Sunday, March 26, 2006

Likes and Dislikes...


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As you can see, she likes LOTS of things, it’s just the transitions into the things she likes that kind of suck for her. But I must admit, we’ve been blessed with a pretty good baby (knock on wood, spit, spit) She DOES indeed cry, as do most babies, but it’s to let us know that she’s tired or hungry. She HATES being tired, and is not quite at that age where she realizes that sleep is the ANTIDOTE to being tired. So she cries when she’s tired, for fear of missing anything exciting in this big, wide, wonderful world.

He laugh is amazing, and she can give you a good one if you both look in the mirror together, and one of you is making funny faces. I’m not sure if she thinks it’s different people in there, or what, but it’s the greatest thing to her. She LOVES nerberts on her belly, aka, raspberries, or the thing where you blow on her belly and make a phfffffft sound. She’s REALLY chatty, and we have wonderful conversations. She tells me all about her day, or perhaps the rainforest, we aren’t quite sure, but it’s some serious stuff, and she’s rather passionate about it.

She still has her moments when she just zones out and looks like a little old lady, but her “babiness” is getting stronger daily. She’s a LOT of fun, even when she’s Cranky Mc Crankers. She IS also Chunky Mc Chunkers, so the Pediatrician wants her to do about 6 less ounces per day (she was doing 38-40 ounces, so now it's 32) – which is actually working, and she seems to be adjusting nicely.

She is now sleeping in her crib. She made the transition from her car seat pretty OK. We have one of those “whoosh-whoosh” machines that is strapped to the crib that makes the whoosh whoosh sounds similar to the sounds babies hear in the womb - it turns itself on if she wakes up and cries (it's GREAT - if you don't have one, GET ONE). She also sleeps on a wedge thing, which helps her reflux, but overall, she does OK. She will sleep from about 8 or 9 at night until about 3 or 4 at night, get a bottle and diaper change, and is then back down until 6 or 7 am.

We’re pretty lucky. And once again, Narda is AMAZING. I HAVE to give her props, as she’s been letting me sleep in the other room. Narda has been on exclusive night duty, because, as she puts it, we ALL sleep less when I’m on night duty. I USED to be a SOLID and HARD sleeper. But as soon as Malka came into our lives, I woke up with EVERY little snarfle that she made, in essence, waking up every 20-30 minutes. It drove Narda crazy, so I’ve actually been banished until we move Malka into HER room, which will be in a week or two. Her Doda (Auntie) Amy comes from London on Friday, and Amy is one of my oldest and closest and dearest friends. I’m SO excited to see her, and am SO tickled that the ONLY reason she’s hopping across the pond is to be with us and Malka. So she gets guest room privelages, and Malka will move after that.

We are very excited to have her first Pesach this year, and will be going to not one, but TWO different Seders this year, and we only hope that she does OK.

I’m very thrilled and excited for Jen and Cait as we all wait for the arrival of Harpo. We can’t wait to plan a field trip down to DC for some serious play dates!

I’ll try to be more active in my writing, but my free moments seem to be consumed lately by laundry, loading and unloading the dishwasher, vacuuming, and oh yes, playing with Malka. (note you don’t see SLEEP on there – so I’m off to go and do that now…)

zzzzzzz

3 comments:

hormonebitch said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! I LOVE hearing about Malka! My daughter was a real bear for a while until I got frustrated with her and put her to bed because I didn't know what to do any longer. As soon as I laid her down, she smiled real big and went right to sleep. She still hates sleeping with anyone and loves her bed. Keep up the great work!!

Estelle said...

Yay Malka! Looks like you're acting just like a baby should!
You and Charlie have many of the same likes and dislikes. Perhaps you should get together and discuss how to make these moms get the clue!

eryn said...

I am so glad to hear that you are so happy! You give me hope!!!