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Roll over, roll over!

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We gave Kai some naked belly time today after her bath so that she could move around without her diapers…and she rolled from front to back while we were both looking at something else in the room!  We put her back on her belly, and she did it again.  After the third time, she was a little freaked out – “oh, I thought this was all just theoretical, I didn’t know this could really happen!”

She’s resting on Mrs Bean now.  Rolling over is hard work!


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February 27, 2010 at 10:03 pm

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Out and About

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My buddy's feet are bigger than mine.

I love showing off my little potbelly


I like striped outfits!

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February 21, 2010 at 12:42 am

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Three months!

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Kai is now three months old – it’s hard to believe how fast time is flying, and how much she is growing and changing.  She has started drooling like crazy (I guess the teeth are starting to move) and can now use both hands to maneuver things like hands, toys and straps towards her mouth.  She’s taking a bottle when Mrs Bean is at work (3 mornings a week, but that may change).  The only bottle she’ll take is the Breastflow – it has a nipple within the nipple, is pretty stiff, requires effort to suck on (Mrs Bean tried it) and looks kind of funky.  I’m glad she can get her breast milk from a bottle – I’d tried using a cup feeding system a couple weeks ago, and while it worked, it was pretty messy.

Words that will make Kai giggle this week: bob, zip, zipper!

I will eat anything

Mrs Bean just read the The No-Cry Sleep Solutionin an attempt to learn more about how we can get our baby to sleep more easily – right now she hates going to sleep.  We joke that she suffers from FMO (‘fraida missing out’), but it gets tiring for all of us.  I’m going to go through the book next and we’re going to try and come up with some sort of routine.  Hopefully this will result in Kai getting to bed earlier, and Mrs Bean and I having more time with each other in the evenings, even if we just end up watching a movie together.

Ah, that reminds me…I’m tired.  I should get to bed 🙂

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February 18, 2010 at 12:12 am

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Another busy week

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Do you think this carseat makes my cheeks look big?

Another busy week!  Mrs Bean started working again this week, 3 mornings a week (I’ll be watching the bean during those times).  I have a new contract and start working again next week.  It’s too bad we can’t spend all our time together, but I suppose we ought to go out and make a living…

We went through her 0-3 clothes and put most of it away.  We’ve also discovered that some of her 3-6 month clothes need to get worn soon, before they’re too small!  Today’s clothes aren’t designed with cloth diapers in mind, so alot of pieces are too short in the torso.

What else happened?  We had brunch with a 7-month old friend of Kai’s.  He’s spinning on his belly and crawling now, and she’s fascinated.  Not enough to emulate him (yet), but enough to be totally entranced for a long long time.  We also took Kai to a movie for the first time yesterday – a morning baby day showing of Up in the Air – on baby days, the theatre turns down the volume a bit, and keep the lights on dim.  Great idea, except that the volume on the trailers was too loud, and there were some very scary trailers!  Kai slept through the whole movie!

Up next: Kai hits the 3 month mark this weekend!  Chinese New Year!  Lesbian mamas potluck!

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February 10, 2010 at 3:35 pm

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The cradle cap is back

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Sigh.  The cradle cap is back, so we’re back to oiling her head and brushing her scalp every day.  It’s also still on her eyebrows.  How can such a cute little baby be so scaly?  She had a bout of baby acne last week, and now her hair is coming out.  I wonder how much hair she’ll lose – she’d look completely different with short hair.

A fresh warm towel. Mmmm.

She’s smiling up a storm these days, and giggling/laughing if you’re amusing enough.  She has gotten the hang of reaching out to grasp for things, but she’s still working on her aim.

She about 11lb 4oz now and I think she’s hit some sort of threshold with me – my back aches and my shoulders kind of hurt.  Is it that she’s heavier, or have I just been sleeping funny?  Perhaps I need to work on my weight training? (I do mostly cardio at the gym)

Kai’s eyes are amazing to watch, I love that she loves to look at things, and loves to track her mommies around the room.  She watches Mrs Bean leave the room – she’ll follow her with her eyes and watch her go out the door.  I don’t know where she thinks mommy is going, but she knows she’s not in the room anymore.

A new development: explosive poop.  For some reason, her poops have been explosive lately, going up the back of the diaper, and almost exiting the diaper (hasn’t happened…yet!)  Luckily, she lets us know exactly when she is pooping (“uuuuuuh!!!” and a distant focused stare), so we can be ready to change her ASAP.

I’m amazing at how different Kai is, after just 2.5 months.  I love that she’s becoming more interactive, I love playing with her!

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February 2, 2010 at 1:19 pm