It pains me to think that I haven't slept a full night since July.  Right now she's getting up 1-2 times a night... 3 times on a bad night. no fun.  We put her to bed at 7pm and then start our day the next morning between 6-7am, so maybe 2-3 times isn't that bad since it's over a 12-ish hour window...?  Mmm, not sure about that one.  All I can say is, bring on the longer sleep cycles.

And here's the other thing about sleeping and nap-time especially, HOW is anyone supposed to know how much sleep their kid needs anyway??!  How many naps?  How long?  what if they wake up early?  must they be in their cribs?  Every parenting book touts their theory on sleep as if it was THE magic formula.  Unfortunately, all the books contradict each other so what does that leave us new moms with?  Not a whole lot.  I guess there is no magic formula.  Too bad.  

Funnily enough, Lena just fell asleep in her swing... it's 4:15 and I was going to put her down for a nap at 4:30, oh well.  I guess she was tired.  Who knew?