Friday, November 28, 2008

Aunt Pami visits Cadence

It was a couple weeks ago, but I had to share a few pics from a really fun visit. And historic really, because my Aunt Pami is decidely NOT domestic, yet she cooked and cleaned for us.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Cadence's First Snow

I was shocked when I opened the window yesterday morning as I was getting ready for work - snow! Of course, we had to put Cadence in her fleecy suit with a snowlady on it and then trot her outside for a picture.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cadence update

Goodness, it's been awile since I've posted! We've been busy with Cadence and I've been back at work for a week and half now. It was very stressful to go back, but I think now we're falling into a routine, and thankfully we like the daycare she goes to 3 days a week. I have a half day today and tomorrow because I worked Saturday and that is helping me feel better.

We've made some breakthroughs with Cadie's sleep. One of my librarian colleagues recommended a book by the "Baby Whisperer." I checked it out last Friday and it has really changed things around here. Cadence is taking great naps now! She's been down for an hour and half right now! We realized we had no plan or knowledge of what to do when she was sleepy or even how to recognize that she was sleepy. Now we know what to look for and to get her in her crib when she starts acting tired. Last night, she slept in her crib all night, and I only got up to nurse her once. (We got up two other times to calm her when she woke herself up crying, but both were brief.) I also think I was overfeeding her. Most often, when she cried we assumed she was hungry, and I can see now that she probably wasn't a lot of the time. She was having gas problems and now that we're not feeding her so much that has eased as well.

So, she's been a much happier baby. Here she is during playtime earlier this afternoon. She seemed a little skeptical about the camera.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Cadence's First Halloween

She was a pumpkin, which you can't really tell from the picture, but I knit a pumpkin hat for her and her Dassa sent a pumpkin bib. She wasn't happy about it, which you can tell from the picture, I think.

We went to the Fall Festival at church, which was big doings and kind of scared her at first with all the people and noise. We all had fun though and she was very popular.