Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Adeline at 4 Months

Adeline is 4 months old! It is both hard to believe she is so old and hard to believe that just over 4 months ago we had not even met her! Life without her is such a distant memory. Labor isn't a distant memory though, so grandparents can stop hounding me for another grandchild anytime soon!

That said, I think Adeline is the perfect baby! I know, I'm biased. But that's how moms are supposed to be right? Here's a little about Adeline at 4 months...

I'm going by memory for our doctor's appointment yesterday. She's 24.5", which puts her in the 50th percentile for height, and 12 lb 10 oz, which puts her in the 20-something percentile for weight. Lilleigh was always 90th percentile until age 2, when she fell to 40th, and I think she was somewhere around 30th percentile for weight. So that's how the sisters compare.

Adeline's schedule looks roughly like this:
Between 6 and 7 AM - Wake to feed. Then back to sleep.
9 AM - Up for the day. Feed.
10 AM to noon - Morning nap
12 - Feed
1:15-3:30 - Afternoon nap
3:30 - Feed
5-6 PM - Late afternoon nap
6 PM - Feed
7 PM (or before) - Bed
Her routine just changed up in the last couple weeks. She had been doing one long afternoon nap and no late afternoon catnap. This was fine with me, as I loved the long break in the afternoon, but it also sometimes made cooking dinner difficult, since late afternoon/ early evening is also the "witching hour." She also went from 4 feeds to 5, since she began waking at 6 or 7 to eat. It is a bit of a regression, but 14 hours seemed too good to be true. Twelve hours seems a little more realistic for a night's sleep without feeds.

Other characteristics of Adeline at 4 months...
  • She will still nap on-the-go in the Ergo or the baby sling, though she really prefers to be in a crib or pack n play, on her tummy. As long as she has a bed, she's good. This has made it easy for play dates.
  • I've noticed that in the last month she has not spit up much. Though Lilleigh wasn't a major spitter-upper, she did spit up until she started doing solids, so just an interesting observation.
  • Not really a note about Adeline, but I have started using some prefolds and Thirsties covers (a different type of cloth diaper). I really love them! Never thought I would like prefolds, but they are so easy and much slimmer. A friend let me borrow her stash, and then I ended up buying 2 used and love them.
  • She is not rolling yet but close! Truthfully I probably don't give her enough tummy time to get the roll down, but I figure since she sleeps on her tummy, she's fine. 
  • Addie absolutely loves her play mat and batting and kicking at the toys on it!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Dallas Icemageddon 2013

Thursday night freezing rain pounded the metroplex. At 12:30 AM our power went out. So by 3, when our house was freezing, Brendon headed for Walmart to look for a generator. Apparently 24 hour Walmart doesn't have them though. And the metroplex sold out of what was left a few hours later anyhow. Adeline woke up at 4:30 cold. At 5:30 our power came back on. We had a couple more bouts of power shutting off throughout the weekend. Friday morning we had a nice blanket of ice!

On Sunday we finally reached above freezing just barely. And only for a couple of hours. The parking lot was an ice skating rink though, so church was canceled. They did have a streaming service though online - how convenient is technology? 

Schools were closed Friday and Monday. Temps got up higher Monday and Tuesday in the afternoons, making the ice start to melt. Grocery stores are sold out of produce, and many took all refrigerated and frozen foods off the shelves due to lack of power.

When our power went off for the second night in a row, we packed our bags and the car to head to the Widemans'. Just as we had the girls and dog loaded in, the power came back on. Not kidding. Though we were grateful to not drive on slick roads, it was annoying timing. I had just woken up the baby! Grr. Lil sat around bummed for awhile after that because she wanted to sleep over at McKinley's! Sweet girl! 

Needless to say its been a mess here! Aside from fickle power, it's been nice to be stuck at home for four days straight! We had a cookie decorating party with neighbors on Thursday night, as the rain began, and neighborhood play group ere on Friday. I tried to get Lil to sled down our driveway in a box, but she was not amused. We have had lots of indoor play, including dress up (as always), playing with bubble wrap, decorating Lil's door like a snowman, homemade hot cocoa, building with marshmallows and toothpicks, and more!

The kicker to all of this? Our chimney repair man was scheduled for Tuesday! Sooo now that the ice is over, we have a nice working fireplace! Fortunately winter has just begun!